Register Your Mas Band Today!

Dear Bandleader,

It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that we extend the hand of partnership.  We, the 2017 Planning Committee for the Windy City West Indian Carnival (Windy City Carnival), ask that you join with us to establish a Midwest hub for Carnival celebrations.  As we partner with other Carnival festivities nationwide, we know that you can appreciate the spectacle that Carnival provides.  We are hoping that you would consider participating in carnival with your band.

As the third largest North American city, Chicago is home to a diverse population. It is a thriving hub for music and culture and is the proud home to our 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama.  In fact, our Carnival is just over a mile away from the President's home; on the Midway Plaisance, located on the historic Campus of the University of Chicago. We have met with City and Community leaders to position the Windy City Carnival as a
key celebration of culture and cuisines.

Windy City Carnival will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017, with a traditional parade of bands.  We invite you to join in the competition for the coveted crown of “Band of the Year”!

Please see the accompanying documents for further details.  If you should have any questions and/or concerns, feel free to contact Shani Audain at (773) 492-0936 or

We thank you for your consideration.


Windy City West Indian Carnival Planning Committee