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TB Veterans Parade 2017 Registration

2017 #TampaBayVeteransParade
Saturday, November 11, 2017

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
$ 30.00 until September 8, 2017 10:00 p.m.
excluding bands and JROTC Programs.

REGULAR REGISTRATION
$ 45.00 until October 28, 2017 10:00 p.m.
excluding bands and JROTC Programs.

Application deadline is October 28, 2017 10:00 p.m.

Late Registration
$90.00
until November 4, 2017 12:00 p.m.
excluding bands and JROTC Programs.
Late Registration Units will be added at the back of the Parade.

Parade registration is Online Only.

The Tampa Bay Veterans Parade organizers appreciate your participation.
We gather each year to Honor All Who Service

Thank You for Your Support.

Line-up information will be Emailed to Unit Commanders and posted on our web site
November 5, 2017 at 8:00PM.

Red * are Required Fields. For the 2017 Parade to process the Entry Forms in a timely manner we are accepting only online Forms.


We know the Parade Registration form is long and we apologize for the inconvenience of this form to participate in the #TampaBayVeteransParade. However, incidents that have occurred in past events around the country and in Florida have required the board to expound on the Parade Requirement. What once was a verbal understanding is no longer acceptable in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Again I apologize for the length of this form. But it is a small price to pay to Honor All Who Serve to maintain our Freedom.

Thank you for you support and patience in advance.

Terry Fortino
Volunteer Administrator
#TampaBayVeteransParade

 

The Tampa Bay Veterans Parade is a Celebration to Honor America's Servicemen and Women.

Our theme is Red, White, and Blue.

Parade participants shall present a patriotic appearance and tribute to America's Veterans.

All entries MUST be decorated with a patriotic theme to pay tribute to our Veterans.
or be subject to a Commercial Advertising fee.

Commercial units displaying only their company logos and information will be charged an advertising fee of $300.00 in the staging area or will not be allowed to participate in the Parade.

Over 20,000 people line the parade route annually and a $300.00 fee is less than $.015 per person.

Band, ROTC units, JROTC units, U.S. Military Units, MacDill AFB affiliated units, and Hillsborough County Schools are exempt from the registration fee.

I have read and agree to the Advertising Rate Conditions of the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade.

(*)
Please select Yes or No you agree with the rules

You have chosen not to agree to the Advertising Rate Conditions of the #TampaBayVeteransParade. We are sorry you do not agree to the Advertising Rate Conditions. We hope you will attend the Parade and Honor Those Who Serve on Saturday November 11, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in the #TampaBayVeteransParade
Honoring All Who Serve

Click here to go the Home Page

 

Parade Rules

The #TampaBayVeteransParade has a proud history reaching back to 1993. The Parade’s primary purpose is to Honor All Who Serve and their Families.

  1. The Parade theme is a Red, White, and Blue tribute to America’s War Veterans, Servicemen, and Servicewomen.
    1. Parade participants shall present a patriotic appearance and conduct themselves in an orderly and respectful manner.
    2. All entries are to be decorated to pay tribute to our Veterans with a patriotic theme.
    3. Participants must conduct themselves in an orderly and respectful manner.
    4. Political organizations and other groups perceived as controversial will not be allowed to participate.
    5. Participants will not promote or degrade political affiliations, candidates, or issues, nor will they display or distribute political slogans or materials during the parade.
    6. The parade planners will have final approval of all entry applications
  2. This is a salute to our Service Men and Women. Parade Units must Honor Our Troops with appropriate decorations. As an example, decorations may include but are not limited to, American Flags, Flag of the Services, Pictures of Military Personnel, Banners Supporting, or Thanking Our Troops.
  3. Units may display the following flags:
    1. The Stars and Stripes
    2. State Flags
    3. US Territory Flags
    4. Branches of the Services Flags
    5. Corporate flags and banners
    6. School Flags and Banners
  4. Units may not display the following flags:
    1. National flags of Foreign Countries
    2. Combat Unit Battle Flags
    3. Political Flags or Banners
 

Parade Rules con't

  1. Music/Sound Systems:
    1. Sound Systems and Bands warming up must cease all music at 9:30. The Marshals need to communicate with all units to facilitate the Parade starting on time.
    2. Entries with live music and/or sound system must be indicated on the application
    3. Entries must comply with all city ordinances and parade officials who will regulate the sound volume so that it does not interfere with other parade participants.
    4. Failure to comply will result in a disqualification from the parade.
  2. Spacing of Entries:
    1. All parade entries please stay close to the entry in front of you in the forming area until you are properly spaced by parade officials at the starting point (Soccer Ave).
    2. While on the parade route, please maintain that distance which is approximately 60 feet. (For Reference keep 5 white lines between you and the unit in front of you)
    3. All marching and performing entries must maintain a constant forward moving direction while on the parade route.
    4. At the discretion of the Parade Officials, entries unable to start or maintain their assigned position in the parade will be reassigned to the rear of the parade or disqualified from the parade.
  3. Parade Unit Awards:
    1. The Organization with the best Salute To The Troops will be awarded the President’s Trophy.
    2. The Organization with the Most Creative Salute to the Troops will be awarded the Secretary of Defense’s Trophy.
  4. Trophy Winners receive the following
    1. Preferred placement in the Parade lineup the following year.
    2. Prepaid entry in the Parade the following year.
    3. A Trophy Banner to hang on their Parade entry
    4. The Veteran’s Day Parade Group, Inc. Board or their appointees shall determine the Parade Trophy Winners
    5. Winners will be notified by the Trophy Committee.
 

