Music Enhances the 2008 Rose Festival!

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Marching.Com is the major one-stop source of high school marching band events, scores, links and resources. This May and June, the Portland Rose Festival appears among their 'Featured Events.'

Band fans have a lot to cheer about at the festival this year! Be sure to visit our brand new Bands section at our website for a list of band-related events, which includes:

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Don't Miss Your Chance to See "From One Rose" During the 2008 Rose Festival!

On Saturday, June 7 (at the Historic Hollywood Theatre), the Portland Rose Festival will host a special screening of their Centennial Motion Picture, "From One Rose."

Prior to the screening, Donna Parker (of the Columbia River Organ Club) will be on hand to provide some pre-show entertainment -- and to accompany the antics of local vaudeville showman and comedian, Angel Ocasio.

Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet, online at our website, or by calling Carol Ross at the Portland Rose Festival at 503.227.2681.

Find out more about "From One Rose" by VISITING OUR WEBSITE.


Thank You to our Sponsors!

Thank You to our Sponsors: Pacific Power, Standard TV & Appliance, KeyBank, Regence and Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda







See You at
Concert at the Park!

Headlining this popular annual event is the much-loved One More Time Around Again Marching Band!

Take your family and friends out to PGE Park for an evening of unforgettable music under the stars!

2008 Concert at the Park Performances*

  • Calgary Police Pipe Band
  • Ainsworth Jr. Escola
  • Overland High School Band
  • Centennial High School Marching Band and Color Guard
  • Calgary Stampede Showband
  • Portland All-City Band
  • Pipestone Area High School
  • One More Time Around Again Marching Band presented by Standard TV & Appliance
*Subject to change

Tickets are still available!

Tuesday, June 3, Was Puppet Rehearsal Day!

This past Tuesday afternoon, the back parking lot of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation office was turned into a rehearsal staging area for the amazing Michael Curry Puppets that will be appearing in Saturday's Grand Floral Parade!

Volunteers learned how to operate and work with the amazing giant puppets.

Above is Parade Manager, Marilyn Clint, with her new peacock friend!

Uncle Sam gets ready for his ride in a Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda.

You Can View the Coronation and Grand Floral Parade Inside the Memorial Coliseum!

For the first time in decades, the Memorial Coliseum will be full of natural light, with the curtains down. It's impossible to describe how much this brightens the arena, so you'll have to be there to see it for yourself!

Parade tickets are still available!

Besides the usual pre-parade entertainment, you can witness the crowning of the 2008 Queen during the Queen's Coronation presented by Pacific Power.

Then witness the first-ever Regence Grand Floral Walk.

Followed by the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade!

When bands play inside the Coliseum they make stirring music!









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