St Patricks Day Parade 2024

St Patricks Day Tipperary Town, Marching Mizzou

This years St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday 16th March. The amazing University of Missouri ‘Marching Mizzou’ band will march through Tipperary Town in what is to be a fantastic event for the town.

The University of Missouri ‘Marching Mizzou’ Band has 300 members who are travelling to Tipperary to perform their rendition of It’s a Long Way to Tipperary. The Marching Mizzou band began as the University of Missouri Cadet Band in 1885. In 1903 a student band was created to supplement the military band. It is now the largest student organisation on the University campus. In 1956 The University of Missouri Cadet Band split into a concert band, a university band, and the marching band, resembling the current structure. By 1969 membership had risen to 261. In 1957, a group of baton-twirling majorettes and two feature twirlers were added to the band. The group became known as the Golden Girls after purchasing now-iconic gold sequined uniforms in 1965. For the next decade, the majorettes evolved into a dance team as their popularity across the campus grew. By the time they ceased carrying their batons in 1976, the group as made up almost entirely of performing dancers and had only kept the batons out of tradition

Marching Mizzou has supported the Mizzou Tigers at all of the team’s bowl games since the marching band was first founded, except for 1979 and have had many notable performances throughout their history including:
1975 Performing in Wembley Stadium to 100,000 people
2001 Performing in the inaugural parade for President George W Bush
2022 Leading the Macy’s Day Parade and they were part of the NBC Broadcast’s opening number with Lea Michele and the Cast of Funny Girls

Watch them here at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

If you have a clubs or societies, or are part of a Group that would like to take part in the parade email info@tipperarytown.ie

Read more about the Marching Mizzou https://music.missouri.edu/ensemble/marching-mizzou

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