2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

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1

Official Group Name:  
Honda Sound Car and Pace Car
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Leading the 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda are the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (PACE) and 2014 Acura MDX (SOUND). Offering high levels of comfort with exhilarating dynamic performance, both the Accord Hybrid and Acura MDX demonstrate Honda’s continuous developments in technology and style.
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The all-new 2014 Acura MDX luxury SUV offers high levels of family comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel economy, and advanced safety features. The 2014 Acura MDX harnesses a host of Acura signature technologies to improve the driving experience including a high-tech V-6 engine with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management, among others. The all-new Accord Hybrid is designed to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance and at 50 miles per gallon (EPA Fuel Economy Ratings) it delivers the highest EPA city fuel-economy rating of any four door sedans. The 2014 Accord Hybrid further advances Honda’s commitment to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains as a critical technology for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from its automobile products.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

2

Official Group Name:  
United States Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover
Group's Website Address:  
www.afthunderbirds.com
Group Description:  
The Thunderbirds are the official aerial demonstration team for the U.S. Air Force. With that comes the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about. The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground ceremony kicks off the demonstration by showcasing the attention to detail and esprit de corps that defines our enlisted members. As the jets take to the skies and fly only a few feet from wingtip to wingtip, the crowd gets a glimpse of the awesome skills and capabilities that all fighter pilots must possess. The solo pilots integrate their own loud and proud routine, exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet. The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform its first public flyover of 2014 at the opening of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1. The remainder of the schedule can be found at http://afthunderbirds.com/site/show-season/.
History of Group: In 1947, while the jet age was still in its infancy, military aviation was hurtled into the future with the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate service. Just six years later, on May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located. Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for the first demonstration team. Major Dick Catledge, a training squadron commander at Luke AFB, was chosen as the team’s leader. Twins Bill and Buck Pattillo were selected and flew the left and right wing, respectively. The Pattillos, both captains, were ideal choices as both had flown with a demonstration team for the previous three years. For the difficult position of slot, the position sandwiched between both wingmen and behind the leader, Capt. Bob Kanaga was selected. The spare pilot was Capt. Bob McCormick. Like the Pattillo brothers, he also had demonstration team experience. First Lieutenant Aubry Brown served as the maintenance officer for the team. Lieutenant Brown, along with Master Sgt. Earl Young, selected 21 enlisted men to help maintain the team’s aircraft. Captain Bill Brock was the final officer selected for the team. He served as the information officer and team narrator. From these humble beginnings and this group of men, the Air Force Thunderbird legend was born. The team flew and maintained the F-84G Thunderjet. The straight-wing configuration of the F-84G was considered well suited for aerobatic and demonstration maneuvers, though the aircraft could not exceed the speed of sound. A series of formation aerobatics, lasting a total of 15 minutes, comprised the original demonstration. The “solo” was not originally incorporated into the demonstration, however, as the season progressed, the team took opportunities to perform “solo” maneuvers with a spare aircraft. Always trying to display the most advanced fighters of the age, the swept-wing F-84F Thunderstreak became the team’s new aircraft in 1955. After one season in the F-84F Thunderstreak, the Thunderbirds traded aircraft again and became the world’s first supersonic aerial demonstration team as it transitioned to the F-100C Super Sabre in 1956. That same year, to simplify logistics and maintenance for the aircraft, the Thunderbirds moved to Nellis AFB, Nev. Although never a regular part of the show, the solo would fly supersonic at the request of an air show sponsor in 1956. Eventually, the Federal Aviation Administration banned all supersonic flight at air shows, and consequently, today’s sequence is entirely subsonic. Nearly forgotten, the F-105B Thunderchief performed only six shows between April 26 and May 9, 1964. Following an unfortunate accident in the F-105, the team transitioned back to the Super Sabre following the incident and the F-100 remained with the team for nearly 13 years. The Thunderbirds started the 1969 training season still in the F-100Ds, but in the spring of 1969, received the first of the new McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom IIs and began the team’s conversion. The F-4’s conversion was the most extensive in the team’s history. Among several other modifications, the paint scheme changed due to the variations in chemicals, which allows paint used on the F-4 to resist heat and friction at Mach II speeds. As a result, the white paint base was developed and remains a part of today’s Thunderbird aircraft design. In 1974, a spreading fuel crisis inspired a new aircraft for the team, the T-38A Talon. Although the Talon did not fulfill the Thunderbirds tradition of flying front-line jet fighters, it did demonstrate the capabilities of a prominent Air Force aircraft. Remaining true to its character to showcase the latest advancement in America’s fighter technology, the first red, white and blue F-16A assigned to the Thunderbirds was delivered to Nellis AFB on Jun. 22, 1982. Due to the conversion to the new aircraft, there were no official shows flown in 1982. The team flew the F-16 during the 1983 show season; making it the team’s ninth aircraft and once again returning to flying a front-line fighter. In 1997, the Thunderbirds performed 57 demonstrations for more than 12 million people in the spirit and theme of the Air Force’s 50th anniversary. The year was memorialized with the Thunderbirds Delta pictured on the official Air Force 50th Anniversary U.S. Postal stamp. On Sept. 18, 1997, the United States Postal Service had official unveilings of the stamp in both the Pentagon and the Thunderbird hangar. The Thunderbirds made television history in 2003 while celebrating their 50th Anniversary. The commander/leader started the Coca-Cola 600 by broadcasting live from Thunderbirds No. 1 as he said, “Gentlemen, start your engines.” In 2007, the Thunderbirds visited Europe for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001 with the European Goodwill Tour. The trip included shows in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, France, United Kingdom, and for the first time in Thunderbirds history, Ireland. The team took its fifth Far East tour during the 2009 show season. The team’s tour included visits to Hawaii, Australia, Thailand, Guam, Malaysia, Japan and Korea. The team performed more than 70 shows in 22 states and Puerto Rico in 2009. The team’s 59th show season included stops in Alaska and Canada, plus dozens more. During the 2013 season, the team will spend more than 200 days on the road while celebrating its 60th anniversary. Millions of people have witnessed the Thunderbirds demonstrations, and in turn, they’ve seen the pride, professionalism and dedication of hundreds of thousands of Airmen serving at home and abroad. Each year brings another opportunity for the team to represent those who deserve the most credit: the everyday, hard-working Airmen voluntarily serving America and defending freedom.
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Thunderbird 1: Lt. Col. Greg Moseley (commander and lead pilot) Thunderbird 2: Maj. Josh Boudreaux (left wing pilot) Thunderbird 3: Maj. Caroline Jensen (right wing pilot) Thunderbird 4: Maj. Curtis Dougherty (slot pilot) Thunderbird 5: Maj. Blaine Jones (lead solo pilot) Thunderbird 6: Capt. Jason Curtis (opposing solo pilot)
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Lieutenant Colonel Greg Moseley is the commander/leader of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. In addition to flying the No. 1 jet and leading all air demonstrations, he commands the 120-person squadron. Colonel Moseley entered the Air Force in 1998 as a graduate of Virginia Military Institute. Before joining the team, he was a student at Command General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He has logged more than 2,300 flight hours in the F-15C and F-22 with more than 50 hours of combat pilot experience in the F-15C. Colonel Moseley is in his second season with the team and hails from Seguin, Texas. Major Joshua Boudreaux is the left wing pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 2 jet. He entered the Air Force in 2003 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. While studying at the Academy, he was a collegiate wrestler and competition glider pilot. Before joining the team, Major Boudreaux was an F-16 instructor pilot and flight commander for the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He has logged more than 2,300 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with more than 400 hours of combat experience in the F-16C. Major Boudreaux is in his first season with the team and hails from Covington, La. Major Caroline Jensen is the right wing pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 3 jet. During high school, she participated in swimming and track, serving as captain for both teams. She entered the Air Force in 1998 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Before joining the team Major Jensen served as a T-38 instructor pilot and assistant flight commander for Air Force Reserve Command’s 340th Flying Training Group, 80th Flying Training Wing, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. She has logged more than 2,800 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with 200 hours of combat experience in the F16C. Major Jensen is in her second season with the team and hails from River Falls, Wis. Major Curtis Dougherty is the slot pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 4 jet. He entered the Air Force in 2002 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. As a student, he was on the Academy’s parachute team. He jumped with the Army’s Black Knights while studying at West Point under a student-exchange program. Before joining the team, Major Dougherty served as chief of wing weapons for the 4th Fighter Wing, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. He has logged more than 2,200 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with more than 800 hours of combat experience in the F-15E. Major Dougherty is in his first season with the team and hails from Downingtown, Pa. Major Blaine Jones is the lead solo pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 5 jet. While attending Kansas State University, Major Jones became a three-time All-American high jumper. He graduated from college in 1996, and entered the Air Force in 2002 after completing Officer Training School. Before joining the team, he served as an F-22 instructor pilot and assistant director of operations for the 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He has logged more than 1,600 flight hours as an Air Force pilot. Major Jones is in his second season with the team and hails from Kingman, Kan. Captain Jason Curtis is the opposing solo pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 6 jet. During high school, he ran cross country, was a competitive snowboarder, and played drums in a rock and roll band. Captain Curtis entered the Air Force in 2004 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Before joining the team, Captain Curtis was an F-16 instructor pilot and flight commander for the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. He has logged more than 1,200 flight hours as an Air Force pilot, with more than 280 hours of combat experience in the F-16C. Captain Curtis is in his first season with the team and hails from Kalispell, Mont.
Description of Vehicle(s):  
Lockheed Martin F-16 "Fighting Falcon"
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The flyover will be the first official public performance since the Thunderbirds were grounded in April 2013 (after the federal budget sequester).

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

3

Official Group Name:  
Wells Fargo Theme Banner
Group's Website Address:  
www.wellsfargo.com
Group Description:  
Wells Fargo has sponsored the Tournament of Roses Parade for eight-consecutive years and is proud to sponsor the opening ceremonies of the 125th Rose Parade including the beautiful banner float for the parade theme, “Dreams Come True.”
History of Group: Wells Fargo's history dates back in time to the birth of California Statehood. Agent Charles Sawtelle opened Pasadena's first Wells Fargo Express office on April 1, 1885, on Fair Oaks Avenue.
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Make-A-Wish Wish Kids Brendan and Jacob
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Bren-dan and Ja-cob
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Wells Fargo is providing the experience of a lifetime for Canadian teen Brendan (16) who is fighting Leukemia, and Illinois teen Jacob (18) who is battling brain tumors. Both teens wished to go to the Rose Bowl Game with their families. Wells Fargo is also enhancing their wish with a trip down Colorado Boulevard on the opening banner float of the 125th annual Rose Parade, appropriately themed “Dreams Come True.”
Description of Vehicle(s):  
Approximately 5,000 red and pink roses are used on the Wells Fargo parade theme banner.
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Wells Fargo
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Wells Fargo has been a proud sponsor of the Tournament of Roses for the past eight consecutive years, and this year Wells Fargo is making dreams and wishes come true for two wish kids. These wishes often mark the turning point in the fight against a child’s illness and bring hope, strength and joy to children and families. More than 70 percent of wish kids live to adulthood. In honor of the sponsorship Wells Fargo issues a special limited-edition plush pony that is co-branded with the Tournament of Roses logo and only available in Los Angeles in time for the parade. To learn more about Make-A- Wish, visit http://www.wishla.org

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

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4

Official Group Name:  
Wells Fargo Opening Show
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Five independently powered satellite units representing iconic moments in history, each surrounded with music and dancers. These moments represent the dreamers who, in following their dreams, altered the course of history: The Model T era with Henry Ford and ragtime music; Charles Lindbergh's first transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis with jazz and flapper dancers; Rosie the Riveter and the 1940s big band sound; Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and 1960s rock & roll; the digital age represented by a DJ, spinning on top of a circuit board, with hip hop music and dancers.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

5

Official Group Name:  
Grand Marshal Vin Scully
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully recently announced that he will return to the Dodger broadcast booth for an unprecedented 65th season in 2014. He began his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1950, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. During his unmatched career, he has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games. Iconic moments called by Scully include Kirk Gibson’s miraculous Game 1 home run in the 1988 World Series, Dan Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run, Sandy Koufax’s four no-hitters (including a perfect game) and the scoreless-inning streaks of Dodgers greats Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser. When Scully began broadcasting the Dodgers had yet to win a World Series. Three years later, at the age of 25, he became the youngest person to ever broadcast announce a World Series game. In 1955, he had his most memorable moment behind the microphone, as he called the Dodgers’ first and only championship in Brooklyn. In Los Angeles, Scully has called Dodgers World Championships in 1959, ’63, ’65, ’81 and ’88. He was elected the top sportscaster of the 20th century by the non-profit American Sportscasters Association in 2000.
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1950 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe Convertible. Seven are known to exist today. The Olds Motor Vehicle Company was the oldest U.S. motor car company until General Motors dropped the marquis in 2004. This beautiful car is owned by Dave and Louise Munyon. It is beautifully decorated by FTD. The Grand Marshal's family will ride in vintage touring buses from Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks provided by The Jammer Trust. The Yellowstone bus is owned by Barbara Carlsberg of Jackson, Wyoming and the Glacier bus by Sage Olson of Billings, Montana.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

6

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
American Honda
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.honda.com
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Keeping Dreams on Track
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Honda’s 2014 opening float entry (non judged), “Keeping Dreams on Track” is a fantastic look into the future where all things are possible if we follow our dreams. Honda believes in the power of dreams, and their ability to empower, inspire, and overcome great challenges en route to changing the world. “Keeping Dreams On Track” embodies this spirit. This year marks Honda’s 53rd year of collaboration with the Tournament of Roses®, 38th year as a float participant and fourth year as presenting sponsor.
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"Keeping Dreams on Track" uses a historic and traditional form of transportation, the train, to share Honda’s most ambitious dreams for the future, including the upcoming NSX, HondaJet and ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. This year's float will also fulfill the dreams of spectators along the route who've ever dreamed of riding on a rose Parade float. The float features two large video screens - a Parade first. Cameras will capture fans along the route and project them on the screens, giving parade-goers the opportunity to "ride" the float virtually. The music was created specifically for the float by six-time GRAMMY Award winner Daniel Ho.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
53
Float Award Received Last Year:  
As presenting sponsor of the Rose Parade, Honda has removed its float from judging.
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
Construction Height: 30
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 274
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For the fourth straight year, Honda’s float will be propelled by a specially configured Honda hybrid, low-emission engine to help the float function more efficiently and reduce its carbon footprint.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc., was founded in 1959 as the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Honda currently produces automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, lawn mowers and engines at its eleven major U.S. manufacturing operations, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda’s partnership with the Tournament of Roses began more than 50 years ago when the company first began providing a supply of two-wheeled vehicles and generators for parade operations and has continued to grow throughout the years.
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The float will also be represented by Southern California high school students who had participated in one of the exchange programs under the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as entrepreneurship and leadership programs.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

7

Official Group Name: United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
Group's Website Address:  
Facebook, Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
Marshal's Name: GySgt Daniel Garcia
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Sgt Edgar Torrealba
Group Description Mission:  
Mission Since 1967 this extraordinary military unit has been stationed aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California, representing the United States Marine Corps and the Logistics Base at events and ceremonies throughout the country.
History of Group: Since 1967 this extraordinary military unit has been stationed aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California, representing the United States Marine Corps and the Logistics Base at events and ceremonies throughout the country. This Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard performs precision color guard movements in numerous types of events. What sets this color guard apart from any other military color guard is the fact that “America’s Heroes” are riding “America’s Living Legends,” wild mustangs captured and adopted from the Bureau of Land Management’s “Adopt a Horse and Burro Program.” In addition, the team only rides Mustangs of Palomino color. The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard is the only remaining mounted color guard in the Marine Corps today.
Number of Horses: 6
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
All Horses are Palomino in color,Wild Mustangs adopted from the BLM. Battle Name/Name Riders (Iwo-Jima/Norman) Col Michael Scalise (Okinawa/Dean) SgtMaj Simburger (Tripoli/Ochoco) Cpl Bryanna Kessler (Scoisson/Rookie) GySgt Scott Hubbard (BodFish/Reno) GySgt Daniel Garcia (Fallujah/Sunny) Sgt Edgar Torrealba
Details about Riders: Comprised of active duty Marines. The Marines ride "Wild Mustangs" of palomino color, adopted from the Bureau of Land Management's " Adopt a Horse and Burro Program." The Color Guard travels across the country performing at rodeos, parades and cerimonies throughout the United States. Additionally, the riders are trained to recognize that horses are living creatures capable of thinking, feeling, and decision-making, no different than you and I. The Marines learn to respect their mounts as individuals with different personalities. Being aware of each horse’s potential and learning how to bring it out challenges every rider to be a better horseman and stronger leader of Marines. B
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
United States Marine Corps Dres Blue "B" uniform. Millitary unit.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
Palomino Wild Mustangs Adopted From The BLM
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Black English tack.
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N/A
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Rose Parade, Houston LiveStock and Rodeo. National Finals Rodeo Las Vegas, Dodgers Opening Day Ceremony.
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Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard has had the honor and privilage of leading the Rose Parade since 1986.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

8

Band Name: United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
Composed of: 1st Marine Division Band 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Marine Band San Diego
Representing: San Diego, CA,
Band or School Website Address:  
http://www.3rdmaw.marines.mil/Units/3rdMAWBand.aspx
Band Director: Warrant Officer Andres Navarro
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Gunnery Sergeant James R. Wallace
Total Number Marching:  
106
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): ()
Number Of Brass: 43
Number of Percussion:  
27
Number of Woodwinds:  
24
Number of Flag Bearers:  
4
Number of Leaders: 2
 
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

9

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Western Asset Management Co.
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Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : So close, yet Safari away
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
As with every year, Western Asset makes an effort to involve its employees in this annual tradition, from decorating the actual float to choosing the float design. This year, our employees were presented with five different float designs and asked to vote for their favorite one. Subsequently, they were also asked for suggestions to name the float and “So Close, Yet Safari Away!” was the winning entry.
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Our Western Asset float reflects the parade’s theme, Dreams Come True, a tribute to a world of dreams that have come true as a result of imagination, passion, creativity and hard work. Our float—So Close, Yet Safari Away! celebrates this spirit and the opportunity to dream through adventure, natural wonder, and exploration.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
4
Float Award Received Last Year:  
n/a
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
“So close, yet Safari Away…” is a celebration of adventure that takes place on a safari. The front of the float features two gazelle flanked by giraffes near savannah treetops. A mother and baby elephant make their way to the watering hole where a hippopotamus and a crane are above the water floating in front of the float. The rear of the float hosts two lions perched atop a mound. Underneath the live waterfall, two antelope survey the land while two gibbon monkey’s hang out in the trees.
Construction Height: 30
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 55
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Nine of the animals are animated.
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Towards the rear of the float there will be a full running waterfall.
Rider Names: No riders
Outwalker Names: No outwalkers
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Western Asset is one of the world's leading fixed-income managers. Across offices in Pasadena, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai, the company provides investment services for a wide variety of global clients, across an equally wide variety of mandates. Western Asset's long performance track record and global presence have positioned the company to continue its commitment to excellence in fixed-income investment management and client service.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

10

Official Group Name: Spirit of the West Riders
Group's Website Address:  
none
Marshal's Name: Phil Spangenberger (Spang-en-ber-ger)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Larry Brady
Group Description Mission:  
To represent the American horsemen and women of the Old West of the period from around 1840 through the 1920s
History of Group: Formed in 1991 to ride in the Tournament of Roses Parade and made up of friends who had worked together in Wild West shows, films and other Western entertainment venues. Have since done many charity shows on behalf of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
Number of Horses: 16
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Phil Spangenberger riding Kaitlin, a chestnut quarter horse. Linda Spangenberger riding Searcher, a dark buckskin quarter horse. Larry Brady riding Scout, a liver chestnut quarter horse. Greg Worley riding Tucson, a chestnut quarter horse. Sam Gross riding Jerry, a grey quarter horse. Rand Brooks riding Padrecito, a black Andalusian quarter mix. Randy Kramer riding Little Texas, a chestnut quarter horse. Brent Hudspeth riding Sugar, a buckskin quarter horse. Doug Larner riding Diablo a black quarter horse. Dave Houghland riding a palomino Wendy Bailey riding a white Missouri Fox Trotter. Christy Lewis riding Zef, a black Arabian. Joe Whitely riding Topper, a dun colored quarter horse. Bev Whitely riding BJ, a black quarter horse. Poppy Behrens riding Chick, a chestnut quarter horse. Lori Brown riding Star, a white Arabian.
Details about Riders: Marshal Phil Spangenberger is the Firearms Editor for True West magazine and has been a Hollywood gun coach to such stars as Mel Gibson, Will Smith, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and many others. He's traveled to many countries performing as a Wild West show mounted shooter and fancy gun handler. Linda Spangenberger has accompanied her husband Phil in many Wild West show performances, where she does mounted shooting--riding sidesaddle. She also works as a licensed vocational nurse. Larry Brady, who works as a State Farm Insurance Agent, has been seen in many History Channel programs and is an accomplished and versatile horseman whose riding abilities put him in the hit movie, "Army of Darkness." Brent Hudspeth is a commercial artist and a fine artist of note. He too has been seen in many national ad campaigns and frequently on the History Channel and other documentaries. Christy Lewis is a third generation professional trick and fancy roper and wit her husband Jay, runs Lewis Events, who host themed parties and other entertainment venues. Dave Houghland is a San Bernardino deputy Sheriff and has made several appearances on the History Channel and other documentary programs. Greg Worley works for the City of Riverside and has portrayed numerous historical figures in the History Channel and Discovery Channel shows. Most of the other riders have also appeared frequently on television in documentary programs because of their historical recreations adn riding abilities.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
Our riders represent a cross section of Old West outfits and figures such as 1870s cowboys, later turn of the century cowboys, 1860s cavalryman, ladies in sidesaddle attire, 1890-era Wild West showman and Wild West and rodeo cowgirls of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 1850s mountain men, 1840s Californio vaqueros and more.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
Quarter horses are descended from the horses bred on ranches in the Old West.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
All of our saddles and tack are appropriate to the period and type of person depicted. Our cowboys ride authentically reproduced Great Plains saddles of the 1870s and 1880s, our sidesaddle lady rides an authentic Western sidesaddle, the cavalryman rides an 1859 model McClellan cavalry saddle and so on. Every bit, bridle, saddle, right down to the stirrups and cinches are authentic to the period represented by each rider.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
None
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Tournament of Roses Parade 2012 and 2013
Recent Awards: We don't compete for awards.
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
1992-2009 and 2011-2013
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
WE have horses that come from all over southern California and some that come from Arizona. They are trailered via truck and horse trailers by the owners.
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
We are proud to ride for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation in order to promote awareness of the great job they are doing to find a cure for cancer.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Marshal Phil Spangenberger was awarded the National Day of the Cowboy's prestigious "Cowboy Keeper Award." He is one of only six recipients in 2013 to be so honored. Many of the riders (Phil and LInda Spangenberger, Larry Brady, Greg Worley, Doug Larner, Joe and Beverly Whitely, Dave Houghland, Randy Kramer and Lori Brown) are all members of the "Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association" (CMSA) and several have won major awards in this fast growing equestrian sport.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

11

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
City of Glendale, CA
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.ci.glendale.ca.us
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Let's Be Neighbors
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
In recognition of the fact that Glendale has more than 5,000 acres of natural open space, and is an outdoor recreation destination for all of Southern California, the City’s 2014 float, “Let’s Be Neighbors”, portrays some of the more widely seen members of the wild animal community who call Glendale their home.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The float suggests that it is not only desirable, but possible, for all those who live on the wildland urban interface (the place where urban development meets natural open space) to live together in harmony. This reflects the Rose Parade’s 2014 theme of “Dreams Come True” as the float dreams of the day when all the area’s residents - people and wildlife alike - can all get along together.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
100
Float Award Received Last Year:  
2013 Governor's Trophy for Best Depiction of Life in California
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
Featured on the float are several of Glendale’s noted native inhabitants including the California Mule Deer, Red Tailed Hawk, Coyote, North American Raccoon, Striped Skunk, Western Gray Squirrel, American Goldfinch and, of course, the California Black Bear – in this case represented by Glendale’s most famous wildlife resident, “Meatball the Bear.”
Construction Height: 25
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
SIGN “Glendale Wilderness Park” Letters – brown whole lentils; background and backs – tan fine walnut shell; edges – light tan paper bark; post – reddish brown redwood bark; top of post – tan fine walnut shell; BENCHES – black onion powder: WALKWAY – tan coarse walnut shell; green sides – dark green parsley flakes FRONT FLORAL ARCH Big flowers (petals) – yellow fine cut strawflower; (center) black beans; (stems) green ground parsley flakes; GREEN FOAM (arch) green springeri, bright yellow roses, yellow tulips, yellow gerberas, sunbright yellow sunflowers, peach roses; trunk – dark brown flax seed; swing – dark brown flax seed; seat – light tan paper bark; Squirrel (eyes) – black seaweed and white powdered rice; (body) light tan uva grass and crème pampas grass; Bird (eyes) black seaweed and white powdered rice; (head) black seaweed and yellow carnation petals; (beak) pace orange fine ground lentil seed; (body) yellow carnation petals, red carnation petals; (wings, tops) red carnation petals, white carnation petals, yellow carnation petals; (tail) white carnation petals; (underneath) white fine cut strawflower; (legs) yellow fine cut strawflower; Skunk (eyes) black seaweed, white powdered rice, bronze fine cut strawflower; (eyeliner) black onion powder; (body) grey/black buffalo grass, creme pampas grass; Trash can – dark grey poppy seed, shiny grey silverleaf; inside lid – light grey lettuce seed; inside can – dark grey dark lettuce; Ladybug on trash can (eyes and mouth) black onion powder; (head and body) yellow, red and bronze fine cut strawflower; think black lines – black onion powder; spots – black beans; Spider – black onion powder BEAR Eyes - black seaweed and white powdered rice; around eyes – tan uva grass; nose – black seaweed; lip line – black onion powder; inside mouth – pink and red fine cut strawflower; teeth – white powdered rice; body – dark brown palm fiber, tan uva grass, red corn silk RACOON Eyes – black seaweed, white powdered rice, bronze fine cut strawflower; eyeliners – black onion powder; around eyes – onion powder into buffalo grass; nose – black seaweed and powdered white rice; mouth – black onion powder; ears (outside) white fine cut everlasting; (insides) dark grey poppy seed, black onion seed; Face and body – crème pampas grass, grey/green buffalo grass, black hyacinth root DEER Antlers – dark brown coffee; eyes – black seaweed, bronze fine cut strawflower, white powdered rice; around eyes – white powdered rice, dark grey poppy seed; nose – black seaweed, white powdered rice, white fine cut everlasting, white/crème fine cut everlasting; mouth line – black onion powder; inside ears – white fine cut strawflower, light tan uva grass; head, body & legs – brown chopped palm fiber, bronze fine cut strawflower, pampas grass; hooves – brown palm bark FOX Eyes – black seaweed, white powdered rice, yellow fine cut strawflower; eyeliner – black onion powder, reddish/brown spices; around eyes – reddish/brown spices; ears (insides) light grey lettuce seed, dark grey lettuce seed, white fine cut strawflower, bronze fine cut strawflower; (outside) dark grey buffalo grass, light tan uva grass, crème and white pampas grass; nose – black seaweed; lipline – black onion powder; inside mouth – red fine cut strawflower, black ground onion seed, white fine ground rice; head – grey/black buffalo grass, bronze fine cut strawflower, crème pampas grass; body, tail & legs – dark grey buffalo grass, light tan uva grass, creame and white pampas grass TREE Trunk – light tan fine walnut shell, light grey lettuce seed; Pods (tops) – green Christmas tree, white roses, white cattleyas, light pink roses, pink roses, light orange roses, peach roses; bottoms – green Christmas tree HAWK Head (eyes) black seaweed and white powdered rice; body – brown palm bark; tips – brown palm bark with fiber, crème corn husks, gold/brown uva grass, peach/brown pampas grass DECK Green sod; Tall grass – green flax leaves, green aspidistra leaves; accents – tall brown fox red curly sedge; low grass – green bear grass REAL TREES (2) Cypress trees approximately 3-4 feet tall DECKS Yellow - green springeri, bright yellow roses, yellow tulips, light yellow gerberas, yellow daffodils Pink – green springeri, light pink roses, pink roses, pink gerberas, light pink gerberas Peach – green springeri, peach roses, orange roses, light orange gerberas, medium orange gerberas FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Front walkway – green deflexis, yellow daffodils, yellow tulips, yellow starburst mums, yellow Shasta daisies, green leather fern Front of float – green deflexis, green leather fern, yellow freesia, yellow starburst mums, white button mums Front off camera – green deflexis, green bells of Ireland, small yellow sunflowers, white queen anne lace, white tulips, white delphiniums Around trash can – grey Spanish moss, natural grey curly willow, pink calla lilies, grey/green small eucalyptus, pink roses, white larkspur In front of screens – green deflexis, white gladiolas, green flax leaves, bright yellow roses, white starburst mums, green bells of Ireland, yellow calla lilies Around tree trunk base – green deflexis, green bells of Ireland, green gladiolas, yellow eremerus, natural dry salt cedar, white stock, orange and yellow freesia Off camera behind deer – green deflexis, green leather fern, pink freesia, white starburst mums, white button mums Rear of float, near coyote – green deflexis, green leather fern, yellow freesia, yellow starburst mums, yellow button mums
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: TBD-By Glendale
Outwalker Names: N/A
Company/Organization Information:  
The City of Glendale, California, is a municipal governmental agency providing city services to its residents and business community.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Riders on the float are dressed to represent Glendale residents and all those who enjoy Glendale’s Great Outdoors including a hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, bird watchers, dog walkers, nature photographers, and Trail Safety Patrol volunteers. With so many outdoor activities available in Glendale, the float further acknowledges that the city is one of Southern California’s premier destinations for active recreation and family fun. And, of course, access to open space and outdoor recreation enhances the quality of life for all those who live in Glendale as well. The float is decorated entirely by dedicated volunteers from the City of Glendale.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

12

Band Name: Hawai'i All State Marching Band Na Koa Ali'i
Composed of: Forty different schools are represented from the State of Hawaii – from both private & Public schools. 67% are from the island of Oahu. 14% are from the island of Maui. 11% are from the island of Kauai. 8% are from the island of Hawaii.
Representing: Kaneohe, HI, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
http://hasmb.com
Band Director: John Riggle and Kerry Wasano (Regal----Wah-san-o)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Henry Fu Randy Skaggs Catherine Paleka
Total Number Marching:  
366
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): Aubrey Fortuno ()
Number Of Brass: 109
Number of Percussion:  
58
Number of Woodwinds:  
129
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Dancers: 55
Number of Leaders: 10
Number of Color Guard:  
12
Number of Others: 10
Kumu Hula, Kumu Tahitian, Percussion Staff, Color Guard Staff, Marching Staff, Music Assistant
 
Uniform:
 
Band members attire include black pants with knee length ‘ili hau (e-lee-how0wrapped skirt and a long sleeved Kaumana(cow-mon-ah) print aloha shirt custom designed by Mamo Howell, top designer of Hawaiian Aloha Wear. Each member will also be adorned with green fern haku(hah-koo) style head lei, as well as fern leis on the wrists - kope’e.(co-payee). NOTE: Shirts are in RAINBOW colors and GREAT care taken to arrange the band ranks so that a different color is presented every 5 or 6 ranks. THUS, WHEN THE BAND IS SEEN SIDE TO SIDE OR FROM OVERHEAD THEY APPEAR TO BE A MARCHING RAINBOW!! Front dancers will appear in traditional Tahitian style outfits with long red skirts, adorned in shell lei and the unique Tahitian style feathered headpiece with a beautiful mother of pearl. Other hula dancers will appear in Hula Auana (modern) hula style, yellow hau skirts with bright yellow tops, and yellow hibiscus hairpiece with traditional kupe'e and lei. Hand implements for Tahitian dancers are called i’i (“e-e”) and hula dancers perform with colorful feathered uli uli (“oo-lee, oo-lee”).
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Most unusual fund raiser was a Jog-a-thon, entitled “Run for the Roses” in which members recruit assorted monetary pledges based on running or walking laps around a track in one hour. . This year, the EPIC Foundation provided fiscal sponsorship for HASMB. Other fund raisers include Pizza Hut promotion, and sales of the second edition HASMB Cookbook.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
In November 2011, the Na Koa Ali'i Hawaii All State Marching Band appeared at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Na Koa Ali’i was initially formed for the appearance at the 2003 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The group return to Southern California for second appearance in 2008 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The group also performed at Disneyland and Tournament of Roses Bandfest on both tours. The band has appeared in the 2005 and 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
History of School/Band:  
The Hawaii All-State Marching Band (HASMB) - “Na Koa Ali’i was formed in April 2002 as a special private performing organization. The group is open to nominated student representatives from each public and private high school that has an instrumental/band music and performing arts program in the State of Hawaii; giving the participants opportunities and experiences they would not otherwise have. The current performers come from the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Island of Hawai’i. Band directors and teachers have been invited to select members from their schools to participate in this unique organization. The current 2013 roster includes 366 Band members, auxiliary and Hula/Tahitian performers. In addition, 35 staff and 186 family members will also traveling with the group. The tour will include 7 days in Southern California. This will be the fifth time Hawaii All-State Band has been assembled in its brief history.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
The Na Koa Ali'i - Hawai'i All State Marching Band has previously appeared in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 2003 and 2008.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
John Riggle has been associated with past groups who had appeared in past Pasadena Tournemnt of Roses Parades: 4 times - Kamehameha Schools Warrior Marching Band, 2 times - Na Koa Ali'i Hawai'i All State Marching Band, 1 time - Kukilakila Kauai All Island Band, 1 time - Sunnyvale High School Band. Kerry Wasano is Director of the Maui HighSchool SABERS Band which has been chosen to appear in the 2015 ROSE PARADE!
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Although each island has it lead director, HASMB Directors Kerry Wasano & John Riggle flew to the various islands each month to teach the members and oversee the music, marching, and showmanship. There are also percussion, color guard, and hula specialists who come in as clinicians on occasion. The full ensemble does not see each other together until everyone arrives in Southern California, – only six days prior to the parade day!! MOST UNIQUE FEATURE IS THAT MEMBERS ARE NOMINATED SOLEY BY THEIR SCHOOL DIRECTORS AND COME FROM EVERY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM FOR THE ISLANDS OF OAHU, MAUI, KAUAI (Cow-eye-ee)), HAWAII,MOLOKAI (mo-low-keye-ee), and LANAI. THE GROUP SHOWS HAWAII'A YOUTH AT IT'S FINEST !! The members of the Na Koa Ali’i(nah-ko-uh-ah-lee-ee) – Hawaii All State Marching Band would like to send their warmest “Aloha” to everyone and wishes “Hau’oli Lanui(how-oli-la-new-ee)--Happy New Yeaer” – Happy Holidays! Na Koa Ali'i means "THE KING'S WARRIORS!!

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

13

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Dole Packaged Foods
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
dole.com
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Sunrise at the Oasis
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Dole’s mission is to help people live better, more fulfilling lives, by providing great tasting, natural, healthy and convenient packaged fruits and vegetables. Dole is also an industry leader in environmental practices, across four main pillars of sustainability: Water Management, Soil Conservation, Carbon Footprint, and Packaging. Dole believes that healthy living includes not just eating well and exercising, but also responsibly managing our natural resources. “Sunrise at the Oasis” celebrates Dole’s environmental commitment with vibrant optimism. Dole’s environmental practices and respect for natural resources are embedded in our culture and the way we operate in the United States and around the world. Dole is also the industry leader in developing packaged products that are closer to nature. Everything we make is 100% GMO free and Gluten Free, and we never use high fructose corn syrup. We have also developed the most innovative means of processing fruit, delivering closer to fresh taste, texture, and nutrition.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Dole’s entry evokes an idyllic tropical oasis, a world that we can continue to imagine with responsible, sustainable growing and operating practices. Dole is committed to imagining a world of boundless, sustainable natural splendor. Dole imagines a world of people leading healthy, vibrant lives, in a beautifully preserved natural environment. This is our mission. It is core to what we do and who we are. Dole is committed to quality, safety, pollution prevention and continuous improvement in environmental protection. We are proud to be an industry leader in sustainability: Water Management, Soil Conversion, Carbon Footprint and Packaging.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
4
Float Award Received Last Year:  
2013 Sweepstakes 2012 Sweepstakes 2011 Sweepstakes
Float Designer's Name: Raul Rodriguez
Float Concept Description:  
Dole’s floral entry comes radiantly alive with vibrant colors and textures with sun-drenched fruits and tropical flowers to arouse our senses of sight, smell, touch and taste. Nested in the lush backdrop of tropical flowers a procession of life-like camels, bedecked in floral jewels, carry elaborately decorated Howdahs laden with treasures of gold, precious gems, tapestries of woven silk and rich fragrant spices. Readied to head out as the sun rises the oasis awakens from its majestic dreams and beckon the traveler’s adieu. Graceful palm trees, laden in dendrobium and Cattleya orchids, frame waterfalls that gently cascade through mist-draped gardens into tranquil azure pools of water. Nesting white peacocks, whimsical monkeys, realistic elephants and majestic tigers demand attention as they awaken to the morning in the mist-draped gardens. Featured throughout this floral masterpiece are fresh and healthy fruits, include bananas, pineapples, mangoes, papayas, peaches, strawberries and blueberries that are grown and provided by Dole for use on their float. Accompanying this exotic caravan are elaborately costumed performers.
Construction Height: 26 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The elaborate guddelas (body covering blankets) draping the life-like camels and elephants feature intricate woven patterns of Prive and Tame pink roses, vibrant purple Madame Pompadour dendrobium orchid florets, golden and yellow strawflower petals with accents of kumquats, cranberries and green button mums. The camels are neatly groomed layers of sun-bleached sheet moss then shaded with cinnamon spice. The elephants have hides of finely chopped Ming moss with accents of Sphagnum moss. The playful monkeys have fur fashioned in dried cranberry foliage with highlights of pampas and pharmitas grass. Shades of bronze and cream strawflower petals with black chive seed create the fur on the mother and baby tigers. The white peacocks are fashioned in coconut chips with tail accents of purple dendrobium florets. An oasis of graceful sculptured palm trees, with lavish floral cascades of lavender Cattleya and dendrobium orchids, provides a fantasy canopy over lush floral gardens of over 40,000 hot pink Princess roses that ramble through colorful tropical gardens created from thousands of specialty anthuriums, cypripedium and hybrid vanda orchids. Kimi, Curcuma and Torch ginger, King and Pink Mink protea, along with Angusta, Bihia, Lobster Claw, Pagoda and fuzzy King Kong hanging heliconia. Foliages and ferns are intermixed with bromeliad plants to complete the exotic gardens.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
An oasis of graceful sculptured palm trees, with lavish floral cascades of lavender Cattleya and dendrobium orchids, provides a fantasy canopy over lush floral gardens of over 40,000 hot pink Princess roses that ramble through colorful tropical gardens created from thousands of specialty anthuriums, cypripedium and hybrid vanda orchids. Kimi, Curcuma and Torch ginger, King and Pink Mink protea, along with Angusta, Bihia, Lobster Claw, Pagoda and fuzzy King Kong hanging heliconia. Foliages and ferns are intermixed with bromeliad plants to complete the exotic gardens.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
The elaborate guddelas (body covering blankets) draping the life-like camels and elephants feature intricate woven patterns of Prive and Tame pink roses, vibrant purple Madame Pompadour dendrobium orchid florets, golden and yellow strawflower petals with accents of kumquats, cranberries and green button mums. The camels are neatly groomed layers of sun-bleached sheet moss then shaded with cinnamon spice. The elephants have hides of finely chopped Ming moss with accents of Sphagnum moss. The playful monkeys have fur fashioned in dried cranberry foliage with highlights of pampas and pharmitas grass. Shades of bronze and cream strawflower petals with black chive seed create the fur on the mother and baby tigers. The white peacocks are fashioned in coconut chips with tail accents of purple dendrobium florets. An oasis of graceful sculptured palm trees, with lavish floral cascades of lavender Cattleya and dendrobium orchids, provides a fantasy canopy over lush floral gardens of over 40,000 hot pink Princess roses that ramble through colorful tropical gardens created from thousands of specialty anthuriums, cypripedium and hybrid vanda orchids. Kimi, Curcuma and Torch ginger, King and Pink Mink protea, along with Angusta, Bihia, Lobster Claw, Pagoda and fuzzy King Kong hanging heliconia. Foliages and ferns are intermixed with bromeliad plants to complete the exotic gardens.
Description of Float Animation:  
A dazzling floral display of live and animated entertainment. A computerize hydraulic system has been used to achieve the realistic movements on the camels, elephants and tigers. Three waterfalls, featuring over 1,000 gallons of cascading recycled water, adds to the tropical mood. High pressure misting nozzles, used to create a gentle fog, add to the tropical mood. Music is played from an on-board sound system with performers dancing at street level on both sides of the float complementing this opulent fantasy-rich entry. Elaborately costumed performers flank the sides of the float at street level.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
A sophisticated hydraulic system has been incorporated into the design to lower the 26-foot tall float to 16-feet in height in less than 45 seconds allowing the float to pass under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.
Rider Names: Sophie Spare, 17 Isabella Contreras, 13 Haley Jones, 12 Elizabeth Byington, 13 Erica Min, 24 Jessica Min, 20 Ashley Thomas, 10
Outwalker Names: Elaborately costumed "outwalkers" perform at street level on both sides of the float.
Company/Organization Information:  
Dole Packaged Foods LLC, works with thousands of independent family farmers from around the world to implement sustainable agricultural practices as we raise the best fruits and vegetables. DOLE is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh, frozen, and packaged fruit. Just as our float celebrates a paradise for your eyes, our new frozen Banana Dippers are a paradise for your taste buds. Dippers are banana slices dipped in real dark chocolate, and then frozen. A healthy indulgence any time of year! Another treat that kids will think is a little bit of snacking paradise is the new Squish'ems! squeezable fruit snack. Squish'ems! is smashed up fruit, such as apples and strawberries, that deliver one full serving of fruit in a convenient squeezable pouch with a fun resealable cap. Like all of Dole’s products, these items are 100% non-GMO, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and are gluten free!
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Dole’s commitment to implementing sustainable, environmentally friendly, healthy and safe ways to produce their products work hand-in-hand to call attention to the importance of adapting behaviors in order to conserve Earth’s most precious natural resource for generations to come and its steadfast commitment to environmental preservation. Hundreds of Dole employees, along with their families and friends, have volunteered to help decorate the Dole float.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

14

Official Group Name:  
Tournament President and The Budweiser Clydesdales
Group's Website Address:  
Group Description:  
2014 President R. Scott Jenkins, his wife, Cindy, and their family sit atop the red, white and gold 1903 Studebaker-built beer wagon pulled by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. FTD is the official decorator of this wagon.
History of Group: The Budweiser Clydesdales have been the symbol of Anheuser-Busch for 80 years, and each year they make hundreds of appearances throughout North America and occasionally overseas. To qualify for one of the traveling hitches, a Budweiser Clydesdale must be a gelding at least four years of age, stand 72 inches at the shoulder when fully mature, weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have a bay coat, four white stocking feet, a white blaze and a black mane and tail. Each hitch horse will consume as much as 20 to 25 quarts of whole grains, minerals and vitamins, 50 to 60 pounds of hay, and 30 gallons of water per day.
Names of Individuals in Group for Rose Parade:  
 
 
President R. Scott Jenkins, his wife, Cindy, daughters Lindsay and Courtney, son-in-law, Garrett, his mother, Phyllis and in-laws Sherm and Marge.
Phonetic Pronunciation of Individuals' Names:  
 
 
Details about Participating Individuals:  
 
It takes approximately five hours to prepare the Clydesdales for the parade: washing and grooming the horses, polishing the harnesses, braiding red and white ribbons into the manes, and inserting red and white bows into the tails. Harnessing all eight horses is a process that usually takes 45 minutes. After each horse is harnessed, they are individually hitched to the wagon. Each harness and collar weighs approximately 130 pounds and is handcrafted with solid brass, patent leather, and stitched with pure linen thread.
Description of Vehicle(s):  
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
This will be the Budweiser Clydesdales’ 58th appearance in the Rose Parade. They last appeared in the parade in 2011. This is the first year they will not be pulling a float but are considered an equestrian unit and part of the Tournament President’s parade entry.
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Driving the 12 tons of wagon and horses requires strength, experience and stamina. The 40 pounds of lines the driver holds, plus the tension equals over 75 pounds. Dalmatians have traveled with the Clydesdale wagon since the 1950s. Known as the coach dogs, because they ran between the wheels of coaches or carriages and were companions to horses, they now sit perched atop the wagon, next to the driver.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

