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‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ for LUHS Band


The Lakeland Union High School Parade Band will be part of a composite band invited to march down the streets of Pasadena during the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade.

At its last meeting, the Lakeland board of education approved the request of band leader Bill Richter for LUHS to be part of that event as they march down a five-mile stretch of Colorado Boulevard.

The mass band will comprise 10 area high schools, including Rhinelander, Eagle River, Three Lakes and Wausau. Upward of 200 members will wear the uniforms of their schools, but it’s expected all members will don matching headwear.

Watched by millions, the Rose Parade is held on New Year’s Day. The Tournament of Roses Association cancelled the 2021 Rose Parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its start in 1891, the annual parade had only been canceled three times – the wartime years of 1942, 1943, and 1945.

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