John Williams named Rose Parade grand marshal
September 24, 2003 at 4:34 PM ET
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 marshal of the New Year's Day extravaganza. Composer extraordinaire John Williams was named to the honorary post Wednesday by the Tournament of Roses.
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.