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Brighton Pride Parade will be held on Saturday 5th of August 2023

Expected time table (final times to be shared):
  • 8:00 - 8:30am; arrival at Hove Lawns
  • 8:30 - 10:00am; tuning of drums, setting up sound system and final preparations
  • 10:00-10:30am; warm up and sound check
  • 11:00; start of the parade
  • 1:00-2:00pm; finish of the parade
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm; rest, take down of float and pictures
  • 3:00pm-8:00pm; free time, often spent together having some food&drinks
  • 8:00pm-????; Renegade Samba (open party) at New Road
Important information for Bateria:
All bateria are expected to join (several) rehearsals before Pride (depending on travel).
Final rehearsal is mandatory for all those wanting to join Pride (for those within reasonable travel distance). This rehearsal will be on Sunday 30th of July, during the day in Brighton/Hove (exact time&location tbd)
Spaces for bateria are limited per instrument. This is to ensure a good balance of the sound. After sign up, we will confirm your instrument as soon as possible. If there is no more space available, you are always welcome to pick a different instrument.
It is expected of all bateria members to prepare for Pride by practising the BSS material. This can be found on the BSS Website, by logging in (details will be provided after registering). And of course at rehearsals (every Sunday evening in Brighton)
Tamborim players are required to play carreteiro comfortably. They are also expected to learn the desenhos (lines) for our 3 songs this year. All desenhos can be found on the members only part of our website.
Drums can be provided by BSS. These can be signed out at the final rehearsal.

Bateria players will be wearing white trousers (no skirts, shorts, etc), BSS bateria shirt (you can buy or loan one), white shoes and gold sequined hat.
If you have any questions, please reach out to either Malcolm or Willem

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