Calling all friends, family and neighbors: participate and volunteer!


Only 10 days to go! The 4th of July is almost here. Even if you can’t register for class – you can still be an integral part of the EEDS 4th of July parade! We have 2 great new ways you can participate:


First, in the “Ala of friends”:
Do you want to BE IN the parade – but can’t attend class? This option is for you. In the Carnaval Parade in Rio, each Samba Schools has a “Ala of Friends” that marches in the parade with the bateria and dancers. Come show your support for EEDS and join our parade. All participants in this group wear an EEDS T-shirt, white pants/skirt/shorts and walks in the parade!

Cost is $20 donation for the EEDS cotton T-shirt. You can contribute your “Ala of Friends” donation online (we accept Paypal and Credit Cards) 

Second, as a Parade Volunteer
Do you want to help support EEDS and help make the parade great? Are you a photo whiz? Do your friends, family and neighbors want to participate, but don’t know how? Volunteer!

  • 8 volunteers are needed to walk alongside the wings.
  • 2-3 videographers/photographers to record the event.
  • 2 volunteers are needed to distribute our fan handouts alongside the parade route.

Volunteers must attend the July 3rd Technical Rehearsal. Volunteers receive an EEDS cotton T-shirt for their participation!

How to Participate: Please contact Evanston Escola de Samba at if you are interested in participating, either as a volunteer or as part of the “Ala of friends.” Everyone is welcome!