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About Our Parades
Each Torchlight Parade marching band entry will receive a
stipend for participation. There is no performance judging of bands in this event; however, each marching band entry is eligible for the top award, “Best Illuminated Marching Unit,” for creative lighting of the marching unit.
All units in the Torchlight Parade are required to incorporate the use of lights wherever possible.
Maple Leaf Parade
Each Maple Leaf Parade marching band entry will receive a
stipend for participation.
The 2021 Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade is competitive and will be judged. If you are participating in the Maple Leaf Parade, you will need to select a Class.
Judging will be done by the Tri-State Judging Consortium. Categories for judging include:
• Music Performance
• Marching and Maneuvering
• General Effect
The application deadline for both parades is September 3, 2021.
Select Your Parade
Maple Leaf Parade Only
Torchlight Parade Only
Please select the Class your are entering your band in, based on your total school enrollment.
Directors can elect to move up in Class (from II to I), but not down.
Class I (school enrollment 500 or more)
Class II (school enrollment 499 or less)
Open Class (Critique Only - No Rankings)
Include all auxiliary members in total band enrollment.
Please use a phone number that will reach your organization regardless of personnel changes.
Please use an address that will reach your organization regardless of personnel changes.
Address Line 2
District of Columbia
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Please provide brief copy as you would like it heard on the air by our radio and television broadcasters.
Terms & Conditions
I understand that all maneuvering, choreography, and marching styles must be performed while moving forward on the parade route. Participants may not leave the route/maneuver into the crowds. Any marching drill or routine that causes a gap or delay of the parade will be reflected in the results and/or rankings and may result in exclusion from future Oktoberfest parade involvement.
I also agree to all terms, conditions, rules and regulations in the Oktoberfest Marching Band Parade Entry Packet, available
by clicking here.
I agree to all terms and conditions