Parade Sunday: Dot’s Day to shine

More than 100,000 people are expected to turn out for this Sunday’s 50th anniversary Dorchester Day Parade. The parade starts at 1 o’clock from the corner of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue in Lower Mills.

This is the 109th Dorchester Day celebration. The modern-day parade, which started in 1963, will be packed with marching bands, floats and politicians. Dorchester Day started back in 1904 as a commemoration of the town’s settlement in 1630— one month before Boston. In more recent times, Dorchester Day has become a celebration of the multi-cultural mix that is modern-day Dorchester. The emphasis is on bands, dancers and colorful floats that highlight the neighborhood’s robust civic and cultural life.

This roster is printed as an informational guide only. The parade line up is subject to change by the committee at any time.

Boston Fire Department
Boston Emergency Medical Services
Brewster Ambulance
McCall Ambulance
Eascare Ambulance

Mayor Thomas M. Menino & Family
Dorchester Day Parade Chief Marshals 1963-2012
Boston Police Gaelic Column
Transit Police Honor Guard
Chelsea Soldiers Home Honor Guard
National Lancers
Community Academy of Science & Health - JROTC
English High School Army - JROTC
Cub Scout Pack 11 - Mather School
5th Mass Battery
Disabled American Veterans
Vietnamese American Community of MA
Westbrook Drum Corps
2013 Mayor of Dorchester - Kelly Butts
Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps
2013 Little Miss Dorchester - Rachel Christopher
2013 Young Miss Dorchester - Adrianna Bravo
2013 Artist Competition Winners -
Adaeze Wogu & Anna Nguyen
2013 Essay Competition Winners -
Richard Tran & Jeanelle Hernandez
Mrs. Massachusetts - Janelle Woods-McNish
State Championship Basketball Team -
Richard J. Murphy School
Boston Gaelic Fire Brigade
Boston Fire Museum
Ms. Silver / Ms. American Tropical Beauty of MA -
Sondra Hardy
Dynasty Productions Inc.

Boston City Councilor - Frank Baker
Tony Barrie Marching Band
Dorchester Arts Collaborative
City Councilor At-Large (President) - Stephen Murphy
Christ the Rock Church
Massachusetts Nurses Assoc. Region 5
Mayoral Candidate - City Councilor Felix Arroyo
Estrellas Tropicales
Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
(Viet Aid)
Mayoral Candidate - City Councilor John Connolly
Worcester Brass Band
Let’s Get Ready
Dorchester Collegiate Academy
Mayoral Candidate - City Councilor Robert Consalvo
Nigerian American Community Organization Inc.
Carney Hospital
Fields Corner Main Street
Century 21 - Cahill Associates
City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley
Kenny School Marching Band
Fields Corner Children – Thrive
Mayoral Candidate - City Councilor Charles Yancey
105.7 WROR
Pilgrim Church
Mayoral Candidate - City Councilor Mike Ross
Phillips Family Hospitality

Suffolk County Sheriff - Steven Tompkins
Roma Band
All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL)
Dorchester Avenue Donuts Inc. - Dunkin Donuts
Dorchester Community Food Co-op
MA State Senator-Elect Linda Dorcena Forry
Trinidad & Tobago Social Club of Boston Inc.
Dorchester Board of Trade
James Massone / The Voice - H. Levenbaum Insurance
Mayoral Candidate - State Representative Marty Walsh
Firehouse Dixie
Meeting House Hill Reunion
Dorchester Recycling Coalition
Standish Village Assisted Living
Mayoral Candidate - District Attorney Dan Conley
Uncle Sam Jazz Band
Uphams Corner Health Center / Elder Service Plan
State Representative - Nick Collins
Black Diamond Dance and Twirl
Veterans for Peace
Empowerment Christian Church
Patsy’s Clowns
Saint Brendan Color Guard
Vietnamese American Small Business Assn. of MA (VASBAM)
Dorchester Lacrosse

City Council At-Large Candidate - Annissa Essaibi-George
New Liberty Jazz Band
Big Sister Assn. of Greater Boston
& Big Brother Big Sister Found.
City Council At-Large Candidate - Michael Flaherty
Roberto Clemente 21 Dancers
Dorchester People for Peace
Mayoral Candidate - Charlotte Golar Richie
Providence Brass Band
Samaritans Inc.
Mayoral Candidate - Bill Walczak
Dotwell - Dorchester House & Codman Sq. Health Center
Dorchester YMCA
City Council At-Large Candidate - Michelle Wu
New England North Minority Pathfinders
Mayoral Candidate - John Barros
Worcester Sound & Lights Military Band Organ
MacLellan Law Firm
Lt. Governor Candidate - Steve Kerrigan
92.9 WBOS
Cluster of Clowns
Kit Clark Senior Services
Bay Cove Human Services
City Council At-Large Candidate - Jeffrey Ross
DJ3Way Entertainment
Dorchester Youth Soccer
City Council At-Large Candidate - Martin Keogh
Boston Windjammers
City Council At-Large Candidate - Jack Kelly III
Avenue Auto Wholesalers
Mayoral Candidate - Charles Clemons
Cycling Murray’s