UPDATE: Turns out these pictures were of the Pasadena City College marching band, according to Tony White, who directs the L.A. Unified band.
The L.A. Unified band will be back on the 31st for a last-chance practice before the Big Parade.
We'll let you know the time when we can.
EARLIER: The EastsiderLA wrote in 2008 of the pre-Rose Parade practices that bring school buses and marching bands to the asphalt of Dodger Stadium.
Reader Jean Wyshak sent the accompanying photos she shot on Dec. 26, 2011, showing that the tradition is alive and well.
We're awaiting confirmation, but we think she caught the L.A. Unified All-City Honor Marching Band in action.
The band is making its 40th appearance in a Rose Parade on Jan. 2--and played for dignitaries at Dodger Stadium last Wednesday too.