2019 Uncle Dan’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Marching Band Application

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Marching Band Application
    2019 Uncle Dan's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Deadline to Apply:  May 31, 2019

    This is an application for participation in the 2019 Uncle Dan's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The application is designed to provide CFA Events with important information about your organization's proposed involvement. If your group is accepted, the information on this form may be used for production and planning purposes.

    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • A photo of your group is required to complete the application.
    • * Indicates a required field

    CFA Events reserves the right to accept or reject any unit application. If your group is accepted for parade participation, you will receive a confirmation letter by August 31.

  • I understand that if our group is selected to participate, our group will be required to submit a certificate of insurance to CFA Events naming CFA Events as additional insured.

  • I understand that all marching bands in need of lodging are required to make arrangements through the parade's official tour operator, WorldStrides OnStage and that we are required to stay at the parade's official hotel, the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The contact for WorldStrides OnStage is Marina Burnside at 866-588-1927, or via email at marinab@worldstrides.org.

  • If accepted, your organization agrees to participate in the 2019 Uncle Dan's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, November 28, 2019. We agree to follow all rules and regulations and set forth by CFA Events and the City of Chicago.  We agree not to engage in any unlawful activities or behavior while at the parade, in any capacity.  In consideration for being accepted as a participant, we irrevocably grant the CFA Events the exclusive right to use, in any media, our name, likeness, photos or reproduction of our performance for any purpose including promotion, advertising or otherwise. With these rights, we hereby release CFA Events, its employees, sponsors, and agents from any claim, liabilities and/or damages that may now or in the future arise by reason of such use. Further, we acknowledge that we are aware of the risks associated with participation in this Parade and, therefore, on our behalf and that of our heirs, do hereby release the CFA Events, its employees, sponsors, and agents for any and all claims, liabilities and/or damages on account of any personal injury or property damage which may occur from any cause before, during or after the 2019 Parade.

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    • Please note, we are a Thanksgiving Parade, not a Christmas Parade.  Feel free to select music that is upbeat, energetic that will have the crowd moving as you march up the route.
    • Music selection conflicts with other marching bands will be resolved by date of application
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