St. Patrick's Day Parade
44th Parade Award Recipients

44th Annual Parade • Saturday, March 16, 2013


James M. Shea Award for Overall Excellence:

United States Marine Corps – Color Guard (3rd Batalion, 24th Marines

Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Holy Infant School Irish Dancers

Honorary Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Kansas City Missouri Center High School Mighty Marching Yellowjacket
Band Awards:

Best Band of Parade:

Southmont High School Royal Mountie Band

Best Pipe & Drum Band:

John Ford Pipe Band

Best in Class:

1A Southwestern High School Band
2A Southmont High School Royal Mountie Band
3A Freeburg High School Marching Band – Mighty Midgets
Auxiliary Unit Vashon High School Drum Line, Flags and V-Celt Dancers
Marching Unit Awards:

Best Adult Marching Unit:

Green Garter Brigade

Best Youth Marching Unit:

Kelly’s Baton and Pom Pom

Best Historic Marching Unit:

Great River Fife and Drum Corps

Best School of Dance:

O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance

Best Novelty Marching Unit:

The World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola

Best Balloon:

Wings of Hope

Best Fraternal Unit:

St. Louis Sheriff’s Department – James Murphy
Float Awards:

Best Float in Parade:

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Best Civic/Community Float:

The Muny 2012

Best Family Float:

Descendents of Annie O’Neill

Best Fraternal Organization Float:

Chanters of the Moolah Shriners

Best Irish Cultural Float:

Notre Dame Club of St. Louis

Best Novelty Float:

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Best Commercial Float:

Randall’s Wine and Spirits
Motorized Units:

Best Antique Unit:

Land of Giants Truck Club

Best Classic Unit:

St. Louis Chapter – National T-Bucket Alliance

Best Commercial Unit:

Missouri Botanical Garden

Best Civic/Community Unit:

Mardi Gras, Inc. – Soulard Marquee

Best Fraternal Unit:

Moolah Motor Patrol – Harley Davidson

Best Royalty Unit:

Ms. Missouri Senior America 2011-2012
Animal Units:

Best Adult Mounted Unit:

Moolah Mounted Lancers

Best Youth Mounted Unit:

God’s Green Acres Ranch

Best Canine Unit:

Gateway Sled Dog Club