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Your guide to every float, every band, in order – The Mercury News

Your guide to every float, every band, in order – The Mercury News

The 2019 Event of Roses Parade will function an exquisite lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian models and different entries, coming to Pasadena from all over the world. This yr’s procession will start at eight a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” because the theme.

Right here’s the entire lineup, in order of look.

Word that the entries and lineup order are topic to change, whilst late because the morning of the parade. (Photographs and artist’s renderings courtesy Event of Roses.)


Sound Automotive

Tempo Automotive

Rose Parade Opening Present

Rose Parade Opening Unit introduced by Honda Rose

Rose Parade Opening Pod x four

Kaiser Band, Rialto

Honda CRV (2 automobiles)

U.S. Air Drive B-2 Spirit Flyover


American Honda Motor Co. Inc. 

1 ■ American Honda Motor Co.

Celebration of Goals

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Music and surprises abound on the large floral confection that celebrates American Honda’s 60th anniversary. The float pays tribute to the corporate’s origins with a recreation of  American Honda’s first Los Angeles storefront workplace. Surrounding the cake are 5 satellite tv for pc models celebrating main themes and milestones: the Honda Tremendous Cub, emblematic of the corporate’s origin; Honda’s dedication to the surroundings; security; funding in America; and a glance to future goals on the wings of HondaJet.

Alabama State College Mighty Marching Hornets 

2 ■ Alabama State College Mighty Marching Hornets

Montgomery, Ala.

Particulars: Making their Rose Parade debut, the band is understood for thrilling, energetic halftime performances. If that weren’t sufficient, the band unveils a brand new halftime present for every house soccer recreation in the course of the season.

Members: 210

Notable appearances: Six occasions in the Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase, most just lately in 2018; and the 2016 film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

Social media:, @the_mighty.marching.hornets on Instagram

Web site: n/a

three ■ U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Shade Guard


Concerning the unit: The final remaining mounted shade guard in the Marine Corps, this unit has represented the army department at U.S. occasions for the previous 50 years. The six Marines in the parade will probably be driving wild palomino mustangs from the Bureau of Land Administration’s Undertake a Horse program.

Notable appearances: This unit repeatedly helps open the Rose Parade.

Social media/web site:

four ■ U.S. Marine Corps, West Coast Composite Band

San Diego

Particulars: Comprised of musicians from three Marine Corps bands (1st Marine Division Band, third Marine Plane Wing Band and Marine Band San Diego), the West Coast Composite Band has been a Rose Parade custom since 1950.

Members: 91

Notable appearances: 68 Rose Parades

Social media: Particular person bands on Fb, Instagram

Web site:

American Legion 

5 ■ The American Legion

Nonetheless Serving America

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

An enormous eagle with wings outstretched and American flags adorn this float, introduced by the nation’s largest wartime veterans service group — which, by the best way, was chartered by Congress in 1919 and this yr is celebrating its centennial.

Spirit of the West Riders 

6 ■ Spirit of the West Riders

Leona Valley

Concerning the unit: Shaped in 1991 for the next yr’s Rose Parade, the Spirit of the West riders have a ardour for preserving America’s Western heritage. At the moment, the 16 riders — aboard Quarter, Paint, Tennessee Walker and Azteca horses — hope to convey consciousness to the work of the John Wayne Most cancers Basis in Newport Seashore.

Notable appearances: 27 Rose Parades

Social media/web site: Spirit of the West Riders on Fb

Metropolis of Alhambra 

7 ■ Metropolis of Alhambra

House Tweet Residence

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Rising excessive above Colorado Boulevard, the town of Alhambra presents a basic birdhouse which serves as #HomeTweetHome to three black-capped chickadees. The hen household is detailed with black seaweed, white powdered rice, blue fine-cut statice, mild blue iris petals, darkish blue iris petals, darkish gray poppy seed, white fuzzy reduce eternal, yellow and orange gladiola petals, bronze fuzzy minimize strawflower with cutout feather shapes utilizing darkish brown palm bark, mild tan paper bark and creme corn husk.

eight ■ Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Band

Flower Mound, Texas

Particulars: A constant Bands of America regional and super-regional finalist, the Flower Mound Band is likely one of the prime band packages in Texas and is the state’s Class 6A champion.

Members: 360

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

Social media: Flower Mound Excessive Faculty Band on Fb, @FlowerMoundBand on Instagram and Twitter

Web site:

Cal Poly Universities 

9 ■ Cal Poly Universities

Far Out Frequencies


Having arrived on a distant planet and incapable of utilizing phrases to talk, Cal Poly’s astronauts Morgan and Sally use musical devices to share their message of excellent will with the aliens they discover. Of the stems on the entry, 90 % have been grown in California, and lots of — together with statice, marigolds and strawflowers — proper on the Cal Poly campuses.

10 ■ Mini Remedy Horses


Concerning the unit: This all-volunteer staff of horse handlers and supporters convey their extremely educated miniature horses to quite a lot of venues every yr to lend emotional and different help to greater than 50,000 youngsters and adults — lots of whom have skilled traumatic occasions. In reality, the Mini Remedy Horses are members of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Disaster Response Group.

