|Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float, “Bob's Barnacle Band,” received the Founders' Trophy.|
|President Ortiz and his wife, Betty, watch and applaud the Tournament of Roses Parade as it passes by them on Jan. 1 in Pasadena.|
Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float, ?Bob?s Barnacle Band,? took home the Founders? Trophy at the 115th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year?s Day.
This year?s parade theme, Music, Music, Music, was depicted through an animated sea creature band aboard a sunken pirate ship. The float featured a skeleton conductor, a starfish singer crooning from a large clamshell, and an audience of fish and crustaceans dancing among treasure chests, barrels, coral and seaweed.
The Founders? Trophy is awarded to the entry deemed ?Most Spectacular Built & Decorated by Volunteers From a Community or Organization.?
?Bob?s Barnacle Band? marks the 56th consecutive Cal Poly Universities entry into the Rose Parade. The project ? involving both the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses ? is the only float entry designed, constructed, decorated and financed entirely by students.
The campus community is invited to take an up-close look at the float, which will remain on display on Olive Lane, just north of the Old Stables at Cal Poly Pomona, until Tuesday night (Jan. 6).
To learn more about the Rose Float project or becoming a volunteer, visit www.cpp.edu/~rose_float or contact Janetta McDowell, Rose Float senior coordinator in the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, at (909) 869-3642. To view a streaming video presentation on the history of the Cal Poly Universities Rose Float, visit video.cpp.edu/promo/rosefloat-245.asx (DSL/cable) or video.cpp.edu/promo/rosefloat-035.asx (dial-up 56K modem).