Deposit for the Saluting America's Band Directors 2022 Rose Parade trip
If you have received a letter of acceptance (via email) from the Saluting America's Band Directors Project for marching in the 2021 or 2022 Rose Parade®, this is where you can pay your $200 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot in the band. We can take credit cards, PayPal, or personal checks made out to the Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation.
As you are aware, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tournament of Roses made the decision to cancel the 2021 Rose Parade. We were informed that our Saluting America’s Band Directors (SABD) entry can roll over for the 2022 Rose Parade—and we fully intend to participate. We are pleased that our parade entry is not being canceled, but is simply being postponed until 2022! Many of you have told us that it has been a life-long dream to march along Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena in the historic Rose Parade. And others who have already marched in the Rose Parade have described the experience as life changing. We are now planning to put together an even better experience for our band directors on January 1, 2022! This additional time will allow us to pursue sponsorships and financial support that are not available now which we hope will allow us to offer more attractive package pricing.
We have selected Indianapolis-based Grueninger Music Tours (GMT) as our partner to provide you with the finest possible travel experience going to the Rose Parade. Since its founding in 1954, GMT has specialized in performance travel, taking thousands of bands, choirs, orchestras, and other performance groups to parades, music festivals, concerts, and performances all over the world. 256 bands have traveled with Grueninger Music Tours in the last 24 months, including many to the Rose Parade.
Registration is open on the GMT website for our project: https://www.gogmt.com/rose-parade_california2021/. [Note: the registration site may say 2021 but will work just fine. Changes are in progress.] This site has our tentative itinerary, information on inclusions, package prices, cancellation policy and travel insurance, frequently asked questions, and a registration/login page. It will be your new home for tour-related information that you should check frequently over the coming months.
Thank you for your patience and your commitment to march with us in the 2022 Rose Parade!