Led by legendary composer/conductor Grand Marshal John Williams, the 2004 Rose Parade celebrated the universal language with the theme Music Music Music. For the first time in aviation history, three Air Force stealth aircraft (B-2 Spirit, F-117A Nighthawk and F/A-22 Raptor) flew in formation with a historic appearance at the Rose Parade and another at the Rose Bowl Game.
Music Music Music, was also part of the Rose Bowl Game, which began with a historic pre-game performance featuring the combined university marching bands conducted by Rose Parade Grand Marshal John Williams. The Rose Bowl Game hosted the No. 1 ranked USC Trojans and the No. 3 ranked Michigan Wolverines in an exciting gridiron matchup. The Trojans defeated Michigan 28-14, clinching half of the National Championship.