General Information about Assembly and Check-in
Assignment of Assembly Areas. Prior to the Parade, each individual unit will be assigned two unique numbers corresponding to their place in the Parade: the Division Number which designates where each unit will assemble and will correspond with the Divisions indicated on the Assembly Area Map; and the Parade Order Number which designates the exact order of each unit within the Division and in the Parade as a whole.
Formation Times: On Parade Day (Monday, February 15, 2016) units in Divisions 1 though 5 should form in their assigned Assembly Area not later than 12:00 Noon. Units in all other Divisions will form in their assigned Assembly Area not later than 12:30 p.m. Parade Marshals will direct the lineup of the marching units within each Division and may change the Parade Order Number if necessary. The lead unit will cross the Start Point on a signal promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Unit Check In. Units will check in with a Parade Marshal at their assigned assembly area. Reporting to the Parade Start Point is not required. However, a Parade Information Booth will be located adjacent to the Start Point. Any individuals requiring assistance should go to this location.
Patches. Uniform Patches will be distributed by the Parade Marshals in the lineup Divisions. Coming to a central location to pick up patches is no longer required. It is the responsibility of each unit to arrange for distribution to the individuals in their units.
Unit Leaders. Each Unit shall designate one individual to be the Onsite Unit Leader who must be at the Parade Site on Parade Day. He or she should be familiar with the information detailed in the Rules & Procedures document and will be responsible for the order and conduct of each unit. At the time of Unit Check-in, the Parade Marshals will provide each Leader with a badge that must be worn at all times until release. Please indicate the name of this Leader on the Participant Information sheet and contact the Parade Director if there are changes. This Leader must be properly identified prior to Parade Day!