15

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Donate Life
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.donatelifefloat.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Co.
Float Theme : Light Up the World
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Individuals and families touched by organ and tissue donation and transplantation shine a light on us all. Transplant recipients radiate with gratitude and renewed life thanks to the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donors; families of deceased donors rekindle their spirits by carrying on their loved ones’ dreams; and registered donors are beacons of hope to patients who aspire to live longer, fuller lives. Like lanterns illuminating the night sky above or the path before us, those who give and receive the gift of life "Light Up the World."
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Our dreams are guided by the examples of others. "Dreams Come True" when you “Light Up the World” with compassion, courage and gratitude – qualities exemplified by organ and tissue donors and recipients.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
11
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
Donate Life’s festival of lanterns illuminates how dreams are inspired by the compassion, courage and life-changing experiences of organ, eye and tissue donors and recipients. The lanterns illuminate 30 riders -– all grateful organ and tissue transplant recipients –- and 12 living kidney donors walking on foot to demonstrate their vitality post-donation. Five beautiful lamps are adorned with 81 memorial floragraph portraits of deceased donors whose gifts of life shine a light on us all. The riders are seated throughout a dedication garden filled with thousands of roses bearing personal messages of love, hope and remembrance.
Construction Height: 29'
Construction Width: 17'
Construction Length: 55'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
GREEN FLORAL GARLAND (HOLDING ALL LANTERNS) Green springeri, white gypsum, green asparagus plumosa, white cymbidiums, white mokaras, white roses, white tulips, light yellow roses, light yellow tulips, white cattleyas, white phaleonopsis; accents – yellow jewels and natural dry lunaria SHOOTING SPRAYS – green springeri, white gypsum, green asparagus plumosa, white cymbidiums, white mokaras, white roses, white tulips, light yellow roses, light yellow tulips, white cattleyas, white phaleonopsis; accents – yellow jewels and coco stix with rice powder YELLOW LANTERN (top to bottom) Top – yellow fine cut strawflower; crème area – crème corn husk; inside edge – red carnations, light yellow carnations, yellow carnations, orange ground lentil seed; (front) yellow mums; (edges) yellow fine cut strawflower; crème area – crème corn husks; lattice work – yellow whole split peas, yellow fine cut strawflower; flex trim pieces – white button mums; yellow inset – yellow button mums; underneath – yellow fine cut strawflower; center flex piece – white button mums (faces); (edges) yellow whole split pea; ball – yellow fine cut strawflower RED LANTERN (top to bottom) Top hook – red fine cut strawflower; roof backgrounds – wine mums and dark rust mums; roof designs – yellow whole split peas, orange whole lentil seeds, red large kidney beans; flat top – bronze fine cut strawflower and red fine cut strawflower; balls – wine mums; backgrounds – orange ground lentil seed, bronze fine cut strawflower, orange fine ground lentil seed, orange ground lentil seed, wine mums; red flex trim – red large kidney beans, red fine cut strawflower, orange whole lentil seeds; inside of lanterns ceiling – gold clover seed; walls – bronze/dark orange fine cut strawflower; floor – red fine cut strawflower; flames – white carnation petals, yellow carnation petals, peach carnation petals, orange carnation petals, red carnation petals; candle – dark grey poppy seed, light grey light lettuce seed; very bottom – red fine cut strawflower PURPLE LANTERN (top to bottom) Top – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower; inside – red fine cut strawflower; large red flex trim – red large kidney beans; red insets – Christmas red mums; small red flex trim – red small kidney beans; light lavender whole carnations, dark lavender mums; bottom – red fine cut strawflower SILVER LANTERN (top to bottom) Top hook – shiny grey silverleaf; top of lantern – shiny grey silverleaf; bottom edge – light grey lettuce seed; design (border) – dark grey poppy seed and black small beans; thin black lines – black small beans; raised cut outs (fronts) – grey/green eucalyptus, shiny grey silverleaf, light grey lettuce seed; all white flex trim fronts (large) – white large lima beans; (small) white small lima beans; (edges) light grey lettuce seed; lower base of lantern – shiny grey silverleaf; bottom – dark grey poppy seed; inside (flame and base) – white carnation petals, yellow carnation petals, peach carnation petals, orange carnation petals, red carnation petals; walls & ceiling – light grey lettuce seed; floor – dark grey poppy seed REAR (circular) LANTERN (top to bottom) Top ring – yellow fine cut strawflower, gold clover seed, white fine ground rice; Top band (inside) – gold clover seed; (outside) yellow mums; white flex pieces – white small lima beans; design – white carnations and blue fine cut statice; white trim around blue – white button mums; small triangle shapes – white large lima beans, elfin pink mums, yellow mums, blue fine cut statice, yellow carnations, yellow button mums, orange carnations, hot pink carnations, white carnations; yellow stripe – yellow carnations; orange stripe – orange ½ kumquats; blue stripe – blue fine cut statice; yellow stripe – yellow mums; triangle shapes – white large lima beans, blue fine cut statice; bottom base – light yellow carnations, yellow carnations, orange ½ kumquats, red carnations, dark lavender carnations; flex trim – yellow whole split pea, yellow fine cut strawflower, bronze fine cut strawflower DECK Front – dark lavender roses, orange roses, hot pink roses, peach roses, bright yellow roses, light yellow roses Cam side (front) – dark lavender roses, red roses, orange roses, bright yellow roses, peach roses Cam side (mid position) – dark lavender roses; (mid position) dark blue iris Cam side (rear) – dark lavender roses, light lavender roses, red roses, hot pink roses, bright yellow roses Rear - hot pink roses, red roses, dark lavender roses, bright yellow roses, peach roses Back – light pink roses, dark lavender roses, light lavender roses, white roses Off cam (front) – red roses, bright yellow roses, orange roses, dark lavender roses Off cam (mid) – bright yellow roses, peach roses, red roses, dark lavender roses, light lavender roses Off cam (rear) - red roses, light pink roses, hot pink roses, dark lavender roses, bright yellow roses Screens – purple fine cut statice, yellow fine cut strawflower ROCK WALL Tops – white fine cut strawflower, crème sesame seed, gold clover seed; rocks – crème sesame seed; hi-lites – white fine ground rice; background – light tan/gold flax seed, light brown fine walnut shell; screens – red fine cut strawflower, pink red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, hot pink fine cut statice FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Lower deck (camera side) - Light pink gerberas, hot pink gerberas, dark lavender gerberas; green deflexis, green sword fern, white starburst mums, yellow daffodils, pink tulips, white allium, white stock; pink gerberas, dark lavender gerberas; green deflexis, green sword fern, white starburst mums, yellow daffodils, lavender tulips, “purple sensation” allium, white stock; hot pink gerberas, pink gerberas, dark lavender gerberas, hot pink gerberas; green deflexis, sword fern, starburst mums, yellow daffodils, pink tulips, white allium, white stock; Lower deck (off-camera side) - red gerberas; green deflexis, green sword fern, yellow daffodils, pink tulips, white stock; lavender gerberas, hot pink gerberas; green deflexis, green sword fern, white starburst mums, yellow daffodils, lavender tulips, purple allium, white stock; hot pink gerberas; green deflexis, green sword fern, white starburst mums, yellow daffodils, pink tulips, purple allium, white stock; dark lavender gerberas, white gerberas; green deflexis, sword fern, white starburst mums, yellow daffodils, lavender tulips, white allium, white stock Front to rear in rock wall - #1 green deflexis, green sword fern, white queen anne lace, blue tweedia, white dendrobs, green bells of Ireland, white roses; #2 – green deflexis, green sword fern, “sunbeam” sunflowers, tritoma, “risen sun” yellow roses, white mokaras, white calla lilies Second Deck - green deflexis, green sword fern, “sunbright” sunflowers, tritoma, “risen sun” roses, white mokaras, white calla lilies Third deck – green deflexis, green sword fern, white mokaras, sunbright sunflowers, pink calla lilies, light yellow roses, tritoma Fourth deck – green deflexis, green sword fern, sunbeam sunflowers, tritoma, risen sun roses, white calla lilies, white mokaras Fifth deck – green deflexis, green sword fern, white queen anne lace, blue tweedia, white dendrobs, green bells of Ireland, white roses Sixth deck - green deflexis, green sword fern, white queen anne lace, blue tweedia, aloha yellow dendrobs, green bells of Ireland, bells of Ireland roses Seventh deck – green deflexis, green sword fern, white queen anne lace, blue tweedia, white dendrobs, green bells of Ireland, white roses Eighth deck - green deflexis, green sword fern, white queen anne lace, blue tweedia, white dendrobs, green bells of Ireland, white roses
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Phoenix Decorating Co. to provide
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
The deck will be filled with more than 5,000 roses with vials carrying personal messages dedicated to deceased donors, transplant recipients and patients in need. The messages, many of them handwritten, originate from all 50 states and many countries.
Description of Float Animation:  
Tri-rotors inside the second and fourth lanterns will make their flames appear to flicker.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: 30 riders, all organ, tissue or cornea transplant recipients (too many to list individually, but we will be happy to identify notable riders on camera side upon request)
Outwalker Names: 12 outwalkers, all living kidney donors (too many to list individually, but we will be happy to identify notable outwalkers on camera side upon request)
Company/Organization Information:  
Donate Life is a national brand for donation supported by national organizations and state teams dedicated to motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life in every corner of the country are in need of life-saving and healing gifts that are possible only through organ, eye and tissue. The 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade float campaign is supported by more than 140 official sponsors nationwide, including organ, eye and tissue recovery organizations, tissue processors, hospitals, transplant centers, state donor registries, funeral homes, donor family foundations and affiliated organizations.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
• Embedded into the designs of the float's lanterns are 81 memorial floragraph portraits honoring deceased organ, eye and tissue donors. • On Dec. 7, 14 and 21, families of the donors depicted in the floragraphs will journey Pasadena to decorate the portraits of their loved ones. From Nov. 20-Dec. 22, families will put the finishing touches on their loved ones’ floragraph portraits at more than 60 local floragraph finishing events across the country. • Participating in the decoration of the Donate Life float are hundreds of donor family members celebrating their loved ones, transplant recipients honoring their donors, and allied professionals who steward the donation and transplant process. • The logos on each side of the Donate Life float will again be presented both in English and in Spanish (“Done Vida”) – a multicultural feature first introduced in the 2006 Rose Parade. • Donate Life is proud to provide official artist renderings in Spanish, Chinese and other languages upon request. • Donate Life was awarded the Judges’ Special Trophy in 2008 and 2012, the Queen’s Trophy in 2009, and the Theme Trophy in 2010 and 2011. • All Donate Life float sponsors and participants encourage parade viewers to save lives by registering in their states to be organ, eye and tissue donors and donating blood in their communities.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

16

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
smrosefloat.org
Float Builder Company: Self-Built
Float Theme : Catching The Big One
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
We hold a design contest (open to all). Then our membership chooses the design that we will build.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Fisherman always dream of "Catching the Big One". Sometimes you should be careful what you dream for.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
since 1917
Float Award Received Last Year:  
We were proud to have received the Isabella Coleman Award in the 2013 parade for our "Sky's the Limit" entry.
Float Designer's Name: Charles Meier
Float Concept Description:  
3 lady fishermen out for a little fun, when they get the catch of a lifetime.
Construction Height: 26 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 42 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Flowers: Roses, carnations, irises, button mums, whole strawflower, agapanthus, button mums, phalaenopsis orchids, cattlaya orchids, vanda orchids Produce: grapefruit (spots on the fish's nose) oranges (spots on the fish's body) kumquats (accents on the fins and tail) Dry: Flake coconut (whites of eyes and deck splashes Red Lentil - whole & crushed, (fins and tail) Black Rice White Sushi Rice - ground Yellow Strawflower - confetti cut Burgundy Strawflower (throat of fish) Crushed Walnut shells (inside of boat) Corn husks (outside of boat) Crushed Magnolia leaves (boat trim)
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
10,000 roses, 35,000 carnations, 6,000 irises (includes both dark blue and light blue) Various other flowers; agapanthus, button mums, phalaenopsis orchids, cattlaya orchids, vanda orchids
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Tail will move up and down and the boat will move in 2 directions in sync with the tail.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: The 3 riders on the float are the Sierra Madre Princesses. They have not been determined at this time. They must be Sierra Madre residents between the ages of 15-18. They will speak to the many service clubs and civic organizations telling about the float association and our current endeavor.
Outwalker Names: No outwalkers
Company/Organization Information:  
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Float is dedicated to our long time friend and volunteer - Doug Doug and his wife Donna, have been an integral part of the Sierra Madre Rose Float Assn for many years. He passed away this year and will be missed.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

17

Band Name: Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School Marching Band
Representing: San Antonio, TX, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
http://www.johnsonjaguarband.org
Band Director: Jarrett Lipman
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Alan Sharps Jordan Stern Darryl Pemberton Kris Hartman
Total Number Marching:  
219
Number Of Drum Majors:  
4
Drum Major(s): Katarina Chavez Collan Cardwell Emily Salinas Aaaron Sanchez ()
Number Of Brass: 72
Number of Percussion:  
25
Number of Woodwinds:  
72
Number of Banner Carriers:  
8
Number of Flag Bearers:  
2
Number of Color Guard:  
28
Number of Others: 8
Acrobats in marching band show, characters in marching band show.
 
Uniform:
 
Columbia Blue, Navy, and Silver. A baby blue shako and plume to represent the Bluebonnets of Texas.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, Concessions at Football, Golf Tournament, Corporate Sponsorships, Dinner for Corporate Sponsors, Mini Parade/March-a-thon in San Antonio, Jazz Band performs around town, Kids selling various items including candies, hams, pies, Memory Book/Yeabook/Ad Book.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Indianapolis, Indiana for Bands of America Grand Nationals. New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference. Winterguard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Bands of America Grand National Finalist 8th place in 2011. Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional 4th place Finalist in 2012. UIL Texas State Marching Contest Finalist in 2012. Winterguard International Scholastic Open Silver Medalist in 2013. Texas Colorguard Circuit Scholastic Open Gold Medalist/Champion in 2013.
History of School/Band:  
The Claudia Taylor “ Lady Bird “ Johnson High School Marching Band opened in August 2008, the newest of seven comprehensive high schools in the North East Independent School District. In only five short years the band program has grown to over 250 students and has received state and national recognition, earning the distinction of performing as a UIL Texas State Marching Contest Finalist in 2012 and a Bands of America Grand National Finalist in 2011. The Johnson Band has established a reputation for quality, innovation and excitement. Drum Corps International (DCI) Artistic Director and Award Winning Fred J. Miller Uniform Designer Michael Cesario has said about the band, “The Claudia Taylor Johnson Band has burst onto the national marching band scene with a brilliant sound, and distinctly new look … that has produced a powerful response from audiences and judges alike, garnering admiration for its full-throated, rich sound, its imaginative and inspiring presentations, and the high energy and intensity of its young performers.”
Notable Band Alumni:  
None yet - only 5 year old school, entering into 6th year. First classes of seniors just starting to graduate college.
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
N/A
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Sister school to Winston Churchill High School in our District. Churchill High School was in the 2005 parade, and our Associate Band Director, Alan Sharps, was one of the Band Directors with them at this time. This is his second time in the parade.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The CT Johnson Band is one of the youngest State Finalist Bands in UIL History, and is humbled and honored to receive the opportunity to achieve another early first for the school in performing in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

18

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Farmers Insurance
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.farmers.com
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Thank A Million Teachers
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
At Farmers Insurance, we believe in smart and are very proud of our long-time support of education. Just last week, actor and two-time Golden Globe-award nominee, Jack Black helped Farmers launch a national initiative inviting America to make 2014 the year to “Thank A Million Teachers.” In 2014, Farmers will also give a million dollars” to classrooms and education programs across the country. Through the Thank A Million Teachers program, Farmers is inviting the public to thank the educators who have made a difference in their lives and the lives of their children on their specially dedicated website, www.ThankAMillionTeachers.com. In return, Farmers has committed up to $1,000,000 in funds to help teachers. We believe that Farmers’ 55-year presence in the Rose Parade® offers the ideal platform to celebrate and draw attention to America’s teachers, who touch millions of lives by making us all smarter and more responsible citizens.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Teachers and educators help to make “Dreams Come True” each and every day. They go the extra mile to shape our children’s lives and build a stronger tomorrow. Every person and every family has a story of a teacher who has had a lasting impact on someone’s life. We understand that the role of the teacher goes beyond the classroom and impacts our entire community. That’s why we want to recognize every teacher for the difference they make every day and the dreams they help inspire.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
55
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
Construction Height:
Construction Width:
Construction Length:
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Mike Agostinelli (MIK , Middle school teacher from Helena, Montana) Bridget Thompson (Elementary school teacher from Dayton, Nevada) Luis Moreno, student, age 17 Natalie Delpino, student, age 17 Rafael Orozco, student, age 13 Markaylla Hale, student, age 12 Giovanni Valle, student, age 15 Jazmyn Meza, student, age 17 Jose Padilla, student, age 16 Yvonne Pina, student, age 17
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Help make 2014 the year that we ‘Thank a Million Teachers’ – visit ThankAMillionTeachers.com to share your heartfelt thanks for a teacher who has made a difference in your life!

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

19

Official Group Name: Wells Fargo
Group's Website Address:  
www.wellsfargo.com
Marshal's Name: Mr. Doug Murphey (Dug- Mer- Fee)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Lovester R. Law (stagecoach) Ann Penn (overall PR)
Group Description Mission:  
This year the Wells Fargo stagecoaches are hosting a family and group of teens, all helped by Foothill Family Service, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build brighter futures for children and families.
History of Group: Wells Fargo's history goes back in time to the birth of California Statehood. Wells Fargo opened its first Pasadena office in April 1885 on Fair Oaks Ave.
Number of Horses: 10
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
The horses’ names are Chico, Fritzie, Candy, Moon, Rudy, Babe, Ranger, Sterling and Libby. The hitch consists of both quarter horses and mustangs.
Details about Riders: The 2014 stagecoach riders are from Wells Fargo and Foothill Family Service. On top of the stage coach is television personality Judge Christina Pérez, fellow Foothill Family Board Member Art Saldivar, who is also a Wells Fargo Advisors senior vice president, Foothill Family Services CEO Steve Allen and Wells Fargo vice president Erica Tejeda. Inside the coaches are the Solorio family and a group of teens who attribute their success stories to the programs at Foothill Family Service. The stagecoaches and horses are presented by the staff from Wells Fargo's Stagecoach Appearance Program. George, Charlene and Justin Lane are from Lancaster, CA and have been with Wells Fargo since 1990. Doug Murphey since 1964.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
The stage coach riders wear the parade and Wells Fargo’s signature color or red. The Wells Fargo Team wears clothing that would have been typical for the mid to late 19th century. Including fabrics, patterns and styles of that era.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
Both quarter horses and mustangs.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
In the 1800's, Wells Fargo purchased stagecoaches from the Abbott-Downing Co. of Concord, New Hampshire. Wells Fargo's collection of original stagecoaches are now on display in its museums throughout the country and quality replicas are now used in our Appearance Program.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Wells Fargo’s stagecoaches make an estimated 450 appearances annually across the country.
Recent Awards:
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
8
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
All horses are Southern CA-based.
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
ABOUT FOOTHILL FAMILY SERVICE: Foothill Family Service is Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families – empowering children and families in our community to overcome challenges and achieve successful relationships, school and work. Founded in 1926 by a group of Pasadena volunteers who wanted to help families in need, Foothill Family Service provides mental health, social services, educational and outreach programs to some of the most vulnerable populations: high-risk and under served children, teens and families in need throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale and Burbank. Last year, over 22,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family Service’s life‐changing services. Programs include Early Child Development, Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment, School-Based Counseling, Support Services for Pregnant & Parenting Teens, Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment programs, Family, Individual & Group Counseling, and Older Adult Services. Services are available at any of our seven Family Centers as well as at preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, community centers, and through in-home visits. Visit www.foothillfamily.org or call (626) 993-3000 to learn more. ABOUT FOOTHILL FAMILY CEO STEVE ALLEN: Steve Allen was named CEO of Foothill Family Service in September of this year, and comes to Foothill with a strong nonprofit, social service and development background. Born in London, England, Allen began his career as a youth leader. Following a 10-year career in the probation service, he moved with his wife and two sons to Southern California to serve as the Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army, where he was responsible for an array of child, youth and family-based social services. He successfully completed a16-year tenure at the Salvation Army, serving four of those years as the Executive Director of Development. Having marched twice in the Rose Parade, Steve is very happy to be riding the stagecoach with our teens and our Early Head Start family! INSIDE THE WELLS FARGO STAGECOACHES: Inside the first coach is the Solorio family. Two years ago, Silvia Solorio became a part of Foothill’s Early Head Start program with her youngest child, Jay, who was just a baby. Silvia now serves as Chair of the Policy Council for Foothill Family Service. The Policy Council works in partnership with Foothill’s senior management and the Board of Directors to develop, review, and approve Early Head Start policies and procedures, and participate in program planning. Silvia lives in El Monte with her husband Jose and their three children. Inside the second coach ride teens from across Foothill’s many programs; with help, they are making their own life dreams come true! ABOUT JUDGE CRISTINA PEREZ: Cristina Pérez is a multi-faceted person. She is a three-time Emmy Award winning television personality, successful lawyer and business woman, and a devoted mother and wife. She is the current host of "Justice For all With Judge Cristina Pérez" which is broadcast nationwide. ABOUT WELLS FARGO RIDERS: Erica Tejeda is vice president and Wells Fargo at Work program manager for the Greater Los Angeles region. Art Saldivar is senior vice president and Wells Fargo Advisors director of brokerage for California, as well as a Foothill Family Service board member
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Lemon and Orange groves gave way to residences and businesses as the population in Pasadena swelled from 301 in 1880 to 4,882 in 1890. Agent Charles Sawtelle opened Pasadena's first Wells Fargo Express office on April 1, 1885, on Fair Oaks Ave. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FOOTHILL FAMILY SERVICE VISIT: www.foothillfamily.org or call (626) 993-3000

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

20

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Singpoli Group
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.singpoli.com
Float Builder Company: Paradiso Parade Floats
Float Theme : Connecting Cultures, Delivering Dreams
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
As a leader in transpacific real estate investments, Singpoli is committed to making dreams come true by forging strong relationships and connecting cultures of the east and the west. Two winged horses or “tianma” are the central figures in the float, which is especially fitting as 2014 marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Singpoli's entry depicts a dream scene inspired by Chinese legend. The "tianma" or "heavenly steeds" that soar over parade audiences are eastern counterparts of the western Pegasus. They represent Singpoli's dream of bringing eastern and western cultures together in harmony and prosperity.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Singpoli makes their Rose Parade® debut this year.
Float Designer's Name: Charles Meier
Float Concept Description:  
Singpoli's inaugural float in the Tournament of Roses® embodies the elegance, quality and creativity for which the company is known. Titled "Connecting Cultures, DELIVERING DREAMS," this stunning design features a pair of magnificent "tianma" or "heavenly steeds" soaring over golden rooftops and lush gardens. According to legend, tianma were the swiftest and most beautiful of horses. They became the favorite mounts of the Emperor and the Chinese court. As eastern counterparts of the western Pegasus, the tianma symbolize Singpoli's commitment of being energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able to making dreams come true by bringing cultures together. The design also features graceful Chinese cranes (symbols of longevity) and fanciful lotus blossoms (symbols of purity and perfection).
Construction Height: 31'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 55'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Singpoli presents a truly extraordinary floral display. A dazzling array of orchids cascades from the flowering trees, including dendrobium, cattleya, mokara, phalaenopsis and vanda orchids in rich purple hues. Velvety carnations create the crimson walls of the Chinese architecture and strawflower petals suggest golden tile rooftops. Oranges and kumquats offer unique textural ornamentation.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Tens of thousands of scarlet roses carpet the landscape while elegant sprays of hundreds of anthurium, ginger, protea, calathea and heliconia provide exotic accents.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Pristine coconut flakes accented with dendrobium orchid florets give the tianma their snowy white appearance.
Description of Float Animation:  
The wings of the tianma animate to a spectacular wingspan of 22 feet. A special variance was secured to allow the float to animate beyond the prescribed 18' maximum.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Both tianma are cleverly cantilevered so that they appear to fly through the air.
Rider Names: Yet to be released.
Outwalker Names: Yet to be released.
Company/Organization Information:  
Singpoli was founded in 1991 as a construction company and has expanded into several real estate disciplines, including architecture, design, development, investment, construction, brokerage, asset management and finance. The company prides itself on forging strong links between east and west, bringing people together and establishing relationships that are mutually beneficial. In 2007 and 2008, Singpoli acquired a street block at Colorado Blvd. and Lake Avenue in Pasadena known as Colorado at Lake, which it is redeveloping into office and retail space, including the renovation of the historic Constance Hotel which will open in April 2014, called the dusitD2 pasadena. The founder of Dusit Hotels built her first hotel called the Dusit Thani in Bangkok, Thailand from an idea she conceived while traveling to New York some 60 years ago. In 2014, her dream will come alive again when the first Dusit-branded hotel opens in the U.S. Singpoli is also developing new activities to include the creation of an internet-based media platform to enhance the California sports and entertainment experience for Chinese immigrants and visitors new to the state, and the establishment of a green energy company to develop and promote environmentally friendly energy sources and products. In addition, Singpoli supports art and charitable organizations within the local community, including investments in innovation projects in Pasadena and cutting-edge medical research at local universities. Singpoli hopes its float entry will be an inspiration to the Chinese American community in their quest to live the American dream. Singpoli Group is based in Southern California with offices in Arcadia and Pasadena.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Singpoli's entry was designed by Charles Meier and built by Paradiso Parade Floats. Paradiso is the parade's newest float builder, now entering its second year. Singpoli is the only small business based in Pasadena to sponsor a parade float in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

21

Band Name: Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets
Representing: Pasadena, CA, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
pccband.com & pasadena.edu
Band Director: Kevin Brown
Total Number Marching:  
10
Number Of Brass: 9
Number of Percussion:  
1
 
Uniform:
 
Red military style jackets with red shako, white beret and white pants.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
The PCC Herald Trumpets are funded by the college.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The PCC Herald Trumpets perform for the Queen and Royal Court announcement and other events for the Tournament of Roses.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
N/A
History of School/Band:  
2014 marks director Kevin Brown's 31st year leading the herald trumpets. PCC is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
The Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets have heralded the Queen and her royal court every Rose Parade since the 1970s.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Over 70 high school trumpeters auditioned for the 9 trumpet positions and 30 snare auditioned for the solo snare spot.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

22

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Macy's
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Presenting the Royal Court
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Raul Rodriguez
Float Concept Description:  
The 2014 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and Royal Court are magnificently presented beneath a decorative floating bejeweled crown canopy sitting amid an elegant tailored rose gardens lined in boxwood hedges and delicate ferns. This captivating floral masterpiece showcases the elegance of the Rose Queen and her six Princesses. Flanking the length of the float are opulently carved urns featuring magnificent rose and floral arrangements. Oversized sculptured roses frame the front of the float.
Construction Height: 16 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 35 Feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The elaborately sculptured crown is artistically decorated in crisp white sweet rice with pearls of lunaria and accents of white beans. Red Black Magic and Freedom roses, augmented with red ginger and anthuriums, create the floral masterpieces cascading over marbleized sculptured urns decorated in white sweet rice and coconut chips. Walls of crushed coconut chips and elegant sculptured roses created with macaroon coconut accented in pink statice complete this magnificent Queen’s float. Delicate Maiden Hair ferns cascade over the 5,000 red Freedom roses and white gerberas completing the side gardens.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
More than 6,000 roses are featured in the arrangements and deck gardens.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Queen Ana Marie Acosta, 17, Polytechnic School Princess Elizabeth Hansen, 19, Pasadena City College Princess Kayla Diyana Johnson-Granberry, 17, Pasadena High School Princess Jamie Anne Kwong, 17, La Salle High School Princess Katherine (Katie) Diane Lipp, 17, La Canada High School Princess Elyssia Hadi Widjaja, 17, San Marino High School Princess Elizabeth Katie Woolf, 17, La Canada High School
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Macy’s is the Official Wardrobe Sponsor for the Rose Queen and her Court.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The Rose Queen and her six Rose Princesses were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement and community involvement. As official ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, they will participate in more than 100 community and media functions leading up to the 125th Rose Parade and the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Their selection concluded a month-long process that began in September with over 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who initially participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts.

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

23

Band Name: Liberty High School Grenadier Band
Representing: Bethlehem, PA, United States
Band or School Website Address:  
www.lhsgbopc.org
Band Director: Kevin Long (KEH-vin LONG)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Allen Frank
Total Number Marching:  
249
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): David Guarriello (DAY-vid GARY-ello)
Number Of Brass: 97
Number of Percussion:  
23
Number of Woodwinds:  
79
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Dancers: 17
Number of Leaders: 2
Number of Color Guard:  
6
Number of Others: 22
Bagpipers
 
Uniform:
 
The Liberty High School Grenadier Band musicians wear the exact uniform of Her Majesty’s Band of the Coldstream Guards. The Bagpipers wear the uniform of Her Majesty’s Scots Guard Pipers. Eighty of the 200 plus musicians wear real bearskin hats. The pipers all wear traditional feather bonnets. The majorettes wear a uniform inspired by highland dress and a Guards musician’s tunic. The directors wear the appropriate uniform of a Coldstream Guards Director of Music.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Official Tournament of Roses Pin Sale, Postcard Donation Drive, Gertrude Hawk Candy, ThirtyOne Gifts, Discount Cards, Citrus Sale, Monthly Hoagie Sales, Candle Sale, Mums Sale, Pierogie Sale
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
2011 Waikiki Holiday Parade – Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Along with the parade, the band performed at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
History of School/Band:  
The Grenadier Band was established in 1926. Liberty High School’s first band director, Joseph Ricapito, led the Liberty H.S. band for almost 40 years. During his tenure the band represented Pennsylvania in President Truman’s 1945 Inaugural Parade. Upon his retirement, Mr. Ron Sherry, a Liberty alumnus, was appointed as the second band director. Mr. Sherry revamped the band’s image and in 1966 he introduced the Grenadier theme. During Sherry’s career the Grenadiers would grow in size and notoriety. In 1976, the band provided the music for England’s Queen Elizabeth II’s presentation of the Bicentennial Bell. The Grenadiers became the first high school band in the world to perform in London’s Royal Albert Hall. Upon Sherry’s retirement in 1991, Liberty’s third director, Mr. Greg MacGill, continued the band’s Grenadier tradition. Mr. MacGill continued to grow the program and ran several tours to England, Seattle, Puerto Rico, Vancouver and Hawaii. It was during this time that The Grenadiers made their first appearance in the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade. Greg MacGill’s retirement was followed by the Grenadiers fourth director, Liberty alumnus, Kevin Long. Mr. Long, and Assistant Director Allen Frank, lead the 250 member Grenadier Band that you see today.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Jonathan Frakes - Class of 1970 - Trombone player - Known for his role as William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation Jimmy DeGrasso - Class of 1981 - Percussionist - Professional drummer currently with Black Star Rider, formerly with Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, White Lion, Alice Cooper, and others. Ron Sherry - Liberty Grenadier Band 2nd Director Kevin Long - Class of 1981 - Liberty Grenadier Band 4th Director
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
2009
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
27 students of the current Liberty Grenadier Band had a sibling march in the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade. 8 students had family members march in previous Rose Parades with other high school bands from Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The band currently has a set of triplets and two sets of twins.

 

 

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Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

24

Official Group Name: The New Buffalo Soldiers
Group's Website Address:  
www.abuffalosoldier.com
Marshal's Name: C.F. Brown
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
August Simien Jr.
Group Description Mission:  
The New Buffalo Soldiers are a historical educational group recreating the lives of the men of Company H, Tenth Regiment of the US Cavalry from post Civil War through World War I. Our mission is to educate and enlighten the world about the contributions of the Black Men's participation.
History of Group: The New Buffalo Soldiers was organized in July 1992 by Dr. John Mapp to be a living historical educational group. We travel to schools, libraries, museums and universities where we teach the history. Setting up displays of weapons, tents and tack. A demonstration of horseshoeing is always a big hit. We have ridden many parades throughout Southern Ca. We have been to Fort Irwin (near Barstow Ca.) for the changing of the command. We were present at Fort Huachuca Arizona for the unveiling of the Buffalo Soldier Stamp. Two of the members were involved in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Number of Horses: 14
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
C. F. Brown rides Charlene a black Missouri Foxtrotter. August Simien Jr. rides doll a black Tennessee Walker. John Mapp rides Elvira a black Tennessee Walker. Clyde Phillips rides Status a black National Show Horse. Emmett Murrell rides Trooper a black Tennessee Walker. Larry Thornton rides Dutchess a black Missouri Foxtrotter. Alan Ginos rides Big Guy a gray Saddlebred. Clifford Smith rides Mister a black Missouri Foxtrotter. Milton Cox rides Smoke a black Tennessee Walker. Jerald Hurdle rides Bradley a black Saddlebred. Harold Linton rides Beauty a black quarter horse. Jay Collins rides Isis a black Missouri Foxtrotter. Stevie Flot rides Trouble a black Tennessee Walker. Justin Brown rides Sandy a black Missouri Foxtrotter,
Details about Riders: C. F. Brown joined in 1992 the third person to join and he is the farrier for the group. August Simien Jr. joined in 1994. He is currently the president and is a retired fire captain. John Mapp is the founder of the group (1992). He is also vice-president and historian for the group. Clyde Phillips joined in 1994 he is a college counselor. Harold Linton joined in 1993 and works for UPS. Emmett Murrell joined in 2010 he owns group homes to help kids have a place of stability. Alan Ginos joined in 2007. He is proud to be the captain when riding the parade. Clifford Smith joined in 2011. He is currently a fireman. Milton Cox joined 2001 is a retired Airport Police Officer. Jay Collins joined in 2011 and is a Airport Police officer. Jerald Hurdle joined in 2011 and is a Dr. in Maine. Justin Brown joined in 1994 and is currently looking for work. Larry Thornton joined in 2010 and is a CPA. Stevie Flot joined in 2003 and is a painter. As you can see The New Buffalo Soldiers is a diverse group of men with one common passion and goal. That is to educate!
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
The uniforms are 1800 military and are all wool. The pants are a light blue and the blouse is dark blue with gold piping.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The Missouri Foxtrotter was bred for a comfortable ride and used to travel long distances. Salesman, whiskey salesman and peddlers used the horse because they had to cover ground quickly with a smooth gait at the walk. The Tennessee Walker was used for the same purpose as the Foxtrotter. Quarter horse was used rounding and herding cattle.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
The saddles used by The New Buffalo Soldiers are called a McClellan. They are 1800 military. It is comfortable for the horse but, not the rider.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
Today the soldiers are depicting typical escort duty of an original 1862 US Army Transport Wagon said to have been abandoned by General Phil Sheridan's Union Army in late 1864-65 on a campaign heading southward through North Carolina. Riding in the wagon is The New Buffalo Soldiers women's auxillary-Women of the Buffalo Soldier Legacy- who portray the female cohorts of the soldiers. These women were heroines in their own right whose often unrecognized presence provided essential support to the troops as camp follower, laundress, seamstress, cook, nurse, midwife, officers's wife's maid or companion, soldier's wife, mother entrepreneur from the time of the Civil War through the military expansion in the West. The wagon is being driven be a Teamster that was typically hired by the military.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The group was in Salt Lake City Utah July 19th - 24th 2013 for Frontier Camps- Days of 47 Rodeo. We rode into the arena alongside a wagon that the Governor of Utah was aboard. Each nite we rode in to kick off the rodeo. Not only did we ride a parade there we also had the privilege and honor to escort the governor and his wife to the park where he gave his speech. We then went to Santa Barbara to ride an all equestrian parade on August 3rd 2013.
Recent Awards: N/A
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
Several of the members have ridden the Rose Parade for 19 years from 1995-2013.
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
N/A
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
N/A
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
New addition of our wagon. The Southern farmer who discovered the disabled wagon concealed it under a tarp in his barn until it was purchased in 2001 and restored by Gary Fradella, a Sourthern California reenactor and subsequently acquired by a member of The New Buffalo Soldiers. The restoration is of original parts including pole box, wheels, a non regulation field kitchen and an added officers desk that was built to original specifications. Since its abandonment over 150 years ago, other than being on static display, traveling down Colorado Boulevard in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade is the wagon's maiden voyage!

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

25

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.lcftra.org
Float Builder Company: self-built
Float Theme : Dog Gone!
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The LCFTRA holds a contest running from mid-November to mid-January. We invite all ideas to be submitted to our website. We accept only written word concepts--no drawings. Over 100 entries were received. A young 8th grade girl from Orange County turned in the concept of a person running after a dog. The contest winner watched the parade on TV, and the next day, while attending post-parade, she learned about the contest from our float driver. Our artist took the idea further and sketched the dogcatcher running after a truckload of dogs.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
"Dog Gone!". Five dogs--four in a truck and one holding on for dear life, are escaping the dogcatcher. Having gotten away, theirs is a "Dream Come True".
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
The 36th entry as a self-built float
Float Award Received Last Year:  
The LCF 2013 rose float was awarded the "Animation Award" for the superior movements made by one large lumbering stretchy dinosaur.
Float Designer's Name: Artist Jacob Maitless drew the color rendering. This is Jacob's 10th float design (the concept having come from our contest winner) .
Float Concept Description:  
A 1930's truck belonging to the dogcatcher is stolen by five neighborhood dogs. Here they come, bouncing down Colorado Blvd. to celebrate the New Year. Who are Shasta, Gunnar, Gypsy, Morgan and Winston? And why is that man, Steve, chasing them? They are neighborhood dogs out on the town for a New Year's Eve party. And Steve is the Humane Society man trying to return them safely home. Temporarily escaping, the dogs are 'DOG GONE!". This is a "Dream Come True" for five puppies.
Construction Height: 20 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 52 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Shasta, the driver dog, is primarily covered in palm bark. Gunnar, the passenger, is peach and tan colored carnations. Gypsy, the poodle, has a summer cut of white mums with uncut ruffs of white carnations. Morgan, the shaggy sheep dog, is pampas grass tipped with onion powder to give a gray-brown color. Winston the small dog hanging from the back doors of the truck is covered in coconut and dock seed. The truck is red kidney beans with wood siding of melaluca bark. Silverleaf bumpers complete the vintage look of the truck. The country road is covered in wheat grass with tire ruts of tan lentil seed. Steve, the Dogcatcher, wears a yellow button mum cap, a yellow mum jacket, and green mung bean trousers. The truck is bouncing over a concrete and stone bridge made of oatmeal concrete and several shades of flagstone seed mix. Under the bridge on both sides is a pool of water of blue iris, surrounded by cat tails. The ground away from the road on both sides of the bridge is an under-layer of leather fern with wildflower florals made from roses, fancy mums, carnations, gerberas, daisies, and exotics. The wildflowers are repeated throughout the rest of the base in smaller clumps and individual blossoms.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
16,000 Chrysanthemums 1200 Button Chrysanthemums 5000 Roses 4000 Carnations 2000 Iris 700 Gerbera Daisies 700 Exotics
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Using all tried and true deco materials.
Description of Float Animation:  
The truck bounces in all directions as it speeds over the bridge. Shasta and Gunnar look from side to side to make sure they do not miss anything on their adventure. Gypsy is motionless, posing for the crowds she is certain are looking just at her. Morgan shakes his head in disbelief, making his ears flop. Winston hangs on for dear life as the doors he is holding onto swing open and closed. Steve, the big Dogcatcher, runs after the truck as fast as he can, arms and legs in synchronization, trying to catch the runaway truck.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
The truck animation is one we believe has never been used on floats. The three large hydraulic cylinders support the entire truck. They are mounted free to rotate at both ends. Three large pivoted struts limit translation of the truck. Computer simulations say that it works. If the truck bounces on the way down Colorado Boulevard, the computer was right, and the engineers were successful. If the truck doesn't move at all, it's back to the drawing board.
Rider Names: No riders on this float.
Outwalker Names: No outwalkers.
Company/Organization Information:  
The La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assoc. is a non-profit membership organization begun in 1978 for the sole purpose of designing, building, decorating, and financing a float for the Pasadena Rose Parade every year.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Five members of the LCF T of R Assoc. paid a donation for the privilege of naming their dogs (past and present). Another local resident who is a friend and past Board Member of the Pasadena Humane Society, made his contribution giving tribute to and naming his own Dogcatcher, STEVE, who is in fact the CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society.

