JENKS, Oklahoma - Jenks High School announced Tuesday that the Trojan Pride Marching Band has been invited to march in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. 

School officials say more than 250 Jenks High School students, band directors and volunteers are making preparations for the band’s 5.5-mile march in the parade on January 1, 2016. 

This Friday, Tournament of Roses Parade President Mike Matthiessen will visit Jenks High School to present the official Rose Parade flag to the Jenks Trojan Pride. He will also ride in the Jenks homecoming parade Friday evening prior to the football game with Norman.