The musical band "El Salvador: Great like our people" initiated the traditional parade of floats of San Miguel’s Carnival on its 60th anniversary. The band is composed of 250 young people from schools of 25 municipalities in the country. They will represent us at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on 2020, this festival is more than one century old, is a feast of music, sport, and culture within the framework of the celebration of the new year in the United States.

With the participation of the band in Pasadena, this would be the third time that El Salvador shows its music talent in the United States, the last time that El Salvador participated in the parade was in the years between 2008 and 2013. The band is an initiative of  El Salvador Country Brand’s Ambassador, Enot Rubio, who is also Chairman of the Salvadoran Committee Piche which supports various altruistic activities in the country.

"Young Salvadoran people deserve that the world gets to know their talent and be part of The Rose Parade. We are sure that this will position El Salvador on an international scale, this is a collaborative effort that aims to show the greatness and talent of our people, and for this reason we could not miss one of the most important carnivals in the country, the one in San Miguel" affirms Enot Rubio, Ambassador of El Salvador Country Brand.

This initiative has been supported by different actors of the society, such is the case of the Ambassador of the United States in El Salvador, Jean Manes, who said "the Rose Parade is seen by millions of people in more than 100 countries around the world and it has been a tradition since 1890, it will be a space where it will be shown that great musical talent that El Salvador has".

Each of the members of El Salvador, Great like our people’s band, is excited about their participation in the United States and considers it as a great opportunity of prior preparation and that this preparation is the main point that opens the carnival of San Miguel.

There was a qualification process in order to select the band that started on May and one of the requirements was to show a video where the musical quality of the band was displayed, this video was recorded on representative places of El Salvador.

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