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

26

Band Name: Nagoya Minami High School Green Band
Representing: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Band or School Website Address:  
none
Band Director: Makoto Kato (mah-koh-toh kah-toh)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Hirofumi Yokoyama
Total Number Marching:  
127
Number Of Drum Majors:  
2
Drum Major(s): Hikari Iwata Hirofumi Yokoyama (hee-kah-ree ee-wah-tah hee-roh-foo-mee yoh-koh-yah-mah)
Number Of Brass: 51
Number of Percussion:  
15
Number of Woodwinds:  
50
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Leaders: 9
Number of Color Guard:  
7
 
Uniform:
 
Cobalt blue tunic with yellow and white with diagonal blue stripe overlay, black slacks.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Performers are each responsible for his or her own costs. No fundraising activities are conducted.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
All-Japan Marching Contest All-Japan Wind Instrument Competition Combined Brass Contest
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
2004 Aichi Prefecture Arts and Culture Award 2006 Aichi Prefecture Education Committee Cultural Activity Award 2007 Aichi Prefecture Cultural Education Award and Governor’s Award Aichi Prefecture Super High School Cultural Activity Section (2008-2011) Tokai Band Contest Gold Medal, Aug. 25, 2013
History of School/Band:  
Nagoya Minami High School, located immediately next to Nippon Gaishi Arena, is the newest prefectural high school in in Nagoya.
Notable Band Alumni:  
None
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
None
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
None
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Their motto, “The Sound of Nagoya Minami Resounds in the Heart”, encourages them in their daily practice to inject every sound and ordinary activity with “feeling” in order to create music that reaches the hearts of their audiences.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

27

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
City of Hope
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.cityofhope.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Turning Hope & Dreams into Reality
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Hope and Dreams are what City of Hope’s mission is built on and why our team comes to work every day – in search of cures. The wishing trees that line the entrance of City of Hope’s campus are the basis of the float’s design. The trees provide patients, their loved ones and supporters with a canvas to share their dreams of hope and wishes for a future without cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The parade’s theme “Dreams Come True” speaks to the dreams City of Hope has helped come true, dreams that would have been lost were it not for the research and treatment that have resulted in lives extended and dreams fulfilled.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
3
Float Award Received Last Year:  
3 years as a lone participant, 37 years in co-participation with the City of Duarte since 1974
Float Designer's Name: Art Aguirre
Float Concept Description:  
City of Hope's 2014 entry into the Rose Parade features "The Wishing Trees" that can be found on campus at the world renowned hospital. The trees are a common place for patients, visitors and well wishers to allow them to place their wish on a tag for the world to see. The float features beautifully decorated floral steps that lead to three wishing trees. The colorful tags that adorn each tree will contain a wish from patrons, patients and supporters of one of the leading cancer research centers in the country.
Construction Height: 16
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 55
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
TREES Tops – green springeri, green lemon leaf branches; bottoms – green ground parsley flakes; trunks – brown flax seed; dedication tags (lettering) – black onion seed; background – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes, blue fine cut statice, orange fine ground lentil seed; BASES: top foam inisdes – green springeri, white roses, white dendrobs, white phaleonopsis, white lunaria; accents – rice powdered coco stix; bottom foam insides – green springeri, dark blue iris, dark lavender roses; CROWN SHAPES: top (insides) – purple fine cut statice, yellow fine cut strawflower, orange ground lentil seeds; (outsides) – purple fine cut statice, yellow button mums, orange ½ kumquats; bottom (insides) – white fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, purple fine cut statice; (outsides) – white button mums, elfin pink mums, dark lavender/purple mums; top green deck – green springeri, hot pink gerberas, hot pink roses, pink roses, pink gerberas, pink carnations STEPS Tops – dark green dichondra; #1 step – dark lavender roses, dark pink fine cut strawflower; #2 step – dark lavender roses, green lime slices; #3 step – hot pink roses, green lime slices, white mums; screens – green ground parsley flakes SCULPTED FLOWERS Buds – white fine cut everlasting, dark pink fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower; calyx – green ti leaves; stems – green ti leaves; ½ open flowers (insides) – white carnation petals, hot pink carnation petals, pink carnation petals; (center lines) elfin pink mums; (centers) elfin pink mums; (backs) white fine cut everlasting; BIG FLOWERS (front) petals – white carnation petals, pink carnation petals, hot pink carnation petals; (center lines) elfin pink mums; (centers) white/crème navy beans, yellow whole split peas, orange whole lentil seeds; (backs) white fine ground rice; (stems) green ti leaves; (leaves) green ti leaves; (veins) white navy beans; (calyx) green ti leaves FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS FRONT LOWER DECK – green deflexis, light blue delphiniums, dark blue delphiniums, dark blue iris, white starburst mums, white hyndrangeas, grey/green small eucalyptus, white ross ABOVE DRIVERS OPENING - green deflexis, grey/green small eucalyptus, white china mums, lavender hyacinth, lavender veronica, light blue delphiniums, dark blue delphiniums, white roses REAR LOWER DECK – green deflexis, white starburst mums, green bells of Ireland, light lavender roses, light blue iris, white snapdragons, white tulips BETWEEN CROWNS – green deflexis, grey/green small eucalyptus, green bells of Ireland, blue foxgloves, green cymbidiums, blue veronica, white roses, white daisies, powder coco stix with rice, light lavender roses 2ND STEP FROM TOP MIDDLE – green deflexis, grey/green small eucalyptus, green bells of Ireland, blue foxgloves, green cymbidiums, white daisies, coco stix with rice powder, light lavender roses, blue veronica ENDS 2nd STEP – green deflexis, grey/green small eucalyptus, white china mums, lavender hyacinth, lavender veronica, light blue delphiniums, dark blue delphiniums, white roses
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: 1&2. BMT Recipient & Donor (to be confirmed – at front of float, together. We may hold to reveal these publically until parade day.) 3. Christina Russo (confirmed) – told to get her affairs in order when diagnosed with rabdomiosarcoma – a pediatric cancer as an adult. She is now a 10 year survivor and the mother of twins. Kiefer Sutherland has showcased her story in several City of Hope campaign videos. Her family in Florida plans to have a “huge” viewing party to see her travel down Colorado Blvd. 4. Christine Pechera (confirmed) - before her first BMT transplant, when she thought New Years Day 2004 would be her last, Christina’s family flew out from New York to attend the parade as one of her "last dying" wishes. In Christine’s words, “to actually participate in the parade10 years later as a thriving survivor would be amazing, a miracle.” 5. Stephanie Hosford (confirmed) – diagnosed in early pregnancy, cancer free with healthy child. 6. Kommah McDowell (confirmed) – diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer – 5% chance of surviving two years. 8 year survivor with a thriving 4 year old son. 7. Julie Campoy (confirmed) – teenage dream to be a Rose Princess, ongoing support of COH has been for Nurse Education Fund. Mother passed at COH in 2009 – breast cancer; Julie diagnosed and treated at COH in 2011. She owns Julienne, a San Marino restaurant, established by her mother and she now carries on its tradition. 8. Hannah Komai (confirmed) – 3 year cancer survivor – diagnosed at 20 w/osteosarcoma, was a softball player, now a softball coach – father is also a cancer survivor. Dream is to go into pediatric oncology nursing. 9. Charlie Habib (confirmed) – pediatrics, rare form of childhood cancer – ongoing vigilance. Charlie’s parents met while building the two halves of the Cal Poly float. Each managed a half – one for Pomona, the other for San Luis Obispo. They met when the floats were connected at the parade – the rest is history. 10. John Cloer (confirmed) – pediatrics
Outwalker Names: We will have thirty (30) outwalkers which are still to be determined. We have proposed the following groups, that need to be picked, approved and vetted by our leadership team: • Doctors associated with patient stories represented on the float (10) • Nurses/caregivers (15) • Individual donors (up to 5) – see Fundraising Model below • Key supporters
Company/Organization Information:  
City of Hope is recognized worldwide as a leader in compassionate patient care, innovative medical science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. Our Mission: City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research, and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
We kicked off our centennial celebration in 2013 at the Tournament of Roses parade. As wrap up our centennial celebrations, we celebrate 100 years of dreams made possible by our work. In those 100 years, City of Hope has transformed itself from a humble sanatorium in the desert of Los Angeles County into a leading national medical center, home of groundbreaking research and revolutionary patient care. And our work is just beginning.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

28

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
South Pasadena Tournament of Roses
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
SPTOR.com
Float Builder Company: South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee
Float Theme : Intergalactic Vacation
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
This theme was chosen by our design committee because it best represented the concept that we had chosen for this year's float.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
What person hasn't dreamed of going to outer space? We belive that this float design represents the theme by bringing fantasy and real life together in our own version of a "Dreams Come True" scenario.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
123
Float Award Received Last Year:  
2013: Founders Trophy for "Most beautiful entry built and decorated entirely by volunteers" 2012: Fantasy Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Richard Carlow and Eugenia Chen
Float Concept Description:  
A whimsical interpretation of a childhood dream of going to outer space. A family is posing for a photo op with an alien photographer on a hover board with the earth in the distant background while other explorers take in the scenery. the main float will be joined by a satellite float that will represent a 1950's style rocket ship towing a teardrop trailer.
Construction Height: 16 feet 6 inches
Construction Width: 24 feet that folds to 18 feet for convoy
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
15 varieties of roses, Gerbera Daisies, hydrangea, spider mums, spoon mums, button mums, spray mums and carnations. raintree pods, agapanthus stems, "million stars' Gypsophillia, reindeer moss, tiger lilies, casablanca lilies, stargazer lilies, liatras, snapdragons and delphinium an estimated 1.5 million locally collected Bouganvillea flowers that were harvested from in and around South Pasadena. These blooms are used in every form from whole leaves for petaling and even in powder form with 100 whole blooms yielding only 1 tablespoon of powdered Bougainvillea. 500 hand cut and decorated stars 600 pounds of raw cotton will for the base cover on the clouds.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
20,000 roses, 20,000 carnations and 15,000 mums. an estimated 1.5 million locally collected Bouganvillea flowers that were harvested from in and around South Pasadena. These blooms are used in every form from whole leaves for petaling and even in powder form with 100 whole blooms yielding only 1 tablespoon of powdered Bougainvillea.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Raw cotton and crushed bouganvilliea blooms the satellite float is covered in mini roses, mini carns, silver leaf and poinsettia petals
Description of Float Animation:  
The alien photogapher will defy gravity on his hover board on the front of the float by use of hydraulic animation that was designed in whole by 20 year old assistant construction chair Bob Abbey. other characters and animaition will be featured throughout the float
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
clean burning propane hydraulic drive
Rider Names: All riders are members of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses construction and decoration teams
Outwalker Names: none
Company/Organization Information:  
The Mission of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee is to create positive exposure for our city through participation in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, which will elevate our community and our organization by using principles based on voluntarism for the successful completion of our annual floral entry.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

29

Band Name: Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Indian Band
Representing: Kingsport, Tennessee, United States of America
Band or School Website Address:  
www.dbband.org
Band Director: Lafe Cook (Lafe (rhymes with safe))
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Ryan Gilbert, Tom Padgett, and Ross Bader
Total Number Marching:  
350
Number Of Drum Majors:  
5
Drum Major(s): Lindsey Engle, Elaine Greenfield, Sofia Baker, Alden Mason and Hannah Grimes ()
Number Of Brass: 119
Number of Percussion:  
30
Number of Woodwinds:  
145
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Dancers: 12
Number of Leaders: 6
Number of Color Guard:  
42
 
Uniform:
 
Cadet style uniform in maroon, white and gray. White shako hat with white plume.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Band of America Regional Finalist, Band of America Grand Nationals Semifinalist, Western Carolina University "Tournament of Champions" Grand Champion, Middle Tennessee State University "Contest of Champions" Grand Champion, Tennessee State Marching Band Champion
History of School/Band:  
The Dobyns- Bennett High School Marching Band is located in Kingsport, Tennessee which is nestled the mountains of Northeastern Tennessee. The Dobyns-Bennett Band has represented the State of Tennessee in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 4 times (1968, 1984, 1990, and 1994) and has performed at numerous national and international events including the Sugar Bowl, the Peach Bowl, and the London England Millenium Parade. Dobyns-Bennett is especially proud to have marched in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade three times (2002, 2007 and 2014). The Dobyns-Bennett Band has received superior ratings at every event attended for more than fifteen years and in the past five years has won more than 200 first place awards at competitions all over the Southeast. The Marching Band has been a Bands of America Regional Finalist as well as a Grand Nationals semifinalist multiple times. With almost 400 members the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band is the largest marching band in the state of Tennessee.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
2002 and 2007
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

30

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Stella Rosa Wines
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
sanantoniowinery.com
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Stellabrate Good Times
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Stella Rosa Wines is all about creating and celebrating memorable times. The first wine company participant in the history of the Rose Parade, Stella Rosa rings in the New Year with “Stellabrate Good Times.” This highly entertaining and happy float celebrates the recent resurgence of the iconic disco dance-style music so popular at parties and dance clubs. “Stellabrate Good Times” was chosen because people want to have fun and celebrate special moments in their lives.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Our theme relates to the “Dreams Come True” parade theme because we celebrate the special moments in our lives. And so many of our life’s celebrations are because our dreams came true. San Antonio Winery, the company behind Stella Rosa Wines and 4th-generation wine makers in Los Angeles for more than 90 years, is proud of their heritage and want to share good times with America this New Years Day. Our dreams came true when our family came to Los Angeles, and we celebrate all dreams coming true.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
First year entry.
Float Designer's Name: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Concept Description:  
A colorful party bus is ringing in the New Year! The first wine company participant in the history of the Rose Parade, Stella Rosa rings in the New Year with “Stellabrate Good Times.” This highly entertaining and happy float celebrates the recent resurgence of the iconic disco dance-style music so popular at parties and dance clubs. Grammy award-winning KC and The Sunshine Band performs live, with funk, R&B and disco music booming from the oversized floral bus carrying musicians, party-goers, and dancers. Coming from behind is a floral display overflowing with bottles of Stella Rosa bubbly wine and all the required New Year's party favors, including colorful horns, pinwheels, balloons, confetti streamers, and a clock striking midnight. Don't miss this bus! San Antonio Winery, producers of Stella Rosa wine, reminds you to celebrate responsibly.
Construction Height: 22 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 55 Feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Stellabrate Good Times features the festive floral colors that make fun parties and special events so exciting. The bus has been artistically created from florescent neon hot pink roses, vibrant whole yellow strawflowers, and sizzling chartreuse green Kermit button mums. The party favors display a captivating array of bold and imaginative color combinations, including purple Dendrobium orchid florets, shocking orange lentil beans, dazzling red ilex berries, illuminating yellow strawflower petals, and lime green chartreuse manzanita leaves. Floral explosions of red ginger, orange bird of paradise, purple liatris, yellow Oncidium orchids, and hot pink roses are featured throughout the floral gardens of over 15,000 hot pink Wild One roses, orange gerbera and purple Cattleya orchids.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
15,000 hot pink Wild One roses, orange gerbera and purple Cattleya orchids complete the bus and gardens.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
The walls of the Stella Rosa Wine bus have been created with hot pink Wild One roses.
Description of Float Animation:  
The show-stopping extravaganza celebrates the music and dance of Stellabrate Good Times on New Year’s Day and throughout the year. The legendary KC And The Sunshine Band performs live with flamboyantly costumed dancers boogieing in the street and aboard the float. Party favors spin and the clock hand rotates as strobe lights flash to create the most iconic "party" in the history of the Rose Parade. Explosions of specially designed daylight fireworks and colorful party streamers augment the entertainment extravaganza of this exciting and creative float entry.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
The over-height float “folds” from a height of 22 feet down to 16 feet, allowing it to cross under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.
Rider Names: KC And The Sunshine Band perform live during the Parade x# performers dance atop and along the sides of the float x# Party Goers enjoy the party from inside the bus
Outwalker Names: Performers dance along the sides of the float.
Company/Organization Information:  
Stella Rosa is a brand of semi-sweet, bubbly wines winning over the taste buds of wine-lovers across the nation. With origins in a small town in Northern Italy, the secret of Stella Rosa’s delicious refreshment traveled to America seven years ago, and today Stella Rosa has grown from being a red blend to including an extended family of Moscato, Peach, Berry, and Pink varieties, as well as the newest member to the family, Stella Black. For more information, go to www.stellarosawines.com.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Stella Rosa Wines is all about creating and celebrating memorable times. The first wine company participant in the history of the Rose Parade, Stella Rosa rings in the New Year with “Stellabrate Good Times.” This highly entertaining and happy float celebrates the recent resurgence of the iconic disco dance-style music so popular at parties and dance clubs. The show-stopping extravaganza celebrates the music and dance of Stellabrate Good Times on New Year’s Day and throughout the year. The legendary KC And The Sunshine Band performs live with flamboyantly costumed dancers boogieing in the street and aboard the float. Party favors spin and the clock hand rotates as strobe lights flash to create the most iconic "party" in the history of the Rose Parade. Explosions of specially designed daylight fireworks and colorful party streamers augment the entertainment extravaganza of this exciting and creative float entry.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

31

Official Group Name: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Group's Website Address:  
medievaltimes.com
Marshal's Name: Jesse Camarena (Jessie Cam-A-Rain-A)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
David Manuel
Group Description Mission:  
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is North America’s longest running and most popular dinner attraction. Guests experience an evening of quality, family entertainment inspired by 11th century history; and witness live jousting, swordplay, horsemanship and falconry. Guests are taken back in time and encouraged to cheer for one of six “Knights of the Realm,” named after historic regions of medieval Spain, while feasting on a four-course banquet served in true medieval, pre-silverware fashion.
History of Group: Blending centuries-old heritage, fairytale intrigue and timeless appeal, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is the world’s premiere medieval-themed family dinner attraction and show. Artistic and skillful pageantry paired with horsemanship and swordplay allows Medieval Times to bring the glory of the Middle Ages to guests through a dynamic two-hour arena performance and period-style feast. Based on authentic medieval history and the true story of a noble family from the 11th century, Medieval Times began with two dinner/ entertainment complexes in Mallorca and Benidorm, Spain. In 1983, the company opened its first North American castle in Kissimmee, FL. Today, you can find Medieval Times castles in Buena Park, CA; Lundhurst, NJ; Schaumburg, IL; Dallas, TX; Toronto, Canada; Myrtle Beach SC; Hanover, MD; Atlanta, GA and the original in Kissimmee, FL.
Number of Horses: 12
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Details about Riders: They are the icon of courage, the symbol for chivalry and fuel for a youthful imagination. The group of which we speak are the medieval knights, bound by service, pride and passion. Becoming a knight at Medieval Times is an honor that is earned and awarded – not bestowed. Each castle knight begins as a squire, learning the principals of servitude, loyalty, honor and chivalry. Squires also train to learn the fundamentals of sword-handling and riding. Only after completing nearly 500 hours of schooling, do squires achieve the rank of knighthood.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
Each rider wears an authentic medieval-period costume handcrafted by the modern-day artisans at the Medieval Times costume operation in Dallas, TX. All designs for riders and horses are based on authentic medieval-period costumes.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
Each Medieval Times location owns and cares for up to 30 horses, ranging from 3 to 16 years old. The company prides in its Pure Spanish Horses (also known as Spanish Andalusian), a Spanish breed served for royalty in the 11th century and one of the rarest breeds of horses in the world. The Pure Spanish Horses are bred and raised at the Medieval Times Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas. The ranch is home to more than 200 of these magnificent horses. The Pure Spanish Horse was unified as a breed in the sixteenth century (between 1567 and 1593) by the Spanish King Felipe II who formally established the standards for the breed which we recognize today as the Pure Spanish Horse. During these years King Felipe II decided to bring to life the universally idealized horse which has been so long pictured in history, in bronze, in paintings. He looked at the basic horse bred in Spain, selected the best of those examples which came closest to the idealized animal he desired, and directed that the idealized horse be produced. Concurrent with his breeding program, the humanistic approach was spreading through Spain and the teachings of the ancient Greek Xenophon were put into practice for the treatment and training of these carefully bred horses. While the historical use of the Pure Spanish Horse in Spain was first as a farm horse to work with the brave bulls destined for the bull rings, it was also the horse which carried its lords into battle and equally proudly carried them in their moments of triumph as a parade horse. The Pure Spanish Horse is still used in Spain to fight in the bull ring and still used to work stock on the farms, and of course, is considered one of the national treasures of Spain, an inheritance handed from father to son through generations. The horse is used in dressage competitions, in competitive driving as single horse or four-horse hitch, and in the discipline distinctly Spanish, the Doma Vaquera - formalized as the show ring version of farm work, most closely related to a reining pattern with combined dressage elements. In the USA, we don't have bull fights, but the Pure Spanish Horse has been found to be adept at all the disciplines one would expect: dressage, hunt seat, saddle seat, western pleasure, parades, trail, and certain of our horses even excel as open jumpers. Their conformation hints at their capabilities: strong boned legs, good slope to the shoulder, deep heart-girth, round powerful haunches. The classically beautiful head of a Pure Spanish Horse is unique and an instant identifier of its breed. One can read the history in their large oval eyes inside a triangular-shaped orbital arch and can imagine strength for extended efforts in the inverted comma-shaped nostrils which expand downward to bring in large quantities of air. And of course there are the unique racial characteristics in the shape and dexterity of the upper lip, the sensitivity of the mouth and the point of the chin. (reference - http://www.prehorse.org/About_PRE/history.lasso)
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
N/A
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
N/A
Recent Awards: N/A
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
All years since 1988.
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
N/A
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament located in in Buena Park, CA; Lundhurst, NJ; Schaumburg, IL; Dallas, TX; Toronto, Canada; Myrtle Beach SC; Hanover, MD; Atlanta, GA and Kissimmee, FL.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – the world’s premiere medieval-themed family dinner attraction and show – is proud to announce its 30th anniversary. Widely known for its nightly performances of medieval pageantry and skillful horsemanship and swordplay, Medieval Times reaches this company landmark with plans for anniversary events, community-focused initiatives and countless castle milestones and established traditions to tout. The company’s Kissimmee, Florida location opened its doors in June 1983. Guests at Medieval Times are seated in the castle’s Grand Ceremonial Arena where, after being given colored crowns, they cheer for one of six knights (donning matching colored tunics) that are chivalrously vying for the honor of King’s Champion. During the program, offered 365 days a year, guests are served a medieval-style four-course dinner in pre-silverware fashion by servants in period garb. All knights performing at Medieval Times hold a two-decade tradition of beginning as squires, enduring up to 500 hours of rigorous training before achieving knighthood. The knights fight with genuine titanium and wooden weaponry and require hours of intense daily practice with trainers and horses prior to going before a live audience. Knightly competitions, contests and duels enacted during a performance are authentically-choreographed to match the medieval traditions of knighthood. Medieval Times is a North American leader in preserving the thousand-year-old bloodline of the Pure Spanish Horse, a breed served for royalty in the 11th century. In 1991, Medieval Times opened its 241-acre Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas, where the horses are safely bred, cared for, and trained for use in the company’s nine castles. Medieval Times originated in Spain with two dinner and tournament complexes. The company opened its first U.S. location in 1983 in Kissimmee, Fla., and there are currently nine Medieval Times castles in North America. For more information about Medieval Times, visit www.medievaltimes.com or call 1-888-935-6878.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

32

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
K9s4Cops
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
k9s4cops.org
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Working Together for Safer Communities
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
This theme was chosen because it is at the core of K9s4COPs’ mission – we work with law enforcement agencies and campus police across the nation, to create safer communities. K9s4COPs provides highly trained K9s to agencies who otherwise couldn’t afford one. The average cost of a K9 is $10,000.00. K9s are trained to detect narcotics, explosives, and apprehend suspects by assisting law enforcement agencies do their job faster, better, and safer. Many times they are the reason the brave men and women get home safely each night.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
This was a dream come true for founder and chair Kristi Schiller. Our foundation was started from a news story reporting the death of a K9 in the line of duty. The news story continued with the announcement that the K9 could not be replaced due to budget cuts. Founder Kristi Schiller believed that a lack of funds should never be an issue in keeping our community safe. Her dream came true with the launch of K9s4COPs. A foundation to answer the calls from the many agencies across the nation who have dreamed of starting a K9 Unit or adding to their K9 department due to the needs and growth of their community. It has been a long time dream of K9s4COPs founder, Kristi Schiller, to be involved in the beautiful tradition of the Tournament of Roses Parade. We are honored and committed to creating a long relationship with this wonderful organization and the opportunity to share our story. This truly is a dream come true, so it’s a wonderful fit with this year’s theme as our inaugural year in the parade.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Don Davidson
Float Concept Description:  
K9s4COPs dedicates its inaugural Rose Parade float to the heroic law enforcement K9 Units across America and to the men and women who serve and protect our community. K9s4COPs, a non-profit foundation, is dedicated to gifting highly trained K9s trained and ready for action. The intent of our float is to honor our four legged guardians who risk their lives everyday and in most states are considered full-fledged police officers. Sitting atop a bed of roses is our larger than life K9 that resembles our mascot a King Shepherd, Johnny Cash. Floral ribbons run the length of the float with clusters of white stars and floral fireworks forming a backdrop to frame the float. Our founder Kristi Schiller and her family will be joined by selected officers and deputies with their K9s by their side. These officers will be selected from the over 50 K9s that have been gifted to 23 agencies in 9 states in our 2 ½ years as a non-profit.
Construction Height: 22 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The stately German shepherd is artistically decorated in a variety of seeds and grasses to create the realistic fur. These include dark brown nyjer seed and beige sesame seeds with accents of black pharmitas and golden pampas grass. Its protective vest is covered in onion seed. Ribbons of gold strawflower petals flow the length of the float with platforms created in cream colored ironed cornhusk and white coconut chips. Crisp white stars created in sweet rice and dendrobium orchid florets float over the lush red carpet gardens comprised of over 50,000 brilliant red Opium roses and red gerbera. Floral displays of intense orange, red and purple feature red ginger, Lobster Claw, Rostrata, Caribea and Parakeet heliconia, bird of paradise, leucadendron, liatris, roses and specialty anthuriums, Completing this spectacular entry are floral explosions created in thousands of yellow Oncidium orchids, roses and bird of paradise at the rear of the float.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Lush red carpet gardens comprised of over 50,000 brilliant red Opium roses and gerberas. Completing this spectacular entry are floral explosions created in thousands of yellow Oncidium orchids, roses and bird of paradise at the rear of the float.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
The stately German shepherd is artistically decorated in a variety of seeds and grasses to create the realistic fur. These include dark brown nyjer seed and beige sesame seeds with accents of black pharmitas and golden pampas grass. Its protective vest is covered in black onion seed.
Description of Float Animation:  
Real canines ride on float and walk along side. Music adds to the heroic presentation.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
The over-height dog “folds” from a height of 22 feet down to 16 feet to enable the float to cross under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.
Rider Names: Kristi and John Schiller – and their daughter, Sinclair Schiller Deputy Ted Dahlin Liz Lara-Carreno, executive director K9s4COPs Selected K9 Officers and K9s
Outwalker Names: K9 Officers (TBA)
Company/Organization Information:  
On December 23, 2009, Houston philanthropist and social entrepreneur Kristi Schiller was sitting at home in Houston watching the news. The story was about Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Ted Dahlin and K9 Blek, a Czech-German shepherd. The deputy had responded to a late afternoon burglary call in north Houston. The report was of three suspects who had run into a wooded area. Deputy Dahlin released K9 Blek to track the suspects. As K9 Blek had done scores of times, he picked up the scent and began his pursuit. Tragically, the suspects managed to kill the K9 before they were apprehended later that night. Deputy Dahlin felt the actions of the K9 saved his life and the lives of those around him. Kristi was deeply moved by this news story. She researched K9 partnerships in law enforcement agencies and found, due to budget cuts, there was no money for additional K9s. In Houston, and surrounding Harris County, there were a number of trained K9 officers on patrol without K9s. These people put their lives on the line for us everyday. Simply put there was a problem, and Kristi knew she wanted to be part of the solution. In June 2010, she founded K9s4COPs to raise charitable funds to donate K9s to law enforcement agencies and school districts. On March 27, 2011, we received our 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status. On April 5, 2011, we proudly made our first donation of four K9s named Boomer, Fozzie, Mikey and Tamara to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Texas. Each K9 is highly trained in narcotics and patrol. Since its inception three years ago, K9s4COPs has given more than 50 K9s to agencies across the country
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The dream to become the portal of resources and support for law enforcement K9 Units throughout America has come true for K9s4COPs thru generous support and donations. K9s are police dogs specifically trained to assist law enforcement in their work and cost between $10,000-$15,000. To date, more than 50 trained K9s have gone to agencies in need. Most agencies cannot budget for the purchase of these dogs, only for the required care, training and transportation of a K9. It is the goal of K9s4COPs to fund the purchase of these needed K9 partners for law enforcement agencies needing assistance.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

33

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Miracle-Gro
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.scotts.com
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Grow Something Greater
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The Miracle-Gro float, “Grow Something Greater”, embodies the “Garden to Table” movement, showcasing the journey food takes from planting, caring, harvesting, cooking and enjoying. The focus is on demonstrating one of the many wonderful ways plants enhance the world around us.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
“Grow Something Greater” will feature a backyard and edible dream garden overflowing with vegetables, fruits and flowers. All set next to a dream outdoor kitchen and social area where friends and family gather to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The Miracle-Gro, “Grow Something Greater” theme, illustrates the notion that when edibles and plants are grown, so are stronger connections, healthier outlooks, greater purpose and more imagination. Everyone’s backyard, windowsill, stoop or balcony can be transformed into a garden paradise full of beautiful flowers and bountiful fruits and vegetables. The “Grow Something Greater” Garden to Table concept, illustrates the notion that when edibles and plants are grown, so are stronger connections, healthier outlooks, greater purpose and more imagination.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
2
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Crown City Innovation Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Concept Description:  
The Miracle-Gro floral entry showcases how Miracle-Gro plays a part in everyday growing, From Garden to Table, by inspiring and encouraging families to grow something special and delicious on their own piece of the earth. Set in a bountiful backyard garden overflowing with fruits, vegetables and flowers, friends and family gather together to harvest, create and enjoy healthy meals and much cherished time together while building life-long memories. Framed by lush floral trees and colorful fluttering butterflies the edible gardens at the front of the float are ripe for the picking filled with delectable fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Ideal growing environments are enriched by Miracle-Gro soil, plant food and fertilizing products to produce the most luscious grown plants bursting with blooms and flavor. Gro-ables™ vegetable Seed-Pods™ make growing fresh produce effortless. Family members tend to their gardens and harvest their bounty, which is then handed to the family chefs at the center of the float. Working in the outdoor kitchen, sheltered by an overhead patio pergola laden with floral vines bursting in color, scrumptious and fresh meals are readied to serve. At the back of the float sits an outdoor dining area where family and friends joins together for their meal of fresh harvested delights. Manicured floral gardens and garden pots cascading with colorful blooms set the stage for the family to relax aside a real waterfall and tranquil pond that is home to frogs and lily pads.
Construction Height: 24 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 55 Feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Sculpted fruits and vegetables are intricately decorated in orange lentil seeds, dehydrated carrot and red pepper flakes, gold and yellow strawflower petals, green parsley and crushed manzanita leaves. The oversized wheelbarrow, crafted in redwood bark, is bursting with fresh produce. Terra-cotta container pots are created in walnut shell, with accents of paprika spice used for aging. These containers overflow in brilliant jewel tone colors of tulips, stargazer lilies, lisianthus, hydrangea, tuberose, delphinium, and gerbera. Herb container gardens feature actual growing plants of basil, dill, oregano, thyme and sage. Deck gardens of over 15,000 Impulse coral roses ramble throughout the float. The pergolas of white coconut chips are laden with wisteria vines fashioned from over 7,000 dendrobium orchids. The warm earth tones of the flagstone walls in the kitchen and stepping stones throughout the float are decorated in mixtures of red millet, walnut and pistachio shell, sesame, cabbage, carrot and radish seeds, with accents of brown and gold flax to create the natural coloration of stone. Monarch butterflies of orange marigold petals and black onion seed gently “flutter” in trees created with over 12,000 yellow Giant Oncidium, golden hybrid vanda and James Story orchids. Tree trunks are fashioned with malaleuca bark. Miracle-Gro mulch products are featured throughout the fanciful garden beds and container gardens depicted on the float.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Monarch butterflies of orange marigold petals and black onion seed gently “flutter” in trees created with over 12,000 yellow Giant Oncidium, golden hybrid vanda and James Story orchids. Deck gardens of over 15,000 Impulse coral roses ramble throughout the float. The pergolas of white coconut chips are laden with wisteria vines fashioned from over 7,000 dendrobium orchids.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Containers overflow in brilliant jewel tone colors of tulips, stargazer lilies, lisianthus, hydrangea, tuberose, delphinium, and gerbera. Herb container gardens feature actual growing plants of basil, dill, oregano, thyme and sage.
Description of Float Animation:  
Butterfly wings flutter, theatrical smoke bellows from the chimney and real water is featured on the float. An on-board music system enhances the float.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Float lowers from a height of 24 feet down to 16 feet in less than 45 seconds to allow the float to travel under low wires and the freeway bridge on the parade route.
Rider Names: TBD
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Miracle-Gro has been helping gardeners since 1961 when Horace Hagedorn, a marketer, and Otto Stern, a nurseryman, took a water-soluble plant food and set out to make it a gardening staple across America. Consumers loved the astonishing results of Miracle-Gro and soon the product became a mail order and then a retail success. In addition, Miracle-Gro has several organic offerings, under the Organic Choice name. About ScottsMiracle-Gro With nearly $3 billion in worldwide sales and more than 8,000 associates, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company’s brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In the U.S. the Company operates Scotts LawnService®, the second largest residential lawn care service business. In Europe, the Company’s brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at www.scotts.com.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Miracle-Gro is the Official Rose and Flower Care Company for the Tournament of Roses, and the proud sponsor of “Decorating Places”, where the public is invited to see the floats firsthand during decoration stages. Miracle-Gro is also the presenting sponsor of “Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats” on January 1 and 2, where the public can get up-close to the floats at the conclusion of the Parade. In harmony with nature, many of the flowers, leaves, mulch and other appropriate materials used on this moveable green space will be recovered and recycled into Miracle-Gro soils, keeping green waste out of landfills. Miracle-Gro mulch products are featured throughout the fanciful garden beds and container gardens depicted on the float.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

34

Band Name: The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
Representing: Long Beach, CA, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
tsamusic.org
Band Director: Kevin Larsson
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Jacqui Larsson
Total Number Marching:  
190
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): Bruce Freeman ()
Number Of Brass: 135
Number of Percussion:  
8
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Flag Bearers:  
15
Number of Leaders: 5
Number of Others: 25
Timbrelists (Tambourine Players)
 
Uniform:
 
Red tunics and black pants
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
History of School/Band:  
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
I believe this will be our 94th year!!!
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
The Salvation Army is celebrating 125 years of serving the community here in LA and the surrounding areas! The Pasadena Tabernacle Band is celebrating it's 120th Birthday this year, under the leadership of Bill Flinn!!!
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The band this year welcomes a guest Salvation Army band all the way from Southern Australia!!! They are a youth band that will be staying in Southern Cal for almost 2 weeks. We also invite 2 young people from each Division (area) across the USA & Canada. These guys all march together with our local Southern Cal Salvation Army Bandsmen & women.

 

 

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Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

35

Official Group Name: Valley Hunt Club
Group's Website Address:  
cwcoopertax@hotmail.com
Marshal's Name: Sarah Babcock ( sar-ah bab-cock)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Carl Cooper
Group Description Mission:  
The Valley Hunt Club
History of Group: Originated in Pasadena Celebrated it 125th anniversary in 2013.
Number of Horses: 6
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Fresian Black Sarah Babcock, Marshal this is her 24th parade Denise Melone, this is her sixth parade
Details about Riders:
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
Traditional Hunt attire
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
Fresian
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
1868 C.P. Kimball and Company Park Drag Carriage
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Recent Awards: Frank and Gerben Leyendekker award winning Fresians are bred and raised in Visalia California
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
1890,1892-1897,1914,1964,1979, 1983-2013
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Trailered from Visalia California
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

36

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Kiwanis International
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.cnhkiwanis.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Bridging Children's Dreams
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Our International President is a bridge builder and that is his theme for the year.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
We are giving the youth that bridge to reach their dreams. It keeps them on the path.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
33
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Tournament Volunteer's Trophy for "A Child's Magic Carpet Ride"
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
"Bridging Children's Dreams" is a scene taken out of the forest in the Redwoods. A bridge crosses over a creek and leads to a mount that houses majestic trees. Signs of wilderness adorn the float with an owl, butterflies, a deer and an eagle departing from hi atop one of the trees.
Construction Height: 16
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
BRIDGE Handrails – light tan/natural raffia; pillars – reddish/brown redwood bark; all dark brown – dark brown coffee; all black – black ground onion seed; edges – bronze fine cut strawflower; accents – ivy green English needlepoint; path to bridge – light tan fine walnut shell, brown coffee, crème sesame seed; all rocks - light tan fine walnut shell, brown coffee, crème sesame seed; accents – green mood moss TREES Tops – green Christmas tree; bottoms – green ground parsley flakes; trunks – reddish/brown redwood bark; accents – natural pine cones; Real Christmas trees – approximately 6-8 feet tall BUTTERFLY Antennas – black onion powder; body – black seaweed; wings (edges) black seaweed, (circles) black small beans, (designs) gold flax seed; peach background – orange fine ground lentil seed LARGE BUTTERFLIES (2) Antennas – black onion powder; bodies – black seaweed; wings – black seaweed, yellow fine cut strawflower OWL Head (eyes) black onion powder and yellow fine cut strawflower; (around eyes) gold clover seed and black onion powder; (beak) black seaweed and bronze fine cut strawflower; (Under chin) crème pampas grass; (top of head & ears) light tan uva grass, dark brown palm fiber; Body – light tan uva grass, dark brown palm fiber, crème pampas grass; Wings & Back tops – dark brown palm bark, crème corn husk; Insides – bronze fine cut strawflower; Tail (top) dark brown palm bark; (bottom) gold clover seed and dark brown coffee EAGLE Face (eyes) black onion powder, yellow fine cut strawflower, white powdered rice; (mouth) black onion powder; (beak) gold clover seed and black onion powder; (head and neck) crème pampas grass; Body – reddish/brown palm bark; Wings & tail – gold clover seed and reddish/brown palm bark DEER Antlers – tan paper bark; head, neck, legs, outside of ears and belly – black buffalo grass, tan uva grass, reddish/brown palm fiber; Eyes – white powdered rice, black seaweed, brown coffee; Around eyes & inside ears – brown coffee, black onion powder; Nose & Mouth – white powdered rice, black onion powder, brown coffee; Body and Tail – tan uva grass, blonde/light tan/orange corn silk SCREENS Green ground parsley flakes DECKS Marked green areas – green sod; accents – natural pinecones Camera side rear – green Christmas tree, bright yellow roses, medium orange gerberas, hot pink roses, peach carnations, pink carnations Off camera side – green Christmas tree, bright yellow roses, medium orange gerberas, hot pink roses, pink carnations, peach carnations Yellow – green Christmas tree, bright yellow roses, yellow carnations Orange – green Christmas tree, medium orange gerberas, orange roses Hot Pink – green Christmas tree, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations Water – dark blue iris, light blue iris, white cattleyas, white gypsum; accents – white dendrobs FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Camera side in front of screens – green leather fern, yellow gladiolas, white daffodils, white stock, natural tall sticks, yellow/dry yarrow, natural sarracenia, bright yellow roses Camera side in front of screens – green leather fern, yellow gladiolas, white daffodils, white stock, natural tall sticks, yellow/dry yarrow, natural sarracenia, bright yellow roses Off camera side in front of screens - green leather fern, yellow gladiolas, white daffodils, white stock, natural tall sticks, yellow/dry yarrow, natural sarracenia, bright yellow roses
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser and his wife Christiana Circle K District Governor Sean Nguyen (nuhWEN or "win") KIWIN'S District Governor Erika Goto Key Club District Governor Victoria Lai ("lie") KIWIN'S District Administrator Margo Dutton Dillon Smith - his mother is one of the crew chief's for Phoenix Decorating Special Olympians/Aktion Club member sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Fresno
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. With its 600,000 members worldwide, Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families and projects. Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities. Kiwanis has joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus worldwide through The Eliminate Project, which aims to save 129 million mothers and their future babies from the disease by the year 2015. To learn more about specific Kiwanis club projects around the world and how you can get involved, go to www.kiwanis.org.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Kiwanis International will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015. This is the single largest service project in Kiwanis International, with 56,000 volunteer hours in the month of December, utilizing 7,000 volunteers and decorating 14 floats in all, including the Kiwanis float.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

37

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Rose Bowl Game University Float 1
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
Float Builder Company: Artistic Entertainment Services
Float Theme : Michigan State University
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name:
Float Concept Description:  
Proudly reflecting the spirit of the No. 4 BCS-ranked, Big-Ten Champion, Michigan State Spartans football team, this float is decorated in the school’s colors of green and white. Michigan State finished the year with a 12 and one overall record – eight and “0” in conference play. The Spartans earned the Big-Ten BCS automatic qualifier after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big-Ten Football Championship Game. This is the Spartans fifth appearance in the Rose Bowl Game.
Construction Height:
Construction Width:
Construction Length:
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Featuring a football decorated in a mixture of flaxseed and crushed coconut, the float also contains a goal post covered in cut yellow statice. The Rose Bowl stadium and palm trees on the float will be decorated with a mixture of sesame seed; crushed walnut, cornhusk and eucalyptus leaves. The deck of the float will double as a football field and will be covered in real grass sod, sesame seed, crushed walnut and dozens of roses in green and white.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names:
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

38

Band Name: Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band
Representing: East Lansing, MI, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
spartanband.net
Band Director: John T. Madden
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Cormac Cannon, Assoc Director Jon Weber, Percussion Director Glen Brough, Visual Coordinator Peter Eichler, Color Guard Instructor John Schwarz, Visual Asst
Total Number Marching:  
300
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): Frank Loomis from Manistee, MICH ()
Number Of Brass: 162
Number of Percussion:  
32
Number of Woodwinds:  
53
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Flag Bearers:  
12
Number of Color Guard:  
36
Number of Others: 3
3 feature Twirlers
 
Uniform:
 
Green and White Military Style - Big Ten Officer cap - green and white plume. Distinctive white stripe on green trousers. White Spats Insignias include: Block S Spartan Head MSU Shield (on back)
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
History of School/Band:  
The 300-member Spartan Marching Band is one of the oldest and most respected university marching bands in the country. Founded in 1870 as a 10-member student group, the band’s original members were all Civil War veterans. Director John T. Madden is in his 25th season leading the group. In addition to performing for the crowds gathered along the parade route, the Spartan Marching Band will perform in front of more than 93,000 college football fans gathered for the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan, is home to 49,300 students. The students in the band come from every college on campus, representing a diverse set of majors and specialties. 10% of the band's membership are students majoring in music education.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
The 2014 Rose Bowl Game marks the fifth time the Spartan Marching Band has played in Pasadena – previous performances took place in 1954, 1956, 1966 and 1988.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The MSU Fight Song is approaching it's 100th birthday. Written in 1915 by F. I. Lankey, the Spartan Fight Song is one of the most popular and widely recognized college fight songs in the land! The parade marching cadence, performed by the famous MSU Drumline is called "The Series." This cadence dates back to 1965 and has remained virtually "the same" with some modern adaptations. From beginning to end, the cadence is nearly 5 minutes in length, and is a favorite of students, fans and alumni on every home Spartan Football Saturday! The Spartan Marching Band "March To The Stadium" is considered one of the most celebrated examples of "collegiate pageantry!"

