The 2024 Parade Award Winners have been selected by the Northeast Judging Association. Each winning marching unit will be recognized and will receive a plaque in their name at the Annual Parade Awards Ceremony which is held each spring by one of the 4 Associated Irish Societies.



Grand Marshal's Award East Rock Brass Band
Queen's Award Sarah Parlato
Honor Attendant's Award Emily Burke
Best Overall Band O'Brothers
Best Fire Apparatus New Haven Fire Department Apparratus
Best Firefighter Emerald Society FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
Best Professional Fire Department East Haven Fire Department-Local 1205
Best Police Honor Guard 1st: CT Department of Correction Honor Guard
2nd: CT State Police Honor Guard
Best High School Band 1st: West Haven High School Marching Band
2nd: Wilbur Cross High School Marching Band Governors
Best Elementary School Band Roberto Clement Band
Best School Youth Group New Haven Youth and Recreation
Best Youth Marching Band Marlborough Jr. Ancient Fife & Drum Corps
Best Drill Team 1st: The Village Drill and Drum Corp
2nd: Conte West Hill Steppers
Best Fife & Drum 1st: Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corp
2nd: Mattatuck Drum Band
Best Pipe & Drum 1st: Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band
2nd: New Haven County Firefighter Pipes & Drums
Best Drum & Bugle Corp. 1st: CT Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corp
2nd: CT Alumni Drum and Bugle Corp
Best Irish Dance Group 1st: Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy
2nd: Mulkerin School of Irish Dance
Best Irish Society Group 1st: West Haven Irish-American Club
2nd: New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club
Best Youth Military Group 1st: Marine Cadets of America
2nd: James Hillhouse JORTC
Best Military Unit Navy Band Northeast
Best Musical Group 1st: Polish American String Band
2nd: Jersey String Band
Best Radio Station 99.1 PLR
Best Entertainment 1st: Connecticut Star Wars Clubs
2nd: Elm City Party Bike
Best Musical Entertainment 1st: Catnip Junkies
2nd: Rock House School of Music
Best Brass Band 1st: The Great American Marching Band
2nd: Wholly Brass Band
Tom Slater Spirit of the Parade 1st: Hillhouse Marching Band
2nd: Ebony Horsewomen Parade Unit
Best Float 1st: Ian Biggs & The Ruckus
2nd: Grand Marshal Family & Friends
Best Reenactment 1st: Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Co. A, Inc.
2nd: Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
Best Charitable Make - a - Wish Foundation
Best Community Organization 1st: Scouts BSA Troop 75G
2nd: Gateway Connecticut State Community College


The Associated Irish Societies is an IRS recognized non-profit with 501(c) (3) status. All donations are tax-deductible. Donations are payable to the Associated Irish Societies.


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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