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2019 Oktoberfest Parade Corps


Oktoberfest is fast approaching, so mark your calendars to participate in the Blue Stars Alumni Corps on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The Oktoberfest Corps is largely made up of Blue Stars alumni and current Blue Stars members; however, we welcome anyone that would like to participate. The event is about getting together, playing some fun music, and having a great time representing the Blue Stars at Oktoberfest!

Sign up for the Blue Stars Alumni Oktoberfest Parade Corps Facebook Group to receive additional information.

What:
Blue Stars Alumni Oktoberfest Parade Corps

Rehearsal:
Friday, September 27
5pm - 6pm: Instrument Check Out
6pm - 8:45pm: Rehearsal
9pm: Short meeting

Boot Hill Pub
1501 St Andrew St.
La Crosse, WI 54603

Performance
Saturday, September 28
8am - Meet at Logan Middle School, corner of Sill and Avon

Cost:
$30.00 registration fee for new members or returning members that need a new shirt
$15.00 registration fee for returning members that are bringing their shirt from 2017/2018
$15.00 for a Blue Stars Alumni hat (optional)
2019 Blue Stars Members march for free!

Performance Attire
Blue Stars Alumni Shirt (included in registration fee)
Musicians wear khaki colored shorts or pants - NO JEANS
Guard wear black leggings or capris
Sneakers
Blue Stars Alumni hat (optional)

Equipment:
Brass Players: we have a limited supply of instruments for the parade, so we may need you to bring your own if possible. We will be playing on Bb Trumpets, Baritones, and Tubas and F Mellophones. If you have a G bugle that you want to use, we will provide transcriptions of the music for these instruments. All brass players must wear gloves if using a Blue Stars horn - they will be for sale at check in for $3.00 per pair or 2 pair for $5.00

Battery: We will have access to the Blue Stars percussion equipment. Snares and tenors should bring sticks or purchase at rehearsal. Bass mallets will be provided.

Guard: We will provide flags and rifles for the parade.

Earlier Event: September 24
Oktoberfest Brat Stand Volunteers Needed