KINGS POINT, N.Y., February 25, 2014 - The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Regimental Band, "George M. Cohan's Own", has been selected to march in New York City’s 253rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The parade will be held on Monday, March 17th starting at 11 am. The Academy’s Regimental Band and Color Guard have been given a very prestigious position, and will be escorting this year’s parade honorees, The Gaelic Athletic Association, on their 100th Anniversary.
The Parade starts at 44thStreet and participants will march up to 79th Street. The first four hours of the parade will be televised on WNBC, Channel 4 in New York. Outside New York City, viewers can watch the parade by clicking: New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The USMMA Regimental Band should be marching past the reviewing stand within the first hour of the parade. This web story will be updated when the official Line of March is available.