Notable appearances: 2015 and 2018 Rose Parades, hospitals and different amenities together with Ronald McDonald Home

Social media/web site: Mini Remedy Horses on Fb and Instagram, @MiniTherapy on Twitter;

Kaiser Permanente 

11 ■ Kaiser Permanente

Music Strikes Us — Inspiring a More healthy World

(Fiesta Floats)

Kaiser Permanente is bringing music to life on its 2019 float by teaming up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in celebration of the world-renowned orchestra’s centennial season. Musicians from the LA Phil, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and the Kaiser Permanente care group will carry out atop this yr’s float that pulls inspiration from two of Los Angeles’ landmarks — the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Live performance Corridor. The glossy, chrome steel partitions of the architecturally beautiful Disney venue have been artistically duplicated in particular person petals of silverleaf protea. The exterior façade of the Hollywood Bowl is created in crisp white coconut chips.

12 ■ Wells Fargo Stagecoaches

San Francisco

Concerning the unit: With drivers, assistant drivers and others sporting interval journey clothes from the late 1800s, Wells Fargo’s purple and gold Harmony stagecoach is a throwback to the stagecoaches that carried individuals, items and mail throughout the West. The American Quarter and Paint horses pulling the corporate’s iconic stagecoach are chosen for his or her measurement, colour, temperament and endurance.

Notable appearances: This yr is the unit’s 15th Rose Parade.

Social media/web site: wellsfargo on Fb and Instagram,

13 ■ Chaka Khan, 2019 Event of Roses grand marshal

Torrance Rose Float Affiliation 

14 ■ Metropolis of Torrance/Torrance Rose Float Affiliation

The Energy of Music

(Fiesta Parade Floats)

An idea design sketch by highschool senior Justin Kim led to this entry, which contains a whimsical treble clef gently swaying forwards and backwards to the music carried out by a band acting on the float. The piano keyboard was created utilizing white candy rice and shiny black seaweed and the floating musical notes are adorned in onion and poppy seed.

15 ■ The Lassiter Excessive Faculty Marching Trojan Band

Marietta, Ga.

Particulars: The two-time Bands of America Grand Nationwide champion shall be in the New Yr’s Day parade for the fourth time. The ensemble consists of sophomore trumpet participant Michael McCabe Jr. His father was drum main for the Marching Trojan Band’s first Rose Parade look in 1988.

Members: 186

Notable appearances: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Social media:, @LassiterBands on Twitter

Web site:

Donate Life 

16 ■ Donate Life

Rhythm of the Coronary heart

(Fiesta Floats)

Delivering a message to promote organ, eye and tissue donation around the globe, this yr’s Donate Life entry highlights the musical variety and rhythms of Africa. Djembe drums from Senegal, together with a Kuba drum from the Congo, rigorously combine 44 floral portraits honoring the lives of deceased donors. The floralgraphs function an array of sepia-toned pure supplies together with crushed walnut shell, cinnamon and ginger spices, candy rice, and purple millet and nigella seeds. They have been adorned by precise donor relations, then returned and positioned onto the float.

17 ■ 2019 Event of Roses President Gerald Freeny

18 ■ California Freeway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit


Concerning the unit: Six riders and 7 draft horses (two Belgians, two Shires, two Clydesdales and one Percheron) make up this staff, educated for crowd management, coping with civil disturbances and offering a regulation enforcement presence on the Capitol and different state amenities in Sacramento.

Notable appearances: Hollywood Christmas Parade, Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade

Social media/web site:

Metropolis of Hope 

19 ■ Metropolis of Hope

Concord of Hope

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

The Metropolis of Hope’s 2019 float weaves seemingly disparate departments, educational disciplines, analysis endeavors and clinicians right into a compassionate, therapeutic melody that accompanies sufferers on their journeys towards restoration. Monarch butterflies on the float symbolize the metamorphosis Metropolis of Hope has undergone throughout its 105 years to turn into a world-leading complete most cancers middle and biomedical analysis establishment. An estimated 17,737 flowers adorn the float.

20 ■ Florida A&M College, The Incomparable Marching 100

Tallahassee, Fla.

Particulars: Credited with greater than 30 progressive methods adopted by many highschool and collegiate marching band packages all through the nation, The Incomparable Marching 100 is understood for its high-stepping precision, spirited showmanship, dance routines and revolutionary performances.

Members: 315

Notable appearances: 5 Tremendous Bowls, six Honda Battle of the Bands competitions and the Grammy Awards

Social media: @themarching100 on Instagram and Twitter

Web site:

Farmers Insurance coverage 

21 ■ Farmers Insurance coverage Group

A Carousel of Expertise

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

The float depicts a whimsical carousel showcasing Farmers’ product choices, seen alongside the trim of the cover and driving atop the platform. The float options a number of recognizable moments from the corporate’s most up-to-date promoting marketing campaign, “We Know From Experience,” all representing the unbelievable, but true claims from clients in any respect levels of life.

Banda Escolar de Guayanille Puerto Rico 

22 ■ Banda Escolar de Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

Costa Rica

Particulars: Musicians from a number of cities in Costa Rica have assembled to type this band, with individuals from age 10 to 35. And since they’re from hometowns all through the nation, lots of them traveled half a day simply to make it to follow.

Members: 241

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

Social media:

Web site: n/a

Blue Diamond Almonds 

23 ■ Blue Diamond Growers

The Greatest Almonds Make the Greatest Almondmilk

(AES Artistic)

Adorned with an estimated 18,000 roses, 12,000 statice blooms, 7,000 carnations and a couple of,000 chrysanthemum blooms together with different flowers, the Blue Diamond entry includes a swirling mixture of almond flowers, almonds and almond milk flowing right into a glass behind the float.

24 ■ Pasadena Metropolis School Event of Roses Herald Trumpets


The Herald Trumpets is an elite group of 9 trumpeters and one snare drummer.

2019 Royal Courtroom 

25 ■ 2019 Royal Courtroom

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

The courtroom’s float was designed in partnership with Preston Bailey, an internationally famend occasion designer. Bailey has been globally celebrated for his distinctive means to rework abnormal areas into lush, theatrical environments.

26 ■ Pasadena Metropolis School Event of Roses Honor Band


Particulars: The Honor Band is comprised of Pasadena Metropolis School Lancer Marching Band members and choose native highschool college students.

Members: 230

Notable appearances: PCC’s Honor Band has marched in every Rose Parade since 1930, making 2019 its 90th straight look.

Social media: n/a

Web site:

Burbank Event of Roses Affiliation 

27 ■ Burbank Event of Roses Affiliation

Stompin’ Good Time


When pals come collectively to play music, they create the “Melody of Life” and have a “Stompin’ Good Time” whereas they do it. The Burbank float demonstrates that each one kinds of characters, together with households throughout many races, genders and colours, can come collectively to create fantastic music. Greater than 11,000 roses and three,100 carnations are among the many blooms adorning the entry.

Parsons Mounted Cavalry 

28 ■ Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Texas A&M

School Station, Texas

Concerning the unit: The solely collegiate mounted fight unit in the nation, Parsons Mounted Cavalry consists of cavalry, artillery and quartermaster parts. Cadets are full-time college students and oversee this system together with care of the animals, upkeep of the power, and planning all of the unit’s public occasions. Parsons Mounted Cavalry assists with the therapeutic driving program, Courtney Cares, which offers equine-assisted remedy for youngsters and adults with bodily and/or cognitive disabilities.

Notable appearances: Inaugural parades for President George H.W. Bush and Texas governors Rick Perry and Greg Abbott; Houston Livestock Present and Rodeo parade; The Battle of the Flowers Parade, San Antonio

Social media/web site: Texas A&M Corps of Cadets on Fb, @AggieCorps on Instagram and Twitter;

Western Asset Administration Firm 

29 ■ Western Asset Administration Co.

Yellow Submarine

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

This deep-sea exploration from the winner of final yr’s President’s Award options numerous animation together with a spinning social gathering hat nostril cone propeller, a robotic arm revealing a buried treasure chest and a whirling rotor with searchlights.

30 ■ Scripps Miramar Ranch

San Diego

Concerning the unit: Michele Macfarlane, Don Trunk, Carson Kressley and 10 different riders shall be outfitted in genuine Previous West garb, all driving Scripps Miramar’s distinctive pinto American Saddlebred horses with custom-made leather-based and sterling silver saddles and bridles. Macfarlane, making her 35th Rose Parade look, rides in about 16 parades every yr. Her mother and father began driving in the New Yr’s Day custom in the 1950s.

Notable appearances: 1998 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies in Nagano, Japan; Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; and a Rose Parade common

Social media/web site: Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds on Fb

31 ■ Ohio State College Float

32 ■ Ohio State College Band

Kiwanis Worldwide 

33 ■ Kiwanis Worldwide

Serving to Youngsters Rock Their Future

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Based in 1915, Kiwanis Worldwide is a worldwide group of golf equipment and members devoted to serving the youngsters of the world. The be-bopping riders on the Kiwanis float have devoted their lives to serving to youngsters develop to their full potential. A basic 16-foot-tall jukebox on the middle of the float has protection of wine and darkish beau mums, stacked hit data of black seaweed, darkish gray poppy seed and lightweight gray white pepper.

Dealer Joe’s 

34 ■ Dealer Joe’s Firm

Journey Captain Experience

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

The colourful crusing vessel with a bird-shaped figurehead is adorned with almost 62,000 flowers together with yellow button mums, scorching pink roses, fine-cut statice and Waikanae cymbidiums.

Mercer Island Excessive Faculty Marching Band 

35 ■ Mercer Island Excessive Faculty Marching Band

Mercer Island, Wash.

Particulars: The band, one of many largest ensembles in the state, marched with Puerto Rico’s Banda Escolar de Guyanilla in the 2012 Rose Parade. Two weeks after each models have been chosen to return to Pasadena for 2019, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. College students at Mercer Island Excessive and the group not solely raised funds for his or her journey but in addition collected greater than $50,000 to assist their Puerto Rican counterparts make the journey. Each bands will collaborate at occasions together with Bandfest on Dec. 30 and the parade.

