CTJ at the 128th Rose Parade

CTJ’s Wallick, Lipman Shine In BOA

Honor Band At 128th Rose Parade


Senior euphonium and CTJ drum major Aaron Wallick participated in the 128th Rose Parade on January 2 in Pasadena, Calif., as a member of the national Bands of America (BOA) Honor Band.

In addition, CTJ Director of Bands Jarrett Lipman was part of BOA’s “dream team staff of music educators,” serving as the instructor for Wallick and the baritone section.


The 300-piece, BOA Honor Band was directed by Bob Buckner, former Director of Athletic Bands (retired) at Western Carolina University, and while the band has marched in three previous Rose Parades, this was the first to include members from all 50 states.

Aaron, a member of CTJ's Wind Ensemble, is a two-time TMEA All State Band member, and a current section leader.

Congratulations, Aaron and Mr. Lipman!

BOA Honor Band with CTJ's Aaron Wallick and Jarrett Lipman