Live on Green is back! with the USAF, LA Rams, fun, and entertainment

USAF Color Guard at Live on Green 2015. c.LBM2015
USAF Color Guard at Live on Green 2015. c.LBM2015

by Laura Berthold Monteros

Last year’s debut Live on Green event entertained more than 30,000 people in the days before the Rose Parade. It’s back, bigger and more spectacular for 2016, with the largest display ever of Air Force equipment, technology, and memorabilia under one roof. The occasion is the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force. The centerpiece will be the latest stealth aircraft, the F-35A, which just started operation in August. The plane will be dismantled and boxed up, to be reassembled in the Pasadena Convention Center. It will be accompanied by an F-16 jet.

For two great videos about the F-35A, watch this from LockheedMartin and this from Fox.

Live on Green is a free family festival held at the Pasadena Convention Center complex, 300 E. Green St. on Dec. 30 and 31, 2016 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Jan. 1, 2017 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The 128th Tournament of Roses is on Monday, Jan. 2 due to the “Never on Sunday” rule. It’s a fun place for locals and out-of-towners to find entertainment, activities, information, and good food at a decent price. It’s put together by Huerta Quorum (HQ) with support from commercial sponsors.

Barbara Cocks, president of HQ, told The Rose Examiner that the free event is “the result of great sponsors.” These include Dole Packaged Foods, Continue reading “Live on Green is back! with the USAF, LA Rams, fun, and entertainment”

Rose Parade 2016: Marching Bands

Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band award-winning twirler Rebecca Lantz is first down the parade route, followed by banner carriers and the drum major. The unit has 230 members performing its theme song, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” as well as medleys of Western movie themes and sunny songs.
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Rose Parade Perennials

  • Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
  • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band
  • Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band

Escadrilles, Bagpipes, and Back to the Future

  • Allen Eagle Escadrille High School Band
  • Albany State University Marching Rams
  • Virginia Military Institute Regimental Band and Pipes
  • Toho High School Green Band
  • Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band

Butterflies, Sapphires, and a School for Presidents

  • Saratoga High School Marching Band and Color Guard
  • Jenks High School Marching Band “Trojan Pride”
  • Franklin Regional High School Panther Band
  • Punahou School Marching Band
  • William Mason High School Marching
  • Mira Mesa High School Sapphire Sound