The Rose Parade, an annual New Year’s Day tradition, has been canceled for the first time in 75 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, organizers will air a news two-hour Tournament of Roses TV special, to benefit a charitable cause. The parade has been a New Year’s Day celebration in Pasadena since 1891 and has not been canceled since World War II. The traditions of having decorated floats, marching bands, and tournament entries that participate in the march down Colorado Boulevard has brought excitement …
On New Year’s Day, 90 Pasadena City College (PCC) students will oversee the 130th Rose Parade, an annual procession of around 40 floats coated with flowers, through the Tournament of Roses Intern Program.
Once the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. and his wife Ada, the 22-room Italian-Renaissance-style mansion is currently home to the Tournament of Roses.
Two PCC students were selected from a group of 31 finalists to be princesses and Rose Queen candidates for the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court.
After sitting in storage for more than two years, a 1963 mural of the first Rose Parade painted by Millard Sheets has a new home in the Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
With his hands folded on the desk reflecting a friendly and welcoming demeanor, Kyle Luck, the director of bands at PCC, describes his position as a dream come true.
It has been 38 years since a PCC student has been crowned Queen of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Rose Princess and PCC student Sarah Hansen was hoping to break that dry spell last Thursday but unfortunately that was not the case. Instead the crown was placed on the head of 17-year-old Polytechnic student, Ana Marie Acosta.
PCC student in the running for Rose Queen. Sarah Hansen is one of seven rose princess finalist in the running to be the rose bowls, rose queen.
After 17 years of marching in the same tattered old uniforms, the PCC Band is on its way to obtaining a new wardrobe that they will debut in the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade.