Author: Keith Albertson
The Colorado State University marching band marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. This was the first time that the CSU marching band had performed abroad. Despite this, the band was recognized as the “Best Adult Band,” beating out Purdue, Alabama-Birmingham and a few other international bands. The parade was just one of the stops on the band’s week-long tour through Ireland. The marching band also performed at Kilkenny Castle on the eve of St. Patty’s Day and visited the Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher. The parade itself was the largest such parade Dublin has ever hosted, drawing more than 700,000 people to the parade site.