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 9, 2018 at
Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle
  at 7:00. 


The Grand Marshall Award:   

Cleaveland -Price

  (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: Central Catholic High School Marching Band   

  ( Best Catholic High School Band)

 

The Jack Gavin Award: Big Truck Potato

  (Best Overall New Entry)

 

The Sara Madigan Award: Bell School of Irish Dance

  (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 #23   

 

    Runner Up:    LAOH Division #11

 

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

Winner: AOH Division #4

 

Runner Up: AOH Division #32   

 

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: Central Catholic High School Marching Band

 

Best Marching Baton Group: The Studio for the Performing Arts   

  (Non-School Related)

 

Best Senior Band: WVU Alumni Band     

  (Non-School Related)

 

Best Senior Irish Dancers

  Winner: Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance

 

  Runner Up:    Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance

 

Best Junior Irish Dancers

  Winner: Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance

 

  Runner Up: Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance

 

The Thomas Donohue Award: Pittsburgh Ceili Club

(Best Adult Irish Dance Group)

 

Best Senior Non-Irish Marching Group

  Winner: Pittsburgh Firefighters Local #1

 

  Runner Up:   Allegheny County Police Department

 

Best Drill Team

  Winner: Steel City Angels

 

  Runner Up:   N/A

 

Specialty Groups

 

Best Musical Group

  Winner: Pittsburgh Steeline

 

  Runner Up: Mountaineer Fife and Drum Corps

 

Best Animal Group

  Winner: Victory Bible Chapel and Stables

 

  Runner Up: Irish Setters

 

 

The Judges' Awards

 

Best Commercial Float

  Winner: Islay's

 

  Runner Up: Udderly Smooth

 

Best Non-Commercial Float

  Winner: Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association

 

  Runner Up:    AOH Division #21