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 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at The Knights of Equity Hall at 7:00.  The Knights of Equity Hall is located at 1248 Evergreen Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15209-1908.  Light refreshments will be served.

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The Grand Marshall Award:

Cleaveland/Price Inc.

(Best Overall Entry)

 

The County Executive's Award:

South Fayette High School “Little Green Machine” Marching Band  

(Best School Band from Allegheny Co.)

 

The Mayor's Award:

Taylor Allderdice Dragons 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:

Virginia Commonwealth University "The Peppas"

(Best Overall New Entry)

 

The Sara Madigan Award:

Burke-Conroy School of Irish Dance

(Best Overall Irish Entry)

 

The Thomas L. Fagan Award:

Allegheny County Police Department

(Best Marching Unit)

 

The Mary Long Award (Best Marching Irish Women)

Winner: LAOH Div. #23

Runner Up: Daughters of Erin, Court #9

 

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

Winner: 116th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry-Company I

Runner Up: AOH Div. #32

 

The Thomas J. Donohue Award

(Best Pipe Band)

Winner: Pittsburgh Firefighters Memorial Pipe Band

Runner Up: Southwestern PA Firefighters Pipes and Drums

 

Best Drum Major:

Seton LaSalle Catholic High School "Rebel" Marching Band

 

Best Senior Band: Steel City Ambassadors

(Non-School Related)

 

The John J. McEvoy Award - Best Senior Irish Dancers

Winner: Burke-Conroy School of Irish Dance

Runner Up: Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance

 

Best Junior Irish Dancers

Winner: Bell School of Irish Dance

Runner Up: Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance

 

Best Senior Non-Irish Marching Group

Winner: The Three Rivers Buccaneers

Runner Up: Punxsutawney Groundhog Club

 

Best Drill Team

Winner: Steel City Angels

Runner Up: Rebel Legion

 

 

Specialty Groups

 

Best Musical Group

Winner: AOH Division#4

Runner Up: The Pittsburgh Steeline

 

Best Animal Group

Winner: Irish Setters

Runner Up: Irish Wolfhounds

 

The Judges' Awards

 

Best Commercial Float

Winner: Isaly's LLC

Runner Up: Udderly Smooth

 

Best Non-Commercial Float

Winner: Pittsburgh Hurling Development Initiative

Runner Up: St. Patrick's Missionary Society of Pittsburgh