Dear Band Director:
As Parade Committee Chairman I am pleased to extend this very special invitation to your band to participate in the 123rd Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 19 – 28, 2019. Our four downtown parades are special, and we would consider it a special honor to have your band with us for our Frontier Days celebration in July.
Enclosed are an application and some additional parade information. Should you decide to attend the “Daddy of ‘em All” please complete the application and return as soon as possible. If you need more information or any further assistance, please drop us a note at the above address or call the above phone number. Please be aware of Rule #1 on the attached Parade Information Sheet.
The Band Assistant is Chuck Shafer. He will be glad to answer any questions or help in any way. His daytime phone is (307) 773-3724, in the evenings at (307) 640-6246.
Again, we would be pleased to have you join us for the 123rd Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days™. We look forward to hearing from you.
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Inc.
NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY!
Our Parades are scheduled for Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday mornings
Should your band decide to participate in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade, we will assure you plenty of hospitality and a good time. We do have some limitations and hopefully, this letter will answer some of the questions you might have. More specific information is available from our Band Assistant, Chuck Shafer. He may be reached by calling (307) 773-3724. His mailing
address is PO Box 4, Cheyenne WY 82003. Please return the application to Mr. Shafer as soon as possible.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Committee has arranged for sleeping accommodations for bands in our senior and junior high schools. These are gymnasium type facilities. Schools will have separate sleeping rooms for boys and girls, if possible. You may use the gym locker room for showers and washing, but you must provide soap, towels and bedding. We suggest that you bring bedrolls and air mattresses. If you decide to participate we need to make reservations for your accommodations as early as possible. Laramie County School District #1 will require proof of liability insurance to use their facility. Notifications will be sent advising you of where accommodations will be and the person to contact upon your arrival in Cheyenne. Most bands come via chartered or school bus. There is no local bus service and we are not able to provide transportation. To avoid any overtime charges by the local school district, please plan to arrive at your assigned school in Cheyenne before 2:00 p.m.
Meals are the responsibility of each band. There are a multitude of fast food establishments, pizza houses and restaurants in the community.
Free pancake breakfasts are available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. The USAF Thunderbirds perform on Wednesday morning. And yes, we do have a shopping mall. The Terry Bison Ranch, located about 11 miles south of Cheyenne provides tours, restaurant & shops. If interested, contact them at (307) 634-4171. The following areas are within an easy drive from Cheyenne: Denver, 95 miles; Estes Park, 90 miles: Snowy Range, 70 miles; Rocky Mountain National Park, 100 miles; Vedauwoo Park, 30 miles west of Cheyenne on Interstate 80 and Ft. Laramie, 100 miles. Hayrides etc. are available from the Diamond Guest Ranch, approximately 45 minutes north of Cheyenne, on I-25. Contact them at (307) 422-3567.
Unless the bus drivers are going to stay with the band, their bus company, or travel agency, must make their sleeping arrangements. This should be done as the earliest possible time, prior to your arrival, as motels and hotels are usually full by Frontier Days