Blue Band bass drum heads are seen here, with their Rose Bowl-themed drum heads. Percussion company and Blue Band sponsor Remo contributed the matching head graphics to commemorate the Blue Band's trip to the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena.
Blue Sapphire P.J. Maierhofer goes through her halftime routine before full Blue Band rehearsal on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The Blue Band was in the Pasadena area to participate in the numerous Tournament of Roses activities like the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, in addition to performances in venues such as Disneyland and Universal Studios.
The 25-member mellophone section practiced above the palm trees toward the hills of southern California.
To escape a bit of the sun's glare, band members Doug Marino (left), a freshman, and sophomore Mike Tellep laid back on the track surrounding the football field of Glendale Community College and reviewed their music to be performed during Rose Bowl week.
The Blue Band rehearsed en masse on the football field of Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The band traveled to the Pasadena area in support of the Nittany Lions football team, matched against the USC Trojans in the 95th Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day.
Once at a Disneyland decked out for Christmas, the Blue Band performed and got to watch the nighttime fireworks along with the general admission crowd on hand.
Rockets reach for the sky in front of a blue-glowing Cinderella's Castle at Disneyland.
The Blue Band members' reward for a day of performances at Disneyland was admission to the park for the remainder of the day, including the nighttime spectacle in the sky.
Main Street USA in Disneyland was dressed to the nines for the holiday season. A massive crowd was on hand at night on Dec. 30 to watch the fireworks display and enjoy the festive lights and decorations.