Parade Rules con't

  1. The Parade is produced by Volunteers:
    1. They are here to organize and assist you.
    2. Be respectful of the Volunteers and comply with their directions.
    3. Failure to do so may get you removed from participation in the Parade and not invited back.
  2. Parade participants shall comply with any and all marshaling instructions issued by Parade organizers and written information provided by the Veterans’ Day Parade Group, Inc.
  3. Participants are required to arrive in the staging area between 07:30 and 08:30.
  4. Road closures begin at 09:00. Please make every effort to be in the staging area by 08:30.
  5. Parade Line-UP:
    1. You will receive section and place assignments approximately one week before the parade.
    2. Please ensure all of your people know which section they are in, and which unit number they are.
    3. This is very important, as there are two staging areas for participants.
  6. Parade participants must not be intoxicated or consume any alcoholic beverages during the Parade.
  7. No tossing or launching of beads, candy or any other objects will be permitted from the Parade Units.
  8. Such items may be handed out to spectators along the Parade route.
  9. Parade participants must peacefully and cooperatively withdraw from the Parade if and when requested to do so by the Veterans’ Day Parade Group, Inc.
  10. Remember; this is a parade to honor Veterans. Banners and signs should reflect that theme.
  11. Please notify the Veterans Parade Group if your unit must cancel for any reason, so we may remove your units name from the announcers list. We thank you for your show of patriotism in celebration of freedom and the people who have given us this gift.

By completing this Entry Form you agree to require your unit member to comply with the Terms & Conditions, Parade Rules, and FAQ's of the Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc.

To read the FAQ's of the Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc please go to https://veteransparade.org/faqs.htm

I have read and agree to the Parade Rules of the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade.(*)
Please select Yes or No you agree with the rules

You have chosen not to agree to the rules of the #TampaBayVeteransParade. We are sorry you do not agree to the rules. We hope you will attend the Parade and Honor Those Who Serve on Saturday November 11, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in the

#TampaBayVeteransParade
Honoring All Who Serve

Click here to go the Home Page

 

Terms Conditions

We charge and Application Fee to all participants, excluding Hillsborough County School Bands, JROTC Units, Elementary School groups, Middle School Groups, and High School Groups to help defray parade expenses.

All MacDill AFB Companies and Branches of the United States Military are also invited to march in the #TampaBayVeteransParade. We would be honored to include you in the parade line up. Thank You For Your Service

Terms and Conditions:

  1. That all participants in your Parade Unit will participate at your risk and you will be responsible for the protection of your Parade Unit participants against illness, bodily injury and/or property damage suffered in connection with the operation of your Parade Unit.
  2. You shall indemnify and hold harmless the Veterans’ Parade Group, Inc. and its officers, directors and agents against any loss, damage or claim (“Claim”) arising out of or in connection with your participation in or other involvement with the Parade, other than any Claim that arises out of the Veterans’ Day Parade Group, Inc.’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct.
  3. Insurance Coverage:
    You will obtain liability insurance coverage in an amount not less than $300,000 per occurrence on a claims made basis, which shall be effective to protect against any Claim arising on and throughout November 9, 2013 against you in connection with the Parade.
  4. Insurance Declaration Page:
    You must attach to this Application a copy of the certificate of insurance, showing the Veterans’ Day Parade Group, Inc.” as an additional insured (contact your insurance agent), from a reputable insurance company.
  5. Monitor requirements:
    1. Every float or motorized unit must have adult (18 & older) monitors that walk with their unit to protect any children that may jump out into the parade route to retrieve candy and beads.
    2. Monitors are expected to “look & listen” and not pass out beads or candy.
    3. Car/Truck with Trailer or Float from 12-40 ft = 4 monitors 45-80 ft = 3 monitors
    4. Walking Units (supported by golf carts or wagons) must provide one adult monitor per 10 children
    5. Children under 7 yrs. may not walk but may ride on a float or vehicle
  6. Drivers:
    Float or motorized vehicle DRIVERS are NEVER permitted to throw candy/beads at any time along the Parade Route. It is imperative that these individuals are focused solely on safe driving and people surrounding them.
  7. Candy and Beads:
    No tossing or launching of beads, candy or
    any other objects is permitted from Parade Units.

