University of Michigan Alumni Association

National Cherry Festival Cherry Royale Parade

We are looking for a new chair for Cherry Fest 2018. Are you interested in leading or joining the Cherry Fest team?  Contact us at grandtraverse@umich.edu.

Join the march - not to the Big House - but along the Front and Union Streets with U of M Club's A'Maizin Blue float during the National Cherry Festival Cherry Royale Parade (last Saturday of Cherry Fest). Our annual Big M decked flatbed will also host the local U-M Alumni Marching Band - under the masterful direction of Pete Deneen - with music that will have us cheering and singing Hail to the Victors many times along the route. Parade participation is open to all local and visiting U-M alumni, students, family, fans and friends of all ages. Wear your colors and join us!

If you are an alumni or current member of the Michigan Marching Band and would like to play on the float, please contact Pete Deneen or GrandTraverse@umich.edu.

If you would like to help assemble the float (not from scratch!), we'll meet a few days before the parade to spiff it back into shape. This is a fun task - join the prep crew! Email: GrandTraverse@umich.edu.