MORRISTOWN, NJ --  The Denville String Band will march in the 40th annual Morris County Parade, on Saturday, March 9, at 12 p.m. in Morristown. 

One hundred and twenty three groups will be marching in this year's parade. In addition to the Denville String Band, spectators will hear Colonial Pipes & Drums, Jersey City Firefighters Pipes & Drums, Madison High School Marching Band, Caballeros Marching Band, Morristown High School Marching Band and Morris County Police Pipes & Drums, just to name a few. Some of the groups walking in the parade include Morristown Medical Center, Morristown Fire Bureau, Dublin Pub, the Seeing Eye, Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, Lenahan School of Irish Dance, and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County. To see the line of march, click here.

The parade route will begin in the parking lot at Town Hall, travel down South Street before continuing around the Morristown Green. Marchers will go make their way around the green, on S. Park Place, E. Park Place, and N. Park Place before continuing on Washington Street, past the Court House and then turning right onto Atno Avenue and ending at the Morristown High School.

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Road closures in Morristown will go into effect at 11:30 a.m. and will last until the parade route has been cleared, said Morristown Police. Detours will be in place. Motorists should expect delays.

There will be a pre-parade Mass in celebration of Saint Patrick at Assumption Church, 91 Maple Avenue at 10 a.m. Here is the parade schedule, including pre-parade festivities.

9:30 am

Begin setting up Reviewing Stand

9:45 am

Music -setting up by Paddy and the Pale Boys

10:10 am

Music- Tradition and Modern Irish Music

10:20 am

American Legion Post #390 Denville, NJ Present Colors and a 21 Gun Salute 
National Anthem -Sung by RUTH GERNER 
Welcome Address by - Mayor Tim Dougherty and 1st Lady Mary Dougherty 
Drew Univ. Bill Rogers PhD - Will speak on the 100th Aniv of the 1919 War of Independence in Soloheadence, County Tipperary - Ireland

10:40 am

Irish Step Dancers Emily Endean 
Emily has joined Irish Step Dancers from Wick Hegarty, An Clar, Lenahan and Heritage Irish Dance Schools to entertain today.

10:50 am

Morristown High School -will promote their upcoming play 'THE ADAMS FAMILY' While performing flyers will be distributed

11:10 am

Music- Paddy and the Pale Boys -while School Band sets up Concert by Jefferson/Sussex Av School Band -Director, Brad Marullo

11:30 am

Paddy and the Pale Boys 
Irish Step Dancers -Emily Endean- Wick Hegarty- An Clar -Lenahan- Heritage Irish Dance Schools

11:40 am

Music Paddy and the Pale Boys 
SHAMROCK CHALKLING - by Employment Horizons and children in audience

12:00 pm

Parade Begins-Parade Starter John F. Lee - Click here for Mr. Lee's bio

12:05 pm

Parade Announcers -Artie Flinn -Tim Brunnock -Mike Philbrick is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal news site that serves residents, organizations and business owners of Denville, New Jersey.

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