Nothing signals a new school year in Chicago quite like the Bud Billiken Parade!

Our friend Brent Whiteside, a recent grad of Rich Central, shared this great collage of photos of the Rich Central marching band at the Bud Billiken Parade on August 11. You can find Brent on Instagram as BrentenThomas.

If you’re not familiar with the annual back-to-school parade, you can read more about the 2012 Bud Billiken Parade here.

>> Did you go to the Bud Billiken Parade? Tweet us @mashchicago to let us know what you liked best about the parade this year!

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