Members: 300

Notable appearances: Fourth Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

Web site:

Stella Rosa Wines 

36 ■ Stella Rosa Wines

Style the Magic

(Fiesta Parade Floats)

Kool & the Gang shall be performing “Celebrate Good Times” because the R&B band, shaped in 1964, travels down Colorado Boulevard aboard the float. The giant forward-facing genie has brown hair created from shiny flax seed and is dressed in yellow strawflower petals with accents of purple sinuata statice blossoms and white coconut chips.

Pickerington Marching Band 

37 ■ Pickerington Marching Band

Pickerington, Ohio

Particulars: Musicians from two Pickerington excessive faculties type this unit, which can march in reminiscence of their former director, Michael D. Sewell, who died in April 2017. Band alumni embrace actress Lindsay Hollister, jazz trombonist Sarah Morrow and Lea Mack, who was 1994’s Miss Ohio and a Miss America finalist.

Members: 344

Notable appearances: 4 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, 5 Rose Parades, a number of Fiesta Bowl Parades and the 2018 London New Yr’s Day Parade

Social media: n/a

Web site:

La Cañada Flintridge Event of Roses Affiliation 

38 ■ La Cañada Flintridge Event of Roses Affiliation

Tree Frog Night time


La Cañada Flintridge’s float celebrates the Cajun and Zydeco jazz and blues melodies of the South. The our bodies of the three Lousiana frogs on the middle of the float are coated with Kermit mums due to their vibrant inexperienced shade. The frogs’ jackets are made of various colours of carnations, whereas the vests can be coated with dry supplies. The standing bass is adorned with brown and gold flax seeds, crushed walnut, black beans, tapioca, poppy seeds, and the strings are made with raffia.

Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Group 

39 ■ Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Workforce

Lake View Terrace and Newbury Park

Concerning the unit: Based in 1957, the main target of the Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Workforce is to train horseback driving, mounted drill, management, duty and teamwork to youthful riders in the group. Many who’ve grown up in the group will age out at 18, enroll in school, enter professions reminiscent of docs and nurses, judges, veterinarians and regulation enforcement — and return later to mentor future Blue Shadows, fulfilling the motto “Once a Shadow, always a Shadow.”

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

Social media/web site: Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Group on Fb;

40 ■ College of Washington Float

41 ■ College of Washington Band

United Sikh Mission 

42 ■ United Sikh Mission

A Divine Melody Resonates in All

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Almost 120,000 flowers went into the making of this entry, which options an outsized rabab, a musical instrument utilized by Guru Nanak, founding father of the Sikh faith who died in 1539.

Shriners Hospitals for Youngsters 

43 ■ Shriners Hospitals for Youngsters

Fezzy’s Backyard of Hope and Therapeutic

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Shriners Hospitals for Youngsters returns with a float that represents the harmonious strategy and dedication to care delivered at its places in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It’s adorned with greater than 66,000 flowers, together with yellow and orange lunaria, black seaweed and black beans on the wings of the butterflies driving the float with Fezzy.

44 ■ Mayor of Pasadena, Terry Tornek

UPS Retailer 

45 ■ The UPS Retailer, Inc.

Books Hold Us On Our Toes

(Fiesta Parade Floats)

Olive, a book-reading, ballet- working towards ostrich, is the centerpiece of this float by UPS, winner of final yr’s Extraordinaire Award for many spectacular entry. Greater than 30,000 pale pink Mizuky carnations adorn Olive’s head, neck and legs. Her neck lowers from 37 ft to 16 ft in lower than a minute to allow the float to move underneath low wires and bridges alongside the parade route.

46 ■ Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps

Diamond Bar

Particulars: What began in 1993 with 33 college students has grown right into a band with a efficiency season together with a 60-day U.S. tour. With 2018 marking its 25th anniversary, the band will put an exclamation level on the yr with the Rose Parade.

Members: 150

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

Social media: Pacific Crest Drum Bugle Corps on Fb, @pacificcrest on Instagram, @PCDrumCorps on Twitter

Web site:

24 Hour Health USA, Inc. 

47 ■ 24 Hour Health USA

Tuned for Any Problem


The 24 Hour Health float, “Tuned for Any Challenge,” embodies a strong feminine athlete holding a Spartan race impressed defend. Crafted from tens of hundreds of flowers and standing 33 ft tall, she is surrounded by lightning bolts to symbolize the power and keenness she brings to the challenges forward of her. The body of the athlete is floor lentil, floor yellow cut up pea, clover seed, button mums and flax seed. The shifting organs are minimize statice blooms, mums and carnation petals. The coronary heart is roofed in purple roses and dendrobium orchids.

48 ■ The Valley Hunt Membership


Concerning the unit: The Valley Hunt Membership is credited with launching the Rose Parade in 1890. Members plan the ornament of the carriage and costumes worn by the passengers months in advance, and assemble on Dec. 30-31 to put together every little thing for the parade. The carriage might be drawn by Friesian horses and accompanied by outriders additionally aboard Friesian horses.

