Calling all Alumni, Staff & Supporters!

In honor of the corps’ Irish roots, Pioneer is planning to return to the streets on March 17th, 2019 to perform in the Chicago Southside Irish Parade!

Participation in the parade will be open to Pioneer alumni, staff, volunteers, as well as supporters of the organization. Persons interested in participating in the parade can complete the Parade Application by clicking on the button below.

Parade Application

The repertoire for the parade will consist of “Garry Owen” and “Stars and Stripes”. PDF Copies of these songs can be downloaded in advance via the links below:

Garry Owen: Brass | Percussion

Stars and Stripes: Brass | Percussion

Cadence & Exercies: Percussion

The tentative itinerary for the weekend is listed below:

3:00pm - 9:00pm - Uniform Fitting
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Rehearsal

7:00am - 8:30am - Rehearsal
10:00am - Depart for Parade
Noon - Parade in Chicago
After - Party & Travel Home


Airport pick ups & drop offs will be available from Milwaukee Mitchell & Chicago O'Hare Airports.

For lodging, we have made special arrangements with the Econo Lodge Milwaukee Airport location to offer our performers a rate of $49.00/room.  To take advantage of this special rate, contact the hotel at (414) 764-2510 and mention that you're with Pioneer.

In addition to the great performance opportunity, a post-parade party is also being planned at Jacqui Bilder's (#1787) Natural Law in Blue Island, IL.

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