 

 

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Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

39

Official Group Name: The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
Group's Website Address:  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Norco-Cowgirls-Rodeo-Drill-Team/102757839870250
Marshal's Name: Mychon Bowen (Ma-Shawn Bow-en)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Mynon Sullivan
Group Description Mission:  
Founded in August 2008, The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team has made over 100 appearances to date. Devoted to their horses and being the #1 Drill team in California, the team’s goals are to have fun, build friendships, excel in their horsemanship, and to represent Norco Horsetown USA. You may have seen The Norco Cowgirls in the Rose Parade 2013, in Equestfest on RFD-TV, the San Bernardino, Industry Hills or Hesperia PRCA Rodeos or the California Circuit Finals Rodeo as well as many local Norco events. Look for them in an upcoming episode of “Small Town Big Deal”. The Norco Cowgirls are proud supporters of our Armed Forces and our Veterans, The Challenged Children’s Rodeo and the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” breast cancer campaign. Join them on FACEBOOK.
History of Group: Founded in August 2008, The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team has made over 100 appearances to date. You may have seen The Norco Cowgirls in the Rose Parade 2013, in Equestfest on RFD-TV, the San Bernardino, Industry Hills or Hesperia PRCA Rodeos or the California Circuit Finals Rodeo as well as many local Norco events. Look for them in an upcoming episode of “Small Town Big Deal”.
Number of Horses: 12
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Silverado (Bay Tobiano, Paint) Rider Mychon Bowen, Dewy (Palamino, Quarter) Rider Cristie Cremo, Rudy (Sorrel Overo, Paint) Rider Jennifer Brown, Casey (Black & White Tobiano, Paint) Rider Mynon Sullivan, Blaze (Palamino, Quarter) Rider Sharon Dewdney, Arion (Sorrel, Quarter) Rider Tyger Post, Robbie (Black Overo, Paint) Rider Natillie Bachetti, Miles (Black Overo, Paint) Rider Judy Magargee, Diva (Palamino, Quarter) Rider Libby Magargee, Rebel (Bay, Quarter) Rider Cathey Burtt, Sadie (Bay Tobiano, Paint) Rider Lynette Mooney, So (Sorrel, Quarter) Rider Lacey Clarke
Details about Riders: We have 2 Mother Daughter pairs riding. Marshal Mychon Bowen and her Mother Mynon Sullivan & Libby Magargee and her Mother Judy Magargee.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
The Cowgirls will be wearing custom, sequin, zebra show shirts, adorned with Swarovski crystals. The Cowgirls authentic western attire is accented with matching Swarovski crystal belts, black felt cowboy hats and white Rodeo Chaps. The Cowgirls will have beautiful floral arrangements on their hats and behind the cantle of their saddles containing fuchsia orchids and pink roses.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The Cowgirls ride American Paint and Quarter Horses. Both breeds are known for their athleticism and good minds as well as their beauty.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
The Cowgirls horses will be wearing their matching pads and Dale Chavez Bridals and Breast Collars adorned with sterling silver conchos and dripping with Swarovski crystals.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
N/A
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The Rose Parade 2013 (tops the list) Equestfest 2012 San Bernardino PRCA Rodeo Industry Hills PRCA Rodeo Hollywood Parade Spotlight on TV Show "Small Town, Big Deal" Las Vegas show for Underprivileged Youth
Recent Awards:
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
2013
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Norco Cowgirls are proud supporters of our Armed Forces and our Veterans, The Challenged Children’s Rodeo and the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” breast cancer campaign.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

40

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
The Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.pets90210.org
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Loving Dreams … Adopt A Shelter Pet
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Our theme, LOVING DREAMS --- ADOPT A SHELTER PET, was chosen to raise worldwide awareness and focus to the importance of pet adoption. 5,000,000 pets are euthanized each year in the United States alone simply because of lack of homes. Remember to adopt a pet when looking for your furry family members and to always spay / neuter your pets.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
When you have a pet in your home it’s a dream come true – unconditional love – what a great dream to have in your life! It was always a dream of ours to save animals. Although there a thousands more that need help, we are saving as many as possible.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
2
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Lathrop K. Leishman
Float Designer's Name: Don Davidson
Float Concept Description:  
Rotating floral-graphs depict shelter pets awaiting adoption making dreams come true for them and their “forever” families. The Beverly Hills Pet Foundation holds adoption events four times a year in the Beverly Hills City Parks. Set in a rose garden filled with joyful hearts and bursting with love … dreams do come true for those that adopt shelter pets. Trees intertwine an arbor to support rotating colorful 6 foot wide x 8 foot tall floral-graphs of an adorable puppy, kitten, dog and cat looking for their “forever homes”. There is a loving rescue pet out there for everyone – now please go find and adopt one! The Beverly Hills Pet Foundation holds pet adoption events four times a year in Beverly Hills City Parks: Roxbury, La Cienega and Beverly Gardens. Occurring in the winter, spring, summer and fall the time is always right to give a well-deserving rescue pet a secure home, ecstatic happiness and a heart filled with love.
Construction Height: 24 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Colorful rotating floral-graphs take center stage and are artistically crafted in an array of natural materials including yellow and gold strawflower petals, blue and purple sinuate statice, green manzanita leaves and parsley flakes, white sweet rice, gold and brown flax seeds, gray poppy seed black onion seed and orange lentils. The color and texture of fuzzy animal fur on the sculptured dog and cat has been created in curly white coconut chips, dark brown nyjer seed, gold strawflower petals, orange-red safflower spice, silky grass, uva grass and pampas grass. Adoring eyes are decorated in black seaweed, green split peas, brown flax seed and sweet rice powder. Over 15,000 brilliant red and hot pink roses create the heart-filled gardens and topiary trees framing the float. Thousands of lavender Bombay and purple dendrobium orchids cascade from trees with trucks of malaleuca bark. Floral boxes and steps are fashioned from crisp white sweet rice and coconut flakes with accents of cream colored cornhusk. Specialty lawns of freshly grown soil-less grass complete the outdoor garden scene. Colorful floral displays in orange, purple, red and pink feature bird of paradise, ginger, heliconia, liatris and anthuriums which frame the floral-graphs and float.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Over 15,000 brilliant red and hot pink roses create the heart-filled gardens and topiary trees framing the float. Thousands of lavender Bombay and purple dendrobium orchids cascade from trees with trucks of malaleuca bark.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
The color and texture of fuzzy animal fur on the sculptured dog and cat has been created in curly white coconut chips, dark brown nyjer seed, gold strawflower petals, orange-red safflower spice, silky grass, uva grass and pampas grass. Adoring eyes are decorated in black seaweed, green split peas, brown flax seed and sweet rice powder. Specialty lawns of freshly grown soil-less grass complete the outdoor garden scene. Colorful floral displays in orange, purple, red and pink feature bird of paradise, ginger, heliconia, liatris and anthuriums which frame the floral-graphs and float.
Description of Float Animation:  
Three rotating double-sided floral-graphs, each 6 foot wide by 8 foot tall, slowly rotate. The sculptured puppy and kitten have life-like animated movements to accentuate their playfulness. The song “Love Will Keep Us Together” recorded by Captain & Tennille (written by Neil Sedaka) adds to this adoring float.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
The oversized float “folds” from a height of 24 feet down to 16 feet to enable the float to cross under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.
Rider Names: Crystal Harris Hefner Brandon McMillan Crystal Harris: Born to British parents, DJ, singer and fashion designer, Crystal Hefner, Hugh Hefner’s wife, grew up between England and California. She was born an American citizen to British parents in Lake Havasu, AZ, home of the famous London Bridge. She attended La Jolla High School and San Diego State University. Crystal is an advocate for animal rights and works closely with the Pet Care Foundation/Pets 90210. She appeared on E!’s The Girls Next Door, became Playboy’s December 2009 Playmate of the Month, and July 2012 cover girl. issue in a stunning pictorial. She is featured in an installment of commercials for the popular video game “Guitar Hero,” alongside Hugh Hefner and has appeared on several “Guitar World” covers. Crystal’s musical inclinations are in her blood. Her parents were in a band that traveled the world and toured with Sammy Davis, Jr. and Johnny Cash, among others. Her father was also an accomplished songwriter. She grew up inspired by music and found herself gravitating towards listening to remixes by all of her favorite DJ’s. She regularly spins at the Playboy Mansion parties as well as local Los Angeles venues. Additionally, she has traveled across the U.S. and Australia spinning at various clubs and hotspots, and award shows. As a DJ/singer, she has a new DJ track “Call The Cops,” which just launched on iTunes, Spotify, and Directmusicservice.com, a major DJ resource site. Brandon McMillan is an animal trainer and behaviorist who has spent his entire life learning about and working with all types of animals—from household pets to the wildest of untamed beasts. Born into a family of animal entertainers, McMillan has been training wild animals since he was born. Thanks to his father and uncle who gave him the knowledge and work ethic , McMillan developed an attachment to animals at an early age. He jokes that he’s been “picking up tiger poop” as far back as he can remember, but his early years around the animal performers certainly gave him valuable skills that he uses in his current career as a Los Angeles -based animal trainer. Since becoming an animal trainer, Brandon has trained lions, bears, tigers, reptiles and even insects for such films as The Hangover, We Bought a Zoo, The Jungle Book II, I Am Sam, Buddy, Soul Plane, Red Dragon and television’s 24, Dharma and Greg, Jackass, Wildboyz and Carnivale, plus hundreds of commercials and ads. Even with no formal training, Brandon has built such expertise with animals that he now teaches others how to train wild animals, priding himself on his blue-collar educational background. In his spare time, Brandon brings his vast animal knowledge to the domestic world when he trains dogs at his prestigious canine obedience school the “LA Dog Retreat.” Brandon is well known in Los Angeles for rescuing dogs out of the pound that are just days away from being put to sleep and turn them into movie stars. Many of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities call upon Brandon to help with their out of control pets at home. However, as much as Brandon loves man’s best friend, his wild side and the need for an adrenaline rush always beckon him back to the wild beasts. “I just need the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up at least once a day,” he admits. “It lets me know that I am alive and living, not just alive. There’s a big difference.”
Outwalker Names: None
Company/Organization Information:  
The Pet Care Foundation / PETS 90210 is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets. The Pet Care Foundation Programs include: Adopt a Pet Today! Events Pet adoption events four times a year at Beverly Hills City Parks: Roxbury, La Cienega and Beverly Gardens. Occurring in the winter, spring, summer and fall, please check our web site for specific dates and times. Public Service Announcement Public service announcements airing on local cable stations addressing pet adoption needs, pet over-population and spay/neuter. www.pets90210.org Is our web site; it is filled with information on local City, County and non-profit shelters and organizations that promote the rescue, care, spay/neutering and adoption of lost pets, as well as general pet information. Seniors for Seniors Joining with the City of Beverly Hills Senior Programs, PCF conducts twice annually seminars educating and assisting seniors in adopting available senior pets. Television Programming Airing weekly on Beverly Hills and West Hollywood City Channels, and anytime on youtube.com, PETS 90210 TV Show features City, County and non-profit shelters, their needs, concerns and most importantly, pets currently in need of good homes. In Shelter Events Cat-a-Pallooza, Basic Black, My Furry Valentine, My Buddy, and the LA Animal Services Employee Photography Contest are all programs in that take place in all 6 LA City Animal Shelters to promote pet adoption and raise awareness of homeless animals. Over 5,000,000 dogs and cats in the U.S. are euthanized every year! The Pet Care Foundation with its programs, PETS 90210, works to lower that number dramatically.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The Beverly Hills Pet Foundation AKA PETS 90210 produces pet adoption events 11 times per year mostly in the 6 LA City Animal Shelters. In addition, PETS 90210 produces a montly pet adoption TV show that airs onthe LA, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood City Channels. They have managed to find homes for over 6,000 homeless pets since 2009. They feel that a home with a pet is a home filled heart and love.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

41

Band Name: Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band
Representing: Pasadena, CA,
Band or School Website Address:  
www.pccband.com & www.pasadena.edu
Band Director: Kyle Luck
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Dr. Alyson McLamore
Total Number Marching:  
235
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): Tony Rescigno (Tony Rah-scene-yo)
Number Of Brass: 100
Number of Percussion:  
30
Number of Woodwinds:  
60
Number of Banner Carriers:  
4
Number of Color Guard:  
34
Number of Others: 1
Solo Twirler/Majorette
 
Uniform:
 
The honor band is debuting their brand new uniforms. They consist of a red military-style coat with an embroidered Tournament of Roses logo, white pants, red shakos and white plumes.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
The Honor Band acknowledges Pasadena City College, the Pasadena City College Foundation, PCC Student Services and the Tournament of Roses for their invaluable support.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Members of the PCC Honor Band have performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and appeared in numerous films and commercials. The band is also featured in a Mariah Carey music video.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
History of School/Band:  
Pasadena City College is celebrating its 90th academic year. With over 25,000 student enrolled, PCC is one of the largest and most distinguished community colleges in the country.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Notable PCC school alumni include famed baseball player Jackie Robinson and rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Band Director, Kyle Luck marched as a member of the honor band in the 1983, '84 and '85 Rose Parades as a member of the percussion section.
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band is the "OFFICIAL" band of the Tournament of Roses and has appeared in every Rose Parade since 1930. 2014 will mark the band's 85th consecutive appearance.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
A majority of our staff including the director has marched in the honor band in numerous Rose Parades.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Pasadena City College recently opened their brand new "Center for the Arts" complex which houses the honor band. The band will perform a special arrangement of this year's opening production music along with "When You Wish Upon a Star" (You're Dreams Come True), and the famous British march "Colonel Bogey" which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

42

Official Group Name:  
Mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogaard
Group's Website Address:  
Group Description:  
1952 Seagrave, 1909 Chemical Engine, 1899 American Metropolitan, pulled by horses courtesy of G & F Carriages
History of Group:
Names of Individuals in Group for Rose Parade:  
 
 
Mayor Bill Bogaard and his wife, Claire, with grandchildren Cristina, Elisabeth, Jeremiah, Jon Slava, and Liesl.
Phonetic Pronunciation of Individuals' Names:  
 
 
Details about Participating Individuals:  
 
Description of Vehicle(s):  
In honor of the 125th year of fire service to the City of Pasadena, Mayor Bill Bogaard, his wife Claire, and grandchildren will proudly represent the City of Pasadena in a 1952 Seagrave “Triple Combination Fire Engine.” The Seagrave served the City of South Gate until 1975 when it was auctioned to a private party. This rig is equipped with the loudest non-electric siren made, “Federal Q.” Following behind the Mayor will be Pasadena Fire’s own 1909 Seagrave known as “The Old Rig.” This model AC40 was the first motorized fire engine delivered by Seagrave west of the Mississippi River. It was placed into service on September 12, 1909. The original cost of the apparatus was $14,950. Among its features were a 4-cylinder opposed Fryer-Miller air-cooled engine developing 38 horsepower, chain drive, two-wheel mechanical brakes, wooden-spoked wheels with solid rubber tires, two 40-gallon chemical tanks drained by rubber chemical hose and white paint trimmed with gold leaf. It was used in its original configuration until 1923 when it was converted into a lighting and monitor unit, which continued service until 1930. It was placed in storage in 1932 and restored by PFD firefighters in 1966. The “Old Rig” has appeared in many Rose Parades, other parades around the southern California area, and was the first vehicle at the opening ceremony of the Ventura Freeway. It is now on display at PFD’s Station 6. The 1899 American Metropolitan rounds out the trio. Ahrens Fire Engine Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio built this “horse drawn” steamer. This apparatus served the Los Angeles Fire Department from 1899 to 1921. This fire engine made the last L.A. City horse drawn run in June of 1921. From 1899 to 1907 it served as Engine Company 3 for the city. It then went to Engine Company 5 and in 1919 ended up as Engine 24. This steam engine produced between 900-1000 gallons of water per minute and was pulled by 3 horses. It was sold to MGM Studios in 1924 where it was used in the movies. In 2000, the Los Angeles County Fire Museum became aware of the engine and acquired it and it is now on display.
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Driving the 1952 Seagrave will be Michael Maas. His family has served the PFD for 92 of the 125 years of existence.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

43

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Trader Joe's
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.traderjoes.com
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Relish Your Dreams
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
“Many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese – toasted, mostly.” - Robert Louis Stevenson We eat food, we work with food, and we build communities around food. As a result, we dream of food, cheese frequently. Cheese nourishes, it enhances, it binds, and it brings people together – all attributes we relish. Thus was born theme of our float – a community constructed of a cheese platter – Relish Your Dreams.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” - William Shakespeare, The Tempest Trader Joe’s float, Relish Your Dreams, is a community constructed out of a cheese platter, replete with pepper spires, pickle cars and people on the periphery, supporting its operations. It is, in effect, the dreamscape of our reality—and Dreams Come True.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
12
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Extraordinaire Trophy for "Recipe for Adventure!"
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
“Relish Your Dreams” is a giant cheese and relish platter transformed into a bustling city-cape with 40-feet tall cheese-scrapers erected upon grand blue-and-white bowls that are connected via a grand cheese-carved suspension bridge with olive-topped trusses. The tops of both cheese-scrapers feature moving pieces. To the front of the float, an olive “helicopter” circles a tower of cheese. The rear building features a rotating beacon of cheese-in-the-round-with-a-wedge-cut-out that moves in a circular motion, perched atop a pickle. The front and rear are also punctuated by fork-cranes, lowering cheese and olives to the people supporting the operations in endives-boats, navigating a sea of crackers, pickle spears, cherry tomatoes and olives using cheese-knife paddles. At the center of the float, the cheese spread operator turns the spigot, ensuring ample supplies of cheese and crackers for all, while the rest of the workers carefully cut the cheese – it’s for construction. Making their way through the city and over the bridge, are 18 peanut cars. While driving alongside the giant platter is a “pickle car,” complete with wheels crackers, cheese and olives. The satellite vehicle is the perfect accompaniment to accompany the very cheesy float down the parade route.
Construction Height: 40'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 55'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
There are 22 moving parts on the float. 18 - moving peanut cars on the base of the float 1 – olive at the front of the float on a fishing line that will move up and down 1 – olive helicopter located at the top of the front skyscraper of cheese, it will circle the tower 1 – circle of cheese will rotate atop the rear building of cheese 1 – a portion of cheese will be on a fishing line that will move up and down at the rear
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
The 18 peanut cars are on a conveyor belt. The two bowls feature a lazy Susan mechanism that sends some of the peanut cars in a circular motion through the cities of cheese. This gives the appearance that the cars are moving about the buildings of cheese and over the cheese bridge in one direction. All in all, four different mechanisms are moving the peanut cars around the base of the float.
Rider Names: Still TBD
Outwalker Names: Still TBD
Company/Organization Information:  
First opened in Pasadena in 1967, Trader Joe’s is a neighborhood grocery store, offering foods and beverages from the basic to the exotic. We carry more than 3,000 unique grocery items in the Trader Joe’s label, at prices everyone can afford. We work hard at buying things right: Our buyers travel the world searching for new items; we work with suppliers who make interesting products just for us; and we make special purchases throughout the year. Our store Crew Members take pride in creating a fun, adventurous shopping experience for our customers. Customers tell us, “I never knew food shopping could be so much fun!” We like to be part of our neighborhoods and get to know our customers. Where else do you shop that even the CEO, Dan Bane, wears a colorful Hawaiian shirt to work, and can be found at the stores helping customers to their cars with their groceries!
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

44

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Kaiser Permanente
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
kp.org
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : First Steps to Total Health
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
At Kaiser Permanente, we are committed to giving every baby the healthiest start possible. We believe that one of the most important decisions a mother can make to promote the health of her family is to choose to breastfeed. We also believe that babies who have healthy starts will grow up to be healthy children, teens, adults and eventually become thriving seniors. When we instill and promote healthy habits from the beginning, we are more likely to maintain them into adulthood.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
In order to make our dreams come true, we need to be healthy! Having optimal health is essential to our success. When we feel good, we're more likely to strive for the best; climb that highest peak; take that extra lap; celebrate with smiles and hugs! First Steps to Total Health helps us promote the actions we can all take to ensure our overall health and thrive at every stage of our life.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
9
Float Award Received Last Year:  
8 awards in 8 years including: 2013 Theme Trophy 2012 Lathrop K. Leishman 2011 Director's Trophy 2010 Extraordinaire Trophy 2009 Tournament Special Trophy 2008 Director's Trophy 2007 President's Trophy 2006 Director's Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Raul Rodriguez
Float Concept Description:  
Having a baby is unlike any other experience. Whether you’re a first-time parent or growing your family, a newborn is an exciting and challenging time and Kaiser Permanente will be with you every step of the way. Giving a helping hand to these amazing arrivals is Mr. Stork who is joyfully making special deliveries on New Year’s morning. Having just tucked-in three flourishing babies into a rocking cradle he is headed off to his next delivery. Happily pushing a stroller of rambunctious but precious bundles of joy (adults dressed in over-sized costumed heads) he excitedly flaps his wings and turns his head from side to side to better view his wards. Colorful gigantic baby toys and blocks complete the playfulness of this fun-filled and action packed float. No matter where you are on the journey – trying to conceive, baby on the way or holding your newborn in your arms, Kaiser Permanente works with you to help every parents’ dream come true for a happy and healthy baby
Construction Height: 26 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Mr. Stork is adorned in feathers of crisp white coconut flakes, dendrobium florets and shiny black seaweed. His legs and beak are artistically covered in individual yellow spilt peas applied one by one. He wears a delivery hat created in blue sinuate statice petals. Baby toys and blocks have an array of materials and colors including red and purple carnations, green button mums, yellow strawflower petals, orange lentils and lunaria petals. The spinning mobile over the cradle features celestial shapes in cream and yellow strawflowers, purple sinuate statice and red ilex berries. The baby stroller is weaved with ironed cornhusk and coconut flakes. Whimsical gardens of over 25,000 stems of green Jade, yellow Gold Strike and hot pink Topaz roses with florescent orange and dazzling hot pink gerberas are accented with clusters of green apples, hypericum and cymbidium orchids, purple cabbage and Cattleya orchids, and floral designs of purple liatris and green bells of Ireland.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Whimsical gardens of over 25,000 stems of green Jade and hot pink Topaz roses with florescent orange, vibrant yellow and dazzling hot pink gerberas are accented with clusters of green apples, hypericum and cymbidium orchids, purple cabbage and Cattleya orchids, and floral designs of purple liatris and green bells of Ireland.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Whimsical gardens of over 25,000 stems of green Jade and hot pink Topaz roses with florescent orange, vibrant yellow and dazzling hot pink gerberas are accented with clusters of green apples, hypericum and cymbidium orchids, purple cabbage and Cattleya orchids, and floral designs of purple liatris and green bells of Ireland.
Description of Float Animation:  
A mixture of both live and animated motions. Eight bouncing babies (adults dressed in over-sized costumed heads) ride in the stroller and play in the cradle as they eagerly await meeting their new families. Mr. Stork flaps his wings and turns his head from side to side. Wheels on stroller turn, cradle rocks from side to side as overhead mobile slowly rotates. Whimsical music adds to the fun of this highly animated and crowd-pleasing float.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
The float “folds” from a height of 26 feet down to 16 feet to enable the float to cross under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route. The use of florally decorated costume heads on live people.
Rider Names: Whether it’s generations being born at one of our facilities, or miracle babies, this year’s float riders all have a “baby” story to tell about Kaiser Permanente. Names to follow. The eight “babies” are adults dressed in over-sized costumed heads. For safety purposes these riders are all employees of Fiesta Parade Floats who actually built this float.
Outwalker Names: None
Company/Organization Information:  
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 3.6 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
For the ninth year, volunteer employee decorated the Kaiser Permanente float in the Rose Parade. All past Kaiser Permanente float entries have won awards including the 2013 Theme Trophy, the Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy in 2012, the Director’s Trophy in 2011, Extraordinaire Trophy in 2010, Tournament Special Trophy in 2009, Director’s Trophy in 2008, the President’s Trophy in 2007 and the Director’s Trophy again in 2006.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

45

Official Group Name: The Martinez Family
Group's Website Address:  
n/a
Marshal's Name: BENNY MARTINEZ
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
ROSA MARTINEZ
Group Description Mission:  
CHARRO ATTIRE UNIFORMS ALSO KNOWN AS MILITARY UNIFORMS DATING BACK TO THE 1800'S.RIDING FOR THE GLORY OF THE MOST HIGH LORD JESUS CHRIST.
History of Group: THIS WILL BE OUR 32 YEAR RIDING IN THE PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, ALSO HAVE RIDDEN IN NUMEROUS PARADES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, WILD WEST SHOWS,AMUSEMENT PARKS,2002 WINTER OLYMPICS,LAS VEGAS AND MANY MORE.
Number of Horses: 15
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
BENNY MARTINEZ GLORIA MARTINEZ SAMUEL ALARCON SAMANTHA ALARCON ALEX MEDINA MANUEL ESCOBEDO JODY CARTER RAFAEL MENDEZ RAMON VARGAS SALVADOR ARIAS RUBEN HARO NICOLAS HUIZAR MARIO BUGARIN GUILLERMO GUERRERO ROBERTO RAMIREZ HORSES NAMES- ALMIRANTE,MONTANA,BONITA,MOJADO, MIX BREEDS AND COLORS.
Details about Riders: RIDERS OF ALL TRADES,OWNERS OF CONSTRUCCION COMPANIES,OWNERS OF PET SUPPLIES,DISKJACKIES,FIREMAN,HORSE TRAINERS,HORSE SHOEWERS,REAL STATE AGENTS,HOME DESIGNERS,NURSE,AND TRICK ROPING ARTIST.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
WIDE RIM HATS,AND AUTHENTIC CHARRO SUITS STYLES OF THE REVOLUTION ERA OF THE 1800'S IN MEXICO.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
ANDALUSIANS,FRIESIAN,QUARTER HORSE,PALOMINOS,AZTECAS.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
HAND STITCH MEXICAN SADDLES WITH SILVER HORNS AND ALSO SIDE SADDLES FOR THE LADIES.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
NONE
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
LONG BEACH HISTORICAL MUSEUM,PERRIS DIA DEL CHARRO PARADE,CHRISTMAS LANE PARADE,EAST L.A.INDEPENDANCE DAY MEXICAN PARADE.
Recent Awards: NONE
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
1980THRU 2011 TOTAL 31 YEARS
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
HORSE TRAILERS
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
MONTE SINAI CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
WE RIDE WITH CLASSICAL MEXICAN MUSIC MARIACHI DRASSAGE, TO BLEND IN WITH OUR SHOWS. FOR THE GLORY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

46

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Rose Bowl Game University Float 2
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
Float Builder Company: Artistic Entertainment Services
Float Theme : Stanford University
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name:
Float Concept Description:  
The No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, is the team celebrated on this beautifully decorated float in the 125th Rose Parade. Stanford closed out the regular season at 11 and two – seven and two in conference play – and returns to the Rose Bowl Game in back-to-back seasons after defeating Arizona State in the Pac-12 Conference Football Championship Game to earn the Pac-12 BCS qualifier. The Cardinal is making its 14th all-time appearance in the Rose Bowl Game.
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Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Featuring the university colors cardinal and white, the float includes a football decorated in a mixture of flaxseed, crushed coconut and cut yellow statice. The field at the front of the float will be decorated with green parsley and crushed coconut. The deck of the float will be covered in crushed walnut, cornhusk and dozens of roses.
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Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

47

Band Name: Rose Bowl Game University Band 2
Representing: , ,
Band or School Website Address:  
Band Director:
 
Uniform:
 
The band's official uniform features a cardinal blazer and a white fishing cap. They also occasionally perform in a "rally," which features humorous costumes.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
History of School/Band:  
The modern Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band was formed in 1963 when members of the university’s marching band went on strike to protest the firing of the band director. According to lore, the new director, Arthur P. Barnes, immediately won the loyalty of the band by relinquishing any meaningful control over it. The student-led band threw away the traditional marching music and uniforms, settling for a mostly rock-and-roll repertoire and a simplified uniform consisting of a white fishing hat with red trim, red blazer, black pants and “the ugliest tie you can get your hands on.” Traditional marching is also missing from performances, as the band “scatters” from one formation to the next. A team of Stanford students writes a script for the halftime show explaining what the band is doing in any given formation. After marching down Colorado Boulevard in the 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, the band will perform pre-game and halftime shows at the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Stanford Band is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a scatter band this year. The Stanford Band has been a "scatter band" since 1963, meaning that its members do not march. Like many scatter bands, the Stanford Band generally runs onto the field for halftime at football games and entertains through humorous scripts and music. They "scatter" into original formations featuring words and shapes reflecting the script.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

48

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
City of Alhambra, CA
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating
Float Theme : Monster Truck
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
We left the double entendre would be real crowd pleaser.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
It would be a child's dream come true to have a monster truck with real monster aboard.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
86
Float Award Received Last Year:  
None
Float Designer's Name: Art Aguirre
Float Concept Description:  
The 86th Rose Parade float for the City of Alhambra brings “Dreams Come True” to a literal sense with “Monster Truck!” The 17-foot tall float features a larger than life monster truck complete with lifted wheels, a hot rod paint scheme and an exposed supercharged engine. The four riders aboard the monster truck takes on the literal meaning of the parade’s theme bringing a child’s dream to life in the form of monsters. The four multi-colored monsters can’t wait to take a drive down Colorado Blvd. on New Year’s Day.
Construction Height: 16.6
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Monster Truck Main body – Christmas red mums, elfin pink mums, light pink fine cut strawflower, orange ground lentil seed; flame design – bronze fine cut strawflower, med. orange ground lentil seed, light orange fine ground lentil seed; white fine cut strawflower, white mums, blue whole blueberries Front grill – inset and inside edges – black onion seed; all other black – black seaweed; headlights – crème lunaria; orange lights – orange ground lentil seed; front bumper – shiny grey silverleaf; just under bumper – dark grey poppy seed and shiny grey silverleaf Engine – shiny grey silverleaf, light grey lettuce seed and dark grey poppy seed; black cable wires – black seaweed; all red – red fine cut strawflower; black insets – black ground onion seed; light grey inside edge – dark grey poppy seed; triangles – black ground onion seed; dots – black small beans; belts – black seaweed; light grey bolts – shiny grey silverleaf; edges – light grey lettuce seed; background – shiny grey silverleaf; all blue – blue fine cut statice; any dark grey – dark grey poppy seed; base – black seaweed; rear bumper – shiny grey silverleaf; front windshield – shiny grey silverleaf; back windshield – light grey lettuce seed; steering wheel – brown palm bark; inside truck – red carnations, hot pink carnations, orange carnations, white carnations; screen – green ground parsley flakes; inside walls – red fine cut strawflower; underneath – black onion seed; all bars – shiny grey silverleaf; all blue – blue fine cut statice; light grey edges – light grey lettuce seed; dark grey areas and screens – dark grey poppy seed; exhaust pipe – white fine ground rice, shiny grey silverleaf, blue fine cut statice Tires – treads – black seaweed; flex pieces – black onion seed, light grey lettuce seed, grey poppy seed; fronts – black onion powder, grey poppy seed; backs/pipes – black onion seed Rims – bolts (fronts) – shiny grey silverleaf; bolts (edges) – light grey lettuce seed; background – shiny grey silverleaf; trip – red whole cranberries; green foam – orange roses, yellow gerberas, peach carnations, red anthuriums; accents – yellow billy buttons Monsters Purple-pink monster – FACE eyes – black seaweed, white powdered rice, green whole split pea, light green ground split pea; skin – dark pink fine cut strawflower, elfin pink button mums; freckles – Kermit green button mums; nostrils – black onion seed; under nose – purple fine cut statice; mouth – (lips) red anthuriums, (bottom) hot pink anthuriums; inside mouth – black onion seed; tongue – red and light pink fine cut strawflower; teeth – crème lunaria; claw – hot pink anthuriums, crème corn husk; horns – purple vanda blooms, natural ½ walnut shells, natural small lotus pods; hair – lavender cattleyas; near horns – dark lavender carnations; hanging hair extensions – dark lavender carnations, lavender dendrobs, lavender/white dendrobs, lavender dendrob blooms; no flex foam – purple fine cut statice “Sebastian” The Green Monster – Horn (tan area) – natural/dry moneta fruit pods, (dark brown area) – natural ½ pistachio shells; face (eyes) – black seaweed, white powdered rice, bronze/dark orange fine cut strawflower, light orange ground lentil seed; thin black lines – black onion powder; eyelids – yellow carnation petals; black border – black small beans; all blue – blue fine cut statice; around eyes & nose – green ½ brussel sprouts, medium green bells of Ireland, light green whole split peas; hi-lites – white fine cut everlasting; dots – yellow ½ lemons; nostrils – very dark green ground parsley flakes, black onion seed, medium green bells of Ireland; inside mouth – black onion seed; teeth – crème lunaria; ears (inside) – black onion seed; (fronts) dark green ½ brussel sprouts; (backs) – light green ½ limes; hair – green ti leaves; light green hi-lites – crème pampas grass “Artie” The Yellow Monster - FACE: eyes – black seaweed, white powdered rice, gold clover seed; border – yellow billy buttons; eyebrows – reddish/brown pine cone pieces; skin – yellow fine cut strawflower, white fine cut strawflower; accents – yellow ½ lemons; nose – yellow fine cut strawflower; hi-lites – white fine cut strawflower; accents – yellow ½ lemons, gold clover seed; nostrils – black onion seed; chin – yellow fine cut strawflower; mouth – brown whole lentil seeds, black onion seed; tooth – crème lunaria; HAIR: fronts only – crème pampas grass, brown pine cone pieces; backsides – yellow fine cut strawflower, bronze fine cut strawflower; foam pieces – tan uva grass; leg – yellow fine cut strawflower; design – grey/green eucalyptus leaves, blue/purple whole blueberries; pads – orange ½ kumquats; toenails – crème corn husk; claws – yellow fine cut strawflower, light green fine ground split pea; dot designs – blue whole blueberries; green centers – grey/green eucalyptus leaves; nails – crème corn husk; main tail – white/crème fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower “Penelope” The red monster – FACE: eyes – black seaweed, white powdered rice, grey poppy seed, orange ground lentil seed; lids – green bells of Ireland, dark lavender carnation petals; Inside thin black – black onion powder; outside thin black – black small beans; face – orange/light peach fine ground lentil seed, orange ½ kumquats, peach carnation petals; mouth – black seaweed; teeth – crème lunaria; nose – bronze fine cut strawflower; nostrils – black onion seed; cheeks – orange/peach ground lentil seed, white fine cut strawflower; HAIR: around the front hairline – red/burgundy cymbidiums; flex foam – red burgundy mokaras, dark pink dendrobs blooms, red hanging amaranth; filler – red carnations; accents – red gems; red bottom – red fine cut strawflower; EARS: outside – tan paper bark; insides – red fine cut strawflower; fins at back of head – orange ½ kumquats; TAIL: all peach – light orange fine ground lentil seed; all light orange – orange ground lentil seed; design – blue whole blueberries, red whole cranberries DECK – ORANGE: green springeri, medium orange gerberas, orange roses; accents – orange kiwano horned fruit; PURPLE: green springeri, dark lavender gerberas, lavender gerberas, dark lavender roses, light lavender roses; accents – purple eggplants; GREEN: green springeri, green anthuriums, red roses, green lotus pods, green ti leaves, green monstera leaves
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Rear red monsters' head will swivel 45 degrees from left to right.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: None
Outwalker Names: None
Company/Organization Information:  
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

49

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Torrance Rose Float Association
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
torrancerosefloat.com
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Everyone Plays
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
With the City of Torrance being the birthplace of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), They have joined with AYSO in this Rose Parade Float to kick off the national soccer organization’s 50th anniversary and salute the nearly 6,000,000 families that have participated in AYSO soccer since 1964. “Everyone Plays” is the first philosophy of AYSO and represents the opportunity for all children, no matter size, shape, gender, ethnicity, age or ability to get out and play both in the beautiful parks of the City of Torrance and as a part of AYSO Soccer. The City of Torrance, with its residents and businesses, are proud to be the historic birthplace of AYSO which started with nine teams and today has over 50,000 teams stretching from New York to Hawaii, each delivering important life lessons and providing all children with the opportunity to learn the world’s game in a fun, family environment.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
“Everyone Plays” means just that in AYSO—everyone plays. Boys and girls, all ages, and children with special needs who find a warm welcome in AYSO Soccer (and perhaps even a whimsical animal or two!) And, when everyone truly gets to play—Dreams do Come True. AYSO players grow up to be doctors, lawyers, plumbers, teachers, truck drivers, scientists… but they can also grow to be professional soccer players such as Cobi Jones who is riding our float today. Cobi is the former U.S. and professional soccer star who gained his love of soccer through his AYSO experience and today is an acclaimed television broadcaster. His dream came true. Studies show that playing sports in a supportive environment such as AYSO improve a child’s physical, psychological and social well-being, and that can translate to becoming a more successful adult. The City of Torrance is a strong supporter of nurturing those dreams that come in every shape and size and “Everyone Plays” depicts that being a part of a team can make a difference in the lives of our youth, helping them gain confidence, teaching teamwork and showing them that all dreams are possible. The City of Torrance and AYSO Soccer are both committed to the values of “health, education, community service and personal achievements” through working together as a community and providing a better place for citizens to live, work and play. Regardless of being a new or life-long resident, one of the over 200,000 employees commuting to businesses within the city of Torrance each work day or a welcomed visitor of this exciting community, Torrance has something to offer and share with everyone. Torrance’s unique “hometown” spirit and community pride continue to thrive because of continuing traditions like AYSO Soccer and the Rose Parade. Community activities instill a sense of pride because they are carried out by thousands of enthusiastic volunteers. “Everyone Plays” is the original philosophy that the founders of AYSO adopted. They wanted to make sure that every child has the opportunity to play soccer in a fun, fair and safe environment. Fifty years later, “Everyone Plays” is still the most important and recognizable of AYSO’s tenets.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
60
Float Award Received Last Year:  
2012 Governor's Trophy 2011 Tournament's Volunteers 2010 Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy 2009 Tournament's Volunteers 2008 Tournament's Volunteers
Float Designer's Name: Raul Rodriguez
Float Concept Description:  
In partnership with the Torrance-based AYSO Soccer, the City of Torrance float celebrates two milestones. AYSO’s 50th anniversary and the City’s historic landmark of 100 years since their first Rose Parade float entry in 1914. This colorful setting salutes the City of Torrance outstanding parks and recreational department and highlights one of the most popular family events that happen in park settings throughout America. –AYSO soccer games. Butterflies flutter above vibrant floral trees framing the park scene and soccer field. Pathways, lined with floral displays, wander through fresh grass lawns. Birds and squirrels complete this outdoor scene.
Construction Height: 24 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 35 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Fanciful blossoming trees with sculptured flowers of crisp white coconut flakes cascade with yellow Giant Oncidium orchids and California pepper foliage. Limbs and trunks are artistically created in malaleuca bark. Topiary trees of pink roses float over gardens created from over 10,000 coral gerbera and Impulse roses. Fanciful garden borders created with sunflowers, lilies, hybrid delphinium, liatris and hybrid delphinium, the official flower of the City of Torrance, line soil-less fescue grass sod creating bursts of color along the pathways. Butterflies created with orange marigold and yellow strawflower petals are accentuated in glossy black onion seed and white sweet rice. Birds are decorated in an array of fresh and dried materials including blue sinuate statice, carnation petals, yellow and orange strawflower confetti and white coconut flakes. Furry squirrels are covered in finely chopped ming moss.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Topiary trees of coral Movie Star roses float over gardens created from over 10,000 coral gerbera and Amsterdam roses.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Fanciful garden borders created with sunflowers, lilies, hybrid delphinium, liatris and hybrid delphinium, the official flower of the City of Torrance, line soil-less fescue grass sod creating bursts of color along the pathways.
Description of Float Animation:  
Butterflies, high up in the trees, gently flutter their wings as the soccer ball spins while being kicked by a whimsical bear team member, hoping to be blocked by a wide winged eagle goalie. Music is played from an on-board sound system.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Sophisticated hydraulic system enables the float to lower from 24 feet down to 16 feet in less than 45 seconds to travel under the freeway bridge and low wires on the parade route.
Rider Names: Eight float riders. Our host float rider is Cobi Jones, former USA and LA Galaxy soccer star who started his soccer learning and gained his love of soccer as an AYSO player. AYSO also had a national competition for an AYSO player and parent to ride the float. Also born and raised in Torrance, Diane Ortega, Captain of the 1st girls soccer team and West High School who graduated in 1976 and went on to be a 15 year AYSO volunteer who started all 4 of her beautiful daughters in soccer by the time they turned 5. The ultimate soccer mom.!
Outwalker Names: 12 outwalkers flank the float. The famed Futboleros are the “Harlem Globetrotters of soccer” who will perform soccer skills and tricks, outfitted in their AYSO gear, throughout the parade route.
Company/Organization Information:  
2014 marks the 100th year milestone of the City of Torrance’s first float in the Rose Parade. In celebrating their 60th float in the Rose Parade, the City of Torrance and the Torrance Rose Float Association continues their tradition of community service by completely decorating their float with volunteers, mostly from Torrance and surrounding areas. The city is proud to have decorators between the ages of 13 to 80+ working side by side in a marvelous show of community camaraderie where new and old friendships grow. Its all-volunteer Board of Directors work year-round to keep Torrance represented in the Rose Parade. AYSO, founded in 1964 with nine teams in Torrance kicks off its 50th anniversary by generously contributing to the Torrance Rose Float Association (a 501c3, non-profit organization) to help pay for the cost of the Rose Parade float. Today AYSO boasts over 50,000 teams and more than 500,000 players nationwide. AYSO is a family experience with parents volunteering at every level focused on happy, healthy kids as its passion. Every decision, every rule and every program has “what’s good for families” as its basis. Every girl and boy stepping on a soccer field for the first time can have fun and their parents are part of the experience as volunteer coaches, referees and administrators. AYSO’s child-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs. Everybody likes to win, but the City and Torrance and AYSO are also about creating and supporting a great learning environment and a lifetime of memories for the entire family. The City of Torrance takes great pride in their family based parks, gardens and open spaces throughout the City. With 33 public parks and garden facilities there is something for everyone and every family to enjoy. From the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve to an outdoor band shell and amphitheater, picnic areas, barbecues, fitness courses, meeting rooms and every type of recreational area including basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, golf and softball. The citizens of Torrance are proud of their phenomenal Parks and Recreation areas and invite all to discover and enjoy.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The City of Torrance invited AYSO Soccer to partner with them of the city’s 60th Rose Parade float to celebrate AYSO’s 50th anniversary. “Everyone Plays” represents the commitment to health, education, community service and personal achievements through working together as a community and providing a better place for citizens to live, work and play. AYSO’s mission is to deliver quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment.

 

 

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Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

50

Official Group Name: War Horse Foundation
Group's Website Address:  
www.warhorsefoundation.com
Marshal's Name: Fritz Bronner
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Margie Beeson
Group Description Mission:  
Using horses as four-footed ambassadors of history, educating the contributions of the horse in military history.
History of Group: Established in 1999, War Horse is very active in the community and performs throughout Southern California, at schools, museums, civic events, cultural festivals, presenting over twenty unique, famous cavalry regiments. The foundation educates and entertains the public with presentations, demonstrations, historical lectures, honor guards and musical rides, showing the pomp & circumstance of famous cavalry regiments throughout the world. War Horse regularly goes to schools throughout the county speaking about history, giving children and adults the ability to touch and see history in action. Several of our horses are “rescues” having been taken from the Feedlot or from starving situations all with major rehabilitation.
Number of Horses: 14
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
1. Fritz Bronner Grand Farazdac Arabian 2. Margie Beeson Kanbe Arabian 3. Katie Becker Vincent Ana Arabian 4. Kate Murray Kahuli Warm Blood 5. Eloise King Mel Arabian 6. Steve Turner Heather Arabian 7. Jack Dodds Rex. Andalusian 8. Paige Potter Baron. Arabian 9. Karol Kafka Fred. Arabian 10. Jim Ingersol Geldin. Arabian 11. Danielle Splaine. Zorro. Quarter Horse 12. Debbie. Rugerio. Alexander Warm Blood 13. Melodee Spevack. Darby Connemarian 14. Taylor Cooper marley Quarter Horse
Details about Riders: 1. Fritz Bronner - Film Producer 2. Margie Beeson TV 3. Katie Becker Vincent Animal Safety Advocate 4. Kate Murray Student 5. Eloise King equestrian trainer 6. Steve Turner Business Exec 7. Jack Dodds ret. School principle 8. Paige Potter History Major 9. Karol Kafka marketing mgr 10. Jim Ingersol Actor 11. Danielle Splaine Horse Trainer 12. Debbie. Rugerio Horse transport 13. Melodee Spevack Actress, VO 14. Taylor Cooper Student
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
The War Horse Foundation offers a unique look at history and education by presenting different cavalry units from the past. War Horse brings to life, the 1815 Royal Scots Greys (Red Tunics with bearskin caps) the 1807 Prussian Lifeguard Hussars (black tunics with silve metal braid), the 1812 Barvarian Chevaulegers (green tunics with the Raupenhelm also means catapiller) and the 1812 French Cuirassiers (blue tunics with chest armor)and Chaussuers ( green tunics and Schacko hats with whittle plumes) representing the international history of the Napoleonic and the Regency Era.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The majority of the horses are Arabians, The Arabian is foundation horse for numerous breeds, well known for their confirmation, movement, looks, stamina, personality and intelligence. War Horse welcomes all breeds that are appropriate for the performance of cavalry, and this includes thoroughbreds, Warm Bloods, Quarter Horses, and Andalusians.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
The majority of the saddles are European Cavalry saddles, many of them over 80-100 years old. Under the saddles are military saddles, called Schabraques. All of the horses are also wearing breast collars with brass hearts, a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
War Horse has participated in several major Napoleonic celebrations recently in Germany. War Horse Rider Katie Vincent recently completed in the 2013 Mongol Derby, the toughest horse race in the world, 635 miles. Giving Back: The War Horse feels that giving back to our community is fundamental and performs and assists at other charities and foundations to support them at fundraising events. Through our work and efforts, the War Horse has received accommodations, awards as well as recognition from the City of Los Angeles, The County of Los Angeles, the State of California, US California Congressional Office as well as from Germany. War Horse is planning participation in the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015 in Belgium and the UK.
Recent Awards: Grand Marshall Winner in over a dozen parades. Recognition from the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the State of California and US Congressional Representative.
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
2005,2006,2012
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
War Horse is making plans to attend to 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015, in celebrations in Belgium and the UK.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
War Horse is proud to share that it has an equestrian that has ridden for over seventy years. Eloise King has been a jockey, steeple chase and hunt rider, three-day eventer, endurance rider and pre-Saint George side saddle champion.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

51

Official Group Name:  
2013 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Inductees
Group's Website Address:  
Group Description:  
History of Group: The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to pay tribute to members of the Rose Bowl Game who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the highest level of passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®. Inductees are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium and are announced on the field during the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
Names of Individuals in Group for Rose Parade:  
 
 
Lloyd H. Carr, Orlando Pace and Lynn Swann
Phonetic Pronunciation of Individuals' Names:  
 
 
LLOYD H. CARR coached at the University of Michigan for 28 years from 1980-2007, first with defensive backs, then as defensive coordinator before finally taking over the Wolverine head coaching post from 1995 until he retired in 2007. Over that span, Carr’s Michigan teams came to nine Rose Bowl Games, including four under his reign as head coach. Carr’s best season came in 1997, when he led the Wolverines to a 12-0 record, a Rose Bowl Game victory over Washington State and an AP National Championship. During his 13-year tenure as head coach, Carr posted a 122-40 record, which is third best in Michigan history behind legends Fielding Yost and fellow Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Bo Schembechler. Carr directed Michigan to six bowl victories and five Big Ten titles. In his final season, Carr won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, awarded to the coach whose team excels on the field, in the classroom and in the community. ORLANDO PACE was a two-time consensus first-team All-American offensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1993-1996. Pace won the Outland Trophy, given annually for the best interior lineman in college football, in 1996, and the Lombardi Award, given to the best lineman or linebacker in 1995 and 1996. Pace’s Buckeyes’ defeated previously unbeaten Arizona State, 20-17, in the 1997 Rose Bowl Game, playing for 2012 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee John Cooper. While offensive lineman are not typically headline news, Pace stole the show in the Rose Bowl Game by shutting down the Sun Devils All-American pass rusher Derrick Rodgers. Pace didn’t allow a sack in his final two seasons at Ohio State, ending with the Rose Bowl Game. When Sports Illustrated named their “NCAA Football All-Century Team” in 1999, Pace was selected as a starting tackle. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000’s. Pace was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013 and Ohio State “O” Hall of Fame in 2011. LYNN SWANN was a member of two Rose Bowl Game teams during his time at the University of Southern California. In the 1972 season, Swann led the Trojans in receiving yards and a victory over UCLA to earn a berth in the 1973 Rose Bowl Game. In that game, he again led the Trojans in receiving, catching six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, in a 42-17 win over Ohio State. That season the Trojans became the first team in college football history to be unanimously voted as the No. 1 team. As a senior, Swann was a team captain and led USC in receiving. The Trojans went on to lose the 1974 Rose Bowl Game to the Buckeyes, 42-21, but Swann caught five passes for 47 yards. In 1973, Swann was a consensus All-American and winner of the Pop Warner Trophy, given to the most valuable senior on the West Coast. Swann was inducted into the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and USC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Details about Participating Individuals:  
 
Description of Vehicle(s):  
The Tournament of Roses honors the 2013 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductees with a ride down Colorado Boulevard in a 1950 Model “88” Oldsmobile Convertible. This 1950 Model “88” Oldsmobile Convertible is also known as the “Rocket 88,” because of the advanced design of its engine. With a 303 cubic inch engine and pushing out a whopping 125 horse power, this was a revolutionary car with a ground-breaking speed. Its speed made it an extremely popular car in the early NASCAR days, winning 5 of the first 8 races. This car was in a horrendous condition when it was purchased by Fred La Corte about 15 years ago and renovated to its current condition. The car now is in an immaculate form, capable of traveling coast-to-coast if necessary without any technical concerns and is beautifully decorated by FTD florists. Although General Motors terminated the production of the Oldsmobile in 2004, there still remains a huge following throughout the United States and countries around the world.
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

52

Band Name: Westfield High School Marching Bulldogs
Representing: Chantilly, VA, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
www.westfieldband.org
Band Director: Stephen Panoff
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Adam Ashforth
Total Number Marching:  
275
Number Of Drum Majors:  
2
Drum Major(s): Nick Falatko Felix Park ()
Number Of Brass: 90
Number of Percussion:  
50
Number of Woodwinds:  
108
Number of Banner Carriers:  
3
Number of Leaders: 2
Number of Color Guard:  
22
 
Uniform:
 
Black with gold accents and gold cape
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Corporate March for the Roses Bingo Bake sales Matress Sale Parking for local regatta Gala Concert
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
2011 Virginia International Music Festival 2012-NYC Big Apple Music Festival
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Va Honor Band-9 time Virginia International Music Festival Grand Champion, NYC Big Apple Music Festival Grand Champion,
History of School/Band:  
Band was formed in 2000 when school started. It has grown in this time to be the largest band program in the state of Virginia and a well repsected program in the areas of marching, concert, jazz, and percussion. The program serves over 350 students.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The band is a multi-cultural group, featuring a combination of 15 different cultural backgrounds. The students work together to bridge any gaps and differences to make the making of music its fundamental mission.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

53

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
NBC's The Voice
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.nbc.com
Float Builder Company: AES
Float Theme : “Singing the Dream”
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Celebrating the aspiration, vision and excitement of TV’s #1 singing competition, “Singing the Dream” captures the spirit, drama and electrifying thrill of NBC’s television phenomenon.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Dreams really do come true for the newly crowned winner, Tessanne Chin as she takes the stage to perform "Tumbling Down" - at the one and only 125th Rose Parade! And, the dream continues when Season 6 of The Voice premieres with a two-hour episode on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8PMET, followed by an hour-long episode on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8PM ET. Usher and Shakira will reprise their coach roles, as will original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
N/A
Float Designer's Name: John Ramirez
Float Concept Description:  
Construction Height: 35'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 55'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The Voice's signature hand will be decorated in crushed coconut and an onion seed blend. The sides of the float will be covered in whole red carnations. The musical notes will be decorated in yellow strawflower and orange lentil. The decks of the float will be covered in whole red and white roses and green split peas, yellow lilies and whole roses, purple iris and hot pink whole roses. The famous judge's chair will be covered with seaweed, silver leaf and whole red carnations. The star explosion on the back of the float will be covered in yellow strawflower, crushed coconut and yellow and white dendrobium orchids. The NBC peacock logo will be decorated in dry materials, that will consist of orange lentil, yellow strawflower, purple and blue statice, green parsley and red carnation petals.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: The Winner of "The Voice", Tessanne Chin. Accompanied by Season 5 Artists Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee.
Outwalker Names: Students from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)
Company/Organization Information:  
Each week, NBC’s The Voice transports amazing performers, their superstar coaches and die-hard fans to a place where dreams really do come true. From the iconic set pieces, including the spinning “I Want You” chair and the massive hand grasping the mic, to dazzling adornments, including musical notes and beautiful red rays that evoke the show’s stage, the float brings The Voice experience to life.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
-Season 6 of The Voice will premiere with a two-hour episode on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8PMET, with an hour-long follow up episode on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8PM ET. Usher and Shakira will reprise their coach roles, as will original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. -In 2013, "The Voice" was the recipient of the Emmy for "Best Reality Competition Program". -There are 55 local versions of the "The Voice" being broadcast in more than 160 countries. - LACHSA's motto is "Live Your Dream". The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) offers a specialized program combining college-preparatory academic instruction and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts. Founded in 1985, the tuition-free public school is run by the Los Angeles County Office of Education in partnership with and on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA).

