Band Application Form

Band Application Form

17th Grand Slam Parade & Festival
Downtown Williamsport
Monday August 14th
5:30PM – 8:00PM

Parade steps off at 5:30PM.

Applications are due no later than June 1, 2023 for consideration.

Applications will be judged on their appropriateness for the parade. We reserve the right to approve participation in parade based upon this factor and those detailed in the Parade Entry Criteria. Please review criteria before completing.

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The Grand Slam Parade is seeking marching bands to participate in the 2023 Parade. The Parade is a mix of entertainment including unique floats, specialty units, celebrity talent, and special production numbers. Marching bands are an integral part of the mix; the pageantry, musical selection, colors, marching style, and auxiliary contributions help create a stunning
presentation. The Grand Slam Parade receives a wide variety of applications every year. Selected bands represent a mix of local, regional, and national music programs. Local bands (from the Lycoming County and Northcentral PA region) as well as nationally recognized bands will be included. The 2023 Parade will be broadcast live on WNEP-TV (ABC affiliate).

  • This is read by the Emcee as your band passes by the television cameras. Please write this the way that you would like to have it read on the day of the parade, giving a short history of your band, years in existence, etc. We do reserve the right to edit. This information may be submitted on a separate sheet.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Please call 570-326-1971 or email [email protected]

This is an invitation to apply for participation in the parade. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2023. You will be notified regarding your acceptance by July 1.

The Grand Slam Parade is an event produced by the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, a department of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce