Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade Line Up

Organizer:Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade
Location:Greater New Haven, CT
Date:Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:30 PM
Contact:Monica Canning-Ball
(203) 812-0126



1. NEW: Parking for Participants ONLY is available at the Granite Square Parking Garage. The parking structure is located at 690 State Street, New Haven CT 06511 between Audubon Street & Trumbull Street. The entrance to this lot is via State Street ONLY. One occupant vehicles will not be permitted to park in this lot. Yale University Parking Lot 16 has been reserved for one occupant vehicles. Yale Lot 16 is located at the intersection of Whitney Avenue & Humphrey Street. Entrance from Whitney Avenue. Shuttle buses will be available for transportation to the assembly area from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. from both parking areas There will be no return shuttle buses at the end of the parade.

2. Per the order of the City of New Haven; No items such as necklaces, candy, toys or flyers are to be thrown from automobiles, trucks, floats or distributed from marchers to parade viewers.

3. The presence of placards, banners or other devices including pamphlets intended to spread propaganda, political views or to embarrass any group or unit of marchers are prohibited.

4. Any unit stopping and performing, without prior authorization, in front of the reviewing stand, WTNH8 live broadcast location or along the parade route is automatically disqualified from the competition and forfeit contractual honorariums. Parade officials will strictly enforce this regulation.

5. The use of sirens and air horns during the parade is strictly prohibited. All units are prohibited from firing guns as they turn from Chapel on to Church Street, passing the reviewing stand up to Elm Street. Note: Violators of this order may be prohibited from future parade participation.

6. No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed or carried along the parade route, or in the staging/assembly area, by spectators or participants in the parade. New Haven Police will enforce penalties for disorderly conduct and alcohol violations.

7. Units participating should carry the National Colors (U.S. Flags). Strict compliance with the flag code (Public law 623 is enjoined, part of which reads as follows: Section 176, paragraph C--- “The flag should never be carried flat or draped over the hood of a car, but always aloft and free.”

8. The official judges for the marching and musical competitions are from the Northeast Judging Association and are located at the reviewing stand on Church Street in front of New Haven City Hall. Judges will deduct points for lack of uniformity, excessive spacing between units, blocking spectators by handlers, and flag code violations, to name a few.

9. Please follow the “Our Parade” link ( for updated information and remember to print out the parade orders prior to March 11, 2018 to guarantee familiarity with staging and rules and regulation.

Confirmed Line Up

Line Up Status: Locked and Final

NOTE: Line-up positions are subject to change.

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1New Haven Police Department Motorcycle Escort
2Flag Detail New Haven Police Emerald Society
3Lone Piper
4Grand Marshal Banner Carriers
52018 Grand Marshal
6Grand Marshal Unit
7Roaming Railroad - Sponsored by: 2018 Grand Marshal
8Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums of Danbury, CT
9National Colors Honor Guard - Mike York & Mike O'Hare
10Four Provinces Flags Honor Guard - Katie Connors, Brian Grabell, Timothy Gallogly GM'15, Fred Cotter
11CT Alumni SR. Drum & Bugle Corps
12Hamden Police Department Motors Unit
132018 Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade Queen & Honor Attendent
15New York City Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Band
19Joseph A. Ferko String Band
20James Hillhouse JROTC with Color Guard
21James Hillhouse High School Band
22The City of New Haven -The Honorable Mayor Toni N. Harp New Haven Police Department, Chief - Anthony Campbell New Haven Fire Department, Chief - John Alston, Jr.
23New Haven Fire Department Local 825
24New Haven Fire Department
25United States Senate - Congress
26Connecticut State Police
27St. Patrick's Pipe Band of Glastonbury
28State of Connecticut Officals
29Connecticut State Police Crusiers/Motorcycles
30Second Company Governor's Foot Guard
31Kentish Guards
32Judicial Marshal Services Honor Guard
33Mayors and Selectpersons
34Amistad High School Drumline and Guard
35New Haven Board of Alders
36Knights of Columbus
37WTNH8 Television Personalities in Executive Range Rover
38Middletown Fire Color Guard
39ESCORT DIVISION BANNER CARRIERS Grace Bohan, Erin McKeirnan and Sophia Vaill
40New Haven Police Emerald Society
41New Haven County Firefighter's Emerald Society
42Knights of St. Patrick
43Lenihan School of Irish Dance
44Ancient Order of Hibernians
45Mattatuck Drum Band
46New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club / Irish American Community Center
472018 Queens Court
48Pioneers of the Sacred Heart
49West Haven Irish American Club
50West Haven High School Marching Blue Devil Band
51FIRST DIVISION BANNER - John Robert Voss / Katie Pelletier
52Stratford Police Honor Guard
53Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance
54Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band
55Hiram Lodge No. 1, AF & AM
56Miss New Haven County & Miss Fairfield County Scholarship Organization
57VFW New Haven
58Chester Fife and Drum Corps
592nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery
60King Robinson Marching Jaguar Band
61Connecticut Wheelmen
63St. Aedan-St. Brendan Catholic School
64102d Army Band
65Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade Co-Grand Marhals Annmarie & Dave Curtin
66Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy
67Camp Rising Sun
68Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps
69America's Miss National Petite 2017-2018 Olivia Mae Zink
70U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
71St. Peter's Drum Corps
72M.P. Rice Hose Company No. 2
74SECOND DIVISION BANNER - Diane & Maia Cusack
75Bridgeport Police Honor Guard
76Saint Rita School
77Lancraft Fife & Drum Corps
788th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company A, Inc.
79Eire Nua US Committee
80Funky Dawgz Brass Band
81Elm City Party Bike
82New England Brewing Company - Sponsored by: New England Brewing Company
83CT Minuteman Composite Squadron
84Band O'Brothers
85Pyramid Shriner Clowns
86St. Francis/St. Rose of Lima School
87Mauro-Sheridan Middle School Marching Band
88Pyramid Shriners Little Wheels
89Police Pipes & Drums of Waterbury
90Mrs. Connecticut America & Miss Connecticut Pre-Teen
91Daniel Hand Athletics
92Connecticut Patriots
93Trail of Terror
94The Terryville High School Marching Band
95The Amazing Andy
96MetroPCS - Sponsored by: MetroPCS
97FuSion Steppers
98East Haven Firefighters Local 1205
9999.1 PLR
100THIRD DIVISION - Thomas Morgan & Laura Harris - New England Brewing - Sponsored by: New England Brewing Company
101Yale University Police
102Clemente Band
103Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut
104Outdoor Adventure Program
105Gaelic Highland Pipe Band
106U.S. Coast Guard
107Wish Truck
108Edgewood Magnet School Band
109LBSpinnerZ ArtZ and the New Haven Spinjam
110Executive Auto Group - Sponsored by: Executive Auto Group/Executive Jeep Nissan
111Moodus Drum and Fife
112Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven
113John S. Martinez Sea and Sky Magnet School
114New England Coed Pageants
11527th Regiment CT. Volunteers
116Saint Marys Junior Fife and Drum Corps
117Connecticut Roller Derby
118Flanagan Ambulance Alumni
119CT Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps
120501st Legion Connecticut Garrison
121Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corps
122WTNH Weather Labs - Sponsored by: WTNH8News
123Great Hill Hose Company
124Radio 104.1 WMRQ
125FOURTH DIVISION BANNER - Kathryn Templeton & Marie McNamara
126Thomaston Fire Department
127Mulkerin School of Irish Dance
128CT Firefighters Pipes and Drums
129American Red Cross
130JK343 9/11 FDNY Tribute Jeep
131Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps.
132Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
133Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes and Drums
134319th Recuiting Squadron
135North Branford HS Field Hockey Team
136Fairfield County Police Pipes & Drums
137Ms. New England States Pageant Teresa Nakouzi
138Wilbur Cross Marching Band
139East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department
140Star 99.9
141American Medical Response
142Bike New Haven
143Town Green District Downtown Ambassadors

Line Up Summary

Confirmed Units: 143
Total Participants: 2625
Total Unit Length: 1949 ft

Line Up Instructions/Details


OFFICIAL AS OF Sunday March 4, 2018 4:00PM

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts promptly at 1:30 p.m. In case of the cancellation of the parade due to inclement weather, announcements will be on WTNH8, WPLR Radio Station 99.1 FM and Radio Station WELI 960 AM. Phone information will be available from: Courtney Lundgren Connors, Parade Chairman (Cell 860-343-3508) no later than 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018.


1. COMMAND: Having been appointed Grand Marshal for the 62st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the undersigned hereby assumes command. The command post/Information Booth is open at 12:00 P.M. March 11, 2018 at the intersection of Chapel Street/Derby Avenue (Blue Tent at Monitor Square). Parade Marshals will assist you with identifying your unit’s location and staging area.

2. STARTING POINT: The head of the parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel Street & Sherman Avenue. All units and individuals participating must be in position, ready to move out, no later than the time indicated in bullet item #4. NOTE: If your unit arrives late for staging, your unit will be placed at the end of the parade (no exceptions).

3. PARADE ROUTE: East on Chapel Street to Church Street, North on Church Street to Grove Street, East on Grove Street to Orange Street where units are dispersed (Participant Parking Garage on State between Audubon/Trumbull Street).