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

54

Official Group Name: Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team
Group's Website Address:  
n/a
Marshal's Name: Ramon Banuelos (Rah-moan Bah-nueh-los)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Heriberto Banuelos
Group Description Mission:  
The team is composed of brothers, first cousins and some close friends that are profesional Mexican charros and rope trickers. The group perfom horse and rope tricks in shows and also compete in professional charreria. Our Mission is to promote horsemanship, animal wellfare, and give children and adults the opportunity to experince horses. We encourage parents to invlove their kids in sports of their choice in attempt to dscourage voilence, gangs and drug use.
History of Group: The Banuelos Charro Team was founded in 1995 by the Banuelos brothers and friends of Chino, Ca. The group has attended several community events throughout the years were horse and rope tricks are performed by the riders. The Banuelos Charro Team participates in several parades throughout Southern California and also several tournament of Roses Parades
Number of Horses: 13
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Riders: Ramon Banuelos, Heriberto Banuelos, Sergio Banuelos, Oscar Banuelos, Demetrio Banuelos, Salvador Banuelos, Pedro Huerta, Antonio Ruiz, Antonio Jimenez, George Espinoza, Ramiro Sierra, Alex Valencia, Joaquin Raygoza Horses: La Canela / brown roan / AQHA Doc Jarik / buckskin / AQHA Llavero / black / Azteca Cemex / black / AQHA Jilote / Sorrel / AQHA Porcupine / bay / Azteca Indio / paint / AQHA Blue Hayes / blue roan / AQHA Diamanté / gray / Andalusian Palomo /gray/ Andalusian Divorcio / black / AQHA Colorado / Brown / AQHA Lucero / Sorrel / AQHA
Details about Riders: All horses are owned and trained by each rider. Every horse is unique in color and also specially trained for horse tricks, rope tricks, and competition. The riders of our group also participate throughout the year in couminity events, park events and schools by sharing our horses and rope tricks.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
The costumes used are 100% hand made either in Mexico and also in the USA. It consists of embroidered slack style pants and long sleve shirts. The hat is a typical charro sombrero made out of authentic rabbit fur and it is decorated with different colored paterns. Each rider wears authentic raw hide chaps and boots.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The main hosrse breed riden by the Hermanos Banuelos is American Quarter Horse AQHA. This breed is known for it's short stocky and well built body. It is known for it's ability to run for short distances at very fast speeds. The breed is also known for being the greatest cattle horse as well as the most common in American and Mexican professional Rodeo.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
The saddles used by the riders were hand crafted in Zacatecas Mexico. The fuste, saddle frame, of the saddle is made out of mesquite wood wraped in goat skin for both physical appearence and to provide strength to the saddle. The fuste has a large horn that is mainly designed for roping cattle. The leather is authentic raw hide decorated with patterns and stainless steel buttons.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
N/A
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Hollywood Parade East Los Angeles Parade Highland Park Parade City of Ontario Parade
Recent Awards:
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Based in Chino, California
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Prime Refrigeration Systems Inc. of Ontario, Ca is a part sponsor for the Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team. Other fundraising activities include barbecues at the Hermanos Banuelos Ranch in Chino, Ca and also small Texas Holdem tournaments.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Banuelos Charro Team enjoys participating in community events where horses can be exposed to children as well as adults. Helping others experience horses firsthand and getting an opportunity to ride one.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

55

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Cal Poly Universities
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.csupomona.edu
Float Builder Company: Cal Poly Universities (SELF-BUILT)
Float Theme : Bedtime Buccaneers
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The Cal Poly Universities (Pomona and San Luis Obispo) hold a concept contest annually in order to choose the theme of the float. This year, we had 83 submissions from each campus, local communities, as well as alumni and friends of the Cal Poly Rose Float program. After receiving all submissions, students work collaboratively to choose their favorite float that relates to the parade theme.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
"Bedtime Buccaneers" exhibits the 2014 parade’s theme, “Dreams Come True." A young brother and sister sail the mighty seas of their imagination in search of their dream, a bountiful treasure. They use a bed as a sturdy ship and their toys and pets as magical creatures of the waters. We are all college students earning degrees that we use to accomplish our dreams through our careers and communities. Our dreams do come true.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
66
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Humor Award
Float Designer's Name: Andrea Swanson
Float Concept Description:  
A young brother and sister are playing like pirates on their bed made to look like a ship, sailing the "seas" on a voyage to find their dream, a bountiful treasure.
Construction Height: 28'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 45'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The 2014 Cal Poly Universities float will include a variety of fresh floral as well as various different dry materials including both seeds and dried flowers. Our fresh floral list includes roses, carnations, irises, mums, orchids, lisianthus, hanging amaranthus, silver leaf eucalyptus, and silver dollar eucalyptus, among other things that can be found in our floral arrangements. Bright yellow, pink, and orange roses will be used to create a “bed of roses” - the focal point of the float. The three colors will complement each other in a checkerboard pattern, acting as the bed’s quilt. Atop the bed will be two children – one boy and one girl – dressed in footie pajamas adorned in green and pink button mums, respectively. Behind the kids is a twenty-eight foot sail that will be covered in white chrysanthemums. To create the effect of the children’s imaginary adventure on a sea vessel into an authentic treasure hunt, there will be six cannons decorated in silver dollar eucalyptus to mimic a metallic sheen, as well as a blue sea full of irises. Behind the kids stretches a massive sail with the face of a teddy bear drawn onto it that will be decorated in white button mums to capture the audience’s attention. Surrounding the bed will be various animals – both stuffed and real – covered in carnations to imitate the texture of fur. Straight ahead of the bed/sea vessel on the satellite will be a red X. We are planning to enhance the mark of the treasure with bright red roses. All of the wooden furniture will be decorated in different kinds of bark: the headboard and footboard of the bed will utilize redwood bark, while the ship wheel and dresser will be overlaid with melaleuca bark. The toys floating in the water, as well as those in the treasure chest in the satellite will be decorated in various dried flowers such as marigolds, bougainvillea, and statice. Finally, the Cal Poly Universities block letters will feature petalled yellow carnations, and the title sign “Bedtime Buccaneers” will showcase vivid purple lisianthus petalling. Our dry material will include homegrown blue and purple statice, homegrown bougainvillea, orange and yellow marigolds, rice, poppyseed, lettuce seed, different types of tree bark, cotton, strawflower, dill weed, various types of beans, and a variety of seed mixtures.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Bedtime Buccaneers will display 12,000 roses on the bed alone. A couple hundred more white roses will be used to accent wave crests in the water. The blue sea will feature a mixture of more than 15,000 white, light, and dark blue irises. Roses, orchids, and various sprays will be used throughout the entire float in floral arrangements. We will be using over 10,000 stems of orange carnations for the cat and teddy bear’s fur, as well as over 25,000 white button mum blooms to showcase our giant sail. We also expect to use several hundred stems of carnations and/or lisianthus for petaling purposes.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Unique to Cal Poly is: 1) the use of California Grown Flowers (85% of the float is covered will California Grown Floral; and 2) the use of blue statice, as it is a rare commodity to find. The Cal Poly students grow the statice, as well as marigolds and bougainvillea, in their own flower fields on campus.
Description of Float Animation:  
The entirety of the children’s ship–the bed, chest in front, dresser in back, and the mast–rolls and pitches just as if it were on the open ocean. Booming cannons on both sides of the bed fire blasts of CO2 smoke and recoil in succession, truly bringing the children’s adventure to life!
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
This year Cal Poly Universities pioneers the idea of animating the flowers: vialed flowers will be animated to move in a wave-like pattern to create a shifting, oscillating surface that appears to ripple just like real water.
Rider Names: Driver: Ian Davison – 3rd year Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mechanical Engineering Major and 2014 Rose Float Construction Chair. Observer: Amy Van de Poel – Senior year at Cal Poly Pomona Mechanical Engineering Major and 2014 Rose Float Construction Chair Animation Operator: Kendall Searing – 3rd year Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Electrical Engineering Major. Drive Engine Operator: Loren MacDonald – 3rd year Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mechanical Engineering Major. Satellite Operator: Nolan Whitener – 4th year Cal Poly Pomona Mechanical Engineering Major Each of the above operators is a Cal Poly student who has worked on the Cal Poly float for multiple years and contributed significantly to the float design and construction.
Outwalker Names: None.
Company/Organization Information:  
Cal Poly Pomona ROSE FLOAT DIRECTOR’S OFFICE 3801 West Temple Avenue – Building 26 Pomona, California 91768 909-869-7659 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, California 93407 805-756-1111 Each of the above operators is a Cal Poly student who has worked on the Cal Poly float for multiple years and contributed significantly to the float design and construction.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The Cal Poly Universities Rose Float is the only float in the parade that is 100% led by student volunteers every single year. This entry marks Cal Poly's 66th consecutive entry. Each year, students from the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses (250 miles apart) design, build, engineer, finance, and decorate their own volunteer entry. The two halves from each campus are joined together in October as one float for completion of the entry. A multidisciplinary project, the Rose Float Program features a challenging and fascinating learning experience that is the hallmark of Cal Poly's learn-by-doing curriculum.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

56

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
Float Builder Company: Artistic Entertainment Services
Float Theme : Wonderful Indonesia
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
“Wonderful Indonesia” is Indonesia’s tourism tagline. Indonesia is a destination full of wonderful things – animals, flowers, sights and cultures, all of which are full of wonders.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
This year’s theme is “Dreams Come True”, many people have Indonesia on their life’s “bucket list”. We thought, wouldn’t it be great if we could show a bit of Indonesia to the world?! Then that dream of seeing Indonesia would be at least somewhat fulfilled, even though it would be only a representation – it might even be a motivation to see the real thing – take a trip to Indonesia!
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
3rd year since last participating in 1996
Float Award Received Last Year:  
President's Trophy
Float Designer's Name: John Ramirez
Float Concept Description:  
This year Indonesia presents, “Wonderful Indonesia”. The float showcases the beautiful lush landscape, native statues and architecture of Indonesia; many of the world's most ancient wonders can be found in Indonesia, including sacred temples, palace ruins, prehistoric remains and living traditions. Visitors from around the world come to Indonesia, attracted by the country’s unique and diverse culture and vibrant heritage, all of which are displayed on this magnificent float. Covering the sides of the float are native Indonesian birds, animals and tropical flowers. The deck of the float will feature swirling groupings of orchids, iris, roses and mums, to name a few of the many flowers that will be used, all in brilliant vibrant colors. Fresh accents of dendrobium orchid blooms, anthurium blooms and many other orchid blooms in orange, pink, purple and white will blanket the deck of the float. Also displayed on the float are magnificent palm trees that will stand tall. An Orangutan playfully hangs off of trees on the back side of the float, two vibrantly hued red and yellow Birds of Paradise perch atop the lush landscape and two Komodo Dragons perch at the front of the float. The front of the float is representative of the Indonesian island of East Borneo. The third largest island in he world and the largest island of Asia. It showcases a jellyfish, stingray, sea turtle and various fish that are native to the region. Also displayed are the beautiful lush jungle landscape and the under water wonders and ocean reefs of Indonesia.
Construction Height: 30 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The komodo dragons will be decorated with brunia balls, pinto beans, peanut shells and acorn tops. The pagoda roofs will be covered in woven brown flax thatching. The sides of the pagoda will be combination of yellow strawflower and orange lentil. The orangutan will be decorated with orange corn silk, brown palm fiber, craft grass and various seeds. The jellyfish at the front of the float will be decorated with gladiola petals and lunaria petals. The stingray will be covered with silver leaf, purple statice and onion seed. The sea turtle will be covered with brussel sprouts, broccoli florets, mung beans and ming moss. The deck of the float will be covered in groupings of hot pink roses, pink carnations, heliconia orchids, cattleya orchids, dendrobium orchids, cymbidium orchids and oncidium orchids. The black orchid (structures) on the front o he float will be covered in a combination of seaweed and purple statice. The water swirling around the float will be decorated with a combination of blue iris, white dendrobium orchids, blue statice crushed coconut and white roses. The fish swimming along side the sides of the float will be covered in yellow strawflower, crushed white coconut, seaweed and yellow split peas.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
The komodo dragon heads will move back and forth. The orangutan on the backside of the float will swing back and forth. The jellyfish on the front side of the float will be animated to simulate the real movement of a jelly fish as it swims through the water.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
n/a
Rider Names: The 4 float riders will be participants of Miss Tourism and the Tourism Diplomat of Indonesia. Their mission is to bring Indonesian Culture to the World. Raeza Febrina Sari (Female, 21 Years Old) - Miss Tourism Aldy Gita Pradhana (Male, 21 Years Old) - Tourism Diplomat Leliyana Andryani (Female, 20 Years Old) - Tourism Diplomat Pingkan Otisa Podung (Female, 18 Years Old) - Miss Tourism
Outwalker Names: 16 dancers will dance alongside the float dressed in native Indonesian costume. The Hudog dancers will be dancing alongside the float wearing costumes made of palm leaves. The Hudog Dance, a ritual dance by the Dayaks, is used to drive away the devil from disturbing rice fields before harvest. The Carnival Dancers will be dancing alongside the float wearing costumes representing the fauna and flora of Borneo. Flora and fauna refer to plant and wildlife. The term is often used to refer to the indigenous plant and wildlife of a geographical region. Hudoq Dancers (alongside float) 7. Krisantus Silvanus Higang 37 yrs 8. Array Prayoga 20 yrs 9. Adrianus Liah Blawing 30 yrs 10. Arbiyansyach 31 yrs Carnival Dancers (alongside float) 11 Amelia A. 15 yrs 12. Dody Hermawan 36 yrs 12. Yunita Ronting 36 yrs 13. Yuyun Diah Setiorini 35 yrs 14. Fitri Amalia 15 yrs 15. Anggerlia Anugrah 16 yrs 16. Maria Evi Yupita 20 yrs 17. Hayru Abdi 29 yrs 18. Wiwin Gunawan 31 yrs 19. Devy Febiani 18 yrs 20. Doniyansyah akhmid katuk 51 yrs 21. Nor Fajri Badrun Umeng 42 yrs
Company/Organization Information:  
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, East Borneo Government
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The Indonesian community in Los Angeles will be participating in decorating the float.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

57

Band Name: Rosemount High School Marching Band
Representing: Rosemount, MN, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
www.rosemountband.com
Band Director: Leon Sieve (Leon Seeve (rhymes with Leave))
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
All three of us team teach the marching band and are considered the full time/head directors. Please include both Steve Olsen and Bojan Hoover as band directors, not assistant directors
Total Number Marching:  
208
Number Of Drum Majors:  
4
Drum Major(s): Jessica Cox Emily Brossart George Tangen Tony Hanto (Jessica Cox (rhymes with Socks) Emily Bra-sart George Tang-in Tony Hand-tow)
Number Of Brass: 74
Number of Percussion:  
29
Number of Woodwinds:  
59
Number of Banner Carriers:  
5
Number of Flag Bearers:  
7
Number of Leaders: 4
Number of Color Guard:  
30
 
Uniform:
 
Navy Blue Trousers, White to Navy Blue sublimated/fading jacket, White Shako with tall white plume, silver metallic accents.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
March-a-thon, Garage Sale, Fruit fundraiser, cookie dough fundraiser, car washs, Postcard fundraiser, local restaurants Rosemount Band Night donations, Corporate Sponsorships,
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Performance tour to San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Performed with Banda Escolar De Guayanilla (they marched in the 2012 Rose Parade). This tour was taken in March of 2013
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
2006-2013 Minnesota State Marching Band Champion. 2009-2013 Minnesota State Fair Parade Grand Champion. 2010-2013 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Class AAA Champion. 2005-2013 Band of America St. Louis Super Regional Finalist.
History of School/Band:  
The Marching Band at Rosemount High School is part of a comprehensive instrumental music program involving over 410 students actively engaged in six concert bands, four jazz ensembles, percussion studio, percussion ensemble, winter colorguard, numerous small ensembles and a rigorous private lesson program. Several students from the Rosemount Band program have been selected for membership in this year's Minnesota All-State Music Ensembles. Rosemount High School has a long tradition of excellence in their 97 year history. Upon Graduation, this years Freshman class will be the 100th Graduation Class of Rosemount High School
Notable Band Alumni:  
none
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
none
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Rosemount High School is the oldest of the four public high schools in Independent School District 196. Rosemount is a suburban community located 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, 15 miles from the Mall of America and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The City of Rosemount is served by Independent School District 196, which covers an area of 110 square miles in northern Dakota County. ISD 196 has 3,400 employees who serve 152,000 residents and approximately 28,000 students in 31 schools. Major business, research centers and industries in the area include: Flint Hills Refining, Delta Airlines, Cray Research, Unisys, Control Data, Thompson Reuters, the University of Minnesota Agricultural Research Ctr.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

58

Official Group Name:  
Harlem Globetrotters
Group's Website Address:  
Group Description:  
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades.
History of Group:
Names of Individuals in Group for Rose Parade:  
 
 
Bucket Blakes, Stretch Middleton, Flight Time Lang, Slick Willie Shaw, Wun "The Shot" Versher
Phonetic Pronunciation of Individuals' Names:  
 
 
Details about Participating Individuals:  
 
Description of Vehicle(s):  
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

59

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.shrinershospitals.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Love to the rescue.
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
This year’s float will feature a 24-ft. bear which is proudly wearing the iconic Shriner’s Fez and a super hero cape, and embodies the philosophy that behind every child is a special place where hope and healing make dreams come true. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a place where love puts every child first and makes a hospital feel like home. It’s a place where love rebuilds a child’s confidence and keeps healing until a child is grown up. It’s a place where the strength of nearly 100 years of medical excellence creates the foundation for restoring childhood.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Shriners Hospitals for Children sends Love to the rescue every day. It’s love that drives our medical breakthroughs, our compassionate care and our commitment to help a child. Love to the rescue is what makes our care different and what allows children to dream of a brighter future. Love to the rescue helps our patients’ “dreams come true.”
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
4
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Art Aguirre
Float Concept Description:  
We know that sometimes it's the small things that can make a big difference in helping a child heal or recover. Teddy Bears are a symbol of comfort and love, especially to children including our patients receiving care at any of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations. Love to the rescue comes to life through the representation of the Teddy Bear with a cape, which is the main visual element of our float; it symbolizes love coming to the rescue of the more than 100,000 children our health care system cares for every year. The Teddy Bear is also wearing the iconic Shriner's fez, which represents Shriners International, the fraternity that founded and continues to operate our health care system.
Construction Height: 24
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Bear Hat – red fine cut strawflower; logo – gold clover seed; top & tassel – black seaweed Head – eyes – black seaweed and white powdered rice; lashes – black seaweed; nose white mums and black seaweed; lip line – black seaweed; inside mouth – red and pink fine cut strawflower; tongue – pink fine cut strawflower Head, ears and body – light beau mums; body seams – dark beau mums; inside ears – pink fine cut strawflower; paw pads – natural dry cordon puffs; cape – yellow fine cut strawflower; foam edges – red roses and red carnations Logo on bear’s chest – white fine cut everlasting and black small beans; border around heart – Christmas red mums; rest of red – red fine cut strawflower Front heart – white inset – red and yellow fine cut strawflower and black onion powder; background – white fine ground rice; foam edge – red roses; inside red edge – red fine cut strawflower; outside foam edge – red carnations and red roses; backside – red fine cut strawflower; pipes – black onion seed Camera side (middle of deck) – outline – red kidney beans, Christmas red mums, bright yellow roses, elfin pink mums, pink strawflower; foam insets – bright yellow and white roses; white inside edge – white ground coconut; top of heart – elfin pink mums; between mums – pink fine cut strawflower; red – red large kidney beans; between kidney beans and mums – Christmas red mums; outside foam edges – green springeri, red carnations, red roses; backs – red fine cut strawflower; pipes – black onion seed Camera side (next to middle heart) – foam inset – pink antrhiums, bright yellow roses, dark lavender roses, red roses; inside edge – red fine cut strawflower; outside foam edge – green springeri, red carnations, red roses; backs – red fine cut strawflower; pipe – black onion seed Off camera side – foam insets – red, hot pink and dark lavender roses; outside edge foam – green springeri, red carnations, red roses; backs – red fine cut strawflower; pipes - black onion seed Big heart – fronts – Christmas red mums; inside edges – red fine cut strawflower; foam insets – red roses; outside foam edges – green springeri, red carnations, red roses; backside – red fine cut strawflower; pipes – black onion seed; rays coming from heart – peach, yellow and orange carnations; screens – yellow, bronze and light pink strawflower, lavender statice, orange ground lentil seeds Front Deck – front heart design – green springeri, bright yellow roses, peach carnations, orange carnations, red roses, green anthuriums; middle of deck – green springeri, light lavender roses, pink roses; side of deck – green springeri, light lavender roses, blush anthuriums, dark lavender roses, hot pink anthuriums; all yellow around hearts – bright yellow roses Rear Deck – red hearts painted on deck – red roses; around red hearts – green springeri, orange roses, medium orange gerberas, bright yellow roses, yellow gerberas, peach roses, light orange gerberas Floral Arrangements – either side of heart – green deflexis, white starburst mums, green bells of Ireland, hot pink roses, coco stix with rice powder, yellow billy buttons; camera side – green deflexis, white gladiolas, green small eucalyptus, white starburst mums, white oncidiums, white roses; white & lavender – green deflexis, white gladiolas, green small eucalyptus, pink starburst mums, white oncidiums, pink roses; yellow – green deflexis, white gladiolas, green small eucalyptus, white starburst mums, white oncidiums, white roses; off camera side yellow and orange – green deflexis, white gladiolas, green small eucalyptus, pink starburst mums, white oncidiums, pink roses; light pink & lavender – green deflexis, white gladiolas, green small eucalyptus, white starburst mums, white oncidiums, white roses
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: 1. John Cinotto SIN-NAWH-TOE (71) 2. Margaret Cinotto ( ) 3. Gary Dunwoody DUHN-WOO-DY (73) 4. Wanda Dunwoody ( ) 5. Brendon Wiseley WISE-LEE (12) 6. Olivia Stamps (10) -------------------- 1. Mr. Cinotto is the current Imperial Potentate of Shriners International. In this position, he is the acting president and CEO of the fraternity and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. His Wife, Margaret, will be joining him as a float rider. She is referred to as the First Lady of Shriners International. 2. Mr. Dunwoody is currently a senior member of the Board of Trustees for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He is also the Chairman of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He is a past Imperial Potentate and his wife, Wanda, will be joining him as a float rider. 3. Brendon Wiseley is one of our two current national patient ambassadors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He represents the thousands of children we care for in our health care system. See his story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhxxfJySs8w&list=UUfVrMYcKM47zRv-YsklQMGQ 4. Olivia Stamps is one of the two current national patient ambassadors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. She represents the thousands of children we care for in our health care system. See her story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN_uJplfpYQ&feature=c4-overview&list=UUfVrMYcKM47zRv-YsklQMGQ
Outwalker Names: None
Company/Organization Information:  
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. A. Shriners Hospitals for Children transforms the lives of children through its innovative orthopaedic, burns, spinal cord injury and cleft lip and palate care. B. Shriners Hospitals for Children sends Love to the rescue every day. It’s love that drives our medical breakthroughs, our compassionate care and our commitment to help a child, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. C. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children has sent Love to the rescue to more than 1 million children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. D. There is a Shriners Hospitals for Children in Southern California. It is currently located in Los Angeles. If you know a child we can help, please call 1-800-237-5055. E. To send your love to the rescue, please call 1-800-241-gift or visit shrinershospitals.org.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in seven countries and thousands of clubs around the world.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

60

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Downey Rose Float Association
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.downeyrose.org
Float Builder Company: Downey ROse Float Assocition
Float Theme : The Glass Slipper
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Designs are submitted by the community and then voted on by Downey Rose Float members
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The float relates to the theme buecuse is the classic story of every little girls dream to meet her prince. The Glass Slipper is a play on the fairy tale Cinderella
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
62
Float Award Received Last Year:  
none
Float Designer's Name: Thom Neighbors
Float Concept Description:  
the concept for the float is the Ballroom from Cinderella
Construction Height: 28'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 50'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
6280 hot pink “Shocking Versilia” roses 3350 yellow “Viva” roses 1325 orange “Tropical Amazon” roses 500 pink “Vogue” roses 100 long white dendrobium orchid stems 470 regular white dendrobium orchid stems 200 regular Bombay dendrobium orchid stems 3200 white dendrobium orchid blooms 200 Bombay dendrobium blooms 24 white phalaenopsis 180 orange mokara orchid stems 15 orange cymbidium orchid stems 200 small light blue hydrangeas 75 Star Gazer lily stems 30 regular white/ pink anthurium 30 mini white/ pinkanthurium 15 bunch pink tulips 12 bundles white button mums
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
See above
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
none
Description of Float Animation:  
none
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
none
Rider Names: Miss Downey- Jessica Aguirre Princesses- Parisa Geshti, Taly Argueta, Ada Hernandez, Jessica Mendez
Outwalker Names: none
Company/Organization Information:  
to bring the city of Downey together as a community by being involved in the design, constuction and decoration of a Rose Parade Float.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
none

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

61

Official Group Name: Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds
Group's Website Address:  
FB Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds
Marshal's Name: Michele Macfarlane (Mi-SHEL Mc-FAR-lan)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Group Description Mission:  
Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds is comprised of Ranch owner Michele Macfarlane, her co-driver, equine veterinarian, Dr. Donald Trunk, and her close friends Lynnda Mika Tedokon Martin, Julia Chen, Susie Ching Robinson, Samantha Jade Ching Robinson, and Theo Mar. This spectacle truly represents the once every 12 year cycle of the horse which appears in the Asian zodiac. Each year Scripps Miramar presents a newly themed turnout, with the goal of promoting and introducing to the general public a new and different contemporary and relevant equine theme. The turnout is based upon a combination of the Rose Parade theme and a new and meaningful customized equine presentation. It is our great privilege to exhibit and disseminate worldwide through the Rose Parade venue our message.
History of Group: Michele Macfarlane, Marshal, first rode in the Rose Parade with her parents in 1962. Her parents started riding in the Rose Parade in the 1950's. Since that time the Rose Parade has had special and significant meaning to the Scripps family. The embodiment of determination and hard work, Michele Macfarlane has established an unparalleled record of success in the horse world. Growing up at Scripps Miramar Ranch in San Diego, where she still resides today, Michele and her mother, Ellen Scripps Davis, developed an American Saddlebred breeding and show stable without equal. In 1988 Michele became the first woman and second amateur in history to win the Five-Gaited World's Grand Championship with her stallion, CH Sky Watch. She repeated this win in 1996 with Memories Citation and again in 2006 with her South African imported stallion Casey's Final Countdown.
Number of Horses: 9
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
The first four horses are matched pinto, chestnut and white registered American Saddlebred Horses. They are also registered American Indian Horses. Michele Macfarlane drives them four abreast to the Pagoda Wagon to celebrate the Asian "Year of the Horse" Like Thunder So Extreme Clyde The Glide Geronimo's Cadillac Sunlight And Shadows is a registered black and white pinto American Saddlebred and registered American Indian Horse. She is led by Theo Mar to spear head the unit. Flurry is a registered chestnut and white pinto American Saddlebred and registered American Indian Horse. She is ridden by Susie Ching Robnson. Gris is a registered gray American Saddlebred and he is ridden by Lynnda Mika Tedokon Martin. Silverado is a gray and white pinto registered Miniature Horse. He is driven by Samantha Jade Ching Robinson. Tiara is a white registered Miniature Horse. She is driven by Julia Chen.
Details about Riders: The embodiment of determination and hard work, Michele Macfarlane has established an unparalleled record of success in the horse world. Growing up at Scripps Miramar Ranch in San Diego, where she still resides today, Michele and her mother, Ellen Scripps Davis, developed an American Saddlebred breeding and show stable without equal. In 1988 Michele became the first woman and second amateur in history to win the Five-Gaited World's Grand Championship with her stallion, CH Sky Watch. She repeated this win in 1996 with Memories Citation and again in 2006 with her South African imported stallion Casey's Final Countdown. She is a member of the Kentucky State Fair Hall of Fame, the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame Brietbard Award and was the United States Equestrian Federation Equestrian of the Year. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association and the U S Equestrian Federation's Owners Committees. Donald Trunk, Michele's co-driver, has been a well respected equine veterinarian practitioner since 1966. He served as president of the San Diego Veterinary Association. He is a member of American Association of Equine Practitioners and American Veterinary Medical Association. His specialty is equine reproduction and equine well being. Lynnda Mika Tedokon Martin's father's ancestor served for the King of Okinawa in Shuri Castle. He was in the Ministry of Finance and for his outstanding work the King awarded the name of Tedokon. The use of three characters that make up this name indicates a high rank and a samurai designation. The three characters translate as Hand, Climbing, and Root or by having good roots, and working hard, one can achieve success. Lynnda is a successful equestrian having won many titles and she shows at all major West coast show horse events. Her daughter Josephine 5, and son William 4 are already showing interest in the horses. Julia Chen won her first World Championship riding horses when she was 8 years old! She has won United States Equestrian Federation and Pacific Coast Saddlebred Horse Association high point awards too numerous to list. Julia is completing her internship to become a physician's assistant in Pennsylvania. Susie Ching Robinson is an accomplished horse woman having numerous wins to her credit in Western, Hunters, Jumpers, Saddle Seat, and Dressage. She is a pro when it comes to training horses and teaching children to ride. Susie is a real "horse whisperer" having the rare talent of being able to immediately communicate and develop a rapport with almost any horse the moment she puts her foot in the stirrup. She lives in horse country "Rancho Santa Fe" with her husband Scott Robinson and their two children Samantha and Natalie. Samantha Jade Ching Robinson, Susie's daughter, joins us driving Silverado, the miniature horse to a Rickshaw. She has been riding, driving, and showing horses and ponies since she was nine years old. Recently she and her horse were awarded the 2012 Pacific Coast Saddle Horse High Point Championship for junior riders. Theo Mar leads Sunlight And Shadows. Theo's mother was the first of her family to move to the United States from China. She was one of nine children. Theo started his formal horse training at ten and his love for the American Saddlebred grew from there. He decided early on that becoming a horse trainer would be his life's ambition. He has made that dream a reality and has been training and teaching horses and horsemanship for the past 7 years. He is a member of the U S Equestrian Federation, United Professional Horseman's Association, and the American Saddlebred Horse Association for the past 13 years. His passion and enthusiasm come across in everything he does, from teaching first time riders to experienced show teams, as well as training and working with the horses. His recent wins are the prestigious 2013 Santa Barbara National Horse Show 5-Gaited Championship, and the Park Horse Reserve Grand Championship at the Del Mar Charity Horse Show.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
Exquisitely clad, the costumes are custom tailored Imperial garments made of the finest bullion embroidered silks.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The American Saddlebred Registry is the oldest breed registry in the US for an American breed of horse having been established in Louisville, Kentucky in 1891. American Saddlebreds have the size and beauty of the Thoroughbred but retain the ability to learn easy-riding gaits from the selective foundation breeding of the Narragansett Pacer. They are used for riding, to pull carriages, and other work. They are prized for beauty, a pleasant temperament, eagerness, strength, and stamina.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Scripps Miramar commissioned a four abreast harness in the style of the 2000 year old examples emulating jewel encrusted "dragon skin." Each of the four hand crafted harness are uniquely styled and are the only examples in the world. Embellishments of gold adorn their hooves and legs.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
Scripps Miramar's 4 abreast horses are put to a parcel-gilt ceremonial pagoda wagon with elegantly arching devil catchers replete with finely carved mythical creatures, hanging lanterns, and relief sculpture. Complementing the pagoda are two authentic rickshaws happily drawn by the Miniature horses.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Having conducted a command performance for Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Windsor Castle in commemoration of her Diamond Jubilee and presenting to the Emperor of Japan at the Nagano Winter Olympics are but two of the presentations of Scripps Miramar's proliferous invitations from around the world. Scripps Miramar opened the first ever World Equestrian Games in the United States in Lexington Kentucky.
Recent Awards: 2013 United Professional Horseman's Association Meritorious Service Award presented to Michele Macfarlane 2013 American Saddlebred Horse Association's Gordon Jenkins International Award presented to Michele Macfarlane 2013 Breeder Award presented to Michele Macfarlane, breeder of 2013 World Champion "Sprinkles"
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
Michele Macfarlane, Marshal, first rode in the Rose Parade in 1962! Subsequent years: 1963 through 1976 and 1999 through 2013 Total years of participation 29
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
San Diego based
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Scripps Miramar Ranch is self sponsored. Michele Macfarlane continues in the Scripps family tradition of philanthropical endeavors.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

62

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
info@burbankrosefloat.com
Float Builder Company: Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
Float Theme : Lights! Camera! Action!
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Burbank Tournament of Roses Association holds an annual world-wide open design contest. Submitted designs are screened for theme, build ability and decorating possibilities. Members then vote on which design to build.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Everyone knows that “Dreams Come True” in the movies.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
82
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Fantasy Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Bill & Carol Cotter & Stacia Martin
Float Concept Description:  
Our scene opens with Dillon the Villain, having stolen the Train from town, after tying Melodrama Melody, our heroine, to the tracks. He has the Deed to the Ranch but now wants to carry out his revenge. Duke on his trusty steed, Cassidy, is riding to the rescue of his lady love, Melody. Choo Choo Charlie, the engineer, on his hand card is trying furiously to catch Dillon. What will happen, who will live or who will die??? Our Director, Garry Marshall, has all the excitement, suspense and answers in hand, because we all know that “Dreams Come True” in the movies. And where better to film this story than the City of Burbank.
Construction Height: 22 ft
Construction Width: 18 ft
Construction Length: 46 ft
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The Train is covered with Onion, Poppy and Lettuce Seed with red Carnations, green cushion mums and yellow strawflower, with Dillon covered in gold medallion, onion seed, cranberry seed, white button mums, and Asian moss. Melody, our damsel in distress, is covered with pink and white roses and petals and her blond hair of pampas grass is tied in a bow petaled in hot pink rose petals. Duke is covered in bronze cushion mums, walnut shell, uva grass, yellow straw flower and cornsilk, with his horse, Cassidy, in pampas and buffalo grasses. Charlie, the engineer is covered in blue status, coconut, gold alfalfa seed, cranberry seed, onion seed and raw cotton. The meadow is covered in a myriad of grasses: Blue Fescue, Mondo Grass, Liriope, Echiveria, Peter Pan Agapanthus, Neirne Lilies, Asters, Astibe and Daisies. The City of Burbank signs are covered in onion seed and great northern white beans. The ore car is done in with Bacara roses as the coal, gerbera daisies and red carnations, The makeup table and prop trunks are covered in white button mums, china mums, sweet white rice and pink Nora roses. The Victrola is covered in mahogany tea leaf, walnut shell, golden flax, cranberry seed, lettuce seed and strawflower. .
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
12,000 assorted Mum, 5.600 assorted roses, 4,800 red carnations, assorted orchids and assorted daisies, and wild flowers for the meadow.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
The meadow is covered in a myriad of grasses: Blue Fescue, Mondo Grass, Liriope, Echiveria, Peter Pan Agapanthus, Neirne Lilies, Asters, Astibe and Daisies.
Description of Float Animation:  
Girls legs kick, Train wheels go round and Choo Choo Charlie pumping his hand cart..
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Smoke from the Train smoke stacks and Train whistle. A computer-based animation controller is used to synchronize character movements. Several mini video cameras are installed on the float to provide a float's view of the parade route. The driver can view the live video feed for additional observing capability. An on-board video recorder is used to produce a time-lapse video.
Rider Names: GARRY MARSHALL is one of Hollywood’s most respected writers, producers and directors of television, film and theater. He has also helped launch the careers of many film and television stars. Marshall has directed a number of memorable box office hits, including the classic romantic comedy “Pretty Woman,” starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. His long list of film directing credits includes “The Flamingo Kid,” starring Matt Dillon, which Marshall also co-wrote; “Nothing in Common,” teaming Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason; “Overboard,” starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell; “Beaches,” starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey; “Frankie & Johnny,” pairing Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino; “The Other Sister,” starring Diane Keaton, which he also co-wrote; “Runaway Bride,” which reunited Marshall with Gere and Roberts; “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” both starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway; “Raising Helen,” starring Kate Hudson and Joan Cusack; and most recently, the two holiday hits “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve. A Bronx native, Marshall began his career in television. He went on to create and executive produce some of the longest-running and most celebrated sitcoms in American television history, including “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “The Odd Couple” and “Mork & Mindy.” Marshall is also known for his work as an actor. Some of his notable film roles include the casino owner in “Lost in America”; the head of the network in “Soapdish”; the devil in “Hocus Pocus” baseball team owner Mr. Harvey in “A League of Their Own,” directed by his sister, Penny Marshall; Mr. Gold in “The Twilight of the Golds,” with Faye Dunaway; and Irwin in his son’s directorial debut, “Keeping Up with the Steins.” He has also made cameo appearances in a number of his own films and has guest starred on numerous television series. In November 1997, Marshall was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Television Academy Hall of Fame. He was honored in 2002 by Washington, DC’s National Italian American Foundation. In 2012, Marshall was inducted into the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 1997, together with his daughter Kathleen, Marshall followed his dream by building the Falcon Theatre, a 130-seat live theatre space in Burbank, California that is flourishing today.
Outwalker Names: None
Company/Organization Information:  
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Association is one of six all-volunteer float building organizations in the parade. All design, construction, and decoration work is done entirely by volunteers, some of them as young as six years old. All work is performed in the Burbank Water and Power Department yard at 123 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91502. Opportunities to build and decorate extend to residents and visitors of Burbank and surrounding communities. Among participants are scout groups, community service groups and high school clubs. 82 years. Burbank first took part in the parade in 1914, however, not all entries since then have been floats. In 1930 and 1931, we were represented by decorated automobiles!
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
82nd Float. Burbank first took part in the parade in 1914, however, not all entries since then have been floats. In 1930 and 1931, we were represented by decorated automobiles!After the Post Parade Viewing, this float will be on display in the City of Burbank at the corner of Olive and Glenoaks for several more days (January 3 – 7, 2014).

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

63

Band Name: Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry
Representing: Glendora, CA, United States
Band or School Website Address:  
www.leaguelineup.com/ghstartanband
Band Director: Scott Schwarz (Scott sh-war-t-z)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Linda Bergslien
Total Number Marching:  
181
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): Gaurav Parti (gar (like car)-uv (like of) Par-ty (like party))
Number Of Brass: 48
Number of Percussion:  
21
Number of Woodwinds:  
51
Number of Banner Carriers:  
10
Number of Flag Bearers:  
33
Number of Leaders: 1
Number of Others: 17
Bag Pipers (to march behind banner carriers)
 
Uniform:
 
The band has been wearing Royal Stewart Plaid since the school opened in 1959. The Band added the Pipe Band in 1969. The Piper uniforms are modeled after the 42nd Black Watch, the most famous Scottish Regiment. The Band uniforms are a traditional Scottish style, accented with the Royal Stewart Tartan and glengarries. The banner carriers and tall flag members wear a traditional Scottish dancing uniform also with Royal Stewart Plaid.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
March-a-thon (including pledges for every mile the Tartans march in rehearsals preparing for their Tournament of Roses performance) Car Wash Entertainment Card Sales "The Gift of Music" program
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The Glendora Pipe Band performed at the Las Vegas and the Costa Mesa Highland Games in 2012 and 2013.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
* 7 time undefeated Grand Champion of the LA County Fair *Sweepstakes at the Riverside King Band Review *"Top 5" Band at the Arcadia Festival of Bands (Southern California Parade Championships) *Pipe Band-Aggregate Grade 4 Champion at the 2013 Costa Mesa Scottish Festival
History of School/Band:  
Nestled in the scenic green foothills of Southern California, the Glendora Tartan Band and Pageantry is one of Southern California's most successful organizations. In addition to their award winning marching band, the program also consists of two concert groups, a jazz band, pipe band, drum line and winter guard. The band frequently commissions original music and plays many traditional Scottish arrangements. Glendora High School opened in 1959. Scottish roots in the community led the students to choose the name "Tartans". The Glendora Tartan Band is under the direction of Mr. Scott Schwarz. He is in his 22nd year at Glendora High School, the longest of any director in the history of the school. The Pageantry is under the direction of Mrs. Linda Bergslien. She is an alumnus of Glendora High School as well as of the Tartan Band and Pageantry. The Tartan Band and Pageantry has earned over 150 awards and honors over the last 4 years. the Band is ranked as one of the top street bands in Southern California. On January 1, the Tartan Band and Pageantry celebrates their 50th anniversary of their first Rose Parade performance in 1964 and marks their 9th march down Colorado Boulevard.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Gabe McNair-Member of the band "No Doubt" Band member from 1987-1991 and drum major in 1990-1991 Bobby Figeroa-member of the Beach Boys
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
1964, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1984, 2001, 2010
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Dave Guild (Parent of senior John Guild-marched as Glendora's Drum Major in Rose Parade 1973) Lynn Schleeter Aluzzi-(Parent of Pageantry members Allie and Maddie Aluzzi- marched as a Glendora Band member in 1980 and 1984 Rose Parades) Chris Hauk (Band Parent marched with PCC Band in 1987) Cathy Wilson (Band Parent-Marched Rose Parade with the Arcadia Band in 1984 and 1986) Lydia Brown (Band Parent-Marched with Glendora Band in 1980 Rose Parade) Steve and Sherri Sencer (grandparents of Assistant Drum Major Jacob Kramer-Marched in 1956 Rose Parade with Arcadia Band)
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
2014 marks the 3rd time that Mr. Schwarz and Mrs. Bergslien will together, bring the Tartan Band and Pageantry to the Tournament of Roses. Mr. Schwarz's son Bryan Schwarz, is one of the percussion instructors for the Glendora Band. Mrs. Bergslien's daughter Katie Bergslien Cayem is the assistant Pageantry instructor for the Glendora Pageantry. Bryan and Katie are both alumni of the Glendora Band and Pageantry program and both have marched the Rose Parade with the PCC Honor Band.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

64

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
China Airlines Ltd.
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.china-airlines.com
Float Builder Company: Artistic Entertainment Services
Float Theme : Taiwan Dreams Rising
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The theme “Taiwan Dreams Rising” was chosen as a symbol of hopes and dreams to come in the New Year. Each hot air balloon is depicted as our “hopes” and “dreams” rising into the New Year. The impossible is always possible if one believes in their dreams, and most importantly sets out to achieve their dreams.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The 2014 Rose Parade theme is titled “Dreams Come True”. The theme “Taiwan Dreams Rising” is fitting for this year’s parade, as both themes evoke the idea that dreams come true as a result of imagination, passion and hard work.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
27
Float Award Received Last Year:  
International Trophy
Float Designer's Name: John Ramirez
Float Concept Description:  
This year China Airline’s presents “Taiwan Dreams Rising”. The float depicts seven hot air balloons rising over the mountains of Taiwan. The heart shaped-balloon includes collages with images from Taiwanese culture, and represents the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The highest building in Asia, the Tapei 101 building sits among the hot air balloons as they soar high above the city’s skyline. The deck of the float features swirling groupings of orchids, iris, roses and mums in vibrant colors creating the look of the lush native landscape, magnificent flowers and greenery native to the region and native architecture. Riders will soar through the majestic landscape as they ride along inside the hot air balloon baskets. China Airlines began its Rose Parade participation in 1987. This year’s entry will “wow” the crowd with its magnificent floral detail and cultural beauty!
Construction Height: 35'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 55'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The hot air balloons will be decorated in whole carnations, mums in vibrant colors, blue and purple statice, green split pea, yellow strawflower, orange lentil and red and pink carnation petals. The floral baskets will be covered and filled with orange, hot pink, red, yellow and white roses. The deck of the float will be covered in red roses, cattleya orchids, yellow oncidium orchids, pink and hot pink roses. The buildings on the float will be decorated with silver leaf and seaweed, poppy seed, clover seed and yellow strawflower.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
N/A
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
N/A
Rider Names: Six riders will be riding on the float – soaring high as they ride along the parade route inside the hot air balloon baskets. The six riders are Taiwanese American women who are members of various Taiwanese American Organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. They are honored and to represent the Taiwanese American community and to be a part of the 2014 Rose Parade. Christine Liao Eunice Lin - Miss Taiwanese American 2013 Vivian Wu Janice Chen Jessica Chen Rachel Lin
Outwalker Names: N/A
Company/Organization Information:  
China Airlines was founded in Dec. 1959. It serves 110 cities in 29 countries and region.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
China Airlines' hub is in Taipei, Taiwan. It has the best network between the States and Asia.

