The 2020 Puerto Rico Democratic presidential primary is currently taking place in July 12, 2020. The primary was scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 29, 2020, but Puerto Rican governor Wanda Vazquez postponed the date to April 26, 2020, amid concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. The approved delay was signed by the Puerto Rican governor on March 21. It had then been postponed indefinitely until a date was chosen. The Puerto Rico primary is an open primary, with the territory awarding 59 delegates, of which 51 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.It doesn't seem like there are any other offices on the ballot, as the Wikipedia articles for both the 2020 New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico primaries and the 2020 Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico primaries still describe those elections as "postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic." Also, what passed for Puerto Rico's Republican Primary has already been held with Wikipedia reporting "The Republican Party of Puerto Rico held an online poll of party leaders on June 5, 2020, in lieu of an actual primary, awarding all 23 of its pledged delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention to Incumbent President Donald Trump." That was a virtual convention, not a primary. Still, I doubt it would have changed the outcome if it were a primary.
With the information out of the way, it's time for today's entertainment, consisting of two marching bands visiting southern California for the Rose Parade recorded by Music213. Sorry, no drum corps in Puerto Rico. Follow over the jump for the marching music.
I'm reversing my usual order of most recent first and adding Disneyland performances simply because the next video has the perfect preview image for this post, Banda Escolar de Guayanilla (BEG) - Disneyland December 2018.
From Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Banda Escolar de Guayanilla performing their musical selections as they march down Main Street, U.S.A at Disneyland on Monday, December 31, 2018.I think they looked and sounded better the day before at 2019 Pasadena Bandfest. I guess the members were too excited about being at Disneyland. Also, those wigs didn't do the auxillary members any favors. Neither of those apply to their Bandfest performance.
Banda Escolar de Guayanilla performing their musical selections at the 39th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on Sunday, December 30, 2018.Now, that's an inspiring introduction! Speaking of inspiring, listen to the introduction to Mercer Island High School and Banda Escolar de Guayanilla - 2019 Pasadena Bandfest.
From Mercer Island, Washington and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Mercer Island High School Marching Band and Banda Escolar de Guayanilla joining forces and combine for a great performance. These two groups formed a wonderful bond. Mercer Island High School Band helped out BEG tremendously in making the trip to Pasadena. It was great to see this performance :)I agree with Luis of Music213. That was a fun performance and it explains the big break in the previous video as well as why a drummer from Mercer Island High School's band made a speech and why Mercer Island was right behind Banda Escolar de Guayanilla on the track during their pass in review.
Now for the big event, Banda Escolar de Guayanilla at the 2019 Pasadena Rose Parade.
Banda Escolar de Guayanilla performing at the 130th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.I think the band looked best turning the corner and marching down Colorado Boulevard.
Banda Escolar de Guayanilla's Disneyland video beat out Centenaria Banda Colegial: University of Puerto Rico - Disneyland 2019 for the privilege of going first because of the preview image. Let's see and hear if the university students put on a better street show.
From Puerto Rico, The University of Puerto Rico - Centenaria Banda Colegial performing their musical selections as they march through Main Street, U.S.A. at the Disneyland Resort on Saturday, December 28, 2019. They will be performing in the 131st Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.The answer is yes. Now for their performance at 2020 Pasadena Bandfest.
The University of Puerto Rico - Centenaria Banda Colegial performing their musical selections at the 40th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on Monday, December 30, 2019. This band will march in the 131st Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Well done, Puerto Rico!I second what Luis wrote — Well done, Puerto Rico!
I conclude with Centenaria Banda Colegial: University of Puerto Rico at the 2020 Pasadena Rose Parade.
The University of Puerto Rico - Centenaria Banda Colegial performing at the 131st Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.My normal reaction would be 'great performance, but I hope Luis gets a better spot next year so he doesn't have the issues with camera handling he had here.' However, these are not normal times. Because of The COVID-19 pandemic, there might not be a Rose Parade next year. Anyone care to make a bet?
I plan on writing one more of these posts for the 2020 Connecticut Democratic presidential primary on August 11, 2020 unless I decide to compose one for the August 4, 2020 Primary for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Michigan State House here in Michigan. Either way, this series will be over in a month. Stay tuned.
*This entry almost didn't happen, as my home broadband was out from midnight last night until the second time I got up this morning. Am I glad it's working now!