St. Louis, Missouri, plays host to the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, and every year the festivities are capped off with the Bud Light Grand Parade, a 1.5-mile parade that runs right through the Soulard neighborhood and whose audience numbers around 250,000. The Marching Mizzou Alumni Band has been offered the opportunity to enter the parade at no cost, with the added benefits of a donation to our scholarship fund, free parking close to the event, and $25 VIP tent tickets (regular price is $100). The VIP tent provides food, beverages, and restrooms. The parade kicks off at 11am on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. The board is looking to gauge interest in this opportunity, so if you’re interested in participating, please email the board at email@example.com with the subject line “M2AB Mardi Gras” by January 31st, 2019. You can read more about the Grand Parade here.