SEMINOLE – The 2004/2005 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association president, David M. Davis, will visit the Seminole High School Warhawk Marching Band Friday, Aug. 6, to formally welcome the band as one of 17 marching bands chosen to make the historic 5-mile journey down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard New Year’s Day.
As president of the 935 volunteer members association, Davis will present the Seminole High School Warhawk Marching Band with the traditional Rose Parade flag, which represents the band’s prestigious participation in the 116th Rose Parade.
The annual Rose Parade will spotlight thematically designed floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Nearly 1 million people are anticipated to line the Rose Parade route, while more than 430 million people in more than 100 countries are expected to view the Rose Parade on television.
As tournament president, Davis provides leadership for the 32 Tournament of Roses committees, which include 935 volunteer workers, all of whom work together to coordinate America’s two favorite New Year’s Day Celebrations – the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.
One of the presidential duties is to visit each local and out-of-state band that will participate in the Rose Parade. The president and his wife, Holly, will log more than 50,000 miles representing the Tournament of Roses as they visit the hometowns of each band in the U.S. and foreign countries.