St. Patrick's Day Parade
50th Parade Award Recipients

50th Annual Parade • Saturday, March 16, 2019


James M. Shea Award for Overall Excellence:

Missouri Botanical Garden

Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

The Clark Academy of Irish Dance

Honorary Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Clarkson School of Irish Dance
Band Awards:

Best Band of Parade:

New Haven Marching Shamrocks

Best in Class:

1A Southwestern CUSD 9 Band
2A New Haven Marching Shamrocks
4A Hazelwood West Marching Wildcats

Auxiliary Unit:

Parkview High School Lassie Drum and Bugle Corps


Brittany Woods Middle School Marching Band

Pipe and Drum:

John Ford Highland Pipe and Drum
Marching Unit Awards:

Best Adult Marching Unit:

Green Garter Brigade

Best Youth Marching Unit:

Sugar Babies Baton Twirling Corps

Best Fraternal:

St. Louis Fire Dept EMS Ambulance

Best Historic Unit:

4snd Highlanders Sterling Company

Best Novelty Unit:

The World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola

Best Balloon:

Gateway Superfriends 501st Legion

Best Irish Cultural Float:

Krewe of the Kilted Shamrocks

Best Irish Dance:

Meghan Torno School of Dance
Float Awards:

Best Float in Parade:

IBEW Local 2

Best Family Float:

The Descendants of Annie O’Neill

Best Civic/Community Float:

America’s Birthday Parade

Best Commercial Float:

Missouri Botanical Garden

Best Fraternal Float:

St. Louis Sheriff’s Department

Best Irish Cultural Float:

Notre Dame Alumni Club of St. Louis

Best Novelty Float:

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Best Irish Dance:

Holy Infant Irish Dancers
Motorized Units:

Best Commercial Unit:

St. Louis Incredible Pizza

Best Motorized Other:

Moolah YOMO Mini-Patrol

Best Antique Unit:

Gateway Fire Historical Society

Best Classic Unit:

Model T Ford Club of Greater St. Louis Inc.

Best Fraternal Unit:

St. Louis Fire Chief Driver/Vehicle

Best Irish Dance:

St. Louis Irish Arts
Animal Units:

Best Adult Mounted Unit:

Moolah Mounted Lancers

Best Canine Unit:

National Irish Wolfhound Association

Best Fraternal Unit:

St. Louis Police Mounted Patrol