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Festival Parade Winners Announced

Jan. 9, 2006 – The Crucian Christmas Festival Committee announced the winners of the Children’s and Adults’ Parades on Monday.
Two entries, the Sparkle Lite Twirlers and the Ricardo Richards Elementary School Guardians Of Our Culture mocko jumbies, took home the win in their categories in both the children's and adult’s parade.
The Arthur A. Richards Junior High School was tops in the Adult's Parade troupes under-100 with their presentation of a Musical Journey From the Beat of the African Drums to the Sweet Melody of Jazz.
The madras-clad Crucian Circus Clown, an individual entry by Cuthbert Anthony, was also named a winner by the judges. Other winners included J & J fun Troupe & Associates, Rigidims Festival Troupe and St. Mary’s Steel Orchestra.
The new road march champions is the Stroka Band, with their song Leh Go – a mixture of quelbe and calypso that emerged as an early favorite. Other strong contenders were the X-Press Band with Wet Fete and 2004-2005 road march champions Xtaushaun Band with Monkey See, Monkey Do.

Here is the complete list of winners:
Children’s Parade
Majorettes
Winner – Sparkle Lite Twirlers
First Runner up – St. Croix Majorettes
Second Runner up – Freedom City Majical Twirlers
Troupe
Winner – John H. Woodson Junior High School
First Runner up – Arthur A. Richards Junior High School
Second Runner up – Lew Muckle Elementary School
Float
Winner – Lew Muckle Elementary School
First Runner up – Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School
Second Runner up – St. Joseph High School
Floupe
Winner – Juanita Gardine Elementary School
First Runner up – Claude O. Markoe Elementary School
Mocko jumbies
Winner – Guardians of Our Culture: Ricardo Richards Elementary School
Steel pan
Winner – Ricardo Richards Elementary School
First Runner up – St. Mary’s School
Individual entry
Winner – Charles H. Emanuel School
Adults’ Parade Results
Majorettes
Winner – Sparkle Lite Twirlers
First Runner up – St. Croix Majorettes
Second Runner up – Frederiksted Freedom City Magical Twirlerz
Troupe under 100
Winner – Arthur A. Richards Junior High School
First Runner up – Lockhart & Associates
Second Runner up – Divi on the Rise
Troupe over 100
Winner – J & J fun Troupe & Associates
First Runner up – St. Croix Educational Complex
Floupe under 100
Winner – Rigidims Festival Troupe
First Runner up – Hovensa
Second Runner up – V.I. Eccentric
Individual
Winner – Crucian Circus Clown – Cuthbert Anthony
First Runner up – Unity, Peace and Harmony – Laurel Gerard
Second Runner up – The Way It Was – Mighty Grover
Steel Pans
Winner – St. Mary’s Steel Orchestra
First Runner up – Zodiac Steel Orchestra
Mocko Jumbies
Winner – Guardians of Our Culture: Ricardo Richards Elementary School
Masqueraders
Winner – West End Masqueraders
Road March Champions
Winner – Stroka Band: Leh Go!

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