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Deco Week 2013: A Success!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Past Float News, Rose Float Info | 0 comments

Deco Week 2013: A Success!

Deco Week 2013 Hopefully you have been keeping up with the news on our facebook page, but as an update we had a very successful and productive deco week! Every year we welcome the public to help us with the many tasks that need to be finished before the float is sent down the parade route. It is a great opportunity for both family bonding, and participating in a bigger cause, and at the end of the week you can say you helped decorate a float millions will see! If you are looking to get involved next year, it is best to check both our website and facebook frequently as next December...

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Fall 2013: Ways to Get Involved

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Featured, Rose Float Info | 0 comments

Fall 2013: Ways to Get Involved

Calling all students: We need your help! Get involved in a unique opportunity to work on the design, construction, and floral aspects of our 2014 float, “Bedtime Buccaneers.” Meet other students from both the San Luis Obispo and Pomona campuses while developing leadership skills and being a part of a historic tradition. In the end, see your work on TV! Attend the following events to get involved NOW!   Saturday Lab Days Beginning at 10AM Saturdays in Fall are great times to get a hands on understanding of what Rose Float is all about. Do you want to learn how to weld? We will teach...

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Accepting Submissions for Concept Contest

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Featured, Lab, Past Float News, Rose Float Info | Comments Off

Accepting Submissions for Concept Contest

We are officially accepting submissions for Concept Contest! Every year we hold Concept Contest to determine the theme of our next float! Concepts can be submitted from anyone, must be 11″x17″ or smaller, and can be in color or black and white. Amazing drawing skills are NOT a requirement. It’s all about the idea behind the drawing and how awesome the float could be! This years official parade theme is ”Dreams Come True”. (By the way last year’s theme was “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” and these themes give us a lot of flexibility in the...

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Design Week Days 1-3

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Featured, Lab, Rose Float Info | Comments Off

Design Week Days 1-3

These first few days have been extremely efficient! Compared to the past few years, we started Design Week with much more work done than in previous years. We also have a couple extra days to work with. Because of this, we’ve been able to focus on better quality. So far the week has consisted of a lot of screening! All the penguins need to be screened as well as a lot of smaller elements. So far we’ve almost screened 7 of the 12 penguins and all the smaller elements like a windsock, and a globe. Construction goals are being exceeded this week too! All of our animations were...

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Last Weekend Lab and T1

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Featured, Lab, Past Float News, Rose Float Info | Comments Off

Last Weekend Lab and T1

T1 (technical inspection by Tournament officials) went extremely well! We passed with flying colors and gave an extremely professional presentation of the float and what we are doing. Overall, we were given tons of positive feedback and had a great start to the weekend. Shortly after that, it was time for work! The pod, ramp, and many other elements were sheeted this weekend. This sheeting was a primary and necessary goal for us. What this means is that sheets (usually donated bed sheets from hotels) were fastened to the metal shaped structures. Check out the pictures attached! Sheeting is...

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Ready, Set, GO….. Design Week!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Construction, Deco, Design, Rose Float Info | Comments Off

Ready, Set, GO….. Design Week!

Design Week is officially underway! The float has been foamed, superheroes are being shaped, mechs are being perfected and murals are being decoed! The list is long and there is no lack of jobs! We would always love more volunteers, young and old, new and experienced! So please come out and get involved! Rose Float is a one of a kind program, that gives a volunteer a hands on experience with everything from metals to...

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