Mason marching band preps for Rose Parade

Posted at 1:16 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 19:52:05-05

MASON, Ohio -- A little rain didn’t stop the Mason High School marching band from prepping for the performance of a lifetime.

Tuesday was the band’s last practice in Ohio before heading to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose Parade.

More than 300 students have been prepping for the trip out west for more than a year now.

"Having the opportunity to travel so far is really something special. I know there are a lot of kids -- this is the furthest west they've ever been. This is the first time they've been to California. Tor some students even this is the first time they've left the state. Having this opportunity really is something great to bring us together and is a memory that we'll all hold very dearly,” Drum Major Austin Woodruff said.

The band leaves on Sunday for California. They will be feature don the national stage during the performance on New Year’s Day.