The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2017 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 1. Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts on Thursday, Nov. 30.
Parade watching in Denver
This year’s Parade of Lights takes place Dec. 1-2. The two-mile parade begins at the Denver Civic Center and, after winding through downtown, concludes at the corner of 14th Street and Glenarm Place. The CSU Marching Band’s only parade appearance is on Friday, Dec. 1; the parade starts at 8 p.m.
CSU’s 265 musicians, colorguard, and Golden Poms, joined by CSU Cheer and Cam the Ram, will lead the numerous floats, balloons, and dozens of holiday characters as the only collegiate marching band in the parade.
The band will stop in front of the CSU Denver Center, 475 17th St., to perform the fight song for alumni and other Rams fans. Tickets for a reception and bleacher seating at the center are available at alumni.colostate.edu.
Hometown Parade Preview and the Holiday Spectacular Concert
Join the CSU Marching Band in Fort Collins on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. as they parade around the University Center for the Arts in preparation for their appearance in Denver.
Hot drinks will be available from the Human Bean Coffee Truck in front of the UCA. CSU Alumni Association Members can get a free drink by showing their membership card.
After the parade, transition into the Griffin Lobby where you can hear holiday music performed by CSU student instrumentalists and stick around for the 2017 Holiday Spectacular Concert, which begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are available at csuartstickets.com.