Notable appearances: 48 Rose Parades, together with the primary in 1890 and yearly since 1983

Social media/web site:

Northwestern Mutual 

49 ■ Northwestern Mutual

Spend Your Life Dwelling

(Fiesta Parade Floats)

5 pachyderms adorned in lavender sinuata statice blossoms with ears accented in pink statice and coconut chips add whimsy to this float from Northwestern Mutual, winner of the Director’s Trophy in 2015, Previous Presidents in 2016 and Animation in 2017. The float’s floral “water” was created utilizing 20,000 mild and darkish blue irises, white roses and dendrobium orchids over crisp white coconut chip waves.

50 ■ 2019 Rose Bowl Recreation Corridor of Fame Inductees

George Halas, Randall McDaniel, Pop Warner and Vince Younger

Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee 

51 ■ Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee

Service Rocks!

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

With its 2019 float, that includes a 21-foot-tall crocodile impressed by the Elton John hit “Crocodile Rock,” the Rotary is making its 40th consecutive Rose Parade look. The group, with 1.2 million members worldwide, has gained 10 awards for previous floats, together with the Princess Trophy in 2017 and 2018.

52 ■ LAUSD All-District Excessive Faculty Honor Band

Los Angeles

Particulars: Recognized for its energetic marching type and highly effective brass, the band consists of musicians from the most important faculty district west of the Mississippi River. Notable alumni embrace Herb Alpert and John Williams.

Members: 390

Notable appearances: Rose Parades yearly since 1973 and Tremendous Bowls XI, XIV, XVII

Social media: laallcityband on Fb, @laallcity on Twitter

Web site:

Lions Golf equipment Worldwide 

53 ■ Lions Golf equipment Worldwide

Rockin’ the Vest

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

A hip lion sporting a backwards baseball cap and “California cool” shades drives the 2019 entry from the world’s largest volunteer service group. The lion’s hat is roofed with yellow wonderful reduce strawflower, and his sun shades function seaweed with highlights of powdered rice. The lion’s face is roofed with yellow, bronze and white fuzzy minimize strawflowers, and accomplished with a nostril of seaweed, freckles of onion seed and whiskers of coco sticks with powdered rice. His superb mane and tail are coated in palm fiber, and his “rockin’ vest” is of yellow high quality minimize strawflower and blue nice reduce statice.

54 ■ The New Buffalo Troopers

Shadow Hills, Calif.

Concerning the unit: Organized in 1992 as a dwelling historical past interpretation group, the unit initially portrayed the Black American veterans of the Civil Struggle then expanded to embrace a extra full story of their army historical past up to and together with the Korean Battle. For this yr’s parade, the unit shall be spotlighting the participation of the Black Troopers of the 92nd and 93rd divisions throughout World Struggle I. Fourteen riders will mount Tennessee Walker, Missouri Fox Trotter and Azteca horses.

Notable appearances: Hollywood Christmas and Rose parades, opening ceremonies for 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake Metropolis

Social media/web site:

American Armenian Rose Float Affiliation 

55 ■ American Armenian Rose Float Affiliation

Chanting Stones: Karahunj

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

The American Armenian float options Yarkhushta, an Armenian people and martial dance related to the highlands of the Sassoun area in Western Armenia. Yarkhushta belongs to a class of Armenian “clap dances.” The dance is carried out by males, who face one another in pairs.

56 ■ The Salvation Military Event of Roses Band

Lengthy Seashore

Particulars: The band is celebrating its 100th look in the Rose Parade. The variety of musicians might be greater than double from 2018 and embrace individuals from every continent — “Except Antarctica, but we’re working on that for next year,” quips Robert Brennan, band spokesman.

Members: 440

Notable appearances: 100 consecutive Rose Parades

Social media: n/a

Web site:

China Airways 

57 ■ China Airways

Rhythms of Taiwan

(AES Artistic)

China Airways’ float will function the “Techno- Dancing Third Prince” main troopers to carry out the Drum Troupe, which mixes a standard Taiwan people dance with trendy pop music. The costumes worn by dancers are based mostly on conventional outfits with fashionable parts, comparable to outsized sun shades and gloves, added to them. The giant dancer is roofed in orange lentils, cut up peas, reduce statice blooms, carnation petals, a whole lot of mums, seaweed, spices and hundreds of orchid blooms.

U.S. Forest Service Pack Mules 

58 ■ U.S. Forest Service Pack Mules Rejoice Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday


Concerning the unit: Pack mules have served vital roles in supporting wildlands firefighters and different backcountry actions since 1905, and at present they continue to be essential to the Forest Service’s conservation efforts.This yr, the pack inventory is celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday. Smokey Bear license charges helped fund the journey to Pasadena.

Notable appearances: Rose Parades in 2015 (for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act) and in 1980-81

Social media/web site:

Massive Bear Rose Parade Affiliation 

59 ■ Huge Bear Rose Parade Affiliation

Play. Relaxation. Repeat.

