Patti Flaus, Awards Committee Chair

The Judges were members of the All-American Judges Association. They scored all marching units, High School Bands and Floats in the parade.

Marching units are judged on uniforms, originality, general effect and marching skills. Bands are judged on music, marching and visual appeal. Floats are judged on design, construction, theme and general effect.

The Awards Ceremony will be Monday, April 15, 2019 at
Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle
  at 7:00. 

The Grand Marshall Award:    AOH Division 32

         (Best Overall Entry)

The County Executive's Award: South Fayette "Little Green Machine" Marching Band  

         (Best School Band from Allegheny Co.)

The Mayor's Award: Allderdice High School Dragon Marching Band    

         (Best School Band from Pittsburgh)

The Bishop's Award: Seton LaSalle Catholic High School “Rebel” Marching Band

         ( Best Catholic High School Band)

The Jack Gavin Award: Boy Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council

         (Best Overall New Entry)

The Sara Madigan Award: LAOH Division 23

         (Best Overall Irish Entry)

The Thomas L. Fagan Award: 116th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry-Company I  

         (Best Marching Unit)

The Mary Long Award  (Best Marching Irish Women)

Winner: LAOH Division 11  

Runner Up: Daughters of Erin, Court #9

The Robert W. Kennedy Award   (Best Marching Irish Men)

Winner: Mon Valley AOH Division 1

Runner Up: AOH Division 21

The Thomas J. Donohue Award  

         (Best Pipe Band)

Winner: Carnegie Mellon University Pipe Band          

Runner Up: Southwestern PA Firefighters Pipes and Drums

Best Drum Major: Yough High School Marching Band

Best Marching Baton Group: The Martinettes Twirling Corps

         (Non-School Related)

Best Senior Band: WVU Alumni Band               

         (Non-School Related)

Best Senior Irish Dancers

Winner: Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance

Runner Up: Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance

Best Junior Irish Dancers

Winner: Bell School of Irish Dance

Runner Up: Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance

The Thomas Donohue Award: The Pittsburgh Ceili Club

Best Adult Irish Dance Group

Best Senior Non-Irish Marching Group

Winner:   Punxsutawney Groundhog Club

Runner Up:   Steel City Ghostbusters

Best Drill Team

Winner:   Steel City Angels

Runner Up:   Marvel Squad Dance Team

Specialty Groups

Best Musical Group

Winner:   The Pittsburgh Steeline

Runner Up: Steel City Music

Best Animal Group

Winner:   Victory Bible Chapel and Stables

Runner Up:   Dream Horse Stables

The Judges' Awards

Best Commercial Float

Winner:   Isaly's

Runner Up: Cleaveland-Price

Best Non-Commercial Float

Winner: Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association

Runner Up: The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands


Bob Timmins, Judge

Patti Flaus, Awards Committee Chair