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

65

Band Name: Carmel High School “Marching Greyhounds”
Representing: Carmel (CAR-muhl), IN, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
www.carmelbands.org
Band Director: Chris Kreke (CRAY-key)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Michael Pote Andrew Cook Kyle Young
Total Number Marching:  
244
Number Of Drum Majors:  
4
Drum Major(s): Vincent Maggioli Sarina Allison Grace Hahn Jack Denger (Vincent Maggioli (muh-JOE-lee) Sarina (suh-REE-na) Allison Grace Hahn Jack Denger (DEN-jur) )
Number Of Brass: 74
Number of Percussion:  
39
Number of Woodwinds:  
78
Number of Banner Carriers:  
4
Number of Leaders: 7
Number of Color Guard:  
49
 
Uniform:
 
Split top with royal blue and black featuring a mirror "C" with rhinestone strips. Mirrored black and blue shako hat with offset black feathered plume. Black pants, shoes and gauntlets
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Car Raffle - sold tickets for a chance to win your choice of one of 6 models of BMW or Mini Coopers. Pennies for Pasadena - collected 1 penny for each step (approx. 15,500 steps) a student will take in the parade. Donations and Sponsorships from local businesses and alumni
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
2011 Participant in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
2012 Bands of America Grand National Champion 2012 Indiana State Champion 2012 Winter Guard International World Class Champion 2012 Winter Guard Indiana State Champion 2012 Indiana Concert Band State Champion
History of School/Band:  
Please note that the band and community name is pronounced "CAR-muhl" NOT "Car-MEL" like the city in CA. Carmel High School was established in 1887 and is one of the oldest continuously operating schools in the state of Indiana. Carmel High School has grown from a small one room schoolhouse into the largest public high school in the state with an enrollment approaching 5000 students. The Carmel Band Program enjoys a rich history of excellence and competitive success. The Marching Greyhounds are two time National Champions (2005, 2012), 4 time Indiana State Champions (1990, 2001, 2002, 2012), and have been selected as a finalist for the Bands of America National championships for 17 straight years. The band has participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the London New Years Day Parade, The Fiesta Bowl, and Orange Bowl along with performance tours of Vienna, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Hawaii, and New York City. The Winter guard is a two time WGI World class champion and has won four straight Indiana state championships.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
None
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
CNN Money Magazine ranked Carmel, IN as the #1 place to live among small cities One of the United States first automated traffic signals was installed in Carmel, IN in 1924 Ironically, Carmel, IN has become the Roundabout traffic circle capital of the United States with over 80 roundabouts and the elimination of 78 traffic signals in the last decade

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

66

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Public Storage
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.publicstorage.com
Float Builder Company: Paradiso Parade Floats
Float Theme : Adventures in Space
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Public Storage makes their Rose Parade® debut by treating audiences to "Adventures in Space." The company is pulling out all the stops for their inaugural float. They will be giving back to the community with a fun-loving crowd-pleaser that is sure to be one of the highlights of the parade.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Public Storage's inaugural entry features a trio of aliens whose dream of finding life in the universe has finally come true with their discovery of planet Earth.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Public Storage makes their Rose Parade® debut this year.
Float Designer's Name: Charles Meier
Float Concept Description:  
Public Storage's first ever float in the Tournament of Roses® offers a playful pun on the company's stock in trade. Titled, "Adventures in Space," the design features a trio of fun-loving extraterrestrials steering a gigantic spacecraft through the streets of Pasadena. For the aliens, discovering life on planet Earth is a dream come true. The friendly visitors eagerly introduce themselves to the Earthlings lining the parade route. There's more than meets the eye to this inventive design. The animated entry has an exciting surprise in store for parade audiences. Stay tuned for the big reveal on New Year's Day!
Construction Height: 22'-45'
Construction Width: 18'-26'
Construction Length: 55'-100'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
A vast array of flowers gives this float its technicolor appearance. 35,000 individually applied lime green button chrysanthemums create the aliens' glowing green complexions. The design incorporates a vivid spectrum of rose varieties including Miracle, Voodoo, Hot Lady, Topaz, High and Magic, Super Green and Cool Water. Over 50,000 carnations in neon hues decorate the fanciful spacecraft.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Due to the intricacy of the design and the large number of moving parts, this complex entry features over 10,000 square feet of surface area -- all decorated by hand entirely in botanical materials.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Green apples, oranges, limes, red cabbage, Bells of Ireland, cattleya orchids, liatris and Midori anthurium provide whimsical textural accents.
Description of Float Animation:  
The heads of the aliens turn and the wheels of the spacecraft rotate while the jet engines puff smoke. The float also features an big surprise that will remain a closely guarded secret until parade day. Complex engineering and extensive hydraulic animation make this one of the most dramatic entries in the parade. For a detailed description of the surprise animation, please contact Gwen Robertson. Email: sponsorservices@paradisoparadefloats.com Phone: 626.272.1702
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
After 125 years of Rose Parades, it is no small task to come up with an original idea, but Public Storage has done just that. This entry is one of the most ambitious designs to appear in the parade. The float features several ground-breaking "firsts" that will only be publicly revealed on New Year's Day. For a detailed description of design innovations, please contact Gwen Robertson. Email: sponsorservices@paradisoparadefloats.com Phone: 626.272.1702
Rider Names: N/A
Outwalker Names: N/A
Company/Organization Information:  
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Public Storage's entry was designed by Charles Meier and built by Paradiso Parade Floats. Paradiso is the Rose Parade's newest float builder, now entering its second year. Meier dreamed up this unique concept while still in high school. Nearly 20 years later, Public Storage brings that dream to life.

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

67

Band Name: Homewood Patriot Band
Representing: Homewood, Al, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
Homewood.k12.al.us
Band Director: Ron Pence
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Chris Cooper, Darren Holbrooks, Terrance Cobb, Lauren Nowak, Jennifer Ayers, Megan Malone, Jim Knight, John Bradley, Jim Duren, Alex Hinson
Total Number Marching:  
320
Number Of Drum Majors:  
4
Drum Major(s): Elizabeth Hale, Sarah Hale, Robert Maples, Bennett Valentine ()
Number Of Brass: 111
Number of Percussion:  
54
Number of Woodwinds:  
102
Number of Banner Carriers:  
4
Number of Dancers: 28
Number of Leaders: 4
Number of Color Guard:  
20
Number of Others: 10
band, color guard and Star Spangled Girl managers
 
Uniform:
 
Red white and blue patriot uniform with a tri-cornered hat
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
5k run called the spirit scamper, saling coupon books, donation letters, rose parade gala and silent auction
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
2011 Macy's thanksgiving day parade in New York City. This was the Homewood bands 8th appearance in the parade
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
The Homewood patriot band was recognized by Birmingham magazine as the best band in Birmingham Also the Homewood community was recognized as best 100 communities for music education in America
History of School/Band:  
Homewood Patriot Band The Homewood Patriot Band celebrates forty years of existence. Homewood Patriot Band was founded in 1972. It was taken over by Pat Morrow in 1977, who continued to direct the band until the spring of 1996. Ron Pence became director in the fall of 1996 and continues to lead the current band. The band is known worldwide for its excellence. This excellence starts every day in the bandroom and on the practice field. Three stars hang over the podium in the bandroom. These stars say Pride, Perfection, and Professionalism. These three things are what every band students strives for in their everyday life at Homewood High School. The Homewood Patriot Band consist of three concert bands, 3 percussion ensembles, jazz band, Patriot Color Guard, winter guard and the Star Spangled Girls. The band has competed and preformed in many events throughout the world. They have been featured in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade eight times. The band has also attended four Tournament of Roses Parades, two St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Dublin, Ireland, the Lord Mayor’s Parade in London, England, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, and the Orange Bowl Parade. The Homewood Patriot Band has represented the State of Alabama in both George Bush and George W. Bush Inaugural Parades. The Homewood Patriot Band program has experienced unprecedented growth over the last 10 years. Growing from 180 to over 350 during this time. There are 800 plus students grades 6-12. Events at a glance Macys Parade—2011, 2006, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1986, 1981, 1978 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade—2014, 2009, 2003, 1984 Disneyland Parade—2009, 2003, 1984 Walt Disney World—2010, 1997 St Patrick’s Day Parade, Dublin Ireland—1997, 1993 (Won both the Limerick and Dublin competition both years as well as Best Dressed Band and Grand Champion) Fiesta Bowl Parade—2004, 1999, 1994 (2nd place in 94, 1st place in 99 as well as Overall Best Auxiliary, 3rd place 2004 as well as second for General Effect) Orange Bowl—2000 (Lead the parade) The Lord Mayor of Westminister’s New Years Day Parade—1990 Bush Presidential Inauguration Parade—1989 George W. Bush Presidential Inauguration Parade—2001 Alabama’s Governor’s Parades-2003, 1999, 1995, 1991, 1987 Alabama Music Educators Conference Performance 2004 University of Southern Mississippi Conductors Conference Performance 2005 Atlanta Falcons Football Game Dallas Cowboys Football Game Best Communities for Music Education-2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005 Hosted the DCI International Finals in Birmingham, AL, 1978, 1979. All superior ratings in Marching Band since 1972.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
1984, 2003, 2009
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Chris cooper has participated in 4 tournament of roses parade. 3 with the Homewood patriot band and once with University high school from Orlando fl
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
Our uniform lady Anna Laura burton gas been a volunteer since 1972. She has been working with the band since it began and at 84 she still inspects all the students uniforms to make sure they fit exactly. The band director Ron Pences oldest son Will Pence is marching trumpet in the band this year. Home band has a set of freshmen triplets marching this year in the Rose Parade. Emma Clair, bishop and reed Johnson. One set of twins Emily and Molly Davis

 

 

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Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

68

Official Group Name: Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club
Group's Website Address:  
www.czappaloosa.com
Marshal's Name: Leslie Foxvog (Leslie Fox-vogue like Vogue Magazine)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
CJ Brooks
Group Description Mission:  
The Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club is an equine organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the Appaloosa Breed from show to trail riding, and from racing to ranch work with a motto of Family, Fun & Friendship.
History of Group: Founded in 1953, Calizona celebrates its 60th Anniversary and is the oldest Appaloosa Regional Club in the United States. The Club is an award winning organization with the designation as an ApHC Exemplary Regional Club for 4 consecutive years (2007-2010). Calizona remains a leader in preserving and promoting the Appaloosa Horse with various public appearances in addition to hosting horse shows, clinics, charity events and trail rides. The CZ Parade group follows the dreams of their forefathers to celebrate the spirit of the Appaloosa Horse with regard to its ties to the Nez Perce and other native Indian cultures.
Number of Horses: 12
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Each Appaloosa horse and rider presents an individual story or position within the group: Paul Foxvog, as a Nez Perce Chief Steve Wood, as a Nez Perce Warrior Leslie Foxvog (Group Marshal), as a Nez Perce Lady of Society Basket Hat Wearer Debbie Herzman, Nez Perce Lady of Society Basket Hat Wearer Evon Owens, Medicine Woman Christy Wood, Basket Hat Wearer Danie Foxvog, Nez Perce Maiden Stephanie Rawley, Nez Perce Root Digger Angila Gallagher, Nez Perce Beadworker Tisa Aley, Northern Plains Woman Storyteller CJ Brooks, Nez Perce Woman & Dog Soldier Wife Joe Brooks, Dog Soldier/Sash Wearer
Details about Riders: 12 mounted riders (3 men and 9 women) Each equestrian member rides in historically accurate trappings and hand beaded regalia that would have been seen well over 100 years ago in the late 1800's. Each pair is unique. Calizona's horse procession is led by the Chief on his favorite, potted war pony, his status denoted by his double trailer headdress. Nex to him rides a much honored warrior, the shirt wearer known for his deeds and generosity. Behind them are four basket hat women each a respresentative of their society and high standing. They are followed by other Indian ladies and youth on parade. Trailing the group is the Dog Soldier, truest of warriors and the one who would die in battle to protect his fellow warriors and people . Next to him is a most trusted confidant, his wife, dressed in her finest to honor her husband.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
The equestrians and their horses wear individually handcrafted regalia that show the true artistry of those before them. The outfits are made of elk, deer and moose hide leather, European trade cloth and glass Czech seed beads as well as beads from France & Italy. Men wear war clothing decorated with beadwork and horse hair dangles and bonnets with feathers or animal skins. Women wear wing style dresses of elk or deer decorated with beads, cowrie shells, and elk teeth. Bone pipe chokers, necklaces and wrist cuffs add to the ensemble.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The Appaloosa is an ancient breed with ties dating back to early cave paintings in France, royalty in Europe and China dynasties. Legend has it that the Appaloosa cam to the Nez Perce from a white mare they had traded for. The following spring she bore the foundation for which the Nez Perce based their selective breeding program from then on. As settlers came to the Palouse region of the western U.S, the name went from Palouse horse to a slurred "a-palouse" horse and finally as the breed is known today-An Appaloosa. In 1877 Appaloosa horses carried Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce on a 1200 mile odyssey towards Canada and freedom from the reservations. The Cavalry General ordered the slaughter of over 800 of their beloved horses and it was almost the demise of the colorful breed. In the early 1900's dreams of a few horseman re-established the breed and fashioned the present day Appaloosa. In 1938 the Appaloosa Horse Club was founded and celebrates its 75th Anniversary. With growth regional clubs were chartered throughout the United States and now it is an international breed.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
The Nez Perce Warriors ride in U.S. Cavalry saddles captured in their battles. Some have other trophies taken during raids or such and include U.S Cavalry saddle bags, canteens, bugles and water cups. Horse necklaces made of brass gun shell casings or bone hair pipes protect the horses' chests. Painted rawhide shields hang from the saddles to tell their battle stories. U.S. Cavalry bridles and bits are decorated with beadwork or shell casings. Women ride in traditional plains Indian saddles or antler saddles to show the achievement of their husbands' hunting skills. Carried on the saddles are a variety of beaded story purses, twined baskets, and rawhide purses. The horses also wear trappings made from hides of elk, deer or moose beaded in geometric designs fashioned from colors of beads first traded to the region by Lewis & Clark. Tacks used for decoration were taken from discarded trucks of the settlers tossed from wagons as they moved west. Beaded saddle capes and necklaces are adorned with pounded pennies and tin cones to make tinkling noises when the horses move. Nez Perce women traded for bells and trinkets to create their one-of-a-kind regalia.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
Not applicable to the Appaloosa Group.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Calizona's parade group participated in the Los Angeles County Wild West Days at the Arboretum (May 2013) with a display of live horses, heritage regalia and materials to show the public all about the breed and its history. The Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano in March 2013 is one of Calizona's favorite events.
Recent Awards: Equestrian Sweepstakes Trophy at the Norco Horseweek Parade - April 2013 1st Place in the Mounted Novelty Group Division in the Swallows Day Parade-March 2013 Named the 2010 ApHC Exemplary Regional Club for the fourth consecutive year. Territory finalists in 2011 & 2012.
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
123rd Rose Parade-January 2, 2012 121st Rose Parade-January 1, 2010
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Local to Southern California
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

69

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
rotaryfloat.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Engage Rotary, Change Lives
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Our float theme is Rotary International President Ron Burton’s theme for the Rotary year 2013/14 – “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.”
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The 2014 Tournament of Roses Theme is “Dreams Come True.” Rotary International President Ron Burton and all Rotarians have the same dream – the eradication of Polio. By engaging this dream, Rotarians will not only change the lives of those in the three countries where Polio still exists, but change the world from one where Polio continues to a Polio Free World.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
35
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
On the road to eradicating polio, Rotary International comes across the many lives of children across the world. This festive float begins with a candy cane crossing which leads onto a bridge of candy cane railroad tracks. Atop the tracks a sweet train that is built of anything a sweet tooth could desire. Candy canes, lollipops, cupcakes, ice cream cones, jelly beans, a gingerbread man all make up the float that children would absolutely love to take a bite out of.
Construction Height: 17
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
TRAIN (front to back) Candy cane smokestack – pink fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice, red fine cut strawflower, green fine ground split pea; Ice Cream – white mums accented by white dendrobs; Cone – bronze fine cut strawflower, light tan walnut shell; foam at base – white whole carnations and white gypsum; round peppermint candy – red fine cut strawflower and white fine ground rice; Engine – yellow fine cut strawflower, red whole cranberries, white fine cut everlasting, black onion powder, white fine ground rice; Icing on top – white mums; gumdrops – red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, purple fine cut statice; white fine ground rice, light green fine ground split pea; pipes – black onion seed; back sides – white fine cut strawflower Stacked peppermints and gumdrops – purple fine cut statice, light green fine ground split pea, white fine ground rise, red fine cut strawflower; icing – white mums; gumdrops – red fine cut strawflower, orange fine ground lentil seed, green ground parsley flakes; main body – tan cocoa powder; more icing – white mums; undersides – white fine cut strawflower Front small peppermint wheels (4) – centers – yellow china mums; around each mum – yellow button mums, red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting; hi-lites – white fine ground rice; backs – red fine cut strawflower; engine compartment (cupcake on roof) – cherry – red fine cut strawflower; icing – white mums; sprinkles – red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes, orange ground lentil seeds; holder – yellow fine cut strawflower and gold clover seed; rooftop – white mums; gumdrops – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes, orange ground lentil seeds, gold clover seed; corner candies – green ground parsley flakes, red fine cut strawflower, tan cocoa powder; inside walls – bronze fine cut strawflower; corner icing – white fine cut everlasting; candies - gumdrops – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes, orange ground lentil seeds, gold clover seed; window trim fronts – white button mums; edges – white fine cut strawflower; underside – dark brown fine walnut shell; pipes – black onion seed Large gingerbread wheels faces – white fine cut everlasting; edges – white fine ground rice; dots – elfin pink button mums, yellow button mums, Kermit green button mums, red whole cranberries, orange kumquat ½’s, tan cocoa powder; any light tan – bronze fine cut strawflower; white trim – white button mums; hearts – red whole cranberries and elfin pink button mums; circles – Kermit green button mums, Christmas red mums; sides and backs – red fine cut strawflower Coal car lollipops (3) – green ground parsley flakes, white fine cut everlasting, light pink fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower; all hi-lites – white fine ground rice; sticks – white fine ground rice; Gingerbread man face – white powdered rice; cheeks – hot pink fine cut statice; all skin – brown cocoa powder; all red – red large kidney beans; all white – white large lima beans; all gold – gold flax seed; all white trim – white fine ground rice; foam around gingerbread man – green Christmas tree and red carnations; inside walls – bronze fine cut strawflower; outside walls (front) – red fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice; back wall – brown coffee; side walls – light brown cinnamon sticks, white mums, light grey lettuce seed; moon, stars & circles – yellow fine cut strawflower and pink fine cut strawflower; bed post tops – white fine ground rice, brown coffee, yellow fine cut strawflower; candy cane bases – red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting Wheels (8) centers – yellow china mums; border around – yellow button mums, green ground split pea, white fine cut everlasting; hi-lites – white fine ground rice; backs – red fine cut strawflower Caboose Cupcake on roof; cherry – red fine cut strawflower; icing – white mums; sprinkles – green ground parsley flakes, red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, orange ground lentil seed; holder – yellow fine cut strawflower, gold clover seed; Peppermints on roof (4) – red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting; roof icing – white mums; eaves – white fine cut everlasting; thin blue lines – blue whole blueberries; raised gumdrops – hot pink fine cut statice, green ground parsley flakes; flat round candies – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, orange ground lentil seeds; front wall – brown coffee; round peppermint window – red fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice; inside – brown flax seed; all other walls – brown cinnamon sticks, white button mums; Corner pieces – white fine cut everlasting; Candies – red fine cut strawflower; shutters – Kermit green button mums; edges – green ground parsley flakes; window frames faces – white large lima beans; edges – white fine cut strawflower; glass – red fine cut strawflower and orange fine ground lentil seed; window boxes – white button mums; edges – white fine cut strawflower; icing in boxes – white cotton; gumdrops – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes, orange ground lentil seeds, gold clover seed; rear wall door background – brown coffee; sprinkles – pink fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice, orange ground lentil seed; candy cane trim – red fine cut strawflower and fine cut white everlasting; steps – brown fine walnut shell; round peppermint window – red fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice; background – brown flax seed; sprinkles – red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower; Peppermint wheels (8) – yellow china mums, yellow button mums, red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting; hi-lites – white fine ground rice; backs – red fine cut strawflower Train Tracks flat white – white coconut; stripes – white fine ground rice, red fine cut strawflower, light grey lettuce seed, dark grey poppy seed; 2” flex white edge – white coconut; underneath – white fine cut strawflower Brick Wall white fine ground rice, light tan fine walnut shell; inside edge – dark brown coffee; arch openings – dark grey poppy seed, black onion seed; candies – orange ground lentil seed, green ground parsley flakes, yellow fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower Train Signals (2) candy canes – red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting; top ball and pole – white fine ground rice; signals – green ground parsley flakes and red fine cut strawflower; trim – white fine ground rice DECK Green springeri, bright yellow roses, yellow gerberas, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations, red roses, red gerberas, dark lavender roses, dark lavender carnations
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Riding in the cab of the train are Rotary International president Ron Burton and his wife Jetta from Oklahoma. This year, the Rotary float is promoting Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Two riders represent the giants in defeating this disease: Peter L. Salk, M.D., is the oldest son of Jonas Salk, M.D. who developed the first successful polio vaccine. Deborah Sabin is the oldest daughter of Albert Sabin, M.D., developer of the oral polio vaccine. Many will remember the horrifying panic during the years leading up to the discovery of the polio vaccines in the mid 1950s. Those in the United States made a collective sigh of relief when these vaccines became widely available - they knew that their children would no longer face this crippling and debilitating disease. Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin were long known as scientific rivals. Now their adult children come together to honor their fathers’ work that dramatically changed lives in the United States and across the globe by protecting against a disease that once crippled or killed 600,000 children and adults a year. Other riders: Shirley Giltzow - A Rotarian from Lawndale, CA, Shirley was her district’s Polio Plus Chair from 2009-2013. With strong support from Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she has submitted a request to have an End Polio Now postage stamp issued by the United States Postal Service. Bert Hansen - A Rotarian from Boulder City, NV, Bert is visually impaired and manages a facility at Hoover Dam called The High Scaler Café. John Brainerd - A Rotarian from Newport Beach, CA, John traveled to Myanmar where visits to orphanages inspired him to work with a fellow Rotarian, J.T. Warring, to develop water gathering systems for these orphanages. A Rotarian from Pasadena, CA, Hassan Kheradmandan participated in many Rotary International projects including projects in Cambodia, India and Mexico. More about the riders at: http://www.rotaryfloat.org/riders.html
Outwalker Names: A Rotarian from Fallbrook, CA, Dave Breeding, whose mother was a polio survivor, administered polio vaccine to children in India during a Polio National Immunization Day. A Rotarian from Corpus Christi, FL, Anita Garrett-Roe supports the Rotary Honduras Clean Water Project. A Rotarian from Iowa City, IA, Cris Meier hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada, to bring awareness to polio eradication efforts by Rotary and raise funds for PolioPlus. The 2,650 mile hike took roughly six months to complete. A Rotarian from Santa Barbara, CA, Luz Maria Ortiz-Smith has traveled to India to participate in two Polio National Immunization Campaigns and wheelchair distributions. A Rotarian from East Wichita, KS, Sue Pearce is currently District Governor for District 5690. A Rotarian from Chino Hills, CA, Daniel Thomas has been an active member of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee as the Volunteer Coordinator and is the committee's incoming chair for the 2015 Tournament of Rose Parade. More about the outwalkers at: http://www.rotaryfloat.org/riders.html
Company/Organization Information:  
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Rotary’s top philanthropic goal is to eradicate Polio worldwide. “Engage Rotary, Change Lives” relates to this effort; when Rotarians are engaged in this large of a task, our dream of our Polio free world will change lives worldwide for the better. When our volunteers across the globe experience the smiles of healthy children and adults walking on their healthy limbs, we know that our dream is becoming a reality. The float’s delightful and engaging candy train, which is this close to crossing the bridge, reflects the hopes and optimism of Rotarians worldwide and Rotary’s “This Close” public awareness campaign to end Polio. "THIS CLOSE" CAMPAIGN: Rotary International is creating the World's Biggest Commercial as they invite everyone to participate in the "This Close" campaign to promote the global effort to eradicate polio. Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Jackie Chan, Amanda Peet, and many other internationally known figures have joined Rotary's campaign. Here's what you do: Take a selfie as you make the “this close” symbol with your hand. Go to http://thisclose.endpolio.org/en and post your selfie in the World’s Biggest Commercial. What fun it would be to see your newscaster taking their selfie on air as they tell the audience about the campaign! Since 1985, Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of annual cases of polio from 350,000 to fewer than 250 and remain committed until every child is safe from the disease. Rotary has contributed more than US$1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $9 billion to the effort. Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Fewer than 250 polio cases were reported worldwide in 2012, which is a 99% reduction since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day. If we don't stay the course, experts say polio could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years. The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks. More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end Polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotarians work with partners like UNICEF to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to share the message with those isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support. The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee has seven sponsoring Rotary Districts and each District Governor nominates one float participant (either a rider or outwalker).

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

70

Band Name: Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band
Composed of: High Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District
Representing: Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Band or School Website Address:  
www.laallcityband.com
Band Director: Tony White
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Art Duardo
Total Number Marching:  
360
Number Of Drum Majors:  
5
Drum Major(s): Joel Alcazar, Grover Castro, Michelle Lechese, Emily Lopez, Juan Morales, ()
Number Of Brass: 262
Number of Percussion:  
50
Number of Banner Carriers:  
13
Number of Flag Bearers:  
30
 
Uniform:
 
Red, White and Blue uniforms. White Shoes and west Point Style Shakos
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
The LAUSD/ Beyond the Bell Branch has hosted Comedy Nights and Golf Tournaments to help with the escalating costs of this program.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
NA
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Honored by The Los Angeles Board of Education
History of School/Band:  
The LAUSD All District HS Honor Band has been a part of the Tournament of Roses Parade since 1972. Over 3,000 LAUSD students have volunteered their time and energy to create this unique sound ensemble of Brass and percussion. The band only has 14 days to form.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Tony White, Head Director, Associate Directors Darnella Davidson, Veronica Gonzalez, Ariel Legaspi, Wilber Ibarra; CEO of Participant Media, Jim Berk, Musicians Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancellor
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
The band has appeared in every Rose Parade since 1973.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
NA
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Students in the All District Band give in addition to being a part of their home school music programs, spend over 600 hours to be a part of the All City Band. Auditions begin in September and the band rehearses all of the winter vacation to bring an exciting level of performance to Rose Parade and other performance venues. Selected members have performed for Ringo Starr and most recently a Target commercial.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

71

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
City of Los Angeles
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
discoverlosangeles.com
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating
Float Theme : Endless Entertainment
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The City of Los Angeles Float is an iconic representation of the hopes and dreams of people from around the world. A cultural melting pot, the diversity of Los Angeles comes to life in the ethnic enclaves of Olvera Street, Chinatown and Watts. The glitz and glam of Hollywood reverberates through the thousands of stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and from the foot and handprints in front of Tinseltown’s TCL Chinese Theatre. The city’s buzzing sports and entertainment scenes are the manifestation of dreams realized; and museums and attractions like the Griffith Observatory and the California Science Center are where dreams take flight. Los Angeles is where dreams come true.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Los Angeles tops the list of places people want to go as one of the most visited and diversified destinations in the United States. Over 42 million visitors came to Los Angeles last year to make their own Dreams Come True.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
116
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Mayors Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Art Aguirre
Float Concept Description:  
The 2014 City of Los Angeles float brings with it the very diversity and enrichment of the area the city spans. The front of the float features the space shuttle Endeavour (which is now housed at the California Science Center). A pillar that is topped with the Griffith Observatory, a mural of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and mural of Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant. The middle of the float features dancers that leads to the front entrance of the world-famous and LA icon Olvera Street. Moving up the second structure a dragon representing Chinatown and topping the structure the Watts Towers. The rear pillar contains murals of the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood sign and is topped with the famous Universal Studios-Hollywood globe. The rear of the float features palm trees, a Southern California staple.
Construction Height: 28
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 55
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
SPACE SHUTTLE Fine ground rice, dark grey poppy seed, light grey lettuce seed; US flag – red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut strawflower, blue fine cut statice; tires – black seaweed; small black – black onion powder GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY (front tower) Roof – brown flax seed, dark grey poppy seed, light grey lettuce seed; windows - black onion seed; walls – crème corn husk; raised crème edges – crème sesame seed; base – tan coarse walnut shell, dark green mood moss, light green sheet moss; boulder – light grey lettuce seed WATTS TOWERS (middle tower) Dark grey poppy seed, white fine ground rice; green foam – green springeri, red roses; tiles – yellow, red, pink fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes, light green ground split pea, orange ground lentil seed, white fine ground rice, blue/dark blue fine cut statice, purple fine cut statice, blue/light blue fine cut statice; grout – light grey light lettuce seed; FLEX FOAM yellow ribbon – yellow fine cut strawflower; lower walls background – orange ground lentil seed; trees – green ground parsley flakes, medium green ground split pea; trunks – brown fine walnut shell; buildings – yellow fine cut strawflower, bronze (reddish/brown) fine cut strawflower, purple fine cut statice, white fine ground rice, dark grey poppy seed, dark brown coffee, black ground onion seed DRAGON (middle tower) HEAD eyes – black seaweed, red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower, dark green ground parsley flakes, dark orange ground lentil seed, blue fine cut statice; eyebrows – white carnation petals; nose – red fine cut strawflower, white small lima beans, dark orange whole lentil seeds; nostrils – black onion seed; top of head – orange carnation petals, red anthuriums, gold carnation petals; inside & bottom – red fine cut strawflower; mouth (top lip line) – red cranberries; inside mouth – red fine cut strawflower, dark orange ground lentil seed; teeth – white fine cut everlasting; chin area – white fine cut everlasting, red small kidney beans, dark orange whole lentil seeds; backs – white fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, orange ground lentil seed; under chin – yellow fine cut strawflower, red fine cut strawflower, green ground parsley flakes; beard – white fine cut everlasting, red cranberries, red carnation petals, yellow button mums, white button mums, light green bells of Ireland, red fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower; backs – green ground parsley flakes, yellow and red fine cut strawflower; body – yellow fine cut strawflower; spots – red cranberries; red markings – christmas red mums; green – ti leaves; orange dots – bronze china mums, backs – orange ground lentil seed, yellow fine cut strawflower, red large kidney beans; backs – red and yellow fine cut strawflower; fins on back – red large kidney beans, red fine cut strawflower, Christmas red mums, dark beau mums “OLVERA STREET” archway Lettering – red large kidney beans, green whole split peas, white fine ground rice; stripes – Christmas red mums, Kermit green mums, white button mums, dark beau mums; base – yellow fine cut strawflower; edge – white ground coconut; (4) baskets – white hydrangeas, yellow carnations, dark pink hydrangeas, hot pink carnations “UNIVERSAL STUDIOS” globe (rear) Blue fine cut statice, purple fine cut statice, yellow fine cut strawflower; raised continents – light grey lettuce seed; Universal Studios lettering – yellow carnation petals, bronze fine cut strawflower, black onion seed; stars – white fine cut everlasting, white fine cut strawflower; pipes – black onion seed; base – dark lavender mums; pattern under base – dark beau mums, yellow mums, Christmas red mums, light lavender mums, Kermit green mums; “Hollywood” sign – white fine ground rice, blue and purple fine cut statice; Gromin’s Theatre roof – gold clover seed, yellow fine cut strawflower; black stripe – black onion seed; white stripe – white fine ground rice; grey green stripe – grey/green eucalyptus leaves; grey/green edges – green ground parsley flakes; grey walls – shiny grey silverleaf; (2) grey/green walls – grey/green eucalyptus leaves; black stripe – black onion seed; thing grey/green vertical stripes – green ground parsley flakes; raised flex pieces – dark grey poppy seed, gold clover seed PALM TREES Trunks – brown palm bark; pods – green springeri, green komodor fern; rods – green parsley flakes, green komodor fern DECK (from front to rear) Black stripes – black ti leaves All deck – green springeri, bright yellow roses, gold roses, light orange gerberas, hot pink gerberas, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations, dark lavender roses, dark lavender carnations, red roses, light orange gerberas, dark orange gerberas, orange roses, red carnations, white roses, white cattleyas, white gypsum, bright yellow roses Long tear drops – white carnations FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS (5) near screens – green deflexis, orange bird of paradise, yellow button mums, orange rose, green palmetto fans, yellow gerberas (4) near client “City of Los Angeles” logo – green deflexis, red heliconia, red roses, natural/dry pan reeds, white starburst mums, orange calla lilies, green emerald premium ferns (3) front tower; camera side – green palmetto palms, grey Spanish moss (2) between middle/rear tower – green deflexis, green emerald premium fern, orange bird of paradise, yellow starburst mums, yellow china mums, orange roses (2) between middle/rear tower – green deflexis, green dracaena, orange snapdragons, Kermit green mums, green bells of Ireland, yellow carnations (6) side of rear tower – green palmetto palms, grey Spanish moss (3) off camera front tower – green palmetto palms, grey Spanish moss (2) off camera in front of bench – green deflexis, green with yellow dracaena, orange snapdragons, Kermit green mums, green bells of Ireland, yellow carnations (1) around middle tower – green deflexis, green emerald premium fern, orange bird of paradise, yellow starburst mums, yellow china mums, orange roses (1) – green deflexis, green with yellow dracaena, orange snapdragons, kermis green mums, green bells of Ireland, yellow carnations (2) off camera between middle/rear tower – green deflexis, green dracaena, orange snapdragons, Kermit green mums, green bells of Ireland, yellow carnations (6) side of rear tower – green palmetto palms, grey Spanish moss
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
The "Universial Studios" globe that is atop the third pillar, will rotate just as it does at the theme park. Behind the second pillar, the "Chinese Dragon" will have smoke that is blown from the nose of the dragon.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Still TBD
Outwalker Names: Still TBD
Company/Organization Information:  
The City of Los Angeles has entered a float in the Tournament of Roses parade for 116 consecutive years, making it the longest running float entry.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
No taxpayer funds were used in connection with this float.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

72

Official Group Name: Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Detail
Group's Website Address:  
lamountedplatoon.com
Marshal's Name: Sergeant Mike Porter & Officer Matt Bennyworth
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Officer Matt Bennyworth
Group Description Mission:  
Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck will ride side by side with Leroy Baca, the Sheriff of Los Angeles County. As they lead a platoon of mounted officers, and mounted sheriff’s deputies through the streets of Pasadena, The Platoon will showcase a guidon representing each department, carried by an Officer, and Deputy. These Mounted personal will offset to the right rear, and left rear of the Chief, and Sheriff. The Platoon of Command Officers, Police Officers and Deputies will ride in a formation that consist of a column of six across, and four deep, twenty-eight riders combined. As this historic platoon moves through the parade route, the two outer columns on each side will conduct a right about, and left about maneuver leaving the center two columns, including the Chief, Sheriff, and two guideon’s stationary. This maneuver will show the platoon as an arrow, thrusting forward from the bow, depicting the ever-bonding partnership ascending into the future.
History of Group: The first organized mounted patrol was established around the year 1851. The unit was originally known as “The Los Angeles Rangers”. This outfit patrolled the lawless, and violent streets of “Pueblo De Los Angeles.” The unit was disbanded in 1926, and for the next 50 years, there was a limited form of mounted policing throughout Los Angeles. In 1981 a dedicated group of Los Angeles Police officers formed a volunteer mounted unit, using their own resources, time, horses, and equipment. They developed modern day mounted tactics for traditional police functions. After functioning as a volunteer unit for almost six years, the city of Los Angeles was convinced that the work ethic, and effectiveness of the volunteer unit would be better served as a full-time Mounted Unit. In 1987 the unit was attached to the elite Metropolitan Division where it resides to this day. The Mounted Platoon is housed on a two-acre facility, complete with forty-horse stables, covered arena, locker rooms, offices, roll call room, trucks and trailers as well. The facility is well maintained by highly skilled “Equine Keepers.” The Ahmanson Foundation generously donated this facility. Had it not been for the Ahmanson foundation, the Mounted Platoon would not exist today. Today’s mounted officers must meet all requirements of Metropolitan Division such as: crime suppression details, protection details for high level dignitaries (POTUS), planning and service of search warrants, handling of violent demonstration(s), and many other areas. Specific duties for today’s Los Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon members are: Crowd Management, and Control Tactics, Natural Disasters (fires, flood’s, earthquakes etc.); Mounted Search and Rescue; Suspect, and Critical Missing Searches; also reduction in repressible crimes throughout the city. The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Mounted deputies and members of the Sheriffs Posse have been around since the formation of the Department in 1850. During the middle of the 20th century, the Sheriff’s Department was known for sponsoring a charity celebrity rodeo that filled the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Mounted Enforcement Detail is a more recent spin off of our other mounted units was conceived back in the early 80's when Lieutenant Buddy Beggs, now long retired, was summoned to the Office of Sheriff Sherman Block. The Sheriff directed Lt. Beggs to put together a professional mounted unit that could be used for crowd management in anticipation of the 1984 Olympic Games. Over the course of the next several years, the lieutenant along with Sergeants Dave Rash and Bill Kusch, Deputy IV Max Bickley and several other full-time and reserve personnel worked very hard to develop M.E.D. under the Special Enforcement Bureau. Besides, the lieutenant, sergeant and deputy, who were assigned full-time to manage this detail, the original members were primarily Reserve Deputies selected from the Sheriffs Mounted Posse and a few full-time deputies. In addition to the dedicated positions there are four Sergeants and thirteen Deputies who are currently deployable for mounted duties. Also there are numerous sworn personnel who are in various stages of training or currently do not have a suitable mount. Four reserve deputies also assist the unit. They come from everywhere in the Department and represent many different assignments including a bomb technician and Homicide investigator. Personnel purchase their own equestrian mounts (horses) which they use for the detail and currently the majority of the Deputies pay for all boarding expenses and other bills. Collaterally assigned Deputies primarily train and deploy in addition to their regular work week and separate from their units of assignment. Both deputies and their equine partners undergo extensive training before they are permitted to deploy. The Detail is managed full-time by two Sergeants and one bonus deputy who conduct training, schedule deployments, develop policies, evaluate and purchase equipment and generally oversee all aspects of the Mounted Enforcement Detail. Full time Deputies assigned to the recently formed Parks Bureau patrol four days a week throughout the County Parks. Monthly training is conducted and the Department has historically offered six, P.O.S.T. approved 16-40 hour courses each year to Department personnel and participating agencies. M.E.D. has transformed from a detail comprised mainly of Reserve Deputies in the 1980's, to a high percentage of full-time personnel
Number of Horses: 28
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
The Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, is riding an Apiloosa named "Whitewater". Sheriff Lee Baca of The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department is riding "Ringo", a paint belgion cross
Details about Riders:
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
Los Angeles Police Department Formal Dress Uniform is a wool long sleeve navy blue shirt and pant, with LAPD badge, and brushed silver LAPD buttons, name plate, and service stripes, a black smooth leather Sam Brown gun belt, Black stetson cowboy hat, black leather Ranch duty boots with silver LAPD spurs. The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Mounted Enforcement Detail Formal Mounted Dress Uniform is a long sleeve tan shirt, black tie,green breeches, Sheriffs badge and name plate, Black Basketwheave leather gun belt, black leather riding boots, and a tan statson cowboy hat.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Recent Awards:
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
LAPD Mounted PoliceFoundation. This Foundation heps to support our Mini Mounties program, which helps inter city children to flourish. The funds raised by this Foundation als goes towards the purchase of our Police horses. If you wich to make a donation, just log on to:donate@lamountedplatoon.com
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

73

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Sea of Surprises
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Sea of Surprises is the theme of SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration, which kicks off March 21, 2014. SeaWorld’s float is full of surprises, as will be the celebration at the three SeaWorld parks in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando. This festive float represents the fun, inspiration and surprises that guests will find during a visit to SeaWorld. Visitors to any of the three SeaWorld parks are invited to celebrate through new interactive experiences and shows, even more up close animal encounters throughout the park and the “Surprise Squad” treating them with prizes and special experiences every day.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Donned in orange swim trunks and a snorkel and mask, a little boy aboard the Sea of Surprises float is ready for his ocean adventure. He is wide-eyed with wonder as he explores the sea, delighting in a curious sea lion, graceful dolphins and myriad marine life including seahorses, angelfish and sea turtles. As he dives and explores his way through this ocean fantasy, the young adventurer’s Dreams Come True, and he inspires all of us to discover our dreams. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for almost 50 years. Home of world-famous Shamu, the SeaWorld parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world to thrilling rides and spectacular shows. Sea of Surprises is not only the theme of SeaWorld’s float, but also the theme of SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration, which kicks off March 21, 2014. Just as SeaWorld’s float is full of surprises, so will be the celebration at the three SeaWorld parks in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando. Surprises will abound around every corner, including new shows and interactive experiences, even more up-close animal encounters, and the “Surprise Squad,” that will treat park guests with prizes and special experiences every day throughout the 18-month celebration. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company has been creating innovative entertainment experiences that blend imagination with nature for almost 50 years. Home of world-famous Shamu, the SeaWorld parks offer guests a variety of up-close experiences from animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world to thrilling rides and spectacular shows.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
4
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Did not participate in the 2013 Parade.
Float Designer's Name: Stanley A. Meyer Design LLC
Float Concept Description:  
Wide-eyed with wonder, a little boy dives beneath a swirling, cresting wave, where all of his ocean dreams come true as he discovers the colorful Sea of Surprises. The SeaWorld float, encompassing all forms of sea life, is a festive tribute to SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration. The float features SeaWorld’s most popular animals. A floral foaming wave of cascading iris and roses “crashes” over a colorful reef. A curious sea lion looks on as a killer whale family seems to breach from the surf at the front of the float as dolphins play and gentoo penguins gently bob in the current. The bright whimsical coral reef is teeming with marine animals including starfish, sea anemones, sea horses, sea turtles, manta rays, crabs and fanciful fish. Its open, airy design creates the impression of a vast ocean scene with all of the parade spectators taking part in the underwater fantasy. In addition to the beautiful sight of the Sea of Surprises float, an inspiring sound will emanate as well: SeaWorld’s new theme song, “Moments,” will debut and will play throughout the duration of the parade.
Construction Height: 24 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
This fun filled, action-packed float incorporates the colors of the oceans to bring a splash of sunshine the morning of the Parade and designed for the viewing audience to take part in the underwater fantasy. The 55-foot long cresting wave is created by blending 20,000 light blue, dark blue and purple iris with thousands of white Blizzard roses, dendrobium and cattleya orchids. The orange coral reef has been designed by layering pincushion protea, James Story dendrobium and thousands of orange and red anthuiums over 15,000 florescent orange roses including Wow, Miracle, Star 2000 and High and Magic. The joyful boy has skin made from a mixture of walnut shell, paprika spice and cornmeal. His hair has been decorated in gold and yellow strawflower petals with bright blue eyes of sinuata statice. He wears swim trunks of orange safflower spice with accents of red ilex berries. Friendly dolphins are petaled in shimmering silverleaf protea leaves and the sea lion is fashioned in shinny brown flax seeds. The killer whales have been created in glossy black seaweed and crisp white sweet rice with black onion seed and crisp white coconut covering the playful penguins. Vibrant yellow strawflower petals, white sweet rice, orange lentil and individual black beans adorn the Angel and Clown fish. The sea turles are decorated in green split pea and mung beans, applied one by one, with accents of petaled eucalytus leaves with seahorses in orange lentil and yellow strawflower petals. Sea anemones have tentacles of crushed peach lentil with centers of solid roses.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
The 55-foot long cresting wave is created by blending 20,000 light blue, dark blue and purple iris with 8000 white Blizzard roses, Over 15,000 florescent orange roses including Wow, Miracle, Star 2000 and High and Magic create the coral reef.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Friendly dolphins are petaled in shimmering silverleaf protea leaves and the sea lion is fashioned in shinny brown flax seeds. The killer whales have been created in glossy black seaweed and crisp white sweet rice with black onion seed and crisp white coconut covering the playful penguins. Vibrant yellow strawflower petals, white sweet rice, orange lentil and individual black beans adorn the Angel and Clown fish. The sea turtles are decorated in green split pea and mung beans, applied one by one, with accents of petaled eucalyptus leaves with seahorses in orange lentil and yellow strawflower petals. Sea anemones have tentacles of crushed peach lentil with centers of solid roses.
Description of Float Animation:  
Sea of Surprises is a fun and highly animated action-filled float. The boy “swims” and bobs up and down in the ocean wave as real bubbles pour from his snorkel. Sea life gently rock, bob and move simulating gentle underwater movements. The debut of SeaWorld’s new theme song, “Moments,” is played from an on-board sound system.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
A sophisticated hydraulic system has been incorporated into the design to lower the 24-foot tall float to 16 feet in height in less than 45 seconds, allowing the float to pass under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.
Rider Names: Riding on the float will be members from SeaWorld’s animal care team: Julie Scardina, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; Pedro Ramos-Navarrete, SeaWorld Orlando; Jon Peterson, SeaWorld Orlando; Jennifer Miller, SeaWorld San Diego; Jody Westberg, SeaWorld San Diego; Chuck Cureau, SeaWorld San Antonio. Scardina has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” more than 60 times; Cureau has made multiple appearances on “Live with Kelly & Michael” among other national shows; and Ramos-Navarrete, Peterson, Miller and Westberg can all be seen on “Sea Rescue,” a show that tells stories about the rescue, rehabilitation and return to the wild of marine animals by a team of dedicated veterinarians, animal care experts, animal science researchers and government authorities (“Sea Rescue,” reaching more than 100 million viewers and in its third season, airs on Saturdays on ABC).
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. For almost five decades, SeaWorld has surprised and amazed our guests with unique entertainment, thrilling rides, and up-close encounters with amazing sea life. SeaWorld® is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. It operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld rescue team has helped more than 22,000 animals in need over the last four decades. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted more than $9 million to wildlife research and conservation projects that protect wildlife and wild places. The Fund commits 100% of donations to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. For almost five decades, SeaWorld has surprised and amazed our guests with unique entertainment, thrilling rides, and up-close encounters with amazing sea life. SeaWorld® is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. It operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue and rehabilitate ocean marine animals that are ill, injured and orphaned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld rescue team has helped more than 22,000 animals in need over the last four decades. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted more than $9 million to wildlife research and conservation projects that protect wildlife and wild places. The Fund commits 100% of donations to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

74

Band Name: Banda de Música Herberto López Colegio José Daniel Crespo
Representing: Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá
Band or School Website Address:  
www.bandaherbertolopez.edu.pa
Band Director: Irving Rodríguez Bernal (Ir-ving Ro-drí-guez Ber-nal)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Reynaldo Centella
Total Number Marching:  
258
Number Of Drum Majors:  
1
Drum Major(s): Yolanda Altamiranda (YOH-Lan- Da Al-Ta-Mi-ran-Dah)
Number Of Brass: 78
Number of Percussion:  
23
Number of Woodwinds:  
112
Number of Banner Carriers:  
8
Number of Flag Bearers:  
3
Number of Dancers: 20
Number of Leaders: 5
Number of Color Guard:  
13
Number of Others: 5
Band Director, Assistant, Folcklore Instructor, Color Guard Instructor and School Principal.
 
