Participating Bands

Fiesta Bowl Parade

Boulder Creek High School, Anthem, Arizona
Jaguar Pride Marching Band
Parade Program Selection: “Glorious Victory” by Walter Kendall
Band Director: James O'Halloran
Band Assistant Directors: Ian Peterson, John Denton, Caryn Kunz, and Lexi Fimbres
Drum Majors: Alisa Rader, Emily Jensen, Rachel Flynn
  • Founded in 2004, the Boulder Creek Jaguar Pride program has developed a tradition of musical excellence
  • The program is a co-curricular organization that consists of high school band members who perform throughout the state of Arizona
  • The Pride was named the recipient of the Arizona State “Coach Flemming” award in 2012.  
Chattahoochee High School, Johns Creek, Georgia
Chattahoochee High School Marching Theatre
Parade Program Selection: “A New Year’s Celebration” by Garofalo (GAR-O-FAL-O)
Band Directors: Nicholas Garofalo and Assistant Marching Band Director Leslie Baker
Band Assistant Directors: Kim Swift (Guard), Matt Howell (Percussion)
Drum Majors: Asa Morgan, Vivian Truong, Aubrey Loria
  • Comprised of multiple performing ensembles, the Chattahoochee Band program offers marching band, percussion ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz band, and chamber ensembles
  • Band members come from over 17 different nationalities and the group holds the highest GPA of any organization on campus
Crestwood High School, Mantua, Ohio
Crestwood Scarlet Guard Marching Band
Parade Program Selection: TBA
Band Director: Kate Ferguson
Band Assistant Director: Ashley Martin 
Drum Majors: Morgan Engelhart, Michael Fletcher
  • Mantua Village is located along the Cuyahoga River in Portage County
  • Crestwood High School Marching Band enjoys a reputation for musical excellence, aesthetically complimented by visual images and movement reflecting the mood and character of the music
  • Recognized as one of the top programs in Ohio, Crestwood Scarlet Guard continues a tradition of success, requiring a high degree of dedication, effort, and pride on the part of each person involved
Fruitland High School, Fruitland, Idaho
“The Pride of Western Idaho” The Grizzly Band & Color Guard
Parade Program Selection: “Anchors Away” by Zimmerman, J. Williams; “On Wisconsin!” by Michael Hinatsu
Band Director: Joel A. Williams
Band Assistant Director: Mark A. Lasnick
Drum Majors: Nik Fagen, Spencer Hanigan
  • 110-member Grizzly Band & Color Guard hails from Fruitland, Idaho
  • Band represents the community of Fruitland and the “Pride of Western Idaho” has competed in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and California
  • In 2009 the band performed at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Boise
  • Band presents a proud display of Fruitland High School’s colors of black and orange
Gadsden Elementary School, San Luis, Arizona
Gadsden Elementary Marching Band #32
Parade Program Selection: “In the Stone” by Earth, Wind and Fire; “Vehicle” by Ides of March; “Treasures” by Bruno Mars; “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti; “Play That Funky Music” by Robert Parissi; “Disco Tribute” by Various Artist
Band Directors: Jesus Martin Peralta Jr (PER-AL-TAH)., Martin Peralta Sr. (PER-AL-TAH)
Band Assistant Directors: Ruben Walshe, Felix Armenta, Mario Hernandez
  • The pride and joy of San Luis, Arizona, Gadsden Elementary Marching Band brings a winning field-type showmanship in their parade performances
  • Composed of approximately 200 students from grades 4-8 
  • Decorated with over 100 awards and honors, the marching band has performed throughout Arizona, California and internationally in the 2013 London New Year’s Day Parade
  • Specializing in music, marching and showmanship, Gadsden is sure to be a crowd favorite
Kansas State University Marching Band
  • Representing the Big 12, the K-State University Marching Band began in 1887 and is known as the “Pride of the Wildcat Land.”
  • The K-State Marching Band is an integral part of its community and has a rich history of recognition and support at every level.
  • This 350+ member band enjoys spreading the “purple spirit” to all Wildcat fans.
  • The Wildcats are led by Director of Bands Frank Tracz (Tracks) and Assistant Director of Bands Don Linn (Lynn)
  • The K-State Band will perform in the 25th Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl halftime show at Sun Devil Stadium. 
Kofa High School, Yuma, Arizona
Kings Regiment Marching Band
Parade Program Selection: TBD
Band Director: Dan Schweichler
Band Assistant Director: Josh Colson 
Drum Majors: Elsa Madrid and Hector Saenz
  • Wearing crimson and white, the Kings Regiment Marching Band of Kofa High School prides themselves on their band motto, “Create the Tradition, Strive for Excellence.” 
