Contingent Monitors are designated members of your contingent that will walk with your contingent along the Parade route acting as chaperones for your contingent. All contingent monitors must attend a training prior to the Parade.
Contingent Monitor Trainings are MANDATORY for certification as a contingent monitor. The trainers explain the Parade assembly area, the Parade route, and the Parade dispersal plan.
Monitors learn the 5 Safety Rules:
- Nobody gets hurt
- Wheel monitors (see below) stay at their wheels
- All monitors are clean and sober
- No throwing anything
- No getting on or off vehicles
If you do not have the correct number of trained contingent monitors the day of the parade, your contingent will be prohibited from entering the parade route and no refund will be provided. Here is how you determine how many contingent monitors you require:
If there are vehicles (e.g., trucks, cars, convertibles, floats---but motorcycles are considered "people") in your contingent, then you need:
- 2 Contingent Monitors per each vehicle axle (the "one monitor at each wheel" rule).
In addition, you are required to have a certain number of contingent monitors based on the number of people in your contingent:
- 1 Person = 1 Contingent Monitor
- 2 to 25 People = 2 Contingent Monitors
- 26 to 50 People = 4 Contingent Monitors
- 51 to 75 People = 6 Contingent Monitors
- 76 to 100 People = 8 Contingent Monitors
- 101 or more 10 + 2 for every additional 25, as listed above
A contingent with 20 people and a sedan must have a total of 6 trained monitors: 4 for the sedan and 2 for the people.
Please conteact us with any questions about Contingent Monitor Trainings by email.