  8. Supply location:
    If a trailer/float is being used, all bins/coolers with extra candy, beads and/or water used for the walkers, if possible, be stored at the back of the vehicle vs. on the sides. This will help prevent any injuries to the walkers if the vehicle is stopped and then starts moving while they are still standing next to it.
  9. Live Stock:
    If your Parade Unit is comprised of any animal(s), you will provide a clean-up crew to follow your Parade Unit throughout the Parade.
    All equestrian Parade Units must be organized to enter the Parade.
  10. You and each participant in your Parade Unit will fully comply with and be bound by the Rules described of this Application.
I have read and agree to the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade Terms & Conditions.(*)
Please select Yes or No you agree with the rules

You have chosen not to agree to the Terms of the #TampaBayVeteransParade. We are sorry you do not agree to the Terms & Conditions. We hope you will attend the Parade and Honor Those Who Serve on Saturday November 11, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in the

#TampaBayVeteransParade
Honoring All Who Serve

Click here to go the Home Page

 

Contact Information:

Name of Organization:(*)
Please enter your unit name. Use only alphanumeric characters and these symbols @ . - , ' ; : #

Salutation:(*)
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Contact First Name:(*)
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Contact Last Name:(*)
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Phone Number:(*)
Please use 555-555-5555 format

Please use 813-995-7611 format

Cell Number:(*)
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Email Address:(*)
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All communications will be sent to this email address

Mailing Address:

Street Address 1:(*)
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City:(*)
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Street Address 2:
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State:(*)
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Zip Code:(*)
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Unit Information:

Please provide the following information in detail:

First Name Adult in charge of unit at the parade:(*)
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Last Name Adult in charge of unit at the parade:(*)
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Parade Commander Cell Phone:(*)
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Number of Participants in Parade Unit:(*)
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Total number of marchers and riders.

Organization Bio(*)
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Hillsborough Co School Affiliated Unit:(*)

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Check all that Apply to Your Unit Description:

Select All that apply to your Unit:

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Unit Playing MUSIC:

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When we create the lineup we try to spread the musical groups, JROTC units, and singing groups with a non-musical group between them. This increases the enjoyment of our participants and views by not having the musical units over shouting each other.

Animals in Unit:(*)
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Yes HOW MANY?(*)
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Animal Units must Provide a cleanup crew immediately behind the animals. If the clean up crew is not present on parade day the animal unit WILL NOT be allowed to participate. Entry Fee will be forfeited.

 

Motorized Unit:

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Please select one

If your Unit includes a Golf Cart, Go Cart, Motor Cycles, Cars, Trucks, Truck pulling a Trailer, or a Professional Float self driven or towed select Yes.

Rolling Parade Equipment Information:

Types of Vehicles:

  • Light Trucks include: F-150, F-250, SUV, Caravans.

  • Decorated Trailers: up to 15' trailer that is used for other purposes the rest of the year.

  • Professional Float: Trailer whose sole purpose is for parade and civic events.

  • Heavy Equipment: Tow Trucks, Dump Trucks, Army Vehicles, or anything similar.

Please email proof of Liability Insurance for unit or individual Vehicles as a PDF or JPEG to

Vehicle Type
Check all that apply:

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Total Number of Motorized Vehicles:(*)
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Tow Vehicle Length(*)
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Trailer / Float length (0 if none)(*)
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+ Additional Vehicles Lengths(*)
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If you do not have more than one motorized vehicles enter 0 here

= Total Length of Rolling Stock:(*)
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Mortorized Unit Length(*)
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Select total length from = Total Length of Rolling Stock

Rolling Stock Units must provide walking monitors on lead and trailing edges on both sides of unit to ensure the crowd stays a safe distance from your unit. Number determined by length of motorized vehicles.

12 - 40 ft = 4 monitors    *    45-80 ft = 6 monitors    *    Over 80 ft = Monitors at each Corner and 2 monitors per vehicle gap

Your unit is under 40 feet.

Your unit requires 4 Rolling Stock Monitors.

MONITORS

Your unit is between 40 and 80 feet.

Your unit requires 6 Rolling Stock Monitors.

MONITORS

Your unit is over 80 feet.

Your unit requires additional monitors at each vehicle gap and on each corner Rolling Stock Monitors.

MONITORS

Your Unit DOES NOT INCLUDE a Golf Cart, Go Cart, Motor Cycles, Cars, Trucks, Truck pulling a Trailer, or a Professional Float self driven or towed.

Please select NEXT

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By entering your name and title you the undersigned, as an Entrant or on behalf of the Entrant, agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions.

Enter Your Company Name:

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Enter Your Full Name:(*)
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Enter Your Job Title:

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Registration Date(*)

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Band Director you have completed the form and your entry fee is waived. Thank you for your Participation we look forward to your Bands Participation.

Commander you have completed the form and your entry fee is waived. Thank you for your Participation we look forward to your JROTC Participation.

MacDill AFB Parade Director you have completed the form and your entry fee is waived. Thank you for your Participation we look forward to your Units Participation.

Thank you for your Participation we look forward to seeing your Organization Parade Day.

To read the FAQ's of the Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc please go to

https://veteransparade.org/index.php/faq-s/parade-route-and-faqs

Committee has right of refusal for any applications submitted and all applications will be reviewed.

Committee is committed to abide by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (as amended in 1972) in that it is unlawful to discriminate based on race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, handicap, or political affiliation.

Thank you for your Support of the Veteran's Day Parade.

Registration $30.00:

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Payment Method:

Click on Submit Registration to complete your registration and go to PayPal to pay your Registration Fee.