Carson High School band director Nick Jacques, who marches in the Tournament of Roses Parade Saturday, reports the Saluting America's Band Directors band is headed off to rehearsal Friday in Pasadena. Band directors representing a number of communities across the country have come together and have been playing together since Tuesday getting ready for their 5.5 mile walk along Colorado Boulevard Saturday. Jacques said afterward today, they will have a chance to see their float and perform during the float judging. The group can be seen on YouTube during BandFest's third show as the second performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv7rnARdbAo.
The Saluting America's Band Directors project for 2022, including Carson High School band director Nicolas Jacques, will honor the contributions marching band directors have made in service to their schools across the country in Saturday's Rose Parade. Photos provided by SABD, Nicolas Jacques and Jennifer Simkins
CHS band director Nick Jacques stands center, second from front, playing with his trombone Thursday as the SABD performs during BandFest in Pasadena.
CHS band director Nick Jacques with other band directors from schools and bands from around the nation as they prepare to rehearse for the week's events and upcoming Rose Parade.
Jacques and other band directors rehearse for Saturday's Rose Parade.