Uniform:
 
the musician wear a traditional military uniform, used during more of 46 years. Dancers wears skirt and headdresses representing the folklore and panamanian culture.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
The Band was chosen to participate in a national council where he was the president of the republic and all the ministers of state where between donations in one day raised more than $ 450,000
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
*First Band to cross the Panama Canal , traveling on a ship while offering a concert.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
*The tourism ministry designated this band as a cultural ambassador of Panama, in celebration of 500 years since the discovery of the South Sea *National Champions, "Mueve tu Banda" 2010 *National Champions, LNB 2011
History of School/Band:  
The Colegio José Daniel Crespo, one of the largest in the province of Herrera, Panama. Started in 1942, with about twenty students and two teachers covering all subjects, it was growing until becoming a prestigious institution of over 2,400 students. This secondary school for a long time was the only school that served the other towns in the province of Herrera.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
No
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
*The 10% of students at school are in the band. * It is the biggest band in the country (Panamá) with a total of 250 members. *93% of the members have never been to America before and 80 % of the members have never left the country before. * All musical direction team is under 25 years. Including the director, who is the youngest bandleader in the country with only 24 years of age. * The preparation for this trip include daily trials initiated since January, relentlessly. Adding about 960 hours of testing .

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

75

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
eHarmony
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.eHarmony.com
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Everlasting Love
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
In keeping with this year’s parade theme, “Dreams Come True”, eHarmony has named its float “Everlasting Love”, honoring the mission of the company’s founder, Dr. Neil Clark Warren – to help everyone find their “Everlasting Love”.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Everlasting Love is a Dream Come True for over 1.2 million people who have been happily married using eHarmony. Nine-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole is singing from the float her hit song "This Will Be (an everlasting love)." In honor of the themes of the float and the parade.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
n/a
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
eHarmony's first-ever entry into the Rose Parade is a beautiful floral extravaganza. An outdoor canopy of flowers that leads to an enclosure that overlooks a creek that is complete with a boat and features swans. The canopy is complete with butterflies and long tailed finches that hover around the topiary.
Construction Height: 30
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 55
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
GAZEBO ROOF (top to bottom) Top finial – white fine cut everlasting; small roof top – shiny grey silverleaf; eaves – dark grey poppy seed, light grey lettuce seed; windows – black seaweed; medium roof top – shiny grey silverleaf; eaves – dark grey poppy seed; flex piece – white fine cut everlasting; hearts border – black seaweed, black small beans; background – white fine ground rice; large roof top – shiny grey silverleaf; white edge – white large lima beans; white inside edge – white fine ground rice; inset – dark grey poppy seed; very edge of large roof – white fine ground rice; eaves – dark grey poppy seed; 2nd part of roof (open windows fronts) – white large lima beans; all sides – white fine ground rice; roof top – shiny grey silverleaf; white edge – white fine ground rice; eaves – dark grey poppy seed; all pillars – white fine ground rice; accents – white button mums; border white large lima beans; all roof insides – light grey lettuce seed; floor – tan paper bark; white top edge – white fine ground rice; all railings – white powdered rice; lattice base – white powdered rice; insets – dark grey poppy seed WALKWAY Edge – light grey lettuce seed, green sod; railings and pillars – white powdered rice; green between lattice ceiling – green springeri; rocks – light grey lettuce seed; grout – dark grey poppy seed; bottom edge – dark grey dark lettuce seed; black screens – black onion powder; wooden benches – black onion powder SCUPLTED BIRDS (3) Eyes – black seaweed, white powdered rice; Eyeliners – black onion powder; beaks – black seaweed; thin lines – light grey lettuce seed; head, body & chests – shiny grey silverleaf, white carnation petals, hot pink carnations petals, peach carnation petals; wings – peach carnation petals, shiny grey silverleaf, black ti leaves, white carnation petals, brown flax deed, black seaweed; tails – light grey lettuce seed; long tail tips – white carnation petals, dark grey poppy seed BUTTERFLIES All antennas – black onion powder; all bodies – black onion powder, yellow fine cut strawflower, dark pink fine cut strawflower, green ground split pea, light orange fine ground lentil seed, dark orange ground lentil seed, light yellow ground split pea; all wings – large black = black seaweed, small black = black small beans; backs – black ground onion seed; wings – red small kidney beans, yellow whole split peas, black small beans, gold clover seed, yellow fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, bronze fine cut strawflower, white fine cut strawflower, purple fine cut statice, blue fine cut statice, dark green ground parsley flakes, light green ground split pea, dark orange whole lentil seeds, light orange ground lentil seeds, black onion powder, gold flax seed, dark brown coffee, brown whole lentil seeds, crème sesame seeds, white small navy beans, brown flax seed, yellow fine ground split pea SCULPTED DOGWOOD FLOWERS Petals – (front) white fine cut everlasting and light grey lettuce seed; (tips) hot pink fine cut statice light pink fine cut strawflower; (center) yellow billy buttons, light green bells of Ireland, yellow button mums; (backs) white fine cut strawflower; stems & calyx – green ground parsley flakes; tree trunks – bronze fine cut strawflower, tan parsnip seed TREES Tops – green sheet moss; backs – green springeri; green accents throughout – green asparagus plumosus, green hanging amaranth, green bells of Ireland; White flowers on top – white roses, white cymbidiums, white mokaras, white hybrid delphiniums, white larkspur, white hydrangeas; accents – white lunaria; Lavender flowers – dark lavender roses, light lavender roses, lavender cymbidiums, lavender hybrid delphiniums, lavender larkspur, burgundy hydrangeas, light lavender dendrobs, lavender cattleyas; Pink flowers – hot pink roses, pink roses, pink “candy fair” cymbidiums, rose pink hybrid delphiniums, dark pink larkspur, dark pink hydrangeas, pink hydrangeas, hot “bom” pink dendrobs, pink “mistine” dendrobs; white spiral accents – white phaleonopsis BOATS Floor – dark grey poppy seed; walls – light grey lettuce seed; seats – white fine cut strawflower; edges – white fine cut strawflower; outsides – white fine ground rice, light lavender carnation petals, light blue iris petals; water around boats – light blue iris, white iris, white cattleyas, white gypsum; water rings – white carnation petals SWANS Eyes – black seaweed and white powdered rice; around eyes – light yellow carnation petals; face – black seaweed; beaks – bronze fine cut strawflower; mouth line – black onion powder; nostrics – black onion powder; heads, necks and bodies – white carnation petals, blue fine cut statice, purple fine cut statice; wings – (outside) white carnation petals and light blue iris petals; (insides) white fine cut everlasting and blue fine cut statice; water around swans – light blue iris, white iris, white cattleyas, white gypsum; water rings – white carnation petals; black pipes – black onion seed; screens – yellow fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower, dark pink fine cut strawflower, white fine cut strawflower DECKS Hot Pink – green springeri, hot pink roses, hot pink gerberas, pink roses, hot pink carnations Bright Yellow – green springeri, bright yellow roses, gold roses, yellow iris Peach – green springeri, light yellow roses, white roses Light Orange - green springeri, medium orange, orange carnations, peach roses Dark Orange – green springeri, orange roses Pink – green springeri, pink roses White – green springeri, white cattleyas FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Front – grey Spanish moss, green maiden hair fern, lavender hyacinth, pink hyacinth, lavender stock, green bells of Ireland, pink Canterbury bells, blue/lavender Canterbury bells Rear of boat – grey Spanish moss, white gladiolas, coco stix with rice powder, white cymbidiums, white roses, green bells of Ireland, grey/green small eucalyptus, white starburst mums
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
n/a
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Couples 1. Tory Ryden (48 years old)and Pat Scully (57 years old) (Tor ree Ri den and Pat skully) from Cape Elizabeth, Maine 2. Sally( 26 years old) and Kenton Wong (31 years old) (Sal leee and kent ton Wong) from Alhambra, CA 3. Barb (83 years old) and Walt (83 years old) Smith (Barb and Walt Smith) From Newport Beach, CA 4. Kay Tidwell (36 years old) and Lt. Cmdr. Rich Daniels (36 Years old) (KAA Tid Well and Lou ten nant Co Man der Rich Dan yels) from Los Angeles 5. Dyna (33 years old) and Nehemie Juleus (39 years old) (Dee Na and Nee Hee Mee jewel ious) from Queens, New York 6. Jenny Rodriguez (29 years old) and Rodrigo Granero (29 years old) (Jen nee Rod re gez and Rod ree go gran aero) from Los Angeles 7. John (62 years old) and Vicki (59 years old) Vystricil (John and Vic Key Visterchill) ** Very First Reported eHarmony marriage from Frisco, Texas Talent Natalie Cole (Nata lee Coal )
Outwalker Names: Joe Zink "jough" "sounds like sink") 45 years old Success Couple Liason eHarmony.com
Company/Organization Information:  
eHarmony.com was founded on August 22, 2000 in Pasadena, CA. Now located in Santa Monica, CA eHarmony(www.eharmony.com) is the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship. Millions of people of all ages, ethnicities, national origins and religious and political beliefs have used eHarmony's Compatibility Matching System to find compatible long-term relationships. Today, an average of 438 eHarmony members marry every day in the United States as a result of being matched on the site. eHarmony is available in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole will sing her hit song "Everlasting Love" which has been used in many of the eHarmony commercials. She also will sing songs from her new album "Natalie Cole en Espanol"

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

76

Band Name: St. Augustine High School Marching “100”
Representing: New Orleans, LA, USA
Band or School Website Address:  
www.purpleknights.com
Band Director: Jeffery C. Herbert, Sr. (jef/fre her/bert)
Assistant Director/Unit Leader(s):
 
Donald Neveu Eddie Williams
Total Number Marching:  
200
Number Of Drum Majors:  
4
Drum Major(s): Lebron Joseph Jared Jefferson Michael Clark Terrell Allen (lee/bron jo/seph jar/red jeff/fer/son Mick/al clark Te/rel al/len)
Number Of Brass: 80
Number of Percussion:  
40
Number of Woodwinds:  
20
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Flag Bearers:  
10
Number of Color Guard:  
30
 
Uniform:
 
The uniform is deep purple and vegas gold in color with a gold helmet and a purple or gold plume. The uniform pants and jacket is purple with a gold overlay and gold cape; white gloves and white bucks with red soles.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Placed the ROSE on the purpleknights website for electronic donation; click the rose and it takes you to a site to make donation; Three television appearance to solicit donations; contacted alumni and Society of Josephites for donations; performed at conferences and events for fees to put towards trip. Ongoing Band Booster Club events with selling t-shirts, cups, chairs, raffles , carwash and dances.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The Band traveled to Orlando, Florida and performed at Epcot Center, performed at SCLC’s MLK parade and bandfest in St. Petersburg, Florida; Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson State University Jackson State Homecoming in Jackson, Mississippi, Southern University Bandfest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Opened NFL Experience in 2013, lead ESPN parade for Super Bowl 2013; lead Sugar Bowl Parade for BCS Bowl; Lead 11 Mardi Gras Parades-2 in one day; one in the morning and one in the evening; performed at New Orleans Hornet’s Basketball Game
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Featured on Channel One News, a CBS News-partnered television show that airs in middle and high schools across the US; featured in USAToday “ High School Bands give Mardi Gras brassy sass”; featured in Where Yat magazine. “ March On: A Look Inside New Orleans Marching Band Tradition”; featured in WGNO television commercial, “ God Bless Louisiana’; featured in Mardi Gras commercial for Rouse’s Supermarket.
History of School/Band:  
Besides their performances at the school’s football and basketball games, the Marching ‘100’ has marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, performed for Pope Paul II, eight American presidents and it was the first African-American band to perform in the Rex Mardi Gras Parade In 2013, we performed at the NFL Opening Ceremony, did a Super Bowl Parade for ESPN, performed in the God Bless Louisiana commercial, played the hall-time show for the NBA Hornets vs. Nuggets Basketball Game, featured in the Times Picayune, “TP Street” Ad, featured in the July, 2013 issue of Where Y’AT magazine, “ March On-A Look inside New Orleans Rich Marching Band Tradition” and now we continue to move forward and prepare for the 125th Anniversary of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Terrence Blanchard-Trumpet; Leroy jones, trumpet; Victor Goines, saxophone; Bob French, Drums; Michael 'Patches" Stewart-trombone Michael White,clarinet
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
Jeffery C. Herbert, Director of Bands marched with his college band, Southern University “Human Jukebox’ and vowed he would one day bring his band to this event. The St. AugustineMarching'100' appeared in the 2002 Tournament of Roses Parade under the direction of their director of bands of 50 years, Mr. Edwin Hampton.
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Marching ‘100’ has many accolades in its portfolio, but one of the most important is their integration of the Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before 1968, all the Mardi Gras parades were segregated, St. Augustine Marching ‘100’ was the first African American Band to March in an all-white parade. At that time they endured many indignities, but heads held high, high stepping and faces forwards, the Marching ‘100’made it possible for all the African Americans bands to participate in the Mardi Gras parades today. This is the reason the Marching ‘100’ are always placed first in all the parades they perform.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

77

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DBA DigAlert)
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
digalert.org
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Protecting Your Dream, Right In Your Own Backyard
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
For most Americans, home ownership is their ultimate dream. After that, fixing up the property to the way you want it often means planning home improvements. Before you stick anything in the ground, including a shovel, make sure you first contact DigAlert at www.digalert.org or call 811. Underground utilities can be just about anywhere on a piece of property. If you hit a gas line, you could start a fire that destroys an entire neighborhood. Strike an electrical line and you could be electrocuted. DigAlert’s free service helps protect you and your investment. Not only is DigAlert in the Rose Parade for the first time; the company is also fielding the first Tournament of Roses float to promote a public service that could save lives. You can prevent serious injuries, floods, fires and/or service interruption simply by contacting www.digalert.org or call 811 to get a DigAlert Ticket, which will be sent to utilitiy companies so they can mark the lines on your property for you to avoid.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Every American dreams of home ownership. Protect your dream by contacting www.digalert.org or calling 811 before any digging is done in your yard. Utilities can be just about anywhere underground on a residential or business property. Prevent injuries, damage to underground utilities and avoid service interruptions simply by going to www.digalert.org or calling 811 for this free public service. DigAlert hopes that by being in the Tournament of Roses Parade, it can alert all Americans to this free public service. In Southern California, alone, millions of homes are crammed together in the 9 Southern California counties, all of which could have a dozen or more different utilities under their lawn – including 911. Careless digging could not only damage property, it could shut down the connection to emergency systems, flood streets or cause other service interuptions for a whole area of the city. DigAlert wants to bring this free service to the public’s attention.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Don Davidson
Float Concept Description:  
Serious mishaps can happen with do-it-yourself projects. DigAlert and its funding members, approximately 900 Southern California utility companies, want to bring this to the public’s attention. They are doing it in a humorous way, but it gets the point across. The float’s tranquil setting, a manicured backyard lined with colorful hollyhocks, quaint birdhouses and a wisteria pergola, is a catastrophe is in the making. A backhoe driven by a madcap dog sporadically jerks and sputters up and down as it moves from side to side. Oh, my gosh, the backhoe has hit a main water pipe, and now a torrent of water is flooding the scene! Torn up sidewalks add to the calamity. Look out, or you, too, will trip over a curb. Watch the zany backyard dishevelment unfold before wide-eyed neighbors. DigAlert’s fun float reminds all homeowners to avoid these antics. Contact www.digalert.org or call 811. It’s a free public service designed to prevent problems and save lives.
Construction Height: 24 feet
Construction Width: 18 feet
Construction Length: 55 feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Arrays of materials have been creatively crafted to create the texture of fuzzy animal fur and bird feathers. These include: golden and brown flax seed, curly white coconut chips, dark brown nyjer seed, gold strawflower petals, orange-red safflower spice, orange marigold petals, silky grass, uva grass and pampas grass. Astonished and wide-eyed eyes are decorated in black seaweed, green split peas, blue sinuate statice and brown flax seed. The backhoe is covered in yellow strawflower confetti, black onion seed with silverleaf and eucalyptus leaves to simulate chrome. Sweet rice is used to create the white picket fence, garden pergola, bird houses, sidewalks and curbing. Fanciful hollyhocks are created from more than 9,000 roses with 3,000 Bombay dendrobium orchids used to simulate wisteria blossoms. Colorful floral gardens of alstroemeria, lisianthus, lilies, waxflower, iris, roses, gerbera, solidago, renunculars, heather, monte casino, liatris, bouvardia, sunflowers and tulips line the lawn of freshly grown soil-less fescue grass.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Fanciful hollyhocks are created from over 9000 roses with 3000 Bombay dendrobium orchids used to simulate wisteria blossoms.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Colorful floral gardens of alstroemeria, lisianthus, lilies, waxflower, iris, roses, gerbera, solidago, renunculars, heather, monte casino, liatris, bouvardia, sunflowers and tulips line the lawn of freshly grown soil-less fescue grass.
Description of Float Animation:  
DigAlert has created a highly animated and humorous float. The backhoe emits puffs of theatrical “smoke” as the cab, bucket and boom rises, lowers and swings from side to side. Real water spurts from broken pipes, flooding the neighborood. On-board music and construction noises add to the fun.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Sophisticated hydraulic system enables the float to lower from 24 feet down to 16 feet in less than 45 seconds to travel under the freeway bridge and low wires on the parade route.
Rider Names: Riding on DigAlert’s 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade float are 8 representatives of the more than 900 utility companies that fund this free public service in Southern California. Each one wears a different color hard hat, symbolizing the types of utilities buried under Southern California homes or marked for excavation or repair: • Red: electrical • Orange: communications (telephone, cable TV) • Green: sewer and storm drains • Yellow: gas, oil and steam • Blue: water • White: proposed excavation • Pink: temporary survey marking • Purple: reclaimed water
Outwalker Names: none
Company/Organization Information:  
DigAlert was formed on Sept. 13, 1976 in response to a deadly accident. A petroleum pipeline was accidently breached by a construction crew working on Venice Blvd in Culver City. The explosion took the lives of nine people. An entire city block burned to the ground and millions of dollars of damage resulted. The spark that ignited this deadly inferno became the impetus behind a movement to prevent these tragic accidents. DigAlert has been serving Southern California ever since. DigAlert today is funded by more than 900 Southern California utilities. Before you dig anywhere contact DigAlert at www.digalert.org or call 811. It’s a FREE public service.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
Protecting Your Dream, Right in Your Own Backyard is designed to alert all homeowners that buried utilities can exist just about anywhere on a property. Prevent having your dream of home ownership turn into a nightmare. Contact DigAlert at www.digalert.org or call 811 prior to any digging around your home or other property.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

78

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
3linksfloat.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Friendship, Love and Truth
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs dreams for the world is "Friendship, Love and Truth, as well as Faith, Hope and Charity. Thru our goals to elevate and educate our volunteers and supporters we work on the concepts to achieve our mission to make a difference in the lives of people in our World. We believe that this theme expresses the concept that: “Working together, we make a difference! We hope help people dream thru nature and achieve their dreams.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The Nature of all our dreams for mankind are Friendship Love and Truth. How else but through nature and the sweet songs coming from our friends the Birds. Giving us peace of mind to a achieve our goals.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
63
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Princess' Trophy
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
To promote working together to make a difference, this family of birds continue to make their surroundings and upkeep of their birdhouse in a beautiful surrounding. A tree trunk and branches extend the length of the float. Five birds bask in the surrounding of their home adorned with beautiful floral bouquets.
Construction Height: 16
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
TREE Trunk – dark brown coffee, black ground onion seed, reddish brown redwood bark, red fine cut strawflower; logo in trunk – gold flax seed; green pods – green Christmas tree; (5) smallest pods – bright yellow roses accented by white dendrobs; (5) largest pods – dark lavender roses, light lavender roses, lavender cattleyas, white roses, white cattleyas accented with white dendrobs; (4) foam dripps middle of tree near two birds – green springeri, green Christmas tree, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations, white roses, white cattleyas, white dendrobs, light lavender roses, lavender cattleyas, white roses, white cattleyas, white dendrobs; (4) small foam dripps front of float – green springeri, green Christmas tree, light lavender roses, dark lavender carnations, dark lavender roses, hot pink carnations, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations; green foam on trunk (front) – green leather fern, dark lavender roses, red roses, pink tulips, white dendrobs; (middle) – green leather fern, dark lavender roses, hot pink tulips, lavender dendrobs; (rear) – green leather fern, hot pink roses, lavender tulips, lavender dendrobs SCULPTED ORCHIDS Fronts – yellow fine cut strawflower, light pink carnation petals, pink carnation petals, hot pink carnation petals; centers – red whole cranberries; backs – light pink fine cut strawflower, pink fine cut strawflower; stems – green ground parsley flakes; green foam on stems – green deflexis accented by white dendrobs BEES (2) Bodies – black onion powder, yellow fine cut strawflower; wings – white fine cut everlasting, light grey ground white pepper; thin rods – black onion powder BUTTERFLY (clear wings) Antennas – black onion powder; body – black seaweed; wings – yellow fine cut strawflower, yellow whole split pea, bronze fine cut strawflower; veins – orange whole lentil seeds BUTTERFLIES (3) solid wings Antennas – black onion powder; bodies – black seaweed; wings – yellow fine cut strawflower, yellow whole split peas, light orange fine ground lentil seed, orange ground lentil seed; veins – orange whole lentil seeds; all pipes – green ground parsley flakes BIRD HOUSE Roof shingles – pink fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting, light pink fine cut strawflower, dark pink fine cut strawflower; border around shingles – white small lima beans; eaves – dark pink fine cut strawflower; walls – white fine ground rice; underneath – white fine ground rice; lines – light grey lettuce seed; bottom flex piece – white small lima beans, white fine cut strawflower; front flex chimney – yellow fine cut strawflower, yellow whole split pea, white fine cut strawflower; perch white fine cut strawflower; all filigree (faces) – white small lima beans; (edges) white fine cut strawflower BIRDS (5) Eyes – gold clover seed, black seaweed; hi-lites – white powdered rice; eye liners – black onion powder, light grey lettuce seed; beaks – gold clover seed; mouth line – black onion powder; heads – dark lavender carnation petals; around eyes – purple fine cut statice and white fine cut everlasting; away from eyes – white carnation petals, dark lavender carnation petals; chest – yellow carnation petals; backs – dark lavender carnation petals; wings (outsides) dark lavender carnation petals, light lavender carnation petals, white carnation petals; thin lines – hot pink fine cut statice; insides – purple fine cut statice and light pink fine cut strawflower; hot pink lines – dark pink fine cut strawflower; tails – light lavender carnation petals, hot pink carnation petals, white carnation petals; thin lines – light pink fine cut strawflower; insides – dark pink fine cut strawflower, purple fine cut statice; thin lines – light pink fine cut strawflower; bird legs – yellow fine cut strawflower; claws – black seaweed DECK Green sod, green springeri, dark lavender carnations, bright yellow roses, white carnations, white gerberas, red carnations, red roses, light lavender roses, dark lavender gerberas, orange gerberas, peach roses, peach carnations, hot pink roses FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS (4) in front of screens – green deflexis, white gladiolas, white cymbidiums, white roses, white starburst mums, coco stix with rice powder
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
n/a
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Still TBD
Outwalker Names: n/a
Company/Organization Information:  
Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float Corporation (501c3) is established for the purpose of providing educational opportunities and cultural understanding for the public by promoting a public relations vehicle to encourage peace and goodwill to all people everywhere. It will help to make the world a better place by seeking to improve and elevate the character of humanity. The Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float Public Relations Vehicle promotes interest and encourages donations to help fund our program to provide educational opportunities to students and assistance to underprivileged and orphaned children, The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs seek To improve and elevate the character of man. In the 17th Century England, people were facing a lot of challenges. Life was tough, often lawless and desperate. Medicine was still crude and in a primitive stage. Life expectancy was about 45 to 50. There was lots of sickness, orphaned kids, widowed mothers and many people cannot afford to pay a decent burial for the dead. So, ordinary people from different trades and walks of life found it necessary to group together as brothers and sisters and contribute some of their hard-earned wages to a common fund which they could use for unfortunate times such as sickness, losing a job and even death. They would work together to help each other and the unfortunate families back on their feet, whether it was rebuilding a barn that had burned or putting in a new crop after a devastating season. Such altruistic and friendly society came to be known as "Odd Fellows" because it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. It was believed that they were "an odd bunch of fellows" who would behave in such a selfless and seemingly impractical fashion. Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England. At that time, the city was suffering both a yellow fever epidemic and mass unemployment so they dedicated the organization to "Visit the sick, relieve the distress, bury the dead and educate the orphans." Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax who was Vice President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for our senior members and for orphaned children. Today, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs continue to exist with nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 28 countries consisting of men and women who united together for mutual aid and conviviality, providing social and practical support for each other and their communities in every way possible. Even though we have come a long way now, there are still more needs to be done. Working together to achieve these goals and help our fellow men creates a bond that cannot be described – a brotherhood and sisterhood of benevolence that can only be felt as an active participant. Working together, we can really help make a difference! The Order at Work: • The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs spend over $775 million in relief projects annually • The Educational Foundation provides substantial loans and grants to students • SOS Children’s Village provides a caring home for orphaned children in Cambodia • Living Legacy focuses on planting trees and enhancing our environment • Visual Research Foundation supports vision care & research via the Wilmer Eye Institute. • United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth • Annually sponsor a float in the Rose Parade: 2014 is our 61st year unbroken and the 63rd entry in the Pasadena Rose Parade dating Back to 1908.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The Float is decorated by volunteers from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs and others. They arrive on December 26, from across the United States and Canada and around the world. These volunteers are from all walks of life and ages, joining together to decorate the float. These volunteers work with a dedication of love to produce the best float with the care and patience’s for detail. Web Address 3linksfloat.org One rider will have been a contestant in a talent or a speech contest to obtain their seat.

 

 

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Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

79

Official Group Name: Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry
Group's Website Address:  
www.nfhr.com
Marshal's Name: Teressa Kandianis (ter-ESS-a CAN-dee-an-is)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Ardeth Obenauf
Group Description Mission:  
The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry is the national registry for the breed in the United States. Horses appearing in the parade are representative of the Norwegian Fjord Horse in the United States. The MISSION of the Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry (NFHR) is to register and preserve the genetic purity of the Norwegian Fjord Horse and will include education and the promotion of the breed.
History of Group: The Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry was formed in the mid 1980s to create one national registry out of several that were started when the Norwegian Fjord Horse was first imported to the United States. To date there are approximately 6800 registered Norwegian Fjord Horses in the US.
Number of Horses: 13
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
All 13 horses are registered Norwegian Fjord Horses. 1-OH-Yenna, 11-yr old yellow dun (rare) mare ridden by Shari MacCallum-Clark 2-OH Adrianna, 10-yr old red dun mare ridden by Angela Taponga 3-LTW Van Gogh, 6-yr old grey dun gelding ridden by Victoria Arling 4-Bergen Saundra, 15-yr old brown dun mare ridden by Kristin Miller 5- Sweetwater's Zorah Belle, 9-yr old brown dun mare ridden by Marg Clumpner 6-9 The 4-in-hand consists of all white dun mares driven by Beth Beymer: Lia vom Oderhaff, 8 yrs old; Millenium, 13 yrs old; Luna vom Oderhaff, 7 yrs old; and Starfire Biela, 11 yrs old 10-Hanne, 16-yr old brown dun mare driven by Jeanne Poirier 11-Hansey, 6-yr old brown dun mare driven by Eric Watness 12-13 The pair consists of two brown dun geldings driven by Ben Finnoe: Proud Bottom Indiana, 10 years old and TBF Delig, 6 yrs old
Details about Riders:
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
All drivers and outwalkers will be wearing the traditional Norwegian costume known as a bunad. Shari MacCallum-Clark will be dressed in a traditional bunad and wearing a replica of a traditional Norwegian Wedding Crown, borrowed from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decora, Iowa. Riders will wear dressage, hunter or western attire, depicting how Norwegian Fjord Horses are used in the U.S. today.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The Norwegian Fjord Horse is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds, believed to have migrated to Norway where it was domesticated over 4,000 years ago. Herds of wild Fjord Horses existed in Norway after the last ice age. Archaeological excavations at Viking burial sites indicate that the Fjord Horse has been selectively bred for at least 2,000 years. The Norwegian Fjord Horse is very distinctive due to its dun coloring and stripe that runs the entire length of the horse from forelock to tail. Many Norwegian Fjord Horses also have primitive horizontal stripes on their legs. The mane is traditionally cut to stand upright to accentuate the beautiful neck and the striking dark stripe running down the center.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Riders will use dressage, hunter and western tack, depicting how the Norwegian Fjord Horse is used today.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
The 4-in-hand will be hitched to a Shooting Break built in Buffalo, New York with a harness from Hunt's Harness in Mayville, WI. The pair will pull a black and red vis a vis. The two singles will be hitched to an Eagle by Golden Carriage Company in Colorado and a Norwegian style two-wheeled cart or cariole with a traditional Norwegian harness.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
All the horses have appeared in parades in major cities including the Syttende Mai parade in Seattle and the Bellingham St Patrick's Day Parade. Also, several of the horses performed in the 2013 Evening of Dancing Horses at the National Western Stock Show in Denver Co where they performed to the live music of the Denver Brass.
Recent Awards:
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
This is the first Rose Parade appearance for the Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry.
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
Horses will be hauled by private truck & trailer from Washington state and Colorado.
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry Norwegian Fjord Horse Foundation Funding is also coming from donations from membership across the U.S. Other fundraising activities also include an online silent auction. Large parts of the cost have been borne by the participants themselves.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
One of the unique characteristics is that the Fjord Horse retains the "wild" dun color of the original horse as well as the primitive marking which include zebra stripes on the legs and a dorsal stripe that runs from the forelock down the neck and back and into the tail. Approximately 90% of all Fjord Horses are brown dun in color. The other 10% are either red dun, gray, white dun or yellow dun. Red duns have reddish-brown stripes and body markings. Gray duns have black or very dark gray stripes and markings. The white dun is a very light body color with black or gray stripe and markings. The yellow dun has a darker yellow stripe and markings; they may have a completely white forelock, mane and tial. The yellow dun is a very rare color in the breed. All five colors are represented in our group. Shari MacCallum, who is wearing the wedding crown, is riding a rare yellow dun mare named Yenna.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

80

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
City of Beverly Hills
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.beverlyhills.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : City of Beverly Hills Centennial
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The float theme pays tribute to Beverly Hills’ hundred-year history while highlighting some of the city's most iconic imagery including City Hall, which earlier this year was included on the City's local register of historic properties, the Beverly Hills Shield and the Beverly Hills sign at Beverly Gardens Park. The City of Beverly Hills will turn 100 on Jan 28, 2014, and as part of the celebration, the City will unveil a new hybrid Beverly Hills Centennial rose later in the year.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Known as "the Garden City," Beverly Hills also has the distinction of being a Tree City USA award recipient each year for nearly three decades for its beautiful urban forest. The City's participation in the Parade during its Centennial year will promote Beverly Hills on a global scale and allow visitors and residents to “live the dream” -- in flowers. The unique combination of cosmopolitan elegance, fashion and glamour with small-town charm and a unique sense of Community is more than just a dream; it can be experienced by all who come to Beverly Hills, which makes it a great place to visit and an even greater place to call home.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
Several, going back to the 1920's.
Float Award Received Last Year:  
n/a
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
Highlighting the elegance of Beverly Hills, the Centennial float unites the City's rich history with its glamorous and cosmopolitan present and future. Symbolic of the City and its diverse group of residents - who are represented by the float's riders - the float prominently features the iconic Beverly Hills City Hall, built in 1931 in the Spanish Renaissance style. In addition to the world-famous shield, the float features the Beverly Hills sign at Beverly Gardens Park, including water lilies in front. The water lilies themselves are symbolic of the City's past, present and future, as the lily pond which once stood in front of the Beverly Hills sign (but which was demolished several decades ago), is now being rebuilt and will be ready in time for the City's 100th birthday on Jan. 28, 2014.
Construction Height:
Construction Width:
Construction Length:
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Mayor John Mirisch (John MEER-ish) Mayor Mirisch is a 4th generation Beverly Hills resident, and as a dual citizen of America and Sweden, is the first Swedish citizen to hold the post of Mayor of Beverly Hills. He spearheaded the creation of the City's Cultural Heritage Commission and created the Sunshine Task Force with the goal of bringing more transparency to the City's local government, as well as encouraging more active resident involvement. Other riders, all Beverly Hills residents, include: Jeffrey Best Anne Laureano Rachel Benezra Mimi Elghanian Catherine Hahn Aaron Nazarian Kathi Rothner
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Incorporated in 1914, Beverly Hills ranks first among mid-to-large sized California cities with an economy near $20 billion annually. Its residents, approximately 35,000 people, are among the most affluent populations in the world. Over 5 million visitors travel to Beverly Hills annually to experience the city’s exceptional hotels, shopping and dining.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
All of 2014 will be a Centennial party in Beverly Hills with events planned throughout the year, highlighted by a special Birthday Sing-Along concert on the City's actual 100 year anniversary, Jan. 28, 2014. Featuring the LA Lawyers Philharmonic, the gala concert will give residents and visitors the opportunity to celebrate together by singing along to the words and music of a host of stellar composers -- from the Gershwins to Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim to Elton John -- all who made Beverly Hills their home. More information is available at beverlyhills.org/centennial. The City of Beverly Hills float in the Tournament of Roses Parade won top honors for three consecutive years from 1927-1929. More recently, the City's 2011 float won the Mayor's Trophy.

 

 

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Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

81

Band Name: McQueen High School “Lancer Band”
Composed of: not a combined band
Representing: Reno, NV, US
Band or School Website Address:  
mcqueenband.org
Band Director: Rick Moffit (as it looks)
Total Number Marching:  
146
Number Of Drum Majors:  
3
Drum Major(s): Charmaine Cruz Taryn Goddard Anna Sondgroth (Charmaine, like the state of Maine, Goddard, like the inventor of rockets, Sondgroth soft o's)
Number Of Brass: 54
Number of Percussion:  
23
Number of Woodwinds:  
44
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Flag Bearers:  
20
 
Uniform:
 
Blue waist coats with silver holographic sequins. West point shakos and black pants.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
Hosted the Harlem Globetrotter Alumni in a basketball game. Provided the labor for a company picnic. Provided people to man concession boths for the Reno Rodeo, Hot August Nights Auto Show, the Reno Rib Cook-Off and The Reno Air Races. We hosted a marching band contest. We sold coupon books, candy and cookie dough.
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
The Firesta Bowl Parade and Field Show. The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
Nevada State Marching Band Champion. Twelve time chapion.
History of School/Band:  
The McQueen High School opened in 1982. In in situated in Northwest Reno, overlooking the University of Nevada and downtown Reno. Twenty-four percent of the student body are enrolled in music programs at McQueen. According to Newsweek, McQueen is the number one high school in the state of Nevada.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
2009
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Bill Moffit, the band directors father, brought the Michigan State Marching Band to Pasadena for the 1966 parade and bowl game. Rick Moffit has previously taught bands that participated in the Rose Parade in 1995, 1999 and 2004, along with the McQueen Band in 2009.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The McQueen Band and their director, was featured in the magazine, School Band and Orchestra in the May 2010 edition. The front cover photo featured the Tournament of Roses Flag.

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

82

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
aidshealth.org
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Love Is The Best Protection
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The gay and lesbian communities have been some of the most powerful advocates in the fight for treatment and justice since the AIDS crisis began in the 1980s. This year, after over five years of legislative battles against discrimination, gay marriage was legalized in the state of California – where AIDS Healthcare Foundation originated– as well as in many other US states. AHF would like to honor the communities that have fought so hard for the rights of those living with HIV and who have now won an important civil rights victory themselves.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The hope for gay and lesbian marriages was once just a dream for many couples. This year, dreams came true for many loving couples who could finally have the “happiest day” of their lives through marriage.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
3
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Queen's Trophy in both 2013 and 2012.
Float Designer's Name: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Concept Description:  
A rainbow of elegant floral designs cascade down a 15- foot designed-styled wedding cake. The cake is framed by ornately floral arches and two 3-tiered topiary rose trees. A rotating “Love” cube, inspired from the original imagine created by Pop Artist, Robert Indiana, spins on its axle at the front of the float. Two couples seated on benches, one on each side of the float, complete this floral scene.
Construction Height: 16 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 35 Feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The elegant wedding cake of white coconut flakes and sweet rice has a rainbow of multi-hued shades of red, coral, peach and orange roses cascading down the aisle way of the cake. Encompassing the float are elegant floral designs on arches and topiary trees in shades of green and white created in over 12,000 green Jade and Green Tea rose float over cream-toned Crème de la Cream and white Eskimo roses with French tulips, Calla and Casablanca lilies, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium orchids, Midori anthuriums, amaryllis, euphorbia, eryngium, hydrangea, hypericum, viburnum and vines of curly willow. Delicate Maiden Hair and Fluffy Ruffle ferns complete the garden beds.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
12,000 green Jade and Green Tea roses on arches and topiary rose trees. 6,000 roses cascade down the cake aisle ways.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Cream-toned Crème de la Cream and white Eskimo roses with French tulips, Calla and Casablanca lilies, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium orchids, Midori anthuriums, amaryllis, euphorbia, eryngium, hydrangea, hypericum, viburnum and vines of curly willow are featured.
Description of Float Animation:  
The Love cube rotates. An on board audio system enhances this historical tribute.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: A newly-married gay or lesbian couple that get married on the morning of the Parade. Names to follow.
Outwalker Names: None
Company/Organization Information:  
Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is the world's largest AIDS service organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 250,000 people in 32 countries worldwide. AHF is the largest provider of HIV & AIDS medical care in the United States. A truly independent voice in their mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s operating capital comes from their own self-created social enterprises. AHF Pharmacies, Out of the Closet thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships generate funding that helps AHF provide medical and advocacy services around the world. Generating and defining new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy is the hallmark of AHF’s global success. AHF is currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who don’t know they are infected. AHF's Condom Nation Tour distributed over 2 million condoms in ten states over the course of six months in 2013, and its newly founded Swaziland extension distributed nearly 350,000 male and female condoms throughout that country in just three months. AHF also tested 1.6 million people this year utilizing cutting-edge technology like the INSTI Rapid HIV Test, which gives results in just one minute. For over 25 years, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide as they have created and implemented unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad with expanded delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving additional lives.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
AHF's 2014 Rose Parade entry is titled "Love is the Best Protection" and will feature a real-life gay or lesbian couple being officially married during the parade atop AHF’s wedding-themed float.

