The 2013 theme was: “SURF ‘N SAFARI” paying tribute to the nearby coast, the nature that abounds in Sonoma County and the classic rock and roll beach music that can still get your feet moving.
The Grand Marshals were Santa Rosa’s own precision marching team, The Campions!
Founded in 1949 as a disciplined way to keep Santa Rosa boys busy on the street, the group went on to include girls and win many regional and state championships before becoming national champs in the 1950′s. They marched in the Parade countless times and always thrilled the crowds with their Spanish style costumes and lively precision footwork. We were honored to have the entire group serve as Grand Marshals for the 2013 Luther Burbank Rose Parade.
Here’s a video that shows this amazing group in action!