For the young participants in the parade, the real work starts at the end of the school year. While peers are sleeping in or dragging to summer jobs, these young people are practicing for hours on end, as they strive to earn bragging rights as a winning team – and their performances are nothing short of remarkable.
During the parade, teams compete in their respective category: marching band; cheer; dance; drill. They are evaluated by a panel of judges based on technique, precision, creativity, enthusiasm and more.
Over the years, we have learned that participation in these activities does more than restructure summer leisure — it saves lives. We are so proud and honored to provide a platform that exposes their talents to the community.
Over 200 marching bands, drills teams, dance teams, tumblers, and other talents travel from all over the country to participate in (4) categories: Drill, Dance, Marching Bands and Cheerleading.
DONATE TO “BUD PERFORMANCE TEAM”
Dance teams, drill teams, and marching bands travel from all over the country to participate in the historic Bud Billiken® Parade, consequently, travel costs, uniforms, and other necessities can exceed the means of locally-led groups. Please donate to a performance team or band, in return, they’ll be happy to carry your banner in the parade.