2022 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal Adia Barnes

2022 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal – Aida Barnes Adia Barnes has been named the Grand Marshal of the 97th Tucson Rodeo Parade.  Barnes is a championship player, coach, sports broadcaster, teacher, mentor, and community leader. In six short years since her return to Tucson, Adia Barnes has captivated the local community.  As head coach of the…

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2020 Parade Grand Marshalls

2020 Grand Marshals World War II Veterans joined by past Grand Marshals “Big Jim” Griffith, Jim Ronstadt, Dan Marries, Chandler Warden, 2020 Arizona Rodeo Queen Shelby Williams, and Parade Chairman Ed Stolfa Rodeo Parade Honors WWII Vets They have been called “The Greatest Generation.” They left family, friends, and loved ones, put their lives on…

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Tucson Rodeo Parade announces Tucson Conquistadores as 2018 Grand Marshal

Tucson Rodeo Parade announces Tucson Conquistadores as 2018 Grand Marshal   Tucson Arizona. (Jan. 18, 2018) In 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth and Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single basketball game. That same year 41 visionary Tucson businessmen and professionals pledged to inspire local youngsters to achieve…

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2017 Grand Marshal Jeannette Maré

Jeannette Maré was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States when she was just a toddler. Her family moved to Tucson 40 years ago when her dad, a research veterinarian, accepted a faculty position at the University of Arizona. She became involved with 4-H, focusing on goats, market lambs, and breeding ewes. After…

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Coach Jerry Kindall – 2015 Grand Marshal

Championship Coach Kindall Grand Marshal of 90th Rodeo Parade Longtime Tucsonan and former University of Arizona baseball coach Jerry Kindall has been chosen Grand Marshal of the 2015 Tucson Rodeo Parade. Kindall is a former player, coach, teacher, author, and baseball broadcaster. He played basketball and baseball at the University of Minnesota. In 1956 Kindall…

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2014 Grand Marshal – Dan Marries

  The Grand Marshal The G R A N D M A R S H A L 2014 Grand Marshal, Tucson Rodeo Parade Dan Marries KOLD 13 NEWS Anchor Dan Marries Named 2014 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s the mantra of…

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Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly – 2013 Grand Marshals

The RODEO PARADE HONORS GIFFORDS, KELLY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 88th Tucson Rodeo Parade. They are honored for their community service to Southern Arizona and the nation. “Gabby,” as she’s affectionately known, is a native Tucsonan,…

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Tucson Boys Chorus 2012

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee typically honors individuals as its Grand Marshal. This year the Parade Committee is honoring a Tucson institution. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will lead the 2012 Tucson Rodeo Parade. The Boys Chorus exemplifies the tradition, culture, and southwest heritage that are epitomized in the Rodeo Parade. They have always included…

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