Elias Hosseini, a senior at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech), has earned a spot in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Honor Band, the official band of Pasadena’s Rose Parade.

The band selects its musicians from all over California with approximately only 100 high school students asked to participate.   

“Elias has earned his spot in the Tournament of Roses Band through his talent, hard work and persistence,” said Daniel Almanza, Bosco Tech’s music program director. “Since his freshman year, he has been one of the hardest working students in the band. The entire Bosco Tech family will be proud to see him on New Year’s Day.”

Hosseini has played the trumpet since middle school and serves as drum major of this year’s Bosco Tech marching band. He has participated in the California State University Los Angeles First Chair Honor Band and has attended the California Leadership Academy and System Blue band workshops. Elias also plays in Bosco Tech’s symphonic and jazz bands.

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