STEP UNIT & DRILL TEAM 2013 RULES AND REGULATIONS
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GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
Each unit or team should consist of
at least 12 and not more than 32 members total. All members must be at least
10 years of age.
All units must carry an identifying banner or
sign. The banner or sign must be professionally produced.
All marching units must maintain
forward motion. Parade marshals
instructions must be followed. If instructions are not followed, unit will
be escorted out of the parade line-up.
Counter marching, reverse marching
and/or stopping the forward motion of the parade without specific
instructions to do so is prohibited.
All performances must be in good
taste compatible with the Carolinas’ Carrousel’s mission to enhance our
community life through quality family-oriented entertainment and the
promotion of academic and artistic excellence. Routines and /or expressions
of a lewd, obscene nature are expressly prohibited. Likewise, actions
portraying violent, abusive and/or offensive behavior are not appropriate. A
Agreement form must be signed and included with Application.
marching with the unit (i.e., First Aid team, etc.) must:
- Be confined to a minimum number and included
in the unit’s Data Sheet member count.
- Wear coordinating
attire that identifies them with their respective unit.
officials’ instructions as to their position of march to help ensure
that the view of the unit itself is not obstructed along the entire
parade route and especially in the telecast area.
The following prizes will be awarded to
outstanding groups participating in the parade:
$300 to the best-performing Step/Drill Team (Rhythmic dance/movement; no
band or percussion accompaniment)
$300 to the best-performing Step & Rhythm (Rhythmic dance/movement;
percussion accompaniment, no band) or Show Band (Other bands that do not
march in traditional military style)
All entrants must provide evidence of current Comprehensive General
Liability Insurance including Contractual Liability (Limits of $1,000,000
Bodily Injury and Property Damage combined in an insurance company with a
Best’s rating of A or A+ is a minimum requirement). Entries lacking
insurance will not be considered.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY
All entrants must sign and return a provided
Release and Indemnity Form agreeing to indemnify Carolinas’
Carrousel, Inc., its officers, directors and employees and hold them
harmless with respect to all defenses that they shall be required to make in
connection with any claim or action arising out of the participants’
involvement with the parade and/or other festival activities.
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
- Participants must be 10 years of age or older.
- Each participant must
be uniformly dressed; uniforms must be neat and clean.
- Each unit or team
should consist of not less than 12 or more than 32 members.
- This total number is to include steppers/drillers as well as flag unit,
banner carriers, percussionists, supervisors and auxiliary units.
- Each unit or team
should demonstrate their ability to march in formation with straight
lines, keeping in step with the music and performing in precision.
Entire routine must
not be less than 3 ½ minutes nor more than 5 minutes in length.
VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS
- All applicants must include a
color photograph of each uniform type worn within the group (including
flag unit, banner carriers, supervisors and all auxiliary units).
- Each group must submit a video
(VHS or DVD) of its routine. The video must show all equipment to be
used in the parade.
Adults that will accompany the
group in their parade performance must also be included in the video.
Participation in the Belk Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade is by INVITATION ONLY.
The Parade organizing committee reserves the right to limit the total number
of units of all types (floats, marching bands, step units/drill teams,
special units) that will be included in parade.
Step Units/Drill Teams invited to
participate in the parade will be required to submit a non-refundable entry fee of $50.00.