(Fiesta Floats)

The year-round rest and leisure treasures of the Bear Valley are celebrated in a enjoyable, comical style in Massive Bear’s 2019 entry. The fun-loving bears have fur crafted from dock seed, stripped from the stems and naturally sun-dried, creating numerous shades of brown. They’re dapperly dressed in supplies together with inexperienced manzanita leaves, gold flax seed, yellow strawflower petals, blue and lavender statice blossoms and orange marigold petals.

60 ■ The Norco Cowgirls & Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Groups


Concerning the unit: Based in 2008, the Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Staff is a high-speed, precision rodeo specialty act that performs at many native rodeos and equine occasions. The unit appeared in the film “A Cowgirl Story” and at present is engaged on a brand new sci-fi Western. Between the 2 groups, there are 4 mother-daughter pairs, one three-generation trio and a pair of sisters. The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls, the junior drill staff, was shaped in 2013.

Notable appearances: Seventh Rose Parade

Social media/web site: orcocowgirls on Fb

Lutheran Laymen’s League 

61 ■ Lutheran Laymen’s League/Lutheran Hour Ministries

Pleasure to the World, the Lord is Come

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Flanked by outsized bells and horns and with a Nativity scene backdrop, a Lutheran choir celebrates New Yr’s Day 2019 with “Joy to the World.” The two doves perched on the music sheet behind the float are detailed with seaweed, powdered rice, poppy seed and lightweight lettuce seed, orange high quality floor lentil, black onion powder, white fuzzy minimize eternal and reduce out feather shapes of creme corn husk.

Na Koa Ali`I – Hawaii All-State Marching Band 

62 ■ Na Koa Ali’I — Hawaii All-State Marching Band

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Particulars: With musicians from faculties statewide, the band has rehearsals on every of the islands however are unable to rehearse as a full ensemble till arriving in California for the Rose Parade.

Members: 400

Notable appearances: Third Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

Web site:

Dole Packaged Meals 

63 ■ Dole Packaged Meals

Rhythm of Paradise

(Fiesta Floats)

This floral extravaganza showcases the respect by the Hawaiian individuals for his or her land, ocean life and traditions. Main the float is a 20-foot-tall life-like sculpture of Lono, the Hawaiian deity related to the wealthy agriculture and fertile lands of the Hawaiian Islands and the god of music and peace. Strung leis of tuberose, globe amaranthus blossoms, crown flowers and dendrobium orchids, all from Hawaii, are provided in a welcoming gesture by Lono on the entrance of the float. His golden pores and skin has been created with crushed walnut shells with tribal tattoos crafted in poppy seed. His hair is adorned in nyjer seed together with his haku flower head wreath, wrist and ankle leis woven from a choice of recent Hawaiian foliage. He wears a hula skirt created from hala and inexperienced ti leaves.

64 ■ Hawaii Pa’u Riders

Waimanalo, Hawaii

Concerning the unit: This distinctive and colourful group helps perpetuate the Hawaiian custom and artwork of Pa’u Equestrian driving, which was began by the kings and queens who dominated the islands in the 1800s. Pa’u is an extended skirt made out of 12 yards of fabric held up with solely six kukui nuts; it’s button-less and zipper-less. The group was based in 1981 by John and Lita Prepare dinner of Waimanalo, Hawaii. Their daughter, Leiala Prepare dinner, can be among the many 17 riders on horseback this yr.

Notable appearances: Kentucky Derby Parade, Portland Rose Pageant, Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Parade and Philadelphia ThanksgivingDay Parade are among the many unit’s 30-plus mainland and worldwide appearances. That is their fourth time in the Rose Parade.

Social media/web site: Hawaii-PauRiders on Fb

Carnival Cruise Line 

65 ■ Carnival Cruise Strains

Come Sail Away

(Fiesta Floats)

That is the cruise line’s first Rose Parade entry and marks the arrival of a brand new ship, Carnival Panorama, which can be crusing from Lengthy Seashore in late 2019. The floral illustration of the Carnival Panorama is adorned in crisp white coconut flakes and candy rice with home windows in black seaweed with accents of grey poppy seed. The ship floats upon dazzling floral seas of hundreds of sunshine and blue iris, white roses, sprays of dendrobium orchids and Excellence gypsophila.

66 ■ 1st Cavalry Division, Horse Cavalry Detachment, U.S. Military

Fort Hood, Texas

Concerning the unit: One among seven mounted cavalry models on lively obligation in the U.S. Military, the Horse Cavalry Detachment began as a mounted colour guard in 1970. The mission is to function a particular ceremonial unit to help the first Cavalry Division and the Military in its public relations and recruiting efforts whereas sustaining the requirements of drill and custom of the Cavalry of the 1880s. The unit wears the Marketing campaign Uniform, which features a darkish blue shirt and sky-blue pants with a yellow stripe, symbolizing rank.

Notable appearances: 15 Rose Parades, counting this yr, plus 4 presidential inaugurations and the 1984 World’s Truthful in New Orleans

Social media: 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment on Fb

Web site: n/a

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs 

67 ■ Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose Float

200 Years of Concord

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

Celebrating the bicentennial of Odd Fellowship in North America, this float includes a basic band organ with calliope metallic/brass pipes topped by an American Eagle. A big contingent of volunteers from the U.S. and Canada will accompany the float both driving on board or strolling alongside.