 

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Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

83

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Lutheran Layman's League
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.petalpushers.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating
Float Theme : Jesus Welcomes All
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The motto of Lutheran Hour Ministries is Bringing Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church. We feel that our 2014 float entry captures the essence of our motto.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
As Christians our dream/goal is to have all know Jesus Christ and that all are welcome.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
64
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
"Jesus Welcomes All" exudes the very essence of the title. The front of the float with pine trees leads to a stone walkway covered in trees. The church at the rear of the float, is complete with a cross atop a bell tower that rises to 20-feet into the air. The church is complete with stained glass portals that surround it.
Construction Height: 20
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
CHURCH Cross face – white fine cut everlasting; sides and back – white fine cut strawflower; roof – crème corn husk; small roofs with vents – dark grey poppy seed; vents – light grey light lettuce seed, dark grey poppy seed; background walls – light grey lettuce seed, white fine ground rice, light grey lettuce seed, dark grey poppy seed; flex trim bell – dark grey lettuce seed, shiny grey silverleaf; inside of bell (inside walls) – dark grey poppy seed; bell rack – black onion seed, light grey lettuce seed, gold clover seed, white fine cut strawflower; grout – dark grey poppy seed; doorway roof – white fine ground rice, dark grey poppy seed; front doorway – black onion powder; cross – black small beans; heart – red fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice, blue fine cut statice, blue fine cut statice, yellow whole split pea; background – purple fine cut statice; front doors – white fine cut everlasting, dark brown coffee, bronze fine cut strawflower; floor – light grey lettuce seed; main church roof (shingles) – shiny grey silverleaf, light grey lettuce seed, dark grey poppy seed; small roofs with vents – creme corn husk, white fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice, light grey lettuce seed, dark grey poppy seed; walls – white fine ground rice; lines – dark grey poppy seed; lower bottom – dark grey poppy seed; (2) small windows – white small lima beans, white fine cut strawflower, blue fine cut statice; large windows – red small kidney beans, red fine cut strawflower; rock base – light grey lettuce seed, gold clover seed, white fine cut strawflower; grout – dark grey poppy seed; railings (flags) – red fine cut strawflower, white fine cut strawflower, blue fine cut statice, yellow fine cut strawflower, green fine ground parsley flakes; front walkway – dark grey poppy seed, brown fine walnut shell; grout – white fine ground rice; underneath – black onion seed (2) LARGE YELLOW TREES (FRONT) Pods – green Christmas tree, bright yellow roses, gold roses, light yellow roses; bottoms – green Christmas tree; trunks – bronze fine cut strawflower (2) LARGE PINK TREES (REAR) Pods – green Christmas tree, hot pink roses, pink roses, light pink roses, white roses; bottoms – green Christmas tree; trunk – bronze fine cut strawflower (2) REAL CHRISTMAS TREES (FRONT) Each approximately 7-feet tall; trunks – red brown redwood bark Short orange bushes Pods – green springeri, orange roses; bottoms – green Christmas tree; trunks – bronze fine cut strawflower ACORNS Tops – brown pine cone pieces; bottom – bronze fine cut strawflower; leaves – red fine cut strawflower, bronze fine cut strawflower, yellow fine cut strawflower BUTTERFLIES Antennas – yellow fine cut strawflower, dark brown coffee; bodies – dark brown coffee; front wings – black seaweed, yellow fine cut strawflower, gold clover seed, orange whole lentil seed, black small beans; wings backs – black ground onion seed, orange ground lentil seed; pine cones – brown pine cone pieces (2) BIG TOPIARY TREES Tops – green springeri, hot pink roses; trunks – bronze fine cut strawflower (4) SMALL TOPIARY TREES Tops – green springeri, light yellow roses; trunks – bronze fine cut strawflower SCREENS Yellow and pink fine cut strawflower DECK White cattleyas, white roses, white gypsum, light pink carnations, light pink roses, pink carnations, pink roses, peach roses, orange carnations, bright yellow roses, yellow carnations, hot pink roses, hot pink carnations FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS In front of screens – green deflexis, white calla lilies, white starburst mums, yellow button mums, white roses, bright yellow roses
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
There will be a dove release from the church on the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Rider Names: Dr. Rev. Matt Harrison- President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Kathy Harrison (Matt's wife) Buddy Mendez - Professor at Concordia Lutheran University Irvine, CA Lisa Carreon member of the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float Committee
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide in its mission of Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church. LHM produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, witnessing training and a variety of culturally relevant international evangelism programs and resources, to reach the unchurched in more than 30 countries. LHM’s flagship program, The Lutheran Hour®, is the world’s longest-running Christian outreach radio program. It airs weekly on more than 1,400 stations. Special versions of the program also air on the American Forces Network and in Spanish. For more information about Lutheran Hour Ministries, visit www.lhm.org.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
64th year in the parade. PetalPushers are a 5,000 person volunteer group of the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float Committee that decorates not only the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float but eight other floats in the T of R Parade.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

84

Official Group Name:  
USA Jump Rope - Palpitating Panthers
Group's Website Address:  
www.palpitatingpanthers.org
Group Description:  
The USA Jump Rope Team is comprised of elite jumpers from different teams across the United States. The organization is represented in the Rose Parade with 40 jumpers, ages 13-32. Half of the jumpers have traveled to Pasadena from all over the country – including Alaska. The other half are members of the Palpitating Panthers from La Canada, Calif., and have been practicing their routines by jumping around the Rose Bowl area for four miles.
History of Group: USA Jump Rope is dedicated to the growth of the sport and enabling its members to be leaders in the jump rope and fitness communities. Members of USA Jump Rope have performed on Good Morning America, Glee, America's Got Talent, The Doctors, multiple NBA Half time shows and Cirque du Soleil. Teams have worked closely with various organizations including the Amateur Athletic Union and the American Heart Association through its Jump Rope For Heart Programs.
Names of Individuals in Group for Rose Parade:  
 
 
Directors: Jessica Fong, Jenna Fong, Laurie Moses
Phonetic Pronunciation of Individuals' Names:  
 
 
Details about Participating Individuals:  
 
Description of Vehicle(s):  
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
The team is making its debut appearance at the 2014 Rose Parade and is led by Palpitating Panthers from La Canada, Calif. The Palpitating Panthers have dreamed of jumping in the Rose Parade for years – especially since receiving a grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation in 2010 to support their jump roping programs.
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
 
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

85

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
The Lucy Pet Foundation, Inc.
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
lucypetfoundation.org
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Lucy’s Performing Rescue Dogs
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Five years ago Joey Herrick's (founder and President of The Lucy Foundation) family found a female Chihuahua mix living in the hills across from their home. She looked as if she had been out on her own for a long time as she was under weight and completely covered with dirt, toe nails curling under and tire marks on her back. She was taken to the Vet, who deemed her to be malnourished but with no broken bones. He recommended she be spayed. After a two-week extensive search to find her original home, and a chance for her to recuperate, the Herrick family officially made her a part of their family and named her Lucy. When Lucy was taken to be spayed the Vet determined that she not only had gained weight in her new home but that she was pregnant. Weeks later she gave birth to 5 puppies. Today “Lucy”, “Theo”, “Snickers”, Emily”, “Coco” and “Stanley” are all enjoying great pampered lives with loving forever families and get together for family reunions from time to time. Unfortunately, for millions of other dogs and cats, there is no happy ending. The theme and goal of this float is to show that rescue animals provide great companionship and love but are also very talented and can do amazing things.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The special bond that forms between a human and an animal and the love and companionship given to both makes dreams come true for everyone. The goal of The Lucy Pet Foundation is to create the first national mobile spay and neuter program to reduce the amount of unwanted animals due to pet overpopulation. This dream must come true! Please spay and neuter your pets.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
Float Designer's Name: Don Davidson
Float Concept Description:  
The 1st annual The Lucy Pet Foundation float showcases some of Lucy’s amazing friends that were all rescued from animal shelters into loving forever-homes. In this action packed, spine tingling, family fun and high energy extravaganza a variety of canine entertainers, preforming incredible tricks, are sure to entertain and bring joy to all on New Year’s Day, especially from the performers themselves. Lucy’s amazing rescue friends feature hair-raising stunts including double dutch jump roping, high-flying jumping dogs and balancing acts. No public donations went to the cost of the float or to any Rose Parade expenses. These costs were paid for by Joey Herrick, President of The Lucy Pet Foundation.
Construction Height: 23 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 75 Feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
This spectacle of action and flowers takes center ring with colorful balls of hot pink and purple carnations, yellow and orange roses, and green Kermit button poms with accents of statice and strawflower petals. White stars have individually applied white beans. Poles and canopies feature yellow strawflower petals, orange lentil seeds and crisp white coconut flakes. The draped bunting running the entire 75 feet length on both sides of the float feature over 15,000 roses in hot pink Taiga, yellow Moon and orange Wow. Soil-less fescue grass sod is used on all deck areas to provide soft but durable surfaces for the animals to perform upon.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
The draped bunting of yellow Mohana roses and orange gerbera run the entire length of the sides of the float and feature over 15,000 roses.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Soil-less fescue grass sod is used on all deck areas to provide soft but durable surfaces for the animals to perform upon.
Description of Float Animation:  
Canines adopted from rescue shelters, of all sizes and breeds, perform on the 3 floral stages.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Over-length float is 75 feet long. The over-height float “folds” from 23 feet down to 16 feet to enable the float to cross under low wires and the freeway bridge along the parade route.
Rider Names: Names & information to follow.
Outwalker Names: none
Company/Organization Information:  
In the U.S. alone, over four million dogs and cats are put down each year in shelters. That’s over 80,000 a week. Most shelters are not equipped with the space or financially able to house and care for a mother and her litter so left to fend for themselves on the street, they would surely suffer and most would likely not survive. The goal of the Lucy Pet Foundation is to have spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics in every major city in the country. If you do the analysis in just one major city, the numbers are staggering. With one mobile clinic we can spay and neuter over 120 dogs and cats per week. Doing this 48 weeks of the year means 6,000 animals will be spayed and neutered. This will prevent those animals from adding a minimum of 15,000 new potentially homeless animals to pet overpopulation. By year three it is estimated that we can prevent over 500,000 animals from suffering in that same community with just one mobile clinic. With our goal to have at least 40 spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics, we can really make a significant dent in pet overpopulation. When the mobile clinics are not performing surgeries, we will work with local animal shelters to save dogs and cats whose time is up. We will feature the animals in our mobile adoption portion of the truck at pet retail stores and events. Our goal is to find forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible. Help by donating today at www.lucypetfoundation.org
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
No public donations went to the cost of the float or to any Rose Parade expenses. These costs were paid for by Joey Herrick, President of The Lucy Pet Foundation.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Marching Band Entry

 

Parade Order:

86

Band Name: Colony High School Knights Marching Band “THEE Northern Sound”
Representing: Palmer, AK, United States
Band or School Website Address:  
http://www.matsuk12.us/domain/2423
Band Director: Jamin L. Burton (Jay-min L. Bur-ton)
Total Number Marching:  
79
Number Of Drum Majors:  
2
Drum Major(s): Thomas Soto Emma German (Tho-mas So-toe Em-a Ger-men)
Number Of Brass: 28
Number of Percussion:  
16
Number of Woodwinds:  
22
Number of Banner Carriers:  
2
Number of Leaders: 4
Number of Color Guard:  
5
 
Uniform:
 
The uniform is a inspired by the Cavaliers uniforms and incorporates the black, green, and silver used as the school colors.
Fundraising Activities for Rose Parade:  
 
We have done (are doing) several fundraisers for the band including: selling pins, candy, frozen food, and candles; performing at local roller derbies, football games, baseball games, community festivals, hockey games, and the state fair; hosting a comedy show; putting on a Harlem Globetrotters basketball game; rummage sales; and doing a fundraiser with the group Pirates for Hire (extras in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean).
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
THEE Northern Sound performed at President Obama's first inauguration. They have also performed at the Sugar Bowl. Due to expensive travel from Alaska there outside travel is limited to once every 2-3 years.
Recent Awards/ Championships Won:  
9 time Alaska State Champions. This is uncontested because we are the only marching band in the state and started performing 9 years ago. Our primary distinction is just that, the only band in the state. We would love to compete for awards and championships, but there is no competition within reasonable distance of us.
History of School/Band:  
THEE Northern Sound began in 2005 under the direction of Jamin L. Burton. They have marched in the 2006 National Independence Day Parade, 2009 Inauguration, 2009 Sugar Bowl, and members of their band performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. They have performed in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Hawaii. Other marching bands have come and gone in Alaska, but none have lasted more than two years. We have worked hard to establish traditions drawing on inspiration from Drum Corps and prestigious high school and college bands throughout America. The challenges presented as the only marching band in Alaska include variable weather, lack of traditional support structures, and long distances to marching shows and competitions. Despite challenges, there is significant community and administrational support which allows the band to flourish. The name of the band alludes to significant aspects of the band. It’s “THEE” only one (we know it’s grammatically incorrect). “Northern” references Alaska’s wonder and being the northernmost marching band in America and possibly the world (although we have no way of being sure). “Sound” references the commitment to performance and creativity through music and both Alaska’s maritime tradition and natural geographic beauty.
Notable Band Alumni:  
Previous Appearance(s) in Rose Parade:  
 
Other Connections to Past Rose Parades or Rose Bowl Games:  
 
Katarah Glashan (ku-tar-a Glash-un) and Allison Webster marching in 2013 as part of the All-American band. Joshua Arlyn Smith and Leah M. Smith are brother and sister. Their grandfather Dr. Jack Arlyn Smith marched in the parade and played the same alto saxophone that Joshua will be playing this year.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

87

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Lions Clubs International
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.lionsclubs.org
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : Lions Built Matteo's Dream
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
Lions Clubs International, in conjunction with the Concord Lions Clubs and the City's Parks, Recreation and Open Space Commission, helped build a playground in Concord, CA named "Matteo's Dream Playground" in 2011,a playground for kids of "all abilities," the first of its kind in the Bay Area. Matteo passed away on March 16, 2010; he was blind and mobile only by wheelchair. Matteo dreamed of a playground where children who cannot walk, see, or hear, can play safely alongside children who can. Lions Clubs International followed through with a foundation grant towards the cost of buiding the "Matteo's Dream Playground," and this year's float has been dedicated in his honor this memoriam.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Matteo's dream has come true and Lions Clubs International commemorates the Rose Parade theme.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
28
Float Award Received Last Year:  
n/a
Float Designer's Name: Dave Pittman
Float Concept Description:  
"Lions Built Matteo's Dream" is a composite of "Matteo's Dream Playground" in Concord, CA. The playground being built for children with "all abilities" the float reflects height and features that the actual playground has. The front of the float features two platform tree house areas, in between the "Matteo's Dream" sign which is displayed at the park. Working towards the middle of the float another platform area that leads to an elevated clearing area. The rear of the float features two tree house platform areas and a slide.
Construction Height: 16
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 35
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
PLAYGROUND Small roof tops (4) – all blue – blue fine cut statice; thin black lines – black small beans; crème trim – creme corn husk; crème edges & undersides – crème sesame seed; any black – black onion seed; All side patterns – blue flex pieces – blue whole blueberries; sides – blue fine cut statice; background – yellow fine cut strawflower; Red flex pieces - fronts – red whole cranberries; sides – red fine cut strawflower; background – yellow fine cut strawflower; Center large roof – all light green – light green fine ground split pea; dark green lines – green whole split peas; creme trim – crème corn husk; crème edges and undersides – crème sesame seed; any black – black onion seed; 3 shades of green under eaves – dark green parsley flakes, green ground parsley flakes, light green fine ground split pea Lion heads – gold clover seed, light brown fine walnut shell, dark brown coffee, bronze/reddish brown fine cut strawflower, white fine cut strawflower Shields – (fronts) shiny grey silverleaf; (edges) white fine cut strawflower; Swords (handles) – red fine cut strawflower; (blades) shiny grey silverleaf and dark grey poppy seed Playground – crème paper bark; all crème insides – crème sesame seed; any gold insets – gold clover seed; all floors – creme corn husk; Window opening- white large lima beans, white fine cut strawflower; stairs – crème paper bark; front walkway – stepping stones rock mix; grass area – green sod; “Matteo’s Dream” sign – red small kidney beans, blue fine cut statice, dark brown coffee, green parsley flakes; border – green whole split peas; background – light pink fine cuts strawflower; edges & backside – black onion seed (Pointed Caps) – yellow fine cut strawflower, blue fine cut statice; Slide – green ti leaves; edges – green parsley flakes; garlands – green springeri, lavender cattleyas, light lavender roses; backside – green Christmas tree; (All Cut Outs on Roofs) black pipes - black onion seed; (Sun) yellow fine cut strawflower, gold clover seed, black onion powder, white powdered rice, blue fine cut statice, gold clover seed, bronze fine cut strawflower, dark pink fine cut strawflower, white powdered rice; border – yellow whole split peas, gold clover seed, white fine ground rice; backside – yellow fine cut strawflower, black onion powder, gold clover seed, white fine cut strawflower; (Star) red fine cut strawflower, red small kidney beans, white large lima beans, white fine ground rice, white fine cut strawflower; (Butterfly) antenna and body – yellow fine cut strawflower; face – black onion powder, white powdered rice, blue fine cut statice; lips – white powdered rice, red fine cut strawflower; wings – light pink fine cut strawflower; dots – blue whole cranberries, orange/gold kumquats; border – hot pink carnation petals; sides – white fine ground rice; backside – gold clover seed, light pink fine cut strawflower, dark pink fine cut strawflower; (Flowers x’s 2) centers – red whole cranberries; petals – purple fine cut statice; border – blue whole blueberries; sides – dark pink fine cut strawflower; leaves – light green eucalyptus leaves; backsides – purple fine cut statice, red fine cut strawflower; leaves – light green fine ground split pea; (Lion) eyes and nose – black small beans; whiskers and mouth – black onion powder; ears – pink fine cut strawflower; face – gold clover seed, white fine ground rice; mane and tail – reddish brown light palm fiber; body – gold clover seed; background – white fine ground rice, crème sesame seed; sides – fine ground rice; backsides – white fine cut strawflower; (Dragon Fly) yellow whole split peas, red small kidney beans, green whole split peas, purple fine cut statice, white fine ground rice; backsides – purple fine cut statice, dark pink fine cut strawflower, green fine ground split peas, white fine cut strawflower; (Yellow stars) – yellow fine cut strawflower; border yellow billy buttons; sides – white fine ground rice; (Blue/Red Star) red large kidney beans, white large lima beans, blue fine cut statice, white fine ground rice; (Flower) center – elfin pink mums; petals light pink fine cut strawflower, white fine cut everlasting; border – elfin mums; sides – white fine ground rice; (Leaves) fronts – grey/green eucalyptus leaves; sides – white fine ground rice; (Saturn) – light lavender fine cut statice, yellow fine cut strawflower, white fine ground rice; (Flower – camera side) center – orange whole lentil seeds; petals – light lavender fine cut statice, white fine cut everlasting; sides – white fine ground rice; (Leaf) fronts – dark green ti leaves, green mung beans; backside – green ground parsley flakes; (Lady Bug) yellow fine cut strawflower; mouth – black onion powder; eyes – dark blue fine cut statice, white powdered rice; lids – light grey lettuce seed; nose & feet – light blue fine cut statice, white fine cut everlasting; body – red fine cut strawflower, black small beans; sides – white fine ground rice; backside – red fine cut strawflower, black ground onion seed, light blue fine cut statice, white fine cut everlasting; (Owl) eyes – white powdered rice, brown flax seed; lids – yellow fine cut strawflower; beak – yellow fine cut strawflower; skin – orange/peach fine ground lentil seed; body – dark brown coffee, bronze fine cut strawflower; claws – gold clover seed; sides – dark brown coffee; (Light lavender moon) light lavender fine cut statice (Branch) fronts and sides – brown flax seed; leaves – dark green ground parsley flakes; sides – light green ground split pea; backside – bronze fine cut strawflower, dark brown flax seed, dark green ground parsley flakes, lavender fine cut statice (Large Daisy on Deck) center – red whole cranberries; petals – yellow fine cut strawflower; border – yellow button mums; sides – white fine ground rice DECK All – green springeri RED – red gerberas PURPLE – light lavender roses, lavender gerberas LIGHT LAVENDER – light lavender roses YELLOW – bright yellow roses GOLD – gold carnations, yellow carnations, bright yellow roses LIGHT ORANGE – peach roses DARK ORANGE – dark orange gerberas HOT PINK - hot pink carnations, pink carnations, pink roses WINE – dark lavender roses, dark lavender gerberas LIGHT PINK – light pink roses FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Front deck – green deflexis, green flax leaves, orange gerberas, yellow medium sunflowers, white starburst mums, orange roses, yellow billy buttons In front of screens – green deflexis, grey/green small eucalyptus, orange gladiolas, white calla lilies, orange tulips, yellow button mums, bright yellow roses
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
n/a
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
n/a
Rider Names: Lions Clubs International President Barry J. Palmer and wife, Anne, of Australia, four prominent Lions clubs members, and a disabled, wheel-chaired child.
Outwalker Names: None.
Company/Organization Information:  
Lions Clubs International is the WORLD'S LARGEST VOLUNTEER SERVICE ORGANIZATION, with over 1.36 million members belonging to 46,000 Lions clubs and 747 districts in 208 countries and geographic areas. The Lions clubs in each local neighborhood, townships and cities are organized to volunteer their time and donations in club activities, in fundraising projects and in service to the needs of their communities. Lions clubs emphasize service activities worldwide in sight conservation, eliminating preventable blindness, and aid to the blind and the visually impaired. The motto of Lions Clubs International is "WE SERVE." At the Lions Clubs International convention held last July at Hamburg, Germany. Republic of South Sudan was recognized with its first Lions club chartered last spring, becoming the 208th country in sharing worldwide service of Lions and joining the latest chartering of Lions clubs in the Republic of Tajikistan in 2012, Kingdom of Bhutan in 2010 and Republic of Iraq in 2009. Participating in the decoration of the Lions float are many youngsters who are members of Leo clubs, the Lions youth auxiliaries, some of whom are visually impaired. By participating in floral application they are given the opportunity to touch and smell the flowers as they are applied to the float truly experience the heart of the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is embarking on its 46th year of supporting Lions' humanitarian projects. The LCIF has awarded 10,000 grants totaling US$ 708 million since its founding, and the funds help the lives of millions worldwide. LCIF has four main areas of service to the world - restoring sight, providing disaster relief, supporting youth, and addressing other humanitarian needs such as health and disabilities. Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in 1925, challenged the Lions to become the "KNIGHTS OF THE BLIND in this crusade against darkness," and gave the organization their main mission. Keller's rising above her disability resonates with Lions, who help others help themselves ant try to give people at a disadvantage the opportunity to prosper. During the last two decades, the fundraising with LCIF's Campaign SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II were successful towards the worldwide goals of eradicating blindness and visual impairment. The service of Lions has been a major factor in the reduction of blindness throughout the world. In support of DISASTER RELIEF, LCIF provided funding in major disasters - such as Super Storm Sandy in the Northeastern States, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf States, the fires and floods in Australia, the tornadoes in Missouri, Alabama, and the South, tsunami in South Asia, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, earthquakes in China, Haiti, New Zealand, and Turkey -and too numerous to count smaller ones. LCIF has brought its YOUTH DEVELOPMENT program, Lions Quest, to more than 12 million young students and 500,000 educators around the world over the past 27 years in 64 countries, to build character, develop life skills, and contribute to communities. The Lions Youth Exchange Program began in 1961 with the purpose, "to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world," and is celebrated the 50th anniversary of the program. In addressing GLOBAL HEALTH issues, LCIF joined with the Measles Initiative, a long-term collaboration among several leading public health organizations, in combating the highly contagious disease in developing counties. To support this LCIF project, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded LCIF a matching grant of US$ 400,000 towards funding the US$ 750,000 program in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali, and Nigeria. Entering the eleventh year, the Opening Eyes program, in global partnership among Lions, LCIF, and Special Olympics, has provided vision screenings and eyeglasses or follow-up care for 200,000 athletes taking part from 85 countries. In YOUTH ACTIVITIES, Lions clubs sponsor the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest in a local school or organized youth group. The contest is open to students 11 to 13 years of age and is held throughout the world. Entries are judged on originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of theme. The International Grand Prize winner receives a trip the award ceremony at the Lions Day with the United Nation in New York City, and he/she will receive a cash award of US$ 5,000 and an engraved plaque. Twenty-three Merit Award winners will receive a cash award of US$ 500 and a certificate of achievement.
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2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

88

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
Wingtip to Wingtip Association
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
fifinella.com
Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Our Eyes Are On The Stars
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
“Our Eyes Are On The Stars” is an impressive floral presentation and an inspiring salute to the 1,102 brave members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who so proudly served their country at the height of World War II from 1942 to 1944. They were the first women in history to fly for the U.S. military, technically as civil service employees but subject to military discipline, and with their domestic flying relieved male pilots for combat flying overseas. Thirty-eight WASP pilots lost their lives while flying for America in its time of need. After training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, these courageous women flew any mission within the continental United States the U.S. Army Air Forces needed done during World War II except combat. The WASP flew seventy-seven different types of American military planes over sixty million miles. Planes they flew included the AT-6, the P-51, and the B-29. The WASP piloting skills were equal to their male counterparts and Commanding General Henry “Hap” Arnold acknowledged they could fly “wingtip to wingtip” with their brother pilots, proving women could be counted on in times of national emergency. The women of the WASP turned their eyes upward to the stars, knowing they could fly and knowing they could help America win World War II. Their example has led countless other American women to turn skyward, fly, and serve their nation in both military and commercial aviation.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
“Our Eyes Are On The Stars” illustrates the determination and courage of this important group of World War II Veterans. Their nation mired in the crisis of War, these young women dreamed of serving their country while flying the greatest aircraft of the day. They worked hard to overcome skepticism about whether “a slip of a girl” could handle heavy military planes and proved they could fly “wingtip-to-wingtip with their brothers.” Sent home as men became available to fly, just as Rosie the Riveter was sent home from the factories, the women held their memories close to their hearts. Their service forgotten by a busy nation, it took 35 years before finally, in 1977, the WASP were recognized as Veterans of World War II. In 2010 their achievement of their dream to fly for their nation was recognized when the WASP were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
1
Float Award Received Last Year:  
n/a
Float Designer's Name: Don Davidson
Float Concept Description:  
Inspired by the 70th anniversary of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the Wingtip to Wingtip Association proudly salutes the 1,102 heroic female pilots that served our nation in its time of great need during World War II. This commemorative floral salute to the WASP is symbolic throughout the design. Stretching across the front of this historic float is a sculptured reproduction of the WASP pilot wings so proudly worn by these brave women. Close by is the life-size bronze model of the WASP Trainee statue originally sculpted by Dorothy “Dot” Swain Lewis, herself a WASP, which looks up at the scaled replica of an AT-6, a plane flown by virtually every WASP during their service. A rotating hexagon, with six magnificently detailed floral-graphs, takes center stage and highlights the historic photographic moments in the history of the WASP. These include decorated photographs (from right to left) of (1) A color replica of the female gremlin Fifinella, the official WASP mascot worn on the pilot’s shoulder patches, originally conceived by Roald Dahl and given to the WASP by Walt Disney in 1942. (2) Nancy Love, Executive Commanding Officer for all WASP ferrying operations. Certified in 16 military aircraft and the first woman to be certified to fly the P-51 Mustang, C-54 and the B-25 Mitchell. Love was the first woman in aviation history to make a flight around the world. (3) Four WASP leve their plane, a B-17 named “Pistol Packin’ Mama. (4) LIFE Magazine cover from July 19, 1943 featuring Pilot Trainee Shirley Slade. (5) Housewife and mother, Pilot Libby Gardner, at the controls of a B-26 Marauder. (6) Jacqueline Cochran, Director of the WASP. In 1938 Cochran became famous for winning the Bendix Transcontinental Race. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic Ocean and once considered the best female pilot in the United States. Until her time of death (1980) no other pilot, male or female, held more speed, distance or altitude records in aviation history At the side of the float is a reproduction of the Congressional Gold Medal, awarded to the WASP in 2010, flanked by 38 stars as a memorial salute to the 38 heroic women that gave their lives to our nation and signifying the ultimate sacrifice these brave WASP gave to America in its time of need. Framing the float are clusters of olive branches, signifying that freedom is not free and the ultimate goal was for peace during turbulent times for our nation.
Construction Height: 16 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 55 Feet
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
In commemoration of the 1,102 WASP and their accomplishments are six gigantic floral-graph depicting historic moments in America’s history. Five are crafted in onion seed, poppy seed and crushed sweet rice creating nine color mixes of various shades of gray using just these 3 different materials. The colored floral-graph of the female gremlin Fifinella, the official WASP mascot, has been artistically crafted if fresh floral materials including shades of sinuate statice, individual red ilex berries and yellow strawflower petals The bronze statue of the WASP Trainee has been created with golden clover seed. The Congressional Gold Medal and the WASP pilot wings are crafted in delicately-cut gold and yellow strawflower petals. The AT-6 plane is decorated in silverleaf protea leaves to create the look of stainless steel with accents of red carnations. Gold and yellow strawflower petals, with accents of ironed cornhusk, decorate the olive branches. Crisp white coconut flakes and sweet rice with cream colored ironed cornhusk accents create the sculptured columns. Magnificent floral arrangements cascade with an abundance of elegant red Black Magic, Checkmate and Opium long-stemmed roses, anthuriums, carnations and ilex berries. Roses, America’s national flower, are prominently displayed and showcased in magnificent lush deck gardens of over 15,000 vibrant red Freedom roses running the length of the float.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Over 15,000 red Freedom roses on deck.
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Roses, America’s national flower, are prominently displayed and showcased in magnificent lush deck gardens of over 15,000 vibrant red Freedom roses running the length of the float.
Description of Float Animation:  
The six-sided hexagon slowly rotates to feature the magnificently detailed floral-graphs. The propeller on the AT-6 plane spins. Music from an on-board sound system adds to this patriotic tribute.
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
Exacting research was conducted to reproduce the historical photogenic floral-graphs featured on the float.
Rider Names: Eight original members of the WASP team ride atop the float. - Alyce Rohrer - Virginia Lee Doerr - Flora Belle Reece - Marty Wyall - Florence Mascot - Shirley Kruse - Lois Bristol Young - Margot DeMoss Four other WASP are available as alternate riders. They are: - A.J. May Starr - Adeline Ellison - Betty Strohfus - Alma Fornal - Millicent Young
Outwalker Names: Flanking the sides of the float are fourteen women who represent the legacy of the WASP. They are: - Lt. Colonel Kimberly Scott, U.S. Air Force; Alaska Airlines Pilot; USAF Academy Graduate, pilot of C-17A and KC-135R including combat and combat support - Commander Carol Skiber, U.S. Navy (Retired) - Lt. Colonel Jennifer Cress, U.S. Air Force; AWACS pilot including as part of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM - Lt. Colonel Samantha Weeks, U.S. Air Force; USAF Thunderbird pilot 2007; combat pilot in F-15C; currently with NORAD/USNORTHCOM - Suzette Umphrey McComas, U.S. Air Force; Southwest Airlines Pilot - Captain Lucy Burwell Young, U.S. Navy (Retired) - Captain Joellen Drag Oslund, U.S. Navy (Retired) - Patricia Beckman, U.S. Navy (Retired) - Colonel Sandra Opeka, U.S. Air Force Reserves (Retired) - Colonel Nancy Sumner, U.S. Air Force Reserves (Retired) - Wendy Cooper, U.S. Air Force (Retired) - Gina L. Louis, U.S. Air Force Reserves - Connie Tobias, U.S. Airways/American Airlines Captain
Company/Organization Information:  
Wingtip to Wingtip Association is a Texas Non-Profit Corporation Formed April 2, 2008, organized as a national not-for-profit association of like-minded individuals under the laws of the State of Texas for the purpose of preserving the heritage of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (hereinafter “WASP”) of World War II, assisting all living members of the WASP, their families and caretakers with meetings among themselves and others, and promoting the accurate remembrance of their ground-breaking efforts on behalf of their country and the spirit of transformation which those efforts represent. The Official Archive of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) is located at the Texas Woman’s University. Media Contact is Dr. Kate Landdeck, Vice-President WTWA. kate@fifinella.com 940-368-0164
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
The legacy of the WASP is celebrated and represented through the fourteen women walking alongside them and their float. The WASP and the walkers visually show what determined women are able to do. The walkers include some of the first women to serve in military aviation after the WASP, in the early 1970s and 1980s. They also include commercial airline pilots, the second female USAF Thunderbird pilot (the third female Thunderbird pilot, Caroline Jensen, will be flying overhead at the beginning of the parade), and current active duty military pilots. The Wingtip to Wingtip Association goal is to expand and protect the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII and assisting the WASP and their families with continuing reunion activities, educational outreach, and communications. These fourteen women represent the thousands of women who are the legacy of the WASP of World War II.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Equestrian Entry

 

Parade Order:

89

Official Group Name: All American Cowgirl Chicks®
Group's Website Address:  
www.cowgirlchicks.com
Marshal's Name: Trish lynn (trish lynn)
Additional Contact Person's Name:  
Donnie Smith
Group Description Mission:  
Trish lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks a 501 c 3 non profit group have been performing all over the world for over 18 years. Trish lynn mentoring and training girls and horses to give them the opportunity and beauty of performing in the rodeo circuit as well as living the life as a Cowgirl. Cowgirls display not only a spectacular and daring rodeo performance with fast horses, trick-riding and fireworks off horseback, but a demonstration of patriotism that you will ever witness. Ever Cowgirl Chick knows what our American Flag stands for and carry it with much pride for all of the hero’s who have sacrificed their life for us to live in this great country we call America. They also give back to our Wounded Warrior Project. While training on a weekly basis, with no off season, the Chicks have learned that horsemanship doesn’t begin with the horse. It’s learned from the ground up, starting with responsibility and the daily care of the horse and maintaining a healthy environment for it. The Cowgirl Chick is admired for her true Cowgirl Spirit and the incredible partnership that they have with each other and their horses. The Cowgirl Chicks are known for not only their ability in the horse industry all over the country but for their horses and their hearts. They have taken some “o.k. horses” and with many hours have turned them into some of the finest rodeo performance horses of all times. It is incredible to witness the challenge this team has undertaken and 18 years later know them as one of the Top Entertainer’s in the Professional Rodeo Circuit. Trish lynn had a dream…..and with many hours, sweat, and tears…she has helped many cowgirls and horses have a incredible life on the road in the rodeo circuit and experience the beauty of our western heritage…The All American Cowgirl Chicks have become one of the most respected, admired, and loved Rodeo acts in the Country. The Chick’s just got to say thanks to all of you who believed in us when other’s did not. With out your encouragement and support we would not be where we are today. We will take the values we have learned here and take them with us everyday of our life. All American Cowgirl Chick™ Mission Statement Trish lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® are a 501c3 non profit A daring trick riding team and beautiful rodeo cowgirls phenomena based out of Weatherford, Texas. • Promote the sport of rodeo in the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship and expose its positive image to the general public. • Preserve Western Heritage alive in America/serving as good ambassadors of the United States of America. • Offer a privilege of family bonding • Offer a opportunity of continuing education • Maintain the highest regard for the livestock • To promote closer relationship among the people interested in this activity and the organization they represent. • This organization teaches young women many valuable lessons such as the value of hard work, character development, responsibility, respect, and pride in their achievements. • The All American Cowgirl Chicks® Rodeo Entertainment and Trick Riding Team is the end result of years of hard work at the Cowgirl Chick Training Ranch in Weatherford, Texas. • Promotes and supports our American Flag and honor our military service men and women. Supports Fallen soldiers and families and works the Snowball Express Event every year for these families. www.snowballexpress.org • Promotes training at a Olympic level performance where outstanding performers have been produced. • Donates and works endless hours to give back to many charities to better the lives or loved ones of families of those who lost their lives of cancer, or of serving this country. • Riding for a cure for cancer: Through our performances this team of outstanding performers have raised money and have helped given mental and physical strength to those battling the deadly disease called cancer. This team rides in loving memory or in honor to recognize the difficulties these individuals and their loved ones go through when battling this disease. When cancer hits home, it means there is a race to be run. But this race isn’t about winning. It’s about getting through the race together and it’s about helping your loves one to the finish line-whether that means a complete cure, ongoing treatments, remission, even death. When the race is over, the lessons you have learned about the care, patience, flexibility, and about hanging in there during tough times-these lessons will be as precious as gold. In fact, they will be your gold medals for having run the good race. Main Goal and Achievement: To dedicate our time and efforts through our training and performances that they can beat this disease. Giving hope to others and providing positive leadership and guidance to those in need to better their life. Donating our horses, team, and support those in need. Outstanding qualities are gained through this program. Going through these experiences will stay with you for life and help you in lots of situations.
History of Group: The All American Cowgirl Chicks a 501 c 3 non profit group History: Trish lynn and legendary JW Stoker has been training the riders and horses for over 18 years. The beauty and greatness of this story is the misfit horses and girls that nobody thought would ever amount to anything. With Adversity and determination trish lynn has formed on of the most sought after entertaining acts in the rodeo business today. After blood, sweat, and tears, the team still stands as being nominated for "Specialty Act of the Year" by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013." 9 times returning to the Tournament of Rose Parade Ambassadors of the United States in Stockholm, Sweden at the Celebration of the World Equestrian Games Member of the PRCA 2005 The All American Cowgirl Chicks of their own television show on RFD TV every Tuesday night at 8:30p.m. Silver Dollar City Theme Park 100 rodeo performances yearly Road to the Horse Been on CMT Nashville, Tennessee Featured on Bobby Flay Featured on Project Runway's Lifetime Breyerfest, Lexington, Kentucky Keeping the Memory Alive Event in Lake Tahoe at Larry Ruvos Ranch raising funds and awareness for Alheimers Disease. 2012-2013
Number of Horses: 13
Horses’ Names, Colors, Breeds, and Name of Each Horse's Rider:  
 
 
Sunshine (Palomino) Quarter Horse- Trish lynn Romeo (Paint) Paint Horse- JW Stoker Stars and Stripes Roman Team ( Concho, Blanco, Juddah)- Sadie lynn Turtle (Bay) Quarter Horse- Hattie Claire Money (Dunn) Quarter Horse- Syka Trick (Sorrel) Quarter Horse-Sierra Cody (Bay) Quarter Horse- Baujke Willie (Roan) Quarter Horse- McKenzie Oakie (Paint) Paint Horse- Kim Dokie (Paint) Paint Horse- Lacy Bay City (Bay) Quarter Horse- Lyndle
Details about Riders: This team of Cowgirls are passionate and dedicated to the Western lifestyle. They continue to train and try above and beyond measures to live up to the greats and wonderful athletes in the sport of rodeo to continue this tradition on. They are committed to the horsemanship it takes and have a Never Quit Attitude to live the beauty of this wonderful heritage on. They give all credit to their horses.
Description of Costumes/Uniforms:  
Beautiful Red, White, Blue Leather Chaps with matching fringed leather gloves embellished in rhinestones and silver conchos. Black and Royal Blue Trick Riding Suits trimmed in sequins and rhinestones detailed in fringe. Each rider will wear a beautiful Charlie one Horse Hat designed be creator Kaci Riggs. The Cowgirl Chick Horses will be displaying beautiful colors of red, blue, and pink, horse hair mane and tail extensions created by Amber Ebers of Gypsy Tails.
Description of Breed/History of Breed:  
 
The beauty of the stories of the Cowgirl Chick herd is a amazing one. From Ranch horses to cast aways, to dangerous to ride, and misfits, is what Trish lynn built this team of Champions. Rebuilding the trust of these horses and gaining the confidence in each girl will be the history details of what made this team the most beloved entertainment cowgirl/horse team in the rodeo circuit of all times......The confidence in not only the girl but the heart of the horse that made this a team of many crowd favorites of wherever they perform.
Description of Saddles/Tack:  
Beautiful Western Saddles with hand tooled leather and silver conchos. Most of the Cowgirls won these saddles in competitions in the sport of rodeo and pageantry. Vintage and Historical Trick Saddles will be worn to honor the great trick riders of the past.... Some will be riding in beautiful brown leather and some in beautiful white leather. JW Stoker will be leading the Cowgirl Chicks in his winning trick saddle. JW was a stunt double for Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey. He also palyed a double for Clint Eastwood in Bronco Billy. HE has been mentoring the Cowgirl Chicks trick riding team for the past 12 years.
Wagons or Other Vehicles Used:  
Notable Recent Trips/Performances:  
Nominated Specialty Act of the Year from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Ride for the Cure Campaign with Tarter Farm and Ranch raising funds and awareness of breast cancer for individuals in need. The Event The International with RFD TV , Omaha, Nebraska "Keeping The Memory Alive"Event in Lake Tahoe at Larry Ruvo's Ranch to raise money for Alhiemers Disease and Awareness 9 times returning to the Tournament of Rose Parade Performing with Legendary trick rider and trick roper JW Stoker Visiting the Fort Hood Military Base in Belton, Texas and entartaining the base. Donating Horses and raising funds for our military men and women and the Wounded Warrior Project. Children Cancer Hospitals Visitng with families and Children in Need
Recent Awards: Nominated Specialty Act of the Year from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
Tournament of Rose Parade 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
If Not Based in Southern California, Method of Travel for Horses:  
 
 
They Cowgirl Chick drive their own herd of horses and care for them while traveling in 3 trucks and trailers across the country.
Sponsoring Organization(s) and/or Fundraising Activities:  
 
 
RFD TV Rurals Most Important Network Tarter Farm and Ranch Total Feeds Century 21 Mike Bowman Selton Supply Gypsy Tails
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
 
The Movie "Cowgirls and Angels" was inspired and based on the true life stories of Trish lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks ® , legendary trick roper and trick rider JW Stoker, PRCA Bullfighter Donnie Smith, Hattie Claire/the youngest trick rider of the chicks and daughter of trish lynn, and their Champion Horses. Producer Tim Armstrong found the Cowgirl Chicks® at the LA Equestrian Center while participating in the Tournament of Rose Parade. He then went to Texas to the Cowgirl Chick ranch and traveled behind the scenes on the road, filming their training and performances of Trish lynn- the coach founder of the All American Cowgirl Chicks ® and entertainer/, Donnie Smith PRCA bullfighter, Hattie Claire/ the youngest trick rider on the Chick team/ and JW Stoker-Legendary trick roper and trick rider and the trick riding coach of the Cowgirl Chicks....Tim witnessed Trish lynn, JW, and Donnie Smith work with the Cowgirl Chick team of horses and girls on a day to day basis. Tim documented and interviewed the life of the Cowgirl Chicks for 2 years experiencing the knowledge and personal lives of the Cowgirl Chicks and the rodeo world. He witnessed the guts and heart of the Cowgirl Chicks and what it took to live the life on the road in the rodeo circuit.....then later released the movie "Cowgirls and Angels" which was changed from the title" The Cowgirl Chicks ® ".

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

90

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
RFD-TV
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.rfdtv.com
Float Builder Company: Phoenix Decorating Company
Float Theme : You Make My Dreams Come True
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
When this year’s Rose Parade theme was announced, it was a natural for RFD-TV to design its float around Daryl Hall performing “You Make My Dreams Come True”. Daryl’s house, an actual country farm home in upstate New York which also serves as his studio for production of his television show, is replicated to provide the perfect backdrop for this special performance as the Grand Finale for the 125th Rose Parade
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
Daryl’s House is representative of so many rural homesteads served by RFD-TV where families have their “dreams come true” by embracing the simple values depicted throughout the float that are so symbolic of rural America – a swing, dogs, cats, and children – in a wide open atmosphere. It’s the family farm/ranch that make dreams come true for so many in this great country.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
6
Float Award Received Last Year:  
The Tournament Special Trophy for "Classic Tractor Fever"
Float Designer's Name: Michelle Lofthouse
Float Concept Description:  
“You Make My Dreams Come True” is an ode to musician Daryl Hall and his show “Live from Daryl’s House” which can be seen on RFD-TV and Family Net. In keeping with the 2014 Tournament of Roses Theme “Dreams Come True”, RFD-TV’s sixth float in the Rose Parade depicts settings from Daryl’s house on his Huckleberry Farm estate in New York. The front of the float is fashioned after the great room that Daryl and various musicians use as a recording studio. Daryl Hall and his band will be playing LIVE on the float during the parade from this location. The rear portion of the room will be fashioned after the very kitchen that is seen in the show, which if you look closely is re-created to match the houses’ authentic detail. Behind the great room, a porch swing that sits in a very colorful meadow of flowers. The swing will feature Hall’s family members, complete with decorated cats that Hall has featured on his shows. Following the lively and vibrant meadow to a replica of Hall’s estate, which is the house that “Live from Daryl’s House” is filmed. The beautiful home where the monthly series is broadcast from is actually on a portion of land that scales 245 acres, in this setting the home will sit on a 55-foot float.
Construction Height: 30
Construction Width: 18
Construction Length: 70
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
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Rider Names: 12 riders (still TBD)
Outwalker Names:
Company/Organization Information:  
RFD-TV was established in 2000 to serve the needs and interests of rural America with a national cable television network focused on equine, agriculture, rural lifestyle, and traditional music & family-oriented entertainment. A 2nd channel, FamilyNet was added in 2012. This past July, RURAL RADIO was added on SiriusXM channel 80, and has expanded this mission to include coverage of western sports. The television networks are currently distributed into over 63 million homes, with the radio entity reaching over 25 million SiriusXM subscribers.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO broadcast “live” both Equestfest and Tournament of Roses Parade each year with limited commercial interruption while showcasing every band, equine group, and float.

 

 

2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Special Entry

 

Parade Order:

91

Official Group Name:  
Parade Closing Unit with XPOGO
Group's Website Address:  
www.xpogo.com
Group Description:  
In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses Association created a special program to honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All. The Rose Bowl Game teamed up with the Football Writers Association of America and selected one representative from each decade to comprise an “All-Century Class”. The closing show float honors these football legends on the big-screen by showcasing their great plays of the past 99 games. Flanking the video presentation are members of the Xpogo Stunt Team, an international, award-winning group with 13 Guinness World Records to their name. Bringing an additional element of cheer and enthusiasm are members of the Spirit Team from Agoura High School in Agoura, California.
History of Group: The Xpogo Stunt Team is the most talented and extreme pogo performance team in the world. The team has headlined in 17 countries across the globe, from Rio to Beijing, to Rome to Moscow, and across Canada and the United States. Having worked with every major media outlet nationally and appearing in numerous movies, commercials music videos, and TV shows, the Xpogo Stunt Team takes pogo to new heights.
Names of Individuals in Group for Rose Parade:  
 
 
Archie Griffin (1970's representative and overall All-Century Player) and John Mckay Jr. on behalf of his father John Mckay Sr. (1960's representative and overall All-Century Coach)
Phonetic Pronunciation of Individuals' Names:  
 
 
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Previous Rose Parade Appearances:  
 
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Additional Information of Interest to the Public: