Rose Parade 2019 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online. The 130th iteration of the Rose Parade is here, and this is how you can follow the fun on New Year’s Day.
The high school band from Flower Mound, Texas, is taking part and so is Na Koa Ali`I, Hawaii’s all-state marching band from Kaneohe. They’ll be joined by the All-Izumo Honor Green Band from Japan and the Banda Escolar from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
Other equestrian exploits will include the Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team & Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Jr. Drill Team and the Mini Therapy Horses from Calabasas.
The flotilla of floats has its own assorted histories and motivations. For Cal Poly Pomona, float construction has become an annual exercise in student entrepreneurship and artistry, with 90% of the flowers grown locally.
Certain cities and causes are represented year after year. Burbank has taken part since 1914 and seized upon this year’s “Melody of Life” theme to present animated characters playing instruments in its “Stompin Good Time.”
The Donate Life float extols the mission of organ donation for the 16th year and this year’s theme highlights the musical diversity and rhythms of Africa.
The float will showcase African drums: the djembe from Senegal, the Kuba from the Congo, a giant marimba from Ghana, a kora from Burkina Faso. The float also incorporates 44 floral portraits honoring deceased donors.