4. ASSEMBLY AREAS – As assigned per following the marching unit line up and assembly time (not arrival time):

Grand Marshal, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee: Upper Chapel Street, in the intersection with Sherman Ave - 1:00pm.
Elected Officials/Guests: Chapel Street in the vicinity of the intersection of Derby Avenue and Chapel Street - 1:00pm.
Sponsoring Irish Organizations: Upper Chapel Street, Winthrop Avenue to Ellsworth Avenue - 1:00pm.

FIRST DIVISION: Norton Street: North of Chapel Street, head resting on Chapel Street. - 1:00pm.

SECOND DIVISION: Norton Street: South of Chapel Street - 1:00pm*

THIRD DIVISION: Winthrop Avenue: North of Chapel Street head resting on Chapel Street -1:15pm*

FOURTH DIVISION: Sherman Avenue: North of Chapel Street, head resting on Chapel Street -1:30pm*

Fire Apparatus will assembly on Sherman Aveune, South of Chapel Street in order of their unit Division placement.

*Special instructions: Buses transporting school children to their respective divisions are permitted to keep children on the bus on George Street for the 2nd Division, on Edgewood Avenue for the 3rd Division, and on Sherman Avenue for the 4th Division; until 1:00pm before discharging passengers.

Color Codes have been created to identify Assembly Locations (Signs posted on Utility Poles) ESCORT DIVISION: WHITE

5. MUSIC: If possible, all bands and field music should play Irish Airs, and render a marching cadence of 100 steps per minute. Bandleaders should adjust volume and rotation of playing in order to minimize conflict with adjoining bands and marching units. Attention Bandleaders: bands should be playing when passing the reviewing stand and observe the sign 75 feet on right side of street before reviewing stand titled “To Start Playing Now.” NOTE: Any units stopping and performing in front of the reviewing stand or along the parade route without permission are automatically disqualified from the competition and forfeit contractual honorariums. Parade officials enforce this regulation.

6. WTNH8 will be televising LIVE from their production headquarters set up on Chapel Street and Temple Street. Do not stop to perform unless otherwise authorized. Please put your “best foot forward” as your unit passes this stand for our live television audience. Please note: we cannot guarantee which marching units, or that all marching units will appear in the televised broadcast.

7. NATIONAL COLORS: All participating units with appropriate color guards should carry the national colors. The colors of the Irish Republic may be carried to the left of or behind the national colors (U.S. Flag) and its display is encouraged.

8. TRANSPORTATION OF UNITS: Bus reloading zones adjacent to the dismissal point are designated, north and south on Orange Street and east on Audubon Street. East on Grove Street is to be used for the loading of horses and wagons.

9. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: All marchers must move promptly to the right side of the street and halt in place until all fire apparatus, ambulances or other emergency vehicles have passed.

10. DISTANCES BETWEEN UNITS: This will provide greater opportunity for all units to make the broadcast location. Please be courteous to the groups in the later divisions and adhere to these paces.
o DIVISION: 40 Paces
o SECTIONS: 20 Paces
o UNITS: 10 Paces

11. MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT: Space is limited. All vehicles in the parade must have prior approval of the Parade Coordinator. Unauthorized parade vehicles may be removed by Parade Marshals.

12. SIGNAGE POLICY FOR ALL VEHICLES: Unapproved sponsor signage is not allowed on parade entries. If your entry has signage that has not been pre-approved, it may be removed on Parade Day. Please Note: This includes any vehicle used for transportation of bands, marching units and any other participant of the parade. As this is recent change from prior years, please contact the Parade Coordinator directly with any questions prior to parade day.

13. ANIMAL WASTE DROPPINGS. Parade Units having animals will immediately pick up all waste left by their animals prior to the arrival of the following parade unit (10 paces).

14. END OF ROUTE: The parade ends at Grove and Orange Streets, not Church Street. Units are automatically disqualified from competition if they disband before Grove/Orange Streets.

15. PROCLAMATION: By proclamation from the City of New Haven, the 2018 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is honoring the memory of Kevin J. Smith GM '02 by naming Chapel Street Kevin J. Smith Blvd. Blvd.

16. UPDATED PARADE REGULATIONS: Please check our website, before the parade on Saturday, March 10, 2018, to ensure your organization has the most current set of Parade Orders –

Please communicate these Parade Orders/Rules & Regulations to all members of your organization. If possible, please provide as many of your unit members the complete set of Parade Orders. Communication is the key to an organized Parade Day!

Patrick J. Smith,
(Note: Signature on file)

Joanne Conlon,
(Note: Signature on file)