The Rose Parade’s musical legacy dates to 1891 when the Monrovia, Calif. City Band joined the procession of flower-covered pony carts in the second Tournament of Roses Parade. Since then, hundreds of thousands of musicians from all over the world have made the famous march through Pasadena on New Year’s Day.
Flowers are needed each year to cover all of the floats.
Total miles takes two hours to complete
million Americans will tune in to watch the Parade of Roses this year on TV, while around 700,000 are expected to line the parade route on January 1.
hours of combined service are supplied by 935 volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses Association each year.
The mission of the Panther Band is to unite the spirit of Georgia State University through entertainment with excellence and energy. While providing a culture of respect and acceptance, we enrich the lives of our members and our GSU community. (developed Fall 2016)