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A true L.A. marching band




Rose Parade bands strut at Bandfest from 89.3 KPCC on Vimeo.

I loved this video shot by my KPCC colleague Shirley Jahad this afternoon at Pasadena City College, where bands that will be marching in the Tournament of Roses this weekend performed in the annual Bandfest.

The band performing is the Los Angeles Unified School District's All City Marching Band, a multiethnic unit composed of kids representing 60 high schools around the city, marching to Celia Cruz's salsa megahit "La Vida Es Un Carnaval." The combination is beautifully L.A.