John Williams named Rose Parade grand marshal

  September 24, 2003 at 4:34 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via The Mercury News)
 


The theme of the 2004 Rose Parade is "Music, Music, Music," and few people have made more of it than the man who will be grand marshalopens in new window of the New Year's Day extravaganza. Composer extraordinaire John Williams opens in new windowwas named to the honorary post Wednesday by the Tournament of Rosesopens in new window.

He has written the music and served as musical director on more than 90 productions in all, including the Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park films.

The 115th Rose parade will take place on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.

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