Thank you to all of the many marching units that participated in the 2023 Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2023. It was a spectacular event, a sunny day with the streets of New Haven lined with multigenerational attendees. All of the units participating make our parade fun and entertaining from beginning to end. Each unit is exceptional in their own unique character and performance. The parade committee engages independent judges to determine which units are recognized as outstanding.

For the 2022 Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade, WTNH 8 aired a live broadcast of the parade on March 12 , 2023 and re-broadcast on March 17, 2023, WTNH 8 offered viewers the unique opportunity to vote for their favorite marching unit in an online poll for the People's Choice Award. The West Haven High School Marching Band is the overall winner of the People's Choice Award. The Elite Drill Team & Drum Corp is the People's Choice 1st Runner Up. These outstanding unit will be recognized at our Parade Awards Ceremony on April 15, 2023

These are the 2023 Parade Award winners:



Best Drum and Bugle 1st Place Connecticut Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Best Drum and Bugle 2nd Place St. Peter's Drum Corps
Best Entertainment 1st Place Band O'Brothers
Best Entertainment 2nd Place Rock House School of Music
Best Exhibition Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Co. A
Best Fife & Drum Corps 1st place Stony Creek Drum Corps
Best Fife & Drum Corps 2nd place Lancraft Fife & Drum Corps
Best Fire Apparatus New Haven Fire Department Apparatus
Best Fire Honor Guard Middletown Fire Dept. Honor Guard
Best Fraternal Organization Connecticut Freemasons
Best High School Marching Band 1st Place West Haven High School Marching Band
Best High School Marching Band 2nd Place Wilbur Cross High School Marching Governors
Best Irish Marching Unit 1st Place New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club
Best Irish Marching Unit 2nd Place West Haven Irish-American Club
Best Irish Unit Dance Unit Mulkerin School of Irish Dance
Best Junior Military Unit Marine Cadets of America
Best Media WTNH
Best Overall Unit Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps
Best Pipe and Drum 1st place Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band
Best Pipe and Drum 2nd Place Celtic Cross Pipes & Drum
Best Police Honor Guard 1st Place New Haven Police Emerald Society
Best Police Honor Guard 2nd place Connecticut State Police Honor Guard
Best Police Marching Unit 1st place New Haven Police Department Motorcycle
Best Police Marching Unit 2nd place Connecticut State Police Marching Unit
Best Professional Fire Department 1st Place New Haven Fire Department Local 825
Best Professional Fire Department 2nd Place East Haven Fire Department Local 1205
Best Senior Military Unit Second Company Governors Foot Guard
Best Volunteer Fire Department M.P. Rice Hose Company 2 - Branford F.D.
Best Youth Group 1st Place King Robinson Marching Jaguar Band
Best Youth Group 2nd Place Roberto Clemente Band
Grand Marshal Award New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
Honor Attendant Award Tessa Mackey
Queen's Award Sierra O'Keefe
Tom Slater Spirit of the Parade Village Dream
People's Choice Award - Winner West Haven High School Marching Band
People's Choice Award- 1st Runner Up Elite Drill Team Squad & Drum Corps


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St. Patrick's Day Parade Greater New Haven logoThe Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Connecticut’s largest single day spectator event attracting more than 325,000 people to the streets New Haven each year. The Parade is a longstanding tradition in the New Haven community, and the members of the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee volunteer to ensure the tradition continues.


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