All-Izumo Honor Green Band in Rose Parade 2018-19

All-Izumo Honor Green Band was chosen to perform in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California on January 1, 2019. This was their second time to appear there, and they are only the second Japanese band to do so after Tachibana. See more of their previous visit 2012-2013 here.

All-Izumo Honor Green Band had 151 members and it was composed of bands from six high schools around the city of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture:
– Hirata High School (島根県立平田高等学校, website, Wikipedia),
– Izumo High School (島根県立出雲高等学校, website, Wikipedia),
– Izumo Hokuryō Junior&Senior High School (出雲北陵中学校・高等学校, website, Wikipedia),
– Izumo Shōgyō High School (出雲商業高等学校, website, Wikipedia)*,
– Matsue Minami High School (島根県立松江南高等学校, website, Wikipedia),
– Taisha High School (島根県立大社高等学校, website, Wikipedia).

* – this blog follows Izumo Shōgyō High School (=Izumo Business High School, Izusho) Wind Orchestra in more detail here.

News articles on band visit:

Izumo is covered in the blog post of (click picture)

Band featured in Rafu Shimpō (click picture)

Official video by Green Band Association:

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The GBA official video features band at Disneyland Park playing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

Benefit concert (Green Band Festival):

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All-Izumo Honor Green Band performed after Marinens ungdomsmusikkår (Royal Swedish Navy Cadet Band, see their show here) at the Benefit Concert at Performing Arts Center at John F. Kennedy High School, La Palma, California on January 2, 2019 (video by Music213). Everything starts with “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” of the 1984 Summer Olympics at Los Angeles by John Williams. New Year is officially welcomed with “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss I, and the band members say farewell to their host families to the tunes of instrumental version of “Stand Alone” from the 2009-11 NHK period drama TV show “Saka no Ue no Kumo” (composed by Joe Hisaishi, and original sung by soprano Maki Mori, see it here). Great finale included (of course) “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, and “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People.

130th Tournament of Roses Parade:

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Band at the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2019 (video by Music213). The tough right turn from Orange Grove Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard is now called the “Y.M.C.A.-turn”.

You can watch the entire parade here. KTLA broadcast of the same is here.

39th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest:

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Band attended the 39th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on December 30, 2018 (video by Music213). They started boldly with Japanese folksong “Yasugibushi” (安来節) originating from the city of Yasugi (about 40 miles east from Izumo) complete with shamisen play, and finished equally boldly with “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People.

The complete Bandfest shows are available from the facebook-page of Pasadena Star News: Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon (includes All-Izumo Honor Green Band as the last number).

Parade in Disneyland Park:

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Band parading down Main Street, U.S.A, Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California on December 29, 2018 (video by MusicAmenities). The uniform is slightly updated from what it was at their first visit six years ago. Surprisingly Yokoyama-coach is not Drum Majoring this event! The standstill piece is “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Performance is credited to Yuji Katayose.

2019 “The Melody of Life” lip sync video contest:

Tournament of Roses Association has declared “The Melody of Life” lip sync video contest among the participating bands of the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade. The contest videos are here where you can also vote for your favorite (voting period ends December 8, 2018). Unfortunately there are only very few videos published so far, and no video from All-Izumo Honor Green Band.

TV Commercial of the Rose Parade 2019 (video by Paul Miller):

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Event flyer and badge:

From the designer’s site (here, in Japanese), the event flyer looks like this:

And this is the band badge:

Introduction by John F. Kennedy Shamrock Regiment:

All-Izumo Honor Green Band introduction at the webpages of John F. Kennedy Shamrock Regiment (John F. Kennedy High School Band, La Palma, California) is here and a flyer is here.

Official announcement:

Official announcement of the bands in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is here (link not available any longer).

21 thoughts on “All-Izumo Honor Green Band in Rose Parade 2018-19

  1. This video is the Bandfest from behind.

    In addition, two videos of Mr. Tomoya Shimura where the criticism contribution of the performance was concentrated are changed not to be able to comment.
    It is sad.


    • A short video of All-Izumo Honor Green Band became available on YouTube of their Disneyland Parade Saturday, December 29th. We all will be looking forward to seeing more videos as they continue their visit her in the USA.


  2. Hi there! The Green Band concert is now OFFICIALLY scheduled to be at Kennedy High School’s performing arts center again. Scheduling conflicts caused it to be changed before, but according to the Anaheim Union HSD, the planned maintenance for Kennedy’s PAC has been delayed three months.


  3. I’ve spoken to Music213, Music Amenities and several others that usually attend the Green Band concert and it is indeed January 2, 2018 at Anaheim High School’s Cook Auditorium; Kennedy’s performing arts center will sadly be under construction/renovation this year


    • Thank You J.J.-san, great information! In the 2nd page of the flyer they have their schedule in the US and looks like the Disney Parade is on December 29 and the Benefit Concert unusually on January 3 (or is this typo?).


      • Ys、the US visit schedule being filled in.  
        25/December departure.  29/December Disneyland Park.  30/December Bandfest.  1/January. RoseParade.  3/January Benefit concert.  5/January Return home. They are stated in the leaflet.
        The leaflet is written in the article that it was created in the spring which decided to participate.


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