Green Band Association

April 6, 2024

Dear Host Families and Friends of the Green Band,

The latest forecast is 150-165 high school and college students.  The group is called the Tachibana Marching Band.  The last time groups came from this area was 2011-2012 and 2017-2018. 

We are looking for exceptional host families like yourselves to invite two or more students into your home, to experience the American way of life.  You will be paid $25 per student per night to compensate for expenses you may incur.

If you can host, please complete the host family application and return it to me.  Also, please let me know how many benefit concert tickets you will need.  Those would be given to you on December 27 when you pick up your students at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in La Palma.

Even if you cannot host, I would hope you could forward this link  to any family, friends, or co-workers you believe would be a good host family. 

This is just the initial draft itinerary.  We wanted you to have it as soon as possible.  As more information develops, we will be forwarding to you. 

December 25 High School students arrive at LAX. (No practice)

December 26 Graduate students arrive at LAX.  High School students go to Disneyland early in the morning and after practice. Practice at Angel Stadium @ 1:00 -5:00 pm.

December 27 Practice at Angel Stadium 10:00 -3:30 pm. The Home Stay starts with Host families picking up students at the La Quinta Inn & Suites at night.

December 28 Small group graduate students and family members arrive at LAX. Host Family and Students spend the whole day together. The small group of graduate students will have a 1-night home stay.

December 29 Host Family is with their students until noontime. Students are dropped off at the La Quinta Inn & Suites.  It is the end of the home stay.  Students go to Disneyland to march in the parade.

December 30 Bandfest at Pasadena City College.

December 31 Benefit Concert at Kennedy High School Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at 2:30pm. Concert starts at 3:00pm.

January 1 Rose Parade

January 2 High school students fly home to Japan. Graduate students sightsee in Hollywood, Dodger Stadium, etc.

January 3 Graduate students go to Disneyland.

January 4 Graduate students fly home to Japan.

Yours Truly,

Henri Soucy
Cell Phone (562) 547-9909

Host Family Application Form*

Previous Green Band Benefit Concert Performances:

2023-2024 Toho Marching Band: Kawa No Nagare No Yo Ni

2022-2023 Japan Gifu Honor Band: Stars & Stripes Forever

2019-2020 Japan Honor Green Band (Star Wars Saga)


2018-2019 Izumo City High Schools Green Band (Full Concert)

2017-2018 Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band (Full Concert)

2016-2017 Gifu Shogyo High School (Full Concert)

2015-2016  Toho High School Nagoya Green Band (Full Concert)

2014-2015  Koriyama Nara Honor Green Band (Full Concert)

2013-2014  Nagoya Minami High School Green Band  (Full Concert)

2012-2013  All-Izumo Green Honor Band (Full Concert)

2011-2012 Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band (Full Concert)

2010-2011 North Honor Green Band from Sendai & Hokkaido  (Star Spangled Banner)

2009-2010 Kansai  Honor Green Band  (Michael Jackson Thriller)

2007-2008 Akashikita High School Green Band  (Phantom of the Opera)

2007-2008 Akashikita High School Green Band  (Treasure Island)

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