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2015 Rose Parade Lineup

126th Rose Parade features marching bands from Denmark, Mexico and Japan

Bands marching in the 2015 Rose Parade will also perform on the field during Bandfest at Pasadena City College December 29-30. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2014) — The 2015 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade presented by Honda will step off with another fantastic lineup of colorful floats, top-notch marching bands and majestic equestrian units from across the country and around the world. Themed "Inspiring Stories," the annual procession begins at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Thursday, January 1.

The Rose Parade will pay special tribute to honor the memory of Grand Marshal Louis Zamperini, who passed away at age 97 on July 2, 2014, less than two months after being announced as this year's Grand Marshal. The Olympian and World War II prisoner of war is the subject of the book and documentary film, "Unbroken." In the parade, University of Southern California's mascot "Traveler" will be presented as a single horse without a rider, symbolizing a fallen soldier. Mr. Zamperini's children and their spouses will follow in a historic vehicle.

Grand Marshal Louis Zamperini will be honored posthumously in the 2015 Rose Parade. The inspiring Olympian and WWII prisoner of war passed away in July. "Louis Zamperini was and will continue to be the embodiment of the 2015 Tournament of Roses theme 'Inspiring Stories.' We are honored to shine the light on one who truly lived a life of unconditional love, courageous perseverance and patient endurance," Tournament of Roses President Richard L. Chinen said.

The Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV, Sky Link TV and Univision.

Curbside viewing is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pasadena city ordinance allows curbside space along the parade route to be occupied no earlier than noon on the day before the parade. Reserved grandstand seating is available through Sharp Seating Company at 626-795-4171.

The complete 2015 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance is shown below.

2015 Tournament of Roses Parade Order
  1. Honda Sound Car and Pace Car
  2. Theme Banner Float
  3. Opening Show
  4. B-2 Spirit Flyover
  5. American Honda Motor Co.
  6. United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
  7. United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
  8. Wells Fargo
  9. City of Alhambra, CA
  10. 2015 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Louis Zamperini
  11. City of Torrance
  12. Cypress H.S. Centurion Imperial Brigade, Cypress, California
  13. 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment
  14. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose Float
  15. Round Rock H.S. Dragon Band, Round Rock, Texas
  16. Hawaii Pa'u Riders
  17. Tournament of Roses President, Rich Chinen
  18. Maui H.S. Saber Marching Band and Color Guard, Kahului, Hawaii
  19. Dole Packaged Foods
  20. Lutheran Laymen's League
  21. Koriyama Honor Green Band, Koriyama, Japan
  22. United Sikh Mission
  23. Singpoli Group, LLC
  24. Lakota West H.S. Marching Firebirds, West Chester, Ohio
  25. Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team
  26. China Airlines, Ltd.
  27. Helsingør Pigegarde — Elsinore Girls Marching Band, Denmark
  28. Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society
  29. 2015 Rose Parade Theme: Inspiring Stories American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc.
  30. Princess Cruises
  31. Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets
  32. 2015 Royal Court
  33. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  34. Downey Rose Float Association
  35. Scotts Miracle-Gro
  36. Los Angeles County Fire Department
  37. City of Los Angeles
  38. Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Marching Band, California
  39. The Bachelor
  40. Valley Hunt Club
  41. Northwestern Mutual (Rose Bowl)
  42. University of Oregon Rose Bowl Game Float
  43. University of Oregon Marching Band, Eugene, Oregon
  44. Kiehl's Since 1851
  45. Mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogaard
  46. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band, California
  47. Spirit of the West Riders
  48. Underground Service Alert of Southern California
  49. Florida State University Rose Bowl Game Float
  50. Florida State University Marching Band, Tallahassee, Florida
  51. Prime Time Express Mounted Drill Team
  52. The stunning and colorful floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade are completely covered with natural materials. 2014 Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame Inductees
  53. Kaiser Permanente
  54. The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
  55. City of Hope
  56. South Pasadena Tournament of Roses
  57. Robert E. Lee H.S. Mighty Rebel Band, Midland, Texas
  58. Lions Clubs International
  59. The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
  60. Shriners Hospitals for Children
  61. Legacy H.S. Lightning Marching Band, Broomfield, Colorado
  62. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  63. Old Spanish Days In Santa Barbara
  64. Donate Life
  65. O'Fallon Township H.S. Marching Panthers, O'Fallon, Illinois
  66. Northwestern Mutual (NCAA)
  67. Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.
  68. Budweiser Clydesdales - Anheuser Busch
  69. Western Asset Management Company
  70. Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band, Pennsylvania
  71. Scripps Miramar Ranch
  72. Farmers Insurance
  73. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
  74. Walton H.S. Marching Raider Band, Marietta, Georgia
  76. Martinez Family
  77. Trader Joe's
  78. Temple City H.S. Pride of Temple City, California
  79. United States Forest Service
  80. Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
  81. Escuela Secundaria General #5, Manuel R. Gutiérrez Banda Musical Delfines, Veracruz, Mexico
  82. La Canada Tournament of Roses Association
  83. The New Buffalo Soldiers
  84. Cal Poly Universities
  85. Kiwanis International
  86. Blue Springs H.S. Golden Regiment, Blue Springs, Missouri
  87. Closing Show - Wells Fargo's Veterans Salute

Related stories: Featured Event Profile: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and various associated events. The 126th Rose Parade, themed Inspiring Stories, will take place Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 101st Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:30 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between Oregon and Florida State in a College Football Playoff Semifinal game. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at

Source material and images courtesy of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Band and float photos by

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