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Marching Band Applications

Float/Participant Applications

The Homecoming Committee is delighted to welcome new and returning parade participants!
We are deeply grateful to Jerry Prince for allowing the use of his farm for parade staging...

 

RULES & REGULATIONS GENERAL INFORMATION
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  1. NO ENTRY MAY DEPICT ANYTHING POLITICAL, CONTROVERSIAL OR OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE WITHIN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE HOMECOMING COMMITTEE AND PARADE MARSHALL.
  2. WE SUGGEST THAT ALL ENTRIES, COMMERCIAL & NON-COMMERCIAL, KEEP THEIR ADVERTISING TO A MINIMUM (EXAMPLE: A SMALL MAGNETIC SIGN) OR USE NO ADVERTISING AT ALL. 
  3. FOR AN ENTRY TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS YEAR’S  PARADE:   IT MUST CONFORM TO THE PARADE’S RULES AND REGULATIONS, IT MUST HAVE THEIR APPLICATION AND HAVE THE FINAL APPROVAL OF THE PARADE MARSHALL.
  4. THERE WILL BE NO PREMATURE EXITING OF THE PARADE ROUTE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AN EMERGENCY.  IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL ENTRIES COMPLETE THE PARADE ROUTE FROM START TO FINISH.
  5. ENTRIES MUST BE ENTERTAINING TO A FAMILY AUDIENCE PRIMARILY MADE UP OF CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF TWO (2) AND ELEVEN (11).
  6. ALL ENTRIES THAT CONSTITUTE A FLOAT MUST INCLUDE AND  BE FULLY DECORATED-WHICH MEANS:
  • THE   PARADE COMMITTEE ASKS ALL ENTRIES TO GIVE CONSIDERABLE THOUGHT AND TIME TO THE CREATIVITY AND DESIGN OF THEIR FLOAT/ENTRY.
  • THE PARADE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT ALL RIDERS ON ALL FLOATS/ENTRIES BE DRESSED IN MATCHING COSTUMES, UNIFORMS ETC. TO MATCH THE THEME OF THE PARADE OR THEIR ENTRY.
  • ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF THEIR FLOAT/ENTRY IS SAFE AND RELIABLE. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE IN GOOD MECHANICAL CONDITION AND PROPERLY SERVICED PRIOR TO THE PARADE.  SPECIAL ATTENTION MUST BE PAID TO COOLING AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, BRAKES, STEERING AND TIRES.
  • PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY TOWING MUST BE AVAILABLE ON ALL MOTORIZED ENTRIES (E.G. TOW HOOK, TOW CHAIN).

SAFETY INFORMATION

  1. NO MATERIAL (INCLUDING CANDY) MAY BE THROWN FROM ANY ENTRY AT ANY TIME-THIS IS AN INSURANCE AND POLICE REGULATION.
  2. ANY ENTRY CAUGHT THROWING CANDY OR OTHERWISE IN BREACH OF THIS RULE WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXIT THE PARADE IMMEDIATELY.
  3. ANY ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUG CONSUMPTION OR POSSESSION IS FORBIDDEN BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE PARADE FESTIVITIES.  ANY INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE CAUGHT WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE PARADE IMMEDIATELY AND TURNED OVER TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES.
  • ALL ENTRIES DECORATIVE MATERIALS MUST BE FIRE RETARDANT.
  • ALL ENTRIES FUEL TANKS SHOULD BE TOPPED OFF JUST PRIOR TO THE PARADE. ANY TYPE OF FUEL STORAGE RECEPTACLE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON ANY PARADE ENTRY.


STAGING, PARADE ROUTE AND DE-STAGING

  1. IT IS RECOMMENDED BY POLICE SERVICES THAT NO RIDERS BE ON THEIR FLOAT OR ENTRY IN TRANSIT TO THE REGISTRATION-STAGING AREA. 
  2. RIDERS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO RIDE ON THEIR FLOAT/ENTRY FROM THE STAGING AREA, ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE TO THE DE-STAGING AREA. ALL PARTICIPANTS AND INDIVIDUALS SHALL NOT MOUNT OR DISMOUNT FROM FLOATS OR OTHER ENTRIES ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION).  DRIVERS AND OTHER PERSONS ON ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE A MEANS OF RAPID ESCAPE IN AN EMERGENCY.
  3. ALL INSTRUCTIONS OF THE PARADE MARSHALLS AND ITS OFFICIALS MUST BE OBEYED. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE PARADE AND MAY JEOPARDIZE PARTICIPATION IN FUTURE PARADES.
  4. PARADE MARSHALLS AND OFFICIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY ENTRY, AT ANY TIME, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF CONCERNS FOR SAFETY, INTERFERENCE WITH THE PARADE’S PROGRESS OR DOES NOT MEET ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS REFERENCED ABOVE.

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