AIDS Healthcare Basis 

68 ■ AIDS Healthcare Basis

One other Day in Paradise

(Fiesta Floats)

AIDS Healthcare Basis’s 2019 entry is devoted to elevating consciousness about and to immediate motion on the homeless disaster sweeping our nation: 554,000 homeless nationwide — with 55,000 of these people in Los Angeles County. A big coronary heart of seven,000 pink Freedom roses, framed in a boarder of crisp white coconut flakes, is surrounded by stylized designs of orange Fowl of Paradise.

69 ■ Munford Excessive Faculty Band

Munford, Tenn.

Particulars: Making their Rose Parade debut, the band consists of almost 20 % of the scholar physique at Munford Excessive Faculty and has earned 25 consecutive superior scores on the Tennessee State Marching Pageant.

Members: 207

Notable appearances: 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World Principal Road Parade

Social media: Munford Band on Fb, @munfordband on Instagram, @themunfordband on Twitter

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Downey Rose Float Affiliation 

70 ■ Downey Rose Float Affiliation

Let’s Go To The Hop


An outsized T-bucket scorching rod on the entrance of the float is adopted by a checkered dance flooring and an outsized jukebox in Downey’s 2019 entry. In the midst of the float will probably be couples dancing to 1950s music. The float can be adorned with greater than eight,000 roses together with different flowers, and, in addition to the dancers, Miss Downey and her courtroom can be driving on the float.

71 ■ Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Workforce


Concerning the unit: Based in 1995 by a gaggle of charros from Zacatecas to promote their Mexican heritage, the staff visits faculties in the Pasadena space to talk the significance of displaying respect to mother and father, academics, siblings and animals. Eighteen riders sporting custom-made Charo fits with embroidery and sterling silver will probably be on American Quarter, Andalusian, Azteca and Friesian horses.

Notable appearances: 11 Rose Parades

Social media/web site: n/a

Chipotle Mexican Grill 

72 ■ Chipotle Mexican Grill

Domesticate a Higher World

(AES Artistic)

Chipotle’s float options the 51 actual, unprocessed components used in the corporate’s almost 2,500 eating places — components that may be discovered at native grocery shops or in a house kitchen. The big pink tractor is symbolic of the work of native farmers to develop and domesticate these components.

73 ■ All-Izumo Honor Inexperienced Band

Izumo, Japan

Particulars: College students from six excessive faculties in the Izumo space comprise this band, from a group that’s residence to Izumo Taisha, the traditional Shinto shrine that’s believed to be the oldest in Japan. The band will carry out a profit live performance Jan. 2 at Anaheim Excessive Faculty, with proceeds benefiting music packages at faculties in the Anaheim space together with packages that help households of fallen firefighters.

Members: 120

Notable appearances: 2013 Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Sierra Madre Rose Float Affiliation 

74 ■ Sierra Madre Rose Float Affiliation

Concord’s Backyard


Representing the smallest metropolis to enter a float in the parade, Sierra Madre (inhabitants 11,000) returns with this magnificence that has a operating waterfall, bamboo water function and three dragonflies with shifting wings. The Sierra Madre Rose Float Affiliation is the winner of 15 awards, together with final yr’s Fantasy trophy.

75 ■ Budweiser Clydesdales

St. Louis

Concerning the unit: Launched in 1933 to rejoice the repeal of Prohibition for beer, the Budweiser Clydesdales have turn out to be a world-recognized image of the Anheuser-Busch brewing firm. To get an concept of their measurement, every Clydesdale horseshoe measures greater than 20 inches from finish to finish and weighs about 5 kilos — greater than twice as lengthy and 5 occasions as heavy because the shoe worn by a driving horse.

Notable appearances: The Clydesdales attend tons of of occasions yearly in North America and infrequently abroad.

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76 ■ Easterseals

Celebrating Easterseals — 100 Years of Incapacity Providers

(Fiesta Floats)

The cake theme of the Easterseals entry pays tribute not solely to the nonprofit’s anniversary but in addition to its focus of celebrating, not separating, individuals with disabilities in at the moment’s society. Orange and yellow, the predominate colours of Easterseals, convey a character that’s casual, heat and interesting and exuding confidence and fearlessness. Present packages wrapped in orange and yellow marigolds and gold strawflower have swirling ribbons crafted from purple sinuata statice blossoms, orange lentil, inexperienced manzanita leaves and yellow strawflower petals. The monumental birthday cake iced in crisp white coconut flakes has floral element of three,000- plus scorching pink Princess roses lining the cake’s layers.

77 ■ Banda Municipal de Acosta

Costa Rica

Particulars: Musicians from a number of cities in Costa Rica have assembled to type this band, with members from age 10 to 35. And since they’re from hometowns all through the nation, lots of them traveled half a day simply to make it to apply.

Members: 241

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

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Web site: n/a

Common Footage and Dreamworks Animation 

78 ■ Common Footage & Dreamworks Animation presents “How To Train Your Dragon”

How to Practice Your Dragon: The Hidden World


A fireplace-breathing dragon — adorned in onion seed, seaweed, coconut, minimize statice, cranberry seed, orange lentls and extra — brings up the rear of this float that promotes the newest film in the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise. The new film opens in theaters on Feb. 22.

