Here is the letter parade organizers want you to see
After 22 years, the board of directors and committee members of
Burbank On Parade Inc. have decided to cease organizing and producing
the annual celebration known as Burbank On Parade. There is no one
reason for this decision, but a combination of many.
We feel it is in the best interests of those of you who have
supported the event to let you know this decision as soon as
If you would like to see this event continue, we strongly suggest
you contact the members of the Burbank City Council. Without input
from the community, and given the current budget situation, this even
may just go away.
Mayor Stacey Murphy
Vice Mayor Marsha Ramos
Jef Vander Borght
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Burbank on Parade Inc.
The letter parade organizers didn’t want you to see
On Nov. 18, 2002, Burbank On Parade Inc., a nonprofit corporation,
decided to cease organizing and conducting the annual celebration
known as Burbank On Parade. This action effectively terminates the
parade scheduled for 2004. We notified City Manager Mary Alvord on
Oct. 23, by phone, and again in person on Nov. 3.
We have come to this decision after 22 years of successful and
enjoyable celebrations for several reasons, one of which is lack of
support. Ironically, many of the obstacles we faced throughout the
years came from city departments that were responsible for
“assisting” us, specifically Licensing and Park and Recreation, who
found more ways to hinder us rather than help us accomplish our
The annual parade is a joyous occasion appreciated by many people.
You can see it on their faces, from little kids on the curb to the
seniors looking out from their windows at the retirement home.
Burbank On Parade has become a tradition for families and community
organizations. Many past parade participants and spectators continue
to contact us about next year’s parade, and we refer them to the
Burbank City Council.
We sincerely hope that a group, organization or perhaps the city
of Burbank will step up and continue this remarkable tradition that
dates back to the 1940s. We will be available to answer any questions
you may have, or assist any new group that is interested in taking
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Burbank On Parade Inc.
Burbank on Parade a matter of civic pride
As the manager of the Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Marching Band and
Drill Team, I was very disappointed to hear about the demise of
Burbank’s annual parade. Our group has appeared in every parade since
we were formed in 1986. We have people who come from as far away as
San Francisco and Texas to join us when we march every April.
Despite whatever differences there might between the parade
organization and the city, there must be some way or someone to step
forward to save this event that does so much good for the community
and civic pride.