A young woman carries a tuba during the 1953 fairy tale parade in downtown Portland. She wears a marching band uniform, with her fellow band members marching in the background. Music is clipped to the tuba (negative 1 of 8).
Members of the 4th Infantry marching band from Fort Lewis performing at the dedication ceremony for the opening of the second span of the Interstate Bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington (negative 2 of 18).
Three marching band members laying on grass with their coats off. One is laying face down with a clarinet by their feet, one is wearing sunglasses and next to a trumpet, and another with laying with their feet crossed next to a baritone horn (negative 2 of 7).
Judy Bradley of Roosevelt High School marches in the Fairy Tale Parade in downtown Portland, Oregon. She wears a dress and large hat and is likely a drum majorette. She leans over and rubs her left leg because it is cold outside. Behind her, young men in uniforms form a marching band. Several carry their instruments. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on November 28, 1958 (negative 4 of 9).
A photograph taken from a high angle and looking downward at the Portland Rose Festival parade on S.W. Broadway. A marching band is walking down the street, behind a line of people carrying flags. The Paramount Theatre can be seen at the right side of the frame, across from the J.J. Parker Theatre (negative 5 of 14).
A crowd is gathered to watch marchers during the Portland Rose festival parade in Portland. A woman, wearing a costume and holding a baton, walks in front of what appears to be a military band (negative 5 of 26).
An Elks convention parade in downtown Portland, on S.W. Broadway. Three men stand with signs for the “Waukegan 702” lodge, with a sign that reads “Chicago is Our Suburb.” Behind the group is a marching band and parade float, while a crowd watches from the sidewalk (negative 17 of 23).
A parade on S.W. Broadway in downtown Portland, for Oregon Governor Douglas Mckay. Three police officers ride motorcycles, followed by a police marching band. At the front of the band is a uniformed officer carrying a “Portland Police” flag (negative 5 of 16).
The Victoria Girls Drill Corps, from Victoria, British Columbia, performing at the Portland Rose Festival parade. A woman at the front holds a banner, with a marching band in matching costumes standing behind (negative 34 of 39).
Majorettes at the Fairy Tale parade in downtown Portland. A marching band is behind them, and the street is lined with a crowd. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, November 25, 1949 (negative 16 of 21).
A man sits next to a large drum. The drum has the words "Portland Scottish Pipe Band" written on it. The man is wearing a kilt and jacket with a leopard skin over the top along with a glengarry hat. (negative 1 of 7).
A person dressed as a clown stands behind a young women in a marching band, during the 1954 Junior Portland Rose Festival parade. The woman appears to be playing a piccolo, with another band member standing in the background with a tuba (negative 17 of 18).
The Butte Band (likely from Butte, Montana), performing at Multnomah Stadium at the Portland Rose Festival. Taken at night and looking downward from the stands, the band is in formation on a field, with a line of majorettes in the distance (negative 3 of 8).
An Elks convention parade in downtown Portland, outside Jackson Tower at S.W. Broadway and S.W. Yamhill Streets. A person dressed as a pirate walks in front of a band for “Seattle Lodge 92,” while a crowd watched from the sidewalk (negative 15 of 23).