St. Patrick's Day Parade
47th Parade Award Recipients

47th Annual Parade • Saturday, March 12, 2016


James M. Shea Award for Overall Excellence:

Holy Infant School Irish Dancers

Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Gateway Superfriends

Honorary Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Mardi Gras, Inc. – Soulard Streetscape
Band Awards:

Best Band of Parade:

New Haven High School Marching Shamrocks

Best in Class:

1A Southwestern High School Band
2A New Haven High School Marching Shamrocks
3A Bayless High School Marching Broncos
4A Hazelwood West Marching Wildcats

Best Youth Marching Unit:

Auxiliary Unit:

Parkview High School Lassie Drum and Bugle Corps

Pipe & Drum

John Ford Highland Pipe Band
Marching Unit Awards:

Best School of Dance:

Kelly’s Kuties

Best Adult Marching Unit:

Green Garter Brigade

Best Youth Marching Unit:

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School Drumline and Spirit Squad

Best Historic Marching Unit:

Great River Fife and Drum Corps

Best Novelty Marching Unit:

Gateway Precision Lawnchair Krewe

Best Balloon:

Murphy the Leprechaun Balloon

Best Irish Dance:

 O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance
Float Awards:

Best Float in Parade:

St. Louis Irish Arts

Best Family Float:

Descendants of Nellie Fogarty

Best Civic/Community Float:

Y-Kiki Divers

Best Commercial Float:


Best Fraternal Organization Float:

St. Louis Fire Department Local 73

Best Irish Cultural Float:

Krewe of the Kilted Shamrocks/Lucky’s Restaurant and Bar

Best Irish Dance:

St. Louis Irish Arts
Motorized Units:

Best Civic/Community Unit:

USO of Missouri, Inc.

Best Commercial Unit:

Missouri Botanical Garden

Best Antique Unit:

Gateway Fire Historical Society

Best Classic Unit:

St. Louis Tesla Enthusiasts

Best Fraternal Unit:

St. Louis Police Officers Association

Best Royalty Unit:

Miss Missouri Outdoors Queen

Best Novelty Unit:

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Best Motorized Unit:

Yomo Mini Patrol Moolah Shrine
Animal Units:

Best Adult Mounted Unit:

Open Door Animal Sanctuary

Best Canine Unit:

Gateway Sled Dog Club/Irish Wolfhounds (tie)