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2024 Rose Parade Lineup


135th Rose Parade on January 1 celebrates Music: The Universal Language

The 2024 Rose Parade theme is Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2023) — The 2024 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade promises another fantastic lineup of colorful floats, top-notch marching bands and majestic equestrian units beginning at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Monday, January 1.

This year's lineup features 21 marching bands, including entries from Costa Rica, Japan and Sweden plus 12 U.S. states (Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin). A special highlight for marching band fans will be the West Chester University Marching Band (Pennsylvania) which will be adorned with 20,000 flower blooms and incorporate spectacular elements including a lead banner decorated to the same floral standards as Rose Parade floats.

The theme "Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language" was chosen by Tournament of Roses President Alex Aghajanian.

"In a world of different cultures, beliefs, hopes, and dreams, one language unites us all — music. The sound, texture, rhythm, form, harmony, and expression meld together to move, soothe, excite and delight the world," Aghajanian said.

Aghajanian chose multi-award-winning performer Audra McDonald as the 2024 Grand Marshal.

The lead banner of the West Chester University Marching Band (Pennsylvania) will be decorated to the same floral standards as Rose Parade floats. The band's spectacular 'marching musical float will also incorporate rolling set pieces, a mural of tall flags, and more than 20,000 flowers. The band is unit #14 in the 2024 Rose Parade.

The Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Cowboy Channel, Great American Family, KTLA, NBC, RFD-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. Visit tournamentofroses.com for complete details.

The complete 2024 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance is shown below.

2024 Tournament of Roses Parade Order
As of December 19, 2023

Sound Car, Pace Car and Rose Parade Opening Spectacular featuring David Archuleta, Cassadee Pope, Michelle Williams and Rush Davis
  1. American Honda
    U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover
  2. United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
  3. United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
  4. City of Alhambra
  5. Shriners Children's
  6. Toho High School Honor Green Band, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  7. Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
  8. Visit Newport Beach
  9. Audra McDonald is the 2024 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Grand Marshal Audra McDonald
  10. Pipes On Parade: The Massed Pipes & Drums, Twentynine Palms, California
  11. Pasadena Humane / Hill's Pet Nutrition
  12. The Buffalo Soldiers
  13. CORE Kidney
  14. West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, West Chester, Pennsylvania
  15. City of Torrance
  16. Spirit of the West Riders
  17. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
  18. Banda Municipal de Zarcero, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  19. Cal Poly Universities
  20. Tournament of Roses President Alex Aghajanian
  21. Western Asset
  22. California Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
  23. Mid-Parade Performance presented by Visit Lauderdale
  24. Scripps Miramar Ranch
  25. Na Koa Ali'i - Hawaii All State Marching Band, Kailua, Hawaii
  26. OneLegacy Donate Life
  27. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Herald Trumpets
  28. 2024 Tournament of Roses Royal Court
  29. 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment
  30. Union Station Homeless Services
  31. The Valley Hunt Club
  32. Rose Bowl Game - University of Michigan
  33. University of Michigan Marching Band, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  34. Lutheran Hour Ministries
  35. Budweiser Clydesdales
  36. DIRECTV
  37. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2023
  38. Rose Bowl Game - University of Alabama
  39. University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  40. Rotary
  41. Orange County Regional Mounted Enforcement Unit/Western State Mounted Officer Association
  42. Mayor of Pasadena
  43. Castle High School Marching Knights, Newburgh, Indiana
  44. Downey Rose Float Association
  45. The UPS Store, Inc.
  46. North Carolina A&T State University Blue and Gold Marching Machine, Greensboro, North Carolina
  47. Los Hermaños Banuelos Charro Team
  48. Mid-Parade Performance presented by Explore Louisiana featuring Sean Ardoin, Amanda Shaw and James Burton
  49. United States Forest Service - Smokey Bear's 80th Birthday Celebration
  50. City of South Pasadena
  51. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band
  52. City of Hope
  53. Coding for Veterans
  54. Tiger Squadron Flyover
  55. Albertville High School Aggie Band, Albertville, Alabama
  56. San Diego Zoo
  57. Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team
  58. Trader Joe's
  59. Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band, Niceville, Florida
  60. Arabian Horse Association Versatile Arabians
  61. Lions International
  62. William Mason High School Marching Band, Mason, Ohio
  63. Bands from across the USA and around the world marching in the 2024 Rose Parade will also perform on the field during Bandfest at Pasadena City College December 29-30. Odd Fellows & Rebekahs
  64. Silver Spurs Riding Club Quadrille
  65. The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band - including members from England
  66. The Cowboy Channel
    The Cowboy Channel Equestrian Unit
  67. Kaiser Permanente
  68. Pulaski High School Red Raider Marching Band, Pulaski, Wisconsin
  69. Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers
  70. Mid-Parade Performance presented by Enjoy Illinois featuring Straight No Chaser
  71. Westlake High School Chaparral Band, Austin, Texas
  72. Kiwanis International
  73. Jenks Trojan Pride, Jenks, Oklahoma
  74. La Cañada Flintridge
  75. Elks U.S.A.
  76. The BOSS - Bands Of Santiago Sharks, Corona, California
  77. American Armenian Rose Float Association
  78. Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society
  79. Kindness is Free Powered by Boys & Girls Clubs
  80. Los Angeles Unified School District All District Honor Band, Los Angeles, California
  81. City of Burbank
  82. Long Beach Mounted Police & Kings County Sheriff's Posse
  83. ESPN
  84. Rose Parade Grand Finale: The Mansion Entertainment Group featuring Jordin Sparks

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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Information

2023/2024 Tournament of Roses Bandfest Schedule

The Los Angeles Unified School District All District Honor Band, pictured here in 2023, has appeared in every Rose Parade since 1973. The powerful band comprising brass and percussion musicians (no woodwinds) will be the final band to perform in the 2024 Rose Parade lineup. The Los Angeles Unified School District All District Honor Band, pictured here in 2023, has appeared in every Rose Parade since 1973. The powerful band comprising brass and percussion musicians (no woodwinds) will be the final band to perform in the 2024 Rose Parade lineup.

Donate Life earned the Sweepstakes Trophy for the most beautiful entry in the 2023 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses rules require that all visible elements of Rose Parade floats be completely covered with natural materials. Donate Life earned the Sweepstakes Trophy for the most beautiful entry in the 2023 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses rules require that all visible elements of Rose Parade floats be completely covered with natural materials.


The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The 135th Rose Parade, themed Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language, will take place Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 110th Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting College Football Playoff Semifinal match-up between Michigan and Alabama. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at tournamentofroses.com.

Source material and images courtesy of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. West Chester Band rendering courtesy of Director Dr. Adam J. Gumble and Creative Director Todd Marcocci. Band and float photos by Marching.com.

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