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Bridget O’Brien
For Immediate Release

 

 

New York, NY-Monday evening, October 22, the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade held an award ceremony for the best marching units in the 2018 Parade.  The event took place at Fordham University’s McNally Theater.  The awards were presented by Parade Chairman Sean Lane,  Prior to the ceremony Hilary Beirne, Chief Administrative Officer of  the Parade addressed the delegates and updated them on plans to expand the scholarship program for the 2019 Parade.  Warren and Kathleen Reilly  Chairs of the Judging Committee were in attendance and congratulated all the winner.  
 
President of the FDNY Emerald Society, Billy Nolan accepted the award on behalf of all who marched up 5th Avenue with the FDNY Pipe Band and Color Guard.  He was very honored to represent all the men and woman who protect and serve the City.
 
The Parade is hard at work planning for 2019.  The announcement of the Grand Marshal, Dr. Brian O’Dwyer, Esq. was made 2 weeks ago at the reception at the American Irish Historical Society.  
 
The list of winner is below.  
 
2018 NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade Marching Unit Awards
 
AOH –  2018
AOH New York State Board XE “AOH New York State Board” 
AOH Orange County Board & Divisions 1, 2 & 4 XE “AOH Orange County Board & Divisions 1, 2 & 4” 
Myles Scully Div 1 AOH Westchester Co 
 
LAOH 
LAOH Suffolk County Board
LAOH Orange County Board 
LAOH Queens County Board 
 
COUNTIES 
County Donegal Association of New York 
County Cavan P & B Association of New York
County Kerry P & B Association of New York 
 
FRATERNAL 
Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens
Power Memorial High School Alumni XE “Power Memorial High School Alumni” , NY
Irish Business Organization of New York (I.B.O.)
 
EMERALD SOCIETIES
Port Authority Police Emerald Society XE “Port Authority Police Emerald Society” 
Police Emerald Society of Westchester Pipes and Drums
Emerald Guild Society (Irish Building Managers of NYC)
 
UNIVERSITIES 
Fordham University Gaelic Society
Saint John’s University Gaelic Society
Notre Dame Alumni Association of New York 
 
COLLEGES 
SUNY Maritime XE “Molloy College Gaelic Society” 
Manhattan College Gaelic Society
Marist College Gaelic Society
 
HIGH SCHOOLS
All Hallows High School XE “St Saviour High School” 
Xavier HS ROTC
St. Saviour High School
2018 NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade 
Marching Band Awards
 
 
COLLEGE, MUNICIPAL & OTHER BRASS BANDS
Virginia Tech Marching Band
Virginia Military Institute
 
MUNICIPLE PIPES AND DRUMS
F.D.N.Y. Emerald Society Pipe Band and Color Guard
Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Sanitation Department Emerald Society Pipe Band
 
ORGANIZATIONAL PIPES AND DRUMS
Joseph Duelk Jr AOH Div Pipe Band
The Kerry Pipers
Sioil na h-Eireann Pipe Band
 
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE PIPES AND DRUMS
Iona College Pipe and Drum Band
Manhattan College Pipe and Drum Band
NYU Pipes and Drums
 
METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE BANDS
Cardinal Hayes HS Band
Cardinal Spellman HS Band
Xavier High School “Blue Knights” Cadet Band
 
SENIOR FIFE & DRUM CORPS
Irish Brigade Field Music
NY Ancients Fife and Drum Corps
NJ Field Music
 
JUNIOR FIFE & DRUM CORPS​    
Young Colonials Fife and Drums, Carmel NY
Boy Scout Troop 236 Drum and Bell Corp
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