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The Road to the Tournament of Roses: Transporting the Band

January 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Rosemount Marching Band at the Tournament of Roses. Photo by Dave Andrews

The Rose Bowl is a quintessential american tradition that has taken place 125 times annually on January 1st to welcome in the New Year. Floats and marching bands rule the parade before the big football game, and this year, Bay & Bay Transportation was ecstatic to help transport our local Rosemount High School marching band to Pasadena, California so they could participate in the established tradition.

While the parade route is only 5.5 miles in length, the truck drivers of Bay & Bay Transportation drove over 1,900 miles to ensure the safe delivery of the marching band’s instruments, uniforms, and supplies to California. The Rose Bowl was the final culmination of the Rosemount High School band’s hard work. The week-long trip also included participation in Band Fest at Pasadena Community College and the march in the Tournament of Roses, as well as some local tours and fun in the sun!

In addition to sight-seeing, the band was also honored to march in the Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland. With so many special performances, it was extremely important to make sure that the instruments, uniforms, and any other marching band supplies arrived on time and in great condition, a specialized transportation service challenge that Bay & Bay Transportation was excited to meet!

The weeklong trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that the members of the Rosemount High School band will surely never forget. Bay & Bay Transportation is proud to have provided quality transportation services for such a unique and special event.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan // Jan 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks so much for all you did for the band!!! We are extremely appreciative! What an incredible experience for our kids and you helped to make that happen!

  • 2 Christine // Jan 24, 2014 at 1:05 am

    We could not have trusted our band’s equipment and instruments to a better company and driver. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Bay & Bay Transportation and driver Craig Hvidsten. You’re tops on our list when we need to move precious cargo. THANKS!!

  • 3 Steven Kreitz // Jan 24, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Bay and Bay,
    As a parent chaperone to the Rosemount Marching Band on their journey to the Tournament Of Roses parade earlier this month, I can attest to the FANTASTIC and SAFE treatment of all the fragile and delicate musical instruments, sound equipment and miscellaneous gear that Bay and Bay transported to California for us!

    It all arrived on time, undamaged, and over the Christmas/New Year holiday season!

    As the “trailer guy” for the Band, I slept better knowing that a local, caring and considerate moving company was handling the safe travels of all the band’s “stuff”.

    MUCH MUCH thanks to Craig, the wonderful Bay and Bay Transportation’s driver for the Band throughout their experiences in California! You were AWESOME!

    Good luck to you and your wonderful company, and thanks again!

    Steven Kreitz,
    Rosemount parent and RHS Band volunteer

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