Eaton Sapphires perform in nationally televised Rose Parade
Eaton Sapphires perform in nationally televised Rose Parade
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Announcement Icon UPDATE: To see video of the Eaton Sapphires performing in the Rose Parade, click here. The Sapphires opened the ceremony with other dancers from the state of Texas.

Eaton High School’s Sapphires drill team will perform in the nationally televised Rose Parade on Monday, Jan. 2, showcasing their talents alongside the few fine arts teams and organizations selected to perform.

The parade, which begins at 10 a.m., will be televised on ABC and NBC and precedes the Rose Bowl football game between the University of Southern California and Penn State, itself televised at 4 p.m. on ESPN. As part of the 128th annual parade, the Sapphires will perform with 250 of the top dancers from the state of Texas through the streets of Pasadena, California.

Eaton’s drill team was chosen from more than 10,000 participants in summer camps hosted by HTEDance, the selecting organization for the Sapphires’ inclusion, during 2016. This year’s Rose Parade theme is “Echoes of Success,” telling the story of how character is developed and the organizations that contribute to building character, including schools.

For more information about the Rose Parade or Rose Bowl game, part of the Tournament of Roses festivities for the New Year, visit www.tournamentofroses.com.

FOLLOW THE SAPPHIRES
To see photos of the Eaton Sapphires preparations and fun at the Rose Parade, follow the team’s Twitter account at www.twitter.com/eatondance.