The Greater Manassas Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is grateful to have the following pipe bands and Irish dancers as a part of our parade. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, March 9 to enjoy the traditional Irish flair that makes our event unique. In addition to these groups, a host of other local businesses, civic groups and organizations will also march in our parade.
Boyle School of Irish Dance
The Boyle School of Irish Dance is a local organization that offers Irish dance classes throughout the area. The mission of the Boyle School of Irish Dance is to enrich the lives of children and families through the rich culture and heritage of Irish Dance. We strive to help our students grow into strong, confident, kind adults through the experiences they will have while dancing with our school. The Boyle School strives to offer an environment for all dancers to exercise and share their talents with the community whether through performance, competition or simply for the joy of dancing.
Phoenix Irish Dance Academy
Located minutes away from Historic Old Town Manassas, Phoenix Irish Dance Academy is certified through An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha. Owned by Shani DuFrain, TCRG and Rachel Wolf R.N., PIDA is an affordable Irish dance school serving Manassas, Virginia and the surrounding areas. With a selection of classes suitable for recreational and competitive dancers alike, PIDA is the perfect extracurricular/after school activity for small children, teen athletes, and everyone in between.
City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums
The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums is a EUSPBA-Sanctioned Grade 4 pipe band based in Alexandria, Virginia. We play a prominent role in parades, festivals and special events throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. Combining precision marching with innovative musical arrangements, the band has been delighting audiences for over four decades. The band has performed at the White House, foreign embassies, a gubernatorial inauguration, the President’s Cup golf tournament, rock concerts, university commencement exercises, military ceremonial balls, and many other prestigious events.
City of Winchester Pipes & Drums
The City of Winchester Pipe & Drum Band is the official pipe band of the City of Winchester, Virginia, we perform traditional and seasonal music on the Great Highland Bagpipes and Scottish Drums at various parades, ceremonies, and events in Winchester and across the region. We are an all-volunteer band from a variety of backgrounds and are always seeking new members, from beginners to experienced musicians. As members of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, we also compete in Grade 5 at various Highland games and Scottish/Celtic festivals. The band and individual musicians are available for hire
Notre Dame Alumni Band of Washington, DC
The Notre Dame Alumni Band of Washington, DC, composed of former ND band members, marches in parades all around the region. Every year the Greater Manassas Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is pleased to welcome this highly trained group of performers.