Yuma, AZ – The Kings Regiment Marching Band from Kofa High School will be traveling to Tempe, Arizona on December 28th, 2013 to participate in the 43rd annual Fiesta Bowl Parade.
The event will be televised on ABC15 out of Phoenix, and can be viewed live as the event is happening at www.abc15.com.
The Kings Regiment Marching Band was chosen from bands all across the country to participate in the parade. They will be marching with floats, other high school bands, as well as university level marching bands. The will be judged based on their performance of two pieces as well as their marching ability.
The idea for the parade began in the summer of 1972. Don Meyers, the Bowl’s second president and a founding member, arrived at the conclusion that every bowl, to be called a “bowl,” must have a parade. He assigned Ray Cox with the task of heading up a group of volunteers to plan the effort, and thus the Parade Committee was born.
Today, the Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade is Arizona’s largest single-day spectator event, annually attracting thousands of people who line the Parade route. The growth in size and the quality of the Parade have been phenomenal. This is due in large part to the Parade’s sponsors, especially Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation as well as the dedicated group of volunteers who have worked long and hard to ensure its success, many of which have been working on the event since its inception.
For more information, please contact Dan Schweichler, email@example.com, 928-502-5654