Chinatown Chinese New Year Starr King Parade Team Info

Photo: Mason Trinca, SF Chronicle, 2/24/18

Photo: Mason Trinca, SF Chronicle, 2/24/18

Video clip of the 2018 team!

2019 Parade Team Information

PARADE DATE: Sat. Feb. 23, 2019!

Click here for Team Assignments

The team is self-funded this year — $80/child suggested, but no child will be turned away. Click here to pay by Paypal, or contact the team managers if you want to pay by check.

Next Practices:
2/21/2019 Thursday 1:40-2:40
2/22/2019 Friday 2:40-3:40 [new practice]

Parade Day Logistics


  • Permission slip — please return to Gracie or the PTA mailbox. We must have one for your child to ride the bus.

  • Day-of-Parade Logistics — please review! It has the schedule, plus TV appearance tips.

2/23 Schedule

2 pm
meet at Starr King

dress up and gear up
mandatory bathroom usage!!!! there are no bathroom stops during parade!!!!

2:45 pm
load onto buses [student and parent parade participants, dragon, drums, sound cart, snacks and drinks for way back]

3:00 pm
depart for parade rendezvous

3:45 pm
arrive at parade rendezvous and unload

4:00 pm
check in with parade marshal
get in to position (TBD, will be published one week prior to the parade)

5:00 pm
parade starts

7–7:30 pm [may change]
end parade

7:30–8:00 pm [may change]
load onto buses. have some snacks and drinks!!!!

8–8:30 pm [may change]
return to Starr King!

parents and dinner will be awaiting our excited and tired parade participants!

return home

Practice at Home!

This year’s dance routine
This year’s drum routine video [updated 2/2/19]
A Spotify link to our marching music

General INformation and sign-up forms

Happy Year of the Pig next year!  It's supposed to be a year of good fortune and luck.  Starr King sends a parade team to march in the annual Chinatown Chinese New Year parade — join us!

Parade participants can choose one of our three activities:  the dance team, the drum corps, or the dragon.  All groups are co-ed.  If you'd like to join us but can't commit to practicing, we have a few spots for children to walk with Principal Martin holding our Starr King banner too. Parade Coordinator gets final say in activity assignment.  

The team accepts up to 50 Starr King students from grades 1-5 (sorry, kinders!  Next year!), but please check the suggested grade levels for each activity when signing up.