Tournament Kicks Off for 101st Time

More than 300 horses, 60 flower-bedecked floats and 22 marching bands will take to the streets of Pasadena on Monday in the 101st Tournament of Roses Parade.

This year’s procession is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route and another 350 million television viewers around the world.

The parade theme, “A World of Harmony,” will be reflected in the floats, some of them 70 and 80 feet long. They include a giant pie with escaping blackbirds representing “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” a gathering of sea creatures to express “Sound Waves” and musical amphibians jamming to “Rock Around the Croc.”

Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), a former astronaut and the first American to orbit the earth, will be grand marshal.


The two-hour event begins at 8:10 a.m. at Orange Grove and Del Mar boulevards, proceeds east along Colorado Boulevard to Sierra Madre Boulevard and ends at Paloma Street.

Spectators can stake out spots along the parade route starting after noon Sunday.

Parking is available at public lots, at the Plaza Pasadena shopping mall in the 200 block of Green Street and on neighborhood streets near the parade route after noon Sunday. Parking fees range from $5 to $25.

For more information, the parade Holiday Hotline is (818) 584-5983.

1990 Marchers Take Their Places

The order of march for the 1990 Tournament of Roses parade.

1. Riverside Community College Band

2. Quarter Horse Assn. Equestrian Group


3. American Honda Motor Co. Float

4. Bashkir Curly Registry Equestrian Group

5. Slice Float

6. Spirit of America Foundation Float


7. U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard Equestrian Group

8. Grand Marshal

9. U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band

10. BC&T; Workers Union Float


11. Cal Poly Float

12. Montie Montana Group (Equestrian)

13. ARCO Float

14. Zurich Police Band


15. Glendale Float

16. Carnation Float

17. T of R Royal Court Float

18. PCC Honor Band


19. Duarte/City of Hope Float

20. George Putnam Group (Equestrian)

21. K Mart Float

22. Wee Wheelers Miniature Group (Equestrian)


23. Burbank Float

24. Tournament President

25. Alexis I. duPont Marching Band

26. Sea World Float


27. Richard Saukko White Group (Equestrian)

28. Los Angeles Float

29. Valley Hunt Club Equestrian Group

30. Pacific-10 Conference Float


31. Pacific-10 Conference Band

32. Casablanca Fans Float

33. Belles & Beaus of 1800s Equestrian Group

34. Mississippi Float


35. Mayor of Pasadena

36. Arcadia Float

37. Bill Stack Arabian Group (Equestrian)

38. Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Float


39. Castle Park High School Marchers

40. La Canada Flintridge Float

41. Big Ten Conference Float

42. Big Ten Conference Band


43. Dr. Pepper Float

44. Palos Verdes Peruvian Pasos Equestrian Group

45. First Interstate Bank Float

46. International Andalusians Equestrian Group


47. FTD Float

48. Security Pacific Bank Float

49. The Salvation Army Band

50. Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Float


51. I.H.O.P. Float

52. Medieval Times Horse Group

53. Golden State Foods Float

54. Moanaloa High School Band


55. Portland Rose Festival Float

56. Ebony Horsewomen Equestrian Group

57. Torrance Float

58. American Riding Club/Handicapped Equestrian Group


59. Puerto Rico Float

60. Jefferson High School Band

61. Bank of America Float

62. St. Louis Float


63. Long Beach Mounted Police Group

64. Elks Float

65. Cicero High School Band

66. Transamerica Life Float


67. Indian Group (Iron Eyes Cody) (Equestrian)

68. Rand McNally Float

69. Ft. Hauchuca B Troop Equestrian Group

70. Cooper High School Band


71. Kiwanis International Float

72. General Motors / UAW Float

73. Western Group (Equestrian)

74. La-Z-Boy Float


75. South Pasadena Float

76. East Carteret High School Band

77. Galloping Gossips Equestrian Group

78. Eastman Kodak Float


79. UNOCAL Float

80. L.A. All-City High School Band

81. Better Homes & Gardens Float

82. Morgan Horse Assn. Equestrian Group


83. Republic of Indonesia Float

84. Sampoerna (Indonesia) Band

85. Farmers Insurance Float

86. Donkey & Mule Society Equestrian Group


87. Lawry’s Float

88. China Airlines Float

89. Grove City High School Band

90. Sierra Madre Float


91. Sheraton Corporation Float

92. Arabian Group Freddie Miller (Equestrian)

93. Malaysia Float

94. Tenri-Kiyo High School Band


95. Century 21 Float

96. Al Malaikah Silver Patrol Equestrian Group

97. Alhambra/Mobile Float

98. Golden Spike Riders Equestrian Group


99. Epson America Float

100. Missoula High School Band

101. Long Beach Float

102. Camarillo White Horse Group (Equestrian)


103. Rotary International Float

104. Martinez Horse Family Group (Equestrian)

105. California Federation of Women’s Clubs Float

106. Merced High School Band


107. Huntington Hotel Float

108. Sacramento Sheriff’s Posse Equestrian Group

109. Downey Float

110. Santa Ana Winds Youth Band


111. Lutheran Hour Float

112. Swirling Sands Drill Team Equestrian Group

113. Carson Float

114. One More Time Around Again Band


115. L.A. County Sheriff’s Patrol Equestrian Group


Pasadena’s annual Tournament of Roses Parade, held on Jan. 1, draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. The two-hour parade begins at 8:10 a.m., followed by the Rose Bowl game at 2 p.m. The 5 1/2 mile parade route begans on South Orange Grove Boulevard, turning east on Colorado Boulevard and north on Sierra Madre Boulevard. It ends at Paloma Street where post-parade viewing opens at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Grandstand seats can be reserved for the parade, but most viewers choose to claim a spot on the sidewalk, Police say those wishing to park within walking distance should arrive about 6:30 a.m.

1) Where parade units form. Closed after 8 p.m. Dec. 31.


2) Public display of floats after the parade form 1:30 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (For the handicapped 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday only.)