Women’s Month Spotlight: Marissa Sanderson, A Miami Carnival Champion

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MIAMI – Marissa Sanderson is a Miami Carnival Champion.  Miami Carnival is not just a Parade of Bands; it is a celebration of all the Caribbean islands coming together in the beautiful city of Miami to showcase their island beauty through art”.
Miami Carnival is:  “Vibrant, family friendly, and an excellent experience for those who want to learn more about the Caribbean culture and for those who want to embrace their own culture.
Women’s Month Spotlight: Melissa Sanderson, A Miami Carnival Champion
Marissa Sanderson
 Marissa Sanderson’s Profile
  • Carnival masquerader from the age of 5-present
  • First carnival participation was in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with “Legends The Band.”
  • Participated in Miami Kiddies Carnival from the ages of 5-14 with China Mas Band
  • *Former Miami Carnival Junior Queen from 2000-2004 representing China Mas Band (the only person to win four years consecutively)
  • Participated in major holiday and charity annual parades (i.e., Martin Luther King Jr., UNICEF)
  • Participated in Houston, St.Petersburg/Tampa Carnivals as Miami Carnivals representative
  • Tied for 2nd place in Miami Carnivals Female Individual of the Year Competition in 2010 representing China Mas Group
  • J’ overt Band committee member for three years with Last Band Standing
  • Participated in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in both kiddies and adult parades for 16 years (1996-2012) with Mirage Band
  • Assisted in costume making and distribution for the band “Nelson Block” in St.Vincent for three years ( 2009- 2012)
  • Participated in Miami Carnival in both kiddies and adult parades for 14 years (1996-2010)
  • Frontline Masquerader in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival for the last five years with Ronnie and Caro Mas Band (2013-2018)
  • Attended Barry University in Miami Shores, Fl from 2009-2013 and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sports Medicine
  • Currently a graduate student at The University of the West Indies ( UWI) in  St. Augustine, Trinidad in the FIFA Post Graduate and UWI Master in Sports Management Program class of 2019.

Miami Broward Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2018.

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