2017 Marching Band Application 2017 Cherry Festival Parades - Band Application 1 BAND CONTACT INFO2 LOGISTICS3 MEDIA INFO & RULES SCHOOL/BAND NAME*BAND DIRECTOR* First Last ADDRESS* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code DIRECTOR PHONE*DIRECTOR E-MAIL* SCHOOL PHONE*School Fax (if applicable)SCHOOL E-MAIL* Best Time to Call Participation in Events - Choose Parades & CompetitionLOGISTICAL INFORMATION NUMBER OF MUSICIANS*Please enter a value between 1 and 500.CLASS OF SCHOOL*Does not include Color GuardA (90+ members)B (66-89 members)C (46-65 members)D (1-45 members)Number in Color GuardPlease enter a value between 1 and 500.EVENTS*Select all events that your band will participate in during the 90th National Cherry Festival. If you are planning to participate in all events, you only need to select the first option below. All Events for Bands CONSUMERS ENERGY - Heritage Parade (Tuesday 7pm) TOUCHSTONE ENERGY - Junior Royale Parade (Thursday 6:30pm) CHERRYLAND "MACBDA" Band Classic Field Show @ Thirlby Field (Friday 6:30pm) DTE ENERGY FOUNDATION - Cherry Royale Parade (Saturday 11:15am) Photo of Entry, Band, School, etcIf available, please upload a photo of your entry. Examples from past parades, events, logo, etc, area all appropriate. Drop files here or Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf. Does your school require housing?If you require something unique, please let us know by using the "Other" option and writing a brief description of your needs. Yes, please provide housingHousing is not needed MEDIA INFORMATION | RULES | RESERVATION STATEMENT MEDIA INFORMATION Must be completed by June 01, 2016 To be announced during the parade. Below please list some unique attributes or interesting facts about your band / color guard that you would like the general public to know. For example, what is the history of your band/school, list honors/awards, other events you have or are participating. RULES & Special Information1. For the purpose of keeping the flow of the parade moving and television consideration, forward motion at all times must be maintained. If the judges determine that forward progress was not maintained the band will be disqualified from receiving any awards and a 15% deduction will be taken from the final score. Please choreography accordingly. 2. The National Cherry Festival covers visiting bands stays one day prior to the parade they are participating in. (Example: If you are participating in the Thursday and Saturday parades, the Festival will cover your housing costs starting on Wednesday. If you arrive on Monday but are not participating until Saturday, the Festival will cover your housing costs starting on Friday and there will be a $330 per day cost for use of the school, plus custodial fees). Please contact the National Cherry Festival Main Office at 800-968-3380 if you have any questions. 3. Summer attire is permitted and points will not be taken off. 4. You will be required to be in the parade staging area forty-five minutes prior to your step-off time. Times will be forthcoming in your final packet. 5. Your buses will be allotted fifteen (15) minutes for unloading at the parade staging area. 6. All MACBDA rules apply both in parades and competition. 7. In case of severe weather during the parades or MACBDA Field Show, a Festival official will direct band members to a different location. 8. All bands utilizing Elementary School housing must stay within their designated areas. Any damage that is reported by custodians will be billed to the band that utilized the school. Please respect all rules given to you by the custodians. No keys will be given out. There will be six practice fields available for your band to practice marching and music rehearsal. Rehearsal times will be arranged with you prior to your arrival. Upon your arrival, a host will greet you and be available throughout your stay.RESERVATION STATEMENTAll entries are subject to approval by the National Cherry Festival Director of Parades. The National Cherry Festival reserves the right to refuse any entry that is deemed not to be in the best interest of the National Cherry Festival. Exception to any rule contained herein requires approval of the Director of Parades. Violation of any rule contained herein may result in the immediate removal of a unit prior to or during the parade and render the unit ineligible to participate in future parades. In consideration of the acceptance of our entry in the 2016 National Cherry Festival’s Parades, we hereby release the National Cherry Festival, the Cherry Festival Parade Committee, DTE Energy Foundation, Touchstone Energy, and Consumers Energy from any and all liability, as well as, any and all injuries or damage whatsoever arising from our participation in the aforementioned parades. I have read and agree to the Reservation Statement above.*Required to Submit Application YES EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.