RISD Christmas Parade Info

It’s that time of year again! The December 3rd RISD Christmas Parade will be on the Berkner side of town this year. All the information you need to know is below.

Holiday Parade Calendar Info

Attendance is required for all GEB members not auditioning at Phase 1 All Region EXCEPT percussion. Percussion does not need to participate in the parade this year.

When:  Saturday, December 3rd

Where:  Meet at Berkner HS Band Hall. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.


7:25a: Arrive at BHS
7:45a: Rehearse in Band Hall
8:30a: Line up outside band hall
9:45a: Estimated parade finish at Huffines Park.
10:10a: Parents pick up at Berkner HS

Items You’ll Need:

  • Full marching uniform. Pickup uniforms/shakos on Friday after school. Bring them back to school on Monday.
  • Flip folder, parade music, lyre (if applicable).
  • Please note: The Band Hall will be closed Saturday.

Following the parade, we will walk back to Berkner HS as a group. Parents should pick up students at Berkner. We’ll send out a tweet once the parade has finished.

Directions to Berkner HS from RHS:

  • Travel East along Belt Line Rd for 2.5 miles
  • Turn Right onto South Plano Rd.
  • Turn Left onto E. Spring Valley
  • The band hall is located on the West side of the building.

 Directions to Huffines Park from RHS:

  • Travel East along Belt Line Rd for 2.5 miles
  • Turn Left onto South Plano Rd.
  • Huffines Park will be on your right.

Special Info for Tubas:

We will load up the tubas on Friday afternoon and the staff will take them over to Berkner. They will be waiting for you on Saturday morning. After the parade, you will walk back to BHS with the band, case and load your tubas back onto the truck. You will then follow the truck and return to RHS to unload your tubas. You’ll be released from RHS once the tubas have been put away.

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