Salvation Army Bands March in the Tournament of Roses ParadeHere’s a look back at the Salvation Army bands marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Tournament of Roses has a long and storied history reaching back to the end of the 19th century, as well as a collaborative relationship with The Salvation Army that extends through most of the parade’s lifespan. The first Rose Parade was held in downtown Pasadena in 1890, hosted by the Valley Hunt Club, a group of wealthy Midwesterners and Easterners who had formed a new community in Pasadena to live comfortably and escape the cold of winter. The then-small event has since grown into a widely celebrated New Year’s tradition.
Here’s a look back at the Salvation Army bands marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade.