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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Joel D. Valdez – 2011

Joel D. Valdez currently serves as a special adviser to President Robert N. Shelton of the UA Foundation, offering guidance on the University’s growth and development and the UA’s role in the city’s Modern Streetcar Project, the future expansion of the Marriot University Park Hotel, the potential redevelopment of the northwest corner of Speedway and Campbell…

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James “Big Jim”Griffith – Grand Marshal 2010

The Tucson Rodeo Parade is honored to present, James “Big Jim” Griffith as its 2010 Grand Marshal. Teacher, founder, anthropologist, author, story teller, award-winning musician, and folklorist all describe the 2010 Tucson Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal, James “Big Jim” Griffith. For over four decades Big Jim has studied folkways and religious expression throughout the United…

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Mayor Robert E. Walkup – 2009 Grand Marshal

Mayor Robert E. Walkup was elected to his third term as Mayor of Tucson in 2007. During his tenure there have been numerous fundamental changes in the way the Tucson region operates. Under Mayor Walkup’s leadership, Tucson has begun utilizing its share of Colorado River water in 2001 to supplement its potable water supply and…

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