79 ■ Calgary Stampede Showband

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Particulars: Performing in their fourth Rose Parade, the Calgary Stampede Showband was shaped in 1971 to have fun Calgary’s western heritage, cultures, group spirit and youth achievement. In 2014, the band earned the John Philip Sousa Basis’s Sudler Defend, turning into the one Canadian ensemble to obtain that honor.

Members: 160

Notable appearances: 5-time champion in the World Affiliation of Marching Present Bands competitors

Social media: ShowbandCS on Fb, @ShowbandCS on Instagram and Twitter

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80 ■ Calgary Stampede Showriders

Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

Concerning the unit: This dynamic group of younger equestrians with a particular western aptitude is greatest recognized for performing musical rides a number of occasions day by day and serving as the colour guard in the course of the annual Calgary Stampede. The unit was based in 1985 and performs in southern Alberta, United States and Europe.

Notable appearances: Common performer on the Calgary Stampede; Cheyenne Frontier Days a number of occasions, most just lately July 2018; and two Rose Parades

Social media: Calgary StampedeShowriders on Fb, CS Showriders on Instagram

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Mrs. Meyer’s Clear Day 

81 ■ Mrs. Meyer’s Clear Day

Mrs. Meyer’s Clear Day

(Phoenix Adorning Firm)

From an organization that produces house and private care merchandise made with important oils from flowers, crops and herbs, comes this 55-foot-long float that includes an enormous sunflower utilizing a cleansing brush to spruce up. Mrs. Thelma A. Meyer, an Iowa homemaker and mom of 9, is the shifting pressure behind the corporate and its merchandise.

Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band 

82 ■ Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Particulars: With musicians from 19 excessive faculties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia, the band assembled for 2 practices final spring, a three-day camp in August and three practices in November and December to put together for the Rose Parade.

Members: 122

Notable appearances: 2015 Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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Chinese language American Heritage Basis 

83 ■ Chinese language American Heritage Basis

Concord By way of Union

(Fiesta Floats)

The 90-foot-long Chinese language American Heritage Basis’s float commemorates the iconic photograph taken at Promontory Level, Utah, which heralded the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on Might 10, 1869. The entry options greater than 12,000 roses and three,500 orchid florets (the later used to create the yucca blossoms). The locomotives have been recreated in shiny black seaweed, velvety black onion and grey poppy seed, blue sinuata statice blossoms and purple cranberry seed.

Gold Rush Hearth Brigade 

84 ■ Gold Rush Hearth Brigade

Pilot Hill, Calif.

Concerning the unit: Introduced by Native Sons of the Golden West, the Gold Rush Hearth Brigade is a dwelling historical past expertise recalling the the period of horse-drawn hearth departments. Based in 1875, the Native Sons of the Golden West has 74 “parlors” all through California from El Centro in the south to Eureka in the north. Notably, the group bought Sutter’s Fort and donated it to the state of California.

Notable appearances: First Rose Parade

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South Pasadena Event of Roses Affiliation 

85 ■ South Pasadena Event of Roses Affiliation

Three Little Birds


Impressed by the Bob Marley track “Three Little Birds,” this float makes use of 20,000 roses, 15,000 alstroemeria, four,000 orchids and hundreds of different flowers in an association that represents a common message of optimism — with every dawn comes a brand new alternative to pursue happiness.

86 ■ Lincoln-Means Marching Band

New Lenox, Illinois

Particulars: The defending Illinois Class 6A state champion marching band has been fundraising to make their third Rose Parade look occur. College students bought greater than 75,000 sweet bars, held a group garments and furnishings recycling occasion, launched a text-to-give marketing campaign, performed at a Chicago White Sox recreation and in addition hosted a mentalist efficiency.

Members: 281

Notable appearances: 1982 and 2000 Rose Parades

Social media:, @LWMarchingBand on Instagram and Twitter

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Underground Service Alert of Southern California 

87 ■ Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert)

Yard Concord

(Fiesta Parade Floats)

This humorous depiction of a probably critical disaster promotes the significance of calling 811 to find buried utilities earlier than beginning do-it-yourself tasks. The float encompasses a cat working a backhoe, adorned with yellow strawflower petals, black onion seed with silverleaf and eucalyptus leaves to simulate chrome. The backhoe shovel bucket raises, lowers and swings from aspect to aspect.

Royal Swedish Cadet Band 

88 ■ Royal Swedish Cadet Band

Karlskrona, Sweden

Particulars: This symphonic wind band — which performs on the altering of the guard ceremony at Stockholm’s Royal Metropolis Palace — was created in 2002 as a nonprofit in cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces Music Centre and the Royal Swedish Navy Band.

Members: 80

Notable appearances: 2012 Rose Parade

Social media: n/a

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89 ■ Wells Fargo Closing Satellite tv for pc Pod

90 ■ Wells Fargo Stagecoach — Rose Parade Closing Present

91 ■ Rose Parade Closing Unit

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