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Registrattion Pack
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We
elcome to
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as! Galve
eston 2015. We arre
ple
eased you will be joining us
for our 5th a
annual ce
elebrated
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eve
ent.
In tthis packket, you w
will find
dettails pertaining to
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parade and
d informa
ation abo
out
the
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Uptown U
Umbrella
Brig
gade. Ple
ease turn
n in all
nec
cessary m
materials by
Feb
bruary 6,, 2015, including tthe
Parrade Rele
ease of LLiability a
and
a li st of partticipants with eac
ch
ct email.
pa rticipantss contac
For quesstions con
ncerning
g the Umb
brella Brig
gade contact
Stepha
anie Flore
es Event C
Coordina
ator
Ya
aga’s Entertainme
ent Inc.
Email:: [email protected]
@yagasprresents.co
om
Phone: 409-770--0999
Than
nk you an
nd we loo
ok forwarrd to see
eing you a
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Ma
ardi Grass! Galvestton 2015
Funk
ky Uptown
n Umbrellla Brigad
de
On Febrruary 6th, 20
015 we will restore the magical a
and imagina
ative experrience of
Mardi Gras
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in Galve
eston. We would
w
like to invite you
u to come help us com
mmence th
he
celebrations by esttablishing a grand intro
oduction to
o Mardi Gra
as! Galvesto
on via a
Second Line Umbre
ella Brigade
e. The 1st An
nnual briga
ade broke tthe Guinness Book of
World Re
ecords as th
he largest Umbrella
U
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ance with 4
492 membe
ers and in 2
2012 the 2nd
d
Annual Brigade
B
beat its record
d with 1,516
6 participan
nts dancing
g the Hokey
y Pokey in
unison with
w decora
ated umbre
ellas. In 2013
3 we beat o
our previous record wiith 1,792
participa
ants, but in 2015 we re
eally out did
d ourselves with a gran
nd total of 2,314
brigaders! A BIG Thank You to
o all 2,314 Fu
unky Brigad
ders. This year we would like to yo
ou to
gather all
a your frien
nds, family, coworkers and loved ones to joi n us in our q
quest to bre
eak
our prev
vious record
d.
In case you
y
are new
w to the Um
mbrella Brig
gade Celeb
bration here
e is a little h
history
lesson fo
or you...The Jazz Funerral dates ba
ack to the e
early 1800’ss. It emerge
ed as a
collaborrative effortt to provide
e community memberrs loved one
es with a prroper
funeral procession.
p
The familie
es of the de
eceased we
ere the “firsst line”. The jazz
band an
nd the “Sec
cond Line” (non-family
y members)) would com
me to pay their
respect.. Trumpets call
c would rally
r
the cro
owd to cele
ebrate life a
and help re
elease
his or he
er soul.
Over the
e course of time, the Second
S
Line
e Umbrella has emerged as a do
ominant
symbol of
o celebration. Today,, the Secon
nd line Umb
brella is used
d to celebra
ate just
about anything – Mardi
M
Gras, weddings, showers, g
graduationss, milestone
e
birthday
ys, anniversa
aries, retirements, sporrting eventss, etc.
What wa
as once just a regular necessity against
a
the sun has be
ecome a hig
ghly
decoratted work off art. Second Line Umb
brellas now reflect attittude and p
personal
style as they
t
twirl and spin as if to say “laiissez les bon
n temps rou
uler”! Please join us
in celeb
brating life; it’s
i your cha
ance to da
ance to the rhythm of the night!
2015 Mardi Gras Galveston
Umbrella Brigade Overview
Please review the following parade information provide below.
Parade Date: Friday, February 6th, 2015
Parade Time: Parade Lineup will begin at 6:30pm. The Parade will begin at
8:00pm
Line Up Number: Group Captains will receive Line Up group number via email
before the parade. Each Captain is responsible for notifying each of its
members their group Lineup number. The Lineup number will coincide with the
groups meeting space and order in the parade.
Parade Competition: This portion of the parade is optional. Umbrella groups will
have the opportunity to show off their groups’ costumes and creativity while
being judged as they march through the streets. Judges will recognize groups by
number so participants must stay with their captain during parade.
Winners of Competition: The winning Umbrella group will be awarded 30
balcony party tickets for Friday, February 6, 2015, which is open until 1am. At the
conclusion of the parade, the winning group will be escorted to the balcony
party.
Judging: Judges will be stationed at the final stretch of the
Umbrella Parade overseeing the dance routine performed by all parade
participants. They will be watching so don’t stop dancing!
Parade Details
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
On Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:30pm, please meet the parade coordinators
(Stephanie Flores) at the corner of 21st and Mechanic for a pre-party at the DJ Stage.
The parade should take no longer than approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour of
marching time.
Parade Arrival: Every participant must enter through the designated umbrella
gate at 21st and Mechanic. You will NOT be allowed free entry through any other
gate.
Parade Participants: All costumed participants with a decorated umbrella will
receive FREE entry into the Entertainment District ONLY through the designated
gate at 21st and Mechanic. Beer booths and restrooms will be provided in Umbrella
Parade Staging area.
Parade Group Leader: Assign one person from your team to be the designated
person to hold a sign with the Team Number at the front the group during the
parade. This person will be in front of group during the judging portion of
parade. This select person must hold the Team Number Sign while holding their
Umbrella.
Parade Judging: A select group of judges will be located on the balcony at 23rd
and Strand. The designated judging area will begin at Yaga’s Cafe and end at
Rocky Mtn. Chocolate Factory.
2015 Mardi Gras! Galveston
Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
Please fill out the following information below. When filling out this
information we ask that you please print.
Name of Umbrella Group: ___________________________________________________________
Approximant number of group members:_____________________________________________
Participating in Judging (yes or no):__________________________________________________
Participating in the 2nd Annual Umbrella Decorating Contest (yes or no):_______________
Captain of Umbrella Group:__________________________________________________________
Captain’s Email:_____________________________________________________________________
Captain’s Phone:____________________________________________________________________
Release of Liability
Please sign and attach the release of Liability form(s) to your parade entry. A
Release of Liability form must be signed and submitted for each parade
participant.
Mardi Gras! Galveston 2015
Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
The undersigned is a participant in the 2015 Mardi Gras parades. In
consideration of participating in such parade, the undersigned hereby agrees
to assume all responsibility and liability for any and all damage, personal injury,
or other loss of any nature and further releases and agrees to hold harmless
Yaga’s Entertainment and its agents from any and all liability, claims, damages,
and causes of action of any nature related to said parade.
The undersigned hereby acknowledges and certifies that he or she has read the
Official Parade Rules and information Form, this Release of Liability, fully
understand them, and by signing below agrees to all terms and conditions
included therein.
Name of Umbrella Group:____________________________________________________________
Participant’s Name:_________________________________________________________________
Email Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Contact Number:___________________________________________________________________
Signature:___________________________________________________________________________
Date:_______________________________________________________________________________
Yaga’s Entertainment
2314 Strand
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 409-770-0999
Fax: 409-419-1717
[email protected]