November 21, 2023
Carson High School Band Director Nick Jacques at the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1, 2022.
Nick Jacques grew up with a passion for music. Jacques, 36, said he first began to play the alto saxophone when he was in the fourth grade in Southern California, and continued playing music throughout middle school and high school. Jacques said it offered him an opportunity to bond with his music teachers and classmates.