GULF COAST CHALLENGE PARADE
PRESENTED BY BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
In order for this parade to be successful all participants are required to adhere to the following guidelines:
All parade participants must be at their designated line-up areas by 7:00 am to be lined up by the Parade Marshals.
Parade participant/vehicle with parade permits should enter their assigned section according to the lineup map (enclosed in packet). Only participants with a parade permit will be allowed to enter blocked intersections.
Parade Permits (ORIGINAL) should be displayed on the driver side of the front windshield. Walking and marching units should have their parade permit on their person. – NO EXCEPTIONS! A parade permit is required for every unit, and this will be STRICTLY ENFORCED!
The parade is a family event – no vulgar or offensive language or signs will be tolerated.
Buses for marching bands – We will send separately, the parking location for buses based on their parade section.
The Gulf Coast Challenge Parade will start promptly at 9:00 am.
All cars and floats should be fully decorated with display signs on both sides stating the name of the organization, etc.
The Mobile Police Department will patrol all areas of the parade.
Parade Marshals – are assigned to each section to ensure that these instructions are followed. All participants MUST follow the orders of the Parade Marshals.
The 2018 parade route is published on our website and enclosed in your packet.
KEEP MOVING! No stoppages are allowed in the parade. If your unit violates this rule, you will be removed from the parade immediately
Disbanding – The parade ends at the Mobile Civic Center Parking Lot. Please QUIT playing/dancing at this point, and continue to walk straight back into the staging area so you do not create a stoppage in the parade. If your group needs to gather and situate prior to exiting the staging area, please do so on one of the side street areas, NOT in Mobile Civic Center Parking Lot. If you need to adjust anything on your vehicle for transport, you will need to do so at an area OUTSIDE of the parade route and staging area.
NOTE: ALL MARCHING BANDS MUST CEASE PLAYING FROM THIS POINT. PROCEED PROMPTLY TO YOUR BUSES AND LOAD UP
Have a great time and enjoy, but most of all be safe and courteous to each other!
Participating in the parade means acceptance of all of these guidelines. Any violation to the guidelines or marshals directions on parade day will result in immediate removal from the parade. No refunds will be given in the event a unit breaks a parade policy or neglects to follow any instructions given by parade marshals.