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.
23NHFD American Legion Post 132
24New Haven Fire Department Local 825
25New Haven Fire Department
26United States Marine Corps
27United States Senate - Congress
28Connecticut State Police
29St. Patrick's Pipe Band of Glastonbury
30State of Connecticut Officals
31Connecticut State Police Crusiers/Motorcycles
32Second Company Governor's Foot Guard
33Kentish Guards
34Judicial Marshal Services Honor Guard
35Mayors and Selectpersons
36Amistad High School Drumline and Guard
37New Haven Board of Alders
38Knights of Columbus
39WTNH8 Television Personalities in Executive Range Rover
40Middletown Fire Color Guard
41ESCORT DIVISION BANNER CARRIERS Grace Bohan, Erin McKeirnan and Sophia Vaill
42New Haven Police Emerald Society
43New Haven County Firefighter's Emerald Society
44Knights of St. Patrick
45Lenihan School of Irish Dance
46Ancient Order of Hibernians
47Mattatuck Drum Band
48New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club / Irish American Community Center
492018 Queens Court
50Pioneers of the Sacred Heart
51West Haven Irish American Club
52West Haven High School Marching Blue Devil Band
53FIRST DIVISION BANNER - John Robert Voss / Katie Pelletier
54Stratford Police Honor Guard
55Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance
56Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band
57Hiram Lodge No. 1, AF & AM
58Miss New Haven County & Miss Fairfield County Scholarship Organization
59VFW New Haven
60Chester Fife and Drum Corps
612nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery
62King Robinson Marching Jaguar Band
63Connecticut Wheelmen
65St. Aedan-St. Brendan Catholic School
66Civil Air Patrol-Stratford Eagles Squadron
67102d Army Band
68Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Parade Co-Grand Marhals Annmarie & Dave Curtin
69Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy
70Camp Rising Sun
71Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps
72America's Miss National Petite 2017-2018 Olivia Mae Zink
73U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
74St. Peter's Drum Corps
75M.P. Rice Hose Company No. 2
77SECOND DIVISION BANNER - Diane & Maia Cusack
78Bridgeport Police Honor Guard
79Saint Rita School
80Lancraft Fife & Drum Corps
818th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company A, Inc.
82Eire Nua US Committee
83Funky Dawgz Brass Band
84Elm City Party Bike
85New England Brewing Company - Sponsored by: New England Brewing Company
86CT Minuteman Composite Squadron
87Band O'Brothers
88Pyramid Shriner Clowns
89St. Francis/St. Rose of Lima School
90Mauro-Sheridan Middle School Marching Band
91Pyramid Shriners Little Wheels
92Police Pipes & Drums of Waterbury
93Mrs. Connecticut America & Miss Connecticut Pre-Teen
94Daniel Hand Athletics
95Connecticut Patriots
96Trail of Terror
97The Terryville High School Marching Band
98The Amazing Andy
99MetroPCS - Sponsored by: MetroPCS
100FuSion Steppers
101East Haven Firefighters Local 1205
10299.1 PLR
103THIRD DIVISION - Thomas Morgan & Laura Harris - New England Brewing - Sponsored by: New England Brewing Company
104Yale University Police
105Clemente Band
106Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut
107Outdoor Adventure Program
108Gaelic Highland Pipe Band
109U.S. Coast Guard
110Wish Truck
111Edgewood Magnet School Band
112LBSpinnerZ ArtZ and the New Haven Spinjam
113Executive Auto Group - Sponsored by: Executive Auto Group/Executive Jeep Nissan
114Moodus Drum and Fife
115Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven
116John S. Martinez Sea and Sky Magnet School
117New England Coed Pageants
11827th Regiment CT. Volunteers
119Saint Marys Junior Fife and Drum Corps
120Connecticut Roller Derby
121Flanagan Ambulance Alumni
122CT Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps
123501st Legion Connecticut Garrison
124Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corps
125WTNH Weather Labs - Sponsored by: WTNH8News
126Great Hill Hose Company
127Radio 104.1 WMRQ
128FOURTH DIVISION BANNER - Kathryn Templeton & Marie McNamara
129Thomaston Fire Department
130Mulkerin School of Irish Dance
131CT Firefighters Pipes and Drums
132American Red Cross
133JK343 9/11 FDNY Tribute Jeep
134Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps.
135Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire
136Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes and Drums
137319th Recuiting Squadron
138North Branford HS Field Hockey Team
139Fairfield County Police Pipes & Drums
140Busy Buggy
141Stylettes Drill Team and Drum Corps
142Ms. New England States Pageant Teresa Nakouzi
143Wilbur Cross Marching Band
144East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department
145Star 99.9
146American Medical Response
147Bike New Haven
148Town Green District Downtown Ambassadors

Line Up Summary

Confirmed Units: 148
Total Participants: 2670
Total Unit Length: 1974 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)