It’s official: The Lassiter High School Marching Trojan Band is going to the Tournament of Roses.
Sally Bixby, the president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, is coming to Northeast Cobb at the end of the week to issue a formal invitation for the 250-member band to march in the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, on New Year’s Day.
Lassiter received word of the invitation at the start of October, and band director Alfred Watkins announced the weeklong trip to band members. In all, about 400 people are likely to make the trip from Lassiter to Pasadena.
Bixby will present the traditional Rose Parade flag to the band and issue the formal invitation Friday night during Lassiter’s spring concert at the Mable House amphitheater in Mableton, which starts at 7.
Bixby also will attend a picnic at Lassiter at