  • Established in 1960, the Kings Regiment Marching Band continue to display musical talent and school pride.   
Navajo Nation Band
Window Rock, Arizona
Parade Program Selection: “Old Comrades” by C. Teike; “Main Street America” by Gary P. Gilroy
Band Director: Darwyn D. Jackson
Drum Majors: Ms. Laura Begay and Mr. Gary Holtsoi
  • The Navajo Nation Band is a traditional military style band ensemble complete with banner carriers, color guard, twirlers, and Miss Navajo Nation, Ms. Natasha Hardy
  • In traditional uniform, the Navajo Nation Band is decked out from head to toe in a reflection of the Four Sacred colors of the Navajo culture; East being white noticeable with the pants, South being turquoise noticeable with the Navajo jewelry, West being yellow noticeable with the lacquer of instruments and North being Black noticeable with the shirt top.
Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California
Irish Knight Band 
Parade Program Selection: “March, The Southerner” by Russell Alexander; “The Minstrel Boy” by Irish Folk Song; “Word Up” by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
Band Director: John Combes
Band Assistant Directors: David Borok (BORE-OAK), Matthew Pagnotta (PAG-NOTE-AH)
Drum Majors: Joe Gordon
  • The marching band at Notre Dame High School is a co-curricular activity made up of students from all of the musical ensembles
  • The Irish Knight Band has not missed a regular season Notre Dame Football game since 1967
  • This is the band’s fifth year performing in the Fiesta Bowl Parade
Pickerington North High School, Pickerington, Ohio
Pickerington North Marching Panthers
Parade Program Selection: “ Boys of the Old Brigade” by W. Paris Chambers; “This is My Country” by Michael Sweeny; “Beautiful Ohio” by Robert King
Band Director: Marc Parulekar
Band Assistant Directors: Chris Carmean, Matt Guirreri and Danny Dillhoff
Drum Majors: Matt Bernstein, Xuping Yan, Jordan Briggs and Kyle Knight
  • The Pickerington High School North Marching Band is in its 11th season and is comprised of 170 wind, percussion and color guard students
  • The band hopes to continue the tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of the band programs in Pickerington
  • With an abundance of Panther Pride, Pickerington North Marching Panthers look to achieve excellence through performance in music ensembles
Revere High School, Richfield, Ohio
Revere Marching Minutemen
Parade Program Selection: “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” by Gary Gilroy; “Land of 1000 Dances” by Wilson Picket
Band Director: Darren LeBeau
Band Assistant Director: Debbie Devore
Drum Majors: Vincent Zhang (Shang), Luke Mierzejewski, Jamie McGregor
  • Displaying school colors of red, white and blue, the Revere Minutemen are in a traditional marching band uniform
  • Over the last decade and a half, the band has consistently received superior ratings at the district level and excellent ratings at the state level
  • A fun fact is that in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story,” the marching band in the parade sequence was the Revere Minutemen
Thomas Jefferson High School, Bloomington, Minnesota
Bloomington Jefferson Marching Jaguars
Parade Program Selection: “Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstein; “Ghost Riders” by Stan Jones
Band Director: Dan Fretland
Band Assistant Director: Jeff Levine
Drum Majors: Vincent Levin
  • Performed nationally and internationally, including Canada, Spain, England, Norway, Switzerland and many more countries.
  • Appeared on 8 different occasions at Disney World, being the first MN band to perform there in 1972
  • Band consists of high stepping marching band tradition with a single drum major and traditional uniforms and commands
  • Band’s fourth appearance in the Fiesta Bowl Parade 
Woodland Hills High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Woodland Hills Marching Band and Images Visual Ensemble
Parade Program Selection: “Grand Old Flag” and “Thriller”
Band Director: Thomas G. Crone
Band Assistant Directors: Kevin Shaw, Terry Zollner (ZOL-NER), Brian Hopkins
Drum Majors: Kristina Lewis
  • In their 5th Fiesta Bowl Parade appearance since 1995, Woodland Hills Marching Bands and Images Visual Ensemble draws members from three different schools within the district students in grades 8-12 practice and participate in band after school and are among the top performing arts talents in the Western Pennsylvania area. 
University of Michigan Marching Band
  • Hailing from the Big Ten, the Michigan Marching Band has thrilled thousands of fans with exciting performances that have made this one of the great college bands in the country.
  • For over 100 years, the tradition of excellence thrives today as the MMB continues its pursuit of the highest levels of visual and musical performance.
  • Led by Michigan Marching Band Director John Pasquale (PAS-QWALL) and Associate Director Andrea Brown.
  • Band is comprised of percussion, flag, twirler, brass and woodwind sections.
  • The MMB "takes the field" at Sun Devil Stadium during halftime of the 25th Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs. Kansas State