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Steeline Band Featured at City’s 58th Santa Parade

Event begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Palisades

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
November 16, 2023
Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

(Submitted photo courtesy Pittsburgh Steeline drum band)

The Pittsburgh Steeline drummers will highlight McKeesport’s 58th Salute to Santa parade.

Called a “staple of Steelers entertainment” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steeline group will be just one of the marching units at this Saturday’s event, which begins at 11 a.m. at the McKees Point Marina, Downtown, and proceeds up Fifth Avenue to Coursin Street.

More than 50 units will be part of this year’s celebration, city officials have announced. Tube City Community Media will provide free coverage of the parade via YouTube, beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The parade also will include the candidates for Queen, including Sydney Campusano (representing the McKeesport Area High School Tiger Band), Shai-Lynn Morgan (MAHS cheerleaders) and A’Naudya Robinson (LaRosa Youth Club); and Princess candidates Michelle Ferguson (MAHS cheerleaders), Amyah Harper (Little Tigers cheerleaders) and John’Nasya Mack (LaRosa Club).

Bandleader and recording artist Mike “Mikey Dee” Dorich will serve as master of ceremonies at the reviewing stand, located near the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets.

Following the parade, city officials said, families will be invited to meet Santa Claus at the Palisades ballroom, corner of Fifth and Water streets. Children also receive a free hot dog lunch.

Several streets will be closed in the Downtown area during the parade, including Fifth, Walnut, Market and Sinclair streets, and traffic will be rerouted. Motorists should expect delays.

Units scheduled to march in Saturday’s parade include:


Police Motorcycles
McKeesport Area High School Air Force JROTC Honor Guard
Allegheny County Mounted Unit
McKeesport Police Chief Mark Steele
McKeesport Police Department K-9 Unit
McKeesport Fire Department Chief Jeffrey Tomovcsik
McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service Chief Bill Miller
Public Officials from the City of McKeesport, neighboring communities, Allegheny County, the State of Pennsylvania – joined by members of the LaRosa Youth Club
Parade queen and princess candidates
American Legion Post 527
McKeesport HIV Prevention Council
NAACP McKeesport Unit
MAHS Cheerleaders
MAHS Girls Basketball Team
MAHS Softball Team
MAHS Football Team
MAHS Tiger Marching Band


The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who
Model A Club
Dance Company for the Performing Arts
UPMC McKeesport and UPMC Emergency Medicine
McKeesport Lions Club
First Step Recovery Homes
Mentoring Village
McKeesport Little Tigers Cheerleaders & Football
Nuttall Public Safety
McKeesport Little Theater presents Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”
Cub Scouts Pack 53
Miller’s Gym Stars
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Carnegie Library of McKeesport presents “The Little Mermaid”
McKeesport Housing Authority
Cross Your Paws Animal Rescue
Corner Donut Shop
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School Cheerleaders
Semper Fidelis Club
McKeesport Trail Commission
McKeesport Agape Center


Pittsburgh Steeline professional drum line
Garden Club of McKeesport
Pennsylvania American Water
McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center
MAHS Red & Blue Newspaper
Tube City Community Media
Kiwanis Club of McKeesport/White Oak
Riverside Care Center
McKeesport Auto
Legion Arms Humvee
Salvation Army
C&D Towing
McKeesport Recreation Board


Police Cars
Fire Trucks
McKeesport Ladder Truck – Santa Claus

Originally published November 16, 2023.

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