‘Once-in-a-lifetime experience’ — Brookwood High School marching band ushers in the new year by performing at the iconic Rose Parade

Although it wasn’t necessarily a vacation, the Brookwood High School Bronco Marching Band recently completed a history-making holiday sojourn to Southern California.

On Jan. 2, the Bronco Marching Band performed in the iconic Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., the first high school ensemble from Gwinnett County to take part in the parade, which has been a holiday tradition for more than 130 years.