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Make Music Chicago is bringing back Spookapalooza, their play-along marching band event, to the third annual Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade.

They’re joining artists from around the city in a parade in along Columbus Drive in the Loop, presented this year by LUMA8. Our marching band will be anchoring the group once again and hosting a pre-parade costume and make-up session. This year’s theme and tune is Ghostbusters!

Percussionists and Sousaphonists: we’re offering participants the opportunity to borrow instruments. If you are interested, please let Make Music Chicago know in the “Additional Notes” section of the sign-up form below. Availability is limited and instruments will be loaned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Everyone who signs up will receive music and complete details about the event, including information about the costume and make-up session.

Please help us spread the word! If you are an educator, please encourage your students to participate. Students have a blast playing in the band, and enjoy being part of the celebration of our city’s creativity with many of Chicago’s most significant arts organizations! Lantern holders and marchers are welcome too, so bring the whole family!

Sign up


Oct 21 2017


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Columbus Drive
Columbus Drive


Stephen Carey