Jammin’ In Pasadena

The Defines Marching Band from Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 285-members strong, will appear in the 126th annual Rose Parade in Pasadena today, Jan. 1. They are the first Latin American band to march in the parade, and will perform for the third performance in the New Year’s event since 2007. The band already performed for the Archbishop Jose Gomez, who blessed the group during a Dec. 28 mass at the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels in downtown Los Angeles.