Four Bensalem High School sophomores will be traveling to Pasadena to perform in the Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1, 2015.
The students auditioned and gained a spot in the Cavalcade of Bands Tournament of Roses Honors Band. The Cavalcade of Bands is a nonprofit organization composed of more than 100 member schools who compete on the interscholastic level.
Casey McMullen, Jordan Rowan, David Gerstenfeld and Adam Jones are the only Bucks County students participating with the Cavalcade of Bands at the Rose Bowl, according to information from the Bensalem Township School District.
The students have started an online fundraising page to raise money for the trip.
“We would be the first Cavalcade Band to march in the Rose Bowl Parade, blazing the way for future bands. It is a life experience that shouldn't be missed,” the students write in their fundraising page.
“The four of us represent with pride Bensalem School District's music program. It is an honor to be a part of a band that represents not only our school and town, but our country throughout the world. If you choose to sponsor us, you would be helping to expand our musical horizons, opening up new doors of learning. You would also relieve some of the burden our parents carry as a result of us receiving this honor. Anything that you can do would be greatly appreciated and used to change our worlds forever," the fundraising page reads.