grand march


Definition of grand march

: an opening ceremony at a ball that consists of a march participated in by all the guests

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Following the court's grand march, the festivities continued at the hotel's Waterbury Ballroom. ******* To reach Sue Strachan, send an email to or call 504.450.5904. Sue Strachan,, "Children's Carnival Club ball 93rd bal masque commemorates the city's tricentennial," 30 Jan. 2018 The King and Queen of Freret, Ryan Gerlich and Kristi Jacobs-Stanley, were introduced to the court before the grand march ended the official presentation. Sue Strachan,, "The Cincinnatus Club's Legion of Mars Grand Ball introduces its 2018 court," 30 Jan. 2018 Concluding the ball portion of the night (there was a queen's supper after) was a grand march of Proteus and Queen Layne and maids with escorts. Sue Strachan,, "Young Men Illinois Club queens celebrate at luncheon, welcome 2018 queen," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of grand march

1872, in the meaning defined above

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