Press Releases

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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2017 President Brad Ratliff today announced 19 of the 21 marching bands that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the lineup when those... Read More
26
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2016) – Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, will re-open for weekly public tours on Feb. 4. Tours will be offered, at no cost, each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Aug. 25. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more people.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the mansion was once the... Read More
22
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2016) – In a ceremony this evening, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Brad Ratliff as president for the 2016-2017 Tournament year.  Ratliff will provide leadership for the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Monday, January 2, 2017.Ratliff announced “Echoes of Success” as the theme for the 128th Rose Parade. “Echoes of Success celebrates those... Read More
01
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2016) -- Today, The Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.The 2016 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically):  AWARDDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANT NAMETHEME BUILDERUNIT #AnimationBest animation and motion.Sierra Madre Rose Float AssociationRollin' On The RiverSelf-Built73Bob Hope HumorMost... Read More
06
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 5 CFP-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, runner-up of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 6 CFP-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, have earned berths to play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Friday, January 1, 2016, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.“The Tournament of Roses is thrilled to host Iowa and Stanford at this year’s Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl Management Committee chairperson Scott Jenkins. “We... Read More
17
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 17, 2015) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 44 float entries that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade FloatsAmerican Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc., Phoenix Decorating CompanyAmerican Honda, Phoenix Decorating CompanyThe Bachelor, Fiesta Parade... Read More
10
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 10, 2015) – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most admired documentaries about the history of the United States, was announced today as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Throughout his almost 40-year career making documentary films, Burns, age 62, has been honored with countless awards, including 14 Emmy® Awards, two Grammy® Awards and two Oscar® nominations. Burns will ride in the 127th Rose Parade® presented by... Read More
02
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 2, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 grant assistance program. In 2016, the total amount awarded to local charities will remain at $200,000.  Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $2.7 million in more than 180 Pasadena-area organizations. Grants typically range from $1,000 up to $10,000 per organization.  The grant award maximum is $10,000.  The grant awards in 2015 totaled $... Read More
29
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 29, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Tom Bowling, Timothy Lindsay and Jodie Petersen to be float judges for the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact.Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen will announce the award-winning floats the morning of... Read More
23
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 22, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses today named Erika Karen Winter as the 98th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Presented by Citizens Business Bank, the announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts.  The ceremony was emceed by KTLA Rose Parade® host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, who will conclude her 35-year... Read More

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