Parades & Shows

The South Shore Drill Team is in high demand, performing at more than 125 events every year. The team performs at events of all types and sizes, from grand openings, national sporting events, high-profile corporate events, and movie premieres to private parties and neighborhood festivals and parades.

Listed below are some of the group’s most high-profile performance venues and events:
  • Opened Chicago Architecture Biennial, October 2-3, 2015
  • Marched in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, selected from 2,800 applications
  • Performed in 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
  • Performed for First Lady Michelle Obama & Guests at NATO event May, 2012
  • Winners of the country’s third largest parade, the Bud Billiken, for over 25 years
  • 2011 Winter Guard International World Champions
  • Ambassadors for McDonald’s HBCU Football Classics (Indianapolis, Atlanta, & Orlando)
  • Opened Magnificent Mile Lights Festival televised nationally 2009-2015
  • Traveled to Africa with Sister Cities to tour Morocco in 2005
  • Featured at NFL Timken Hall of Fame Parade in Canton, OH 2009-2013
  • Chicago Bulls & Orlando Magic halftime shows
  • Walt Disney World
  • The Kentucky Derby
  • Chicago premiere of LeBron James documentary, More Than a Game
  • The Indianapolis 500
  • Opening of Chicago’s Millennium Park
  • Grand Reopening of Soldier Field
  • Gucci Fashion Show at the Field Museum
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Appeared in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
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    "South Shore Drill Team is the true highlight of the Evanston 4th of July Parade. I worked for many years at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center so I know what great work you do with young people. I hope you can continue your excellent work."

    —Barbara, Evanston, IL

    "I always, always love your group – so spirited and well done. I’m a retired school teacher and I like what you are doing with these children."

    —Marjorie, Skokie, IL