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America's Children's Holiday Parade

Oakland, California

Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:00 PM
Downtown Oakland on Broadway from 11th to 20th Street

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Comcast float of Beauty and the Beast in the Oakland Holiday Parade
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Web: Americas-Holiday-Parade.com

Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Director

Mail: 5320 Cedar Grove Circle, San Jose, CA 95123

Phone: 408-629-2520

If you're interested in entering your band in America's Children's Holiday Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.
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Americas Childrens Holiday Parade Oakland California Now in its 15th year, America's Children's Holiday Parade in Oakland has become Northern California's premier family event. The ooh's and ahh's of more than 100,000 spectators thrill the parade participants and provide a heartfelt warm-up for the arrival of Santa Claus in the parade's finale.

The award-winning parade features children's favorite cartoon and storybook stars appearing live or as giant helium balloons, joined by marching bands, colorful floats and specialty entries in a 90-minute parade through Downtown Oakland, California. Curious George. Bugs Bunny. Snoopy. Berenstain Bears. Bob McGrath of Sesame Street. Santa. Mention the names and watch the kids' eyes light up. Assemble them all into one parade, and open the festive holiday season with delight for children and the people who love them.

Marching bands in the parade are judged by the Northern California Band Association. The reviewing stand is located near the television broadcast area at 14th Street and Broadway. A sweepstakes award is presented to the overall best band, along with awards for the top three high school bands in the small and large divisions. Additional awards are presented to the best university/college band, best middle school band and best community/civic band.

America's Children's Holiday Parade is broadcast on PBS television affiliates across the United States and portions of Canada, and around the world on American Forces Network. The 2010 parade was available to more than 45 million households throughout North America, and many of the top markets in the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the parade is broadcast more than a dozen times on six different stations including KTVU-FOX 2, KICU-IND, KQED-PBS, KTEH-PBS, Comcast Cable and Peralta TV. It is the single most televised event in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Webcast is provided by www.Peralta.tv.

2013 Parade Competition Results


SWEEPSTAKES
93.9 Rodriguez H.S. Entertainment Units, Fairfield, CA

DIVISION 1
89.7 Mission San Jose H.S. Marching Band, Fremont, CA
89.5 Oak Grove H.S. Marching Band, San Jose, CA
85.3 Pittsburg H.S. Pirate Show Band, Pittsburg, CA

DIVISION 2
92.9 Fairfield H.S. Scarlet Brigade, Fairfield, CA
92.3 Franklin H.S. Marching Band, Elk Grove, CA
90.6 Concord H.S. Minutemen Marching Band, Concord, CA
89.8 American H.S. Eagles Marching Band, Fremont, CA
89.0 Cesar Chavez H.S. Marching Titans, Stockton, CA
87.4 Madera South H.S. Stallion Band and Color Guard, Madera, CA
85.1 Napa H.S. Marching Band, Napa, CA

DIVISION 3
88.2 Eisenhower H.S. Golden Eagle Marching Regiment, Rialto, CA
87.3 Encinal H.S. Marching Band, Alameda, CA
85.4 Deer Valley Wolverine H.S. Marching Band, Antioch, CA
81.8 Alhambra H.S. Marching Band, Martinez, CA
81.5 Hayward H.S. Marching Band, Hayward, CA
81.1 Jurupa Valley H.S. Marching Band, Jurupa Valley, CA
80.8 Skyline H.S. Marching Band, Oakland, CA
79.3 Washington H.S. Marching Band, Fremont, CA
74.5 Sacred Heart Cathedral Marching Band, San Francisco, CA

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
85.3 Lincoln Middle School Band, Alameda, CA

COMMUNITY/CIVIC BANDS
89.2 Prince Charles Pipe Band, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITION
Solano Middle School Marching Band, Vallejo, CA

2013 Participating Bands

Scenes from the Oakland Holiday Parade As of November 1, 2013

Alhambra H.S. Marching Band, Martinez, CA
American H.S. Eagles Marching Band, Fremont, CA
Banda Internacional Tucanes Latinos Marching Band, Guatemala
Cesar Chavez H.S. Marching Titans, Stockton, CA
Concord H.S. Minutemen Marching Band, Concord, CA
Deer Valley Wolverine H.S. Marching Band, Antioch, CA
Eisenhower H.S. Golden Eagle Marching Regiment, Rialto, CA
Encinal H.S. Marching Band, Alameda, CA
Fairfield H.S. Scarlet Brigade, Fairfield, CA
Franklin H.S. Marching Band, Elk Grove, CA
Hayward H.S. Marching Band, Hayward, CA
Jurupa Valley H.S. Marching Band, Jurupa Valley, CA
Lincoln Middle School Band, Alameda, CA
Madera South H.S. Stallion Band and Color Guard, Madera, CA
Mission San Jose H.S. Marching Band, Fremont, CA
Napa H.S. Marching Band, Napa, CA
Oak Grove H.S. Marching Band, San Jose, CA
Pittsburg H.S. Pirate Show Band, Pittsburg, CA
Prince Charles Pipe Band, San Francisco, CA
Rodriguez H.S. Entertainment Units, Fairfield, CA
Sacred Heart Cathedral Marching Band, San Francisco, CA
Skyline H.S. Marching Band, Oakland, CA
South San Francisco H.S. Marching Band, South San Francisco, CA
Washington H.S. Marching Band, Fremont, CA

Related Events

America's Children's Holiday Parade works in association with other festivals, giving marching bands the opportunity to perform in several events during the same trip, such as:
• Oakland City Center Tree Lighting
• Jack London Square Plaza Lighting and Festivities

While in Oakland for the parade, bands and visitors can take time to visit world-renowned sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, including:
• Golden Gate Bridge
• San Francisco's Pier 39
• Oakland's Chabot Space and Science Center
• California Academy of Sciences
• The Oakland Zoo's "Zoo Lights"
• Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Future Dates

December 6, 2014
December 5, 2015
December 3, 2016
(Always held the first Saturday of December.)

For More Information

Web: Americas-Holiday-Parade.com

Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Director
Mail: 5320 Cedar Grove Circle, San Jose, CA 95123
Phone: 408-629-2520

If you're interested in entering your band in America's Children's Holiday Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.


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