PASADENA, Calif. (March 6, 2019) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has selected 20 of the marching bands that will participate in the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Japan, and Mexico.
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PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Our doors are open, and you’re invited! Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. beginning today, February 7.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors has confirmed Laura Farber as President for the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses year. Farber will provide leadership for the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 106th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
PASADENA, Calif. (January 14, 2019) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. The grant awards in 2018 totaled $200,000, which funded 33 organizations. The Foundation has historically funded grantees up to $10,000 per year. This practice will continue for the upcoming grant cycle, and the Foundation is now accepting applications for three $25,000 grant awards as a part of the annual grants process. One of these new awards will be a two-year grant, which will be $25,000 each year. The other two awards will be single-year grants.
PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2019) -- Today, the Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda. These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.
PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ANNOUNCES OPENING SPECTACULAR PRESENTED BY Honda AND GRAND FINALE PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO, AND FLOAT PARTICIPANTS
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is thrilled to announce the Opening Spectacular presented by Honda, the Grand Finale presented by Wells Fargo, float participants, and parade lineup for the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. This year’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” celebrates music, the universal language. Music has the power to bring us together and create the soundtracks that define our lives.
A new end-of-year celebration debuts with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses SIP & SAVOR. On the event menu is an impressive array of offerings for all ages from many of Southern California’s favorite eateries and culinary brands, along with wines and craft brews from throughout the Golden State, plus an exciting line-up of entertainment and up-close viewing of Rose Parade® float decorating.
The Tournament of Roses® has named Louise Deser Siskel as the 101st Rose Queen at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of the KTLA 5 Morning News. The announcement was made by 2019 Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny and follows a month-long selection process with 24 Pasadena area schools participating in interviews. The Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.
PASADENA, Calif. (October 17, 2018) – Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. Chaka will ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2019. As an added bonus for millions of viewers around the world, Chaka is scheduled to perform in the parade’s Opening Spectacular.
Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court. Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.