The Krewe of Triton was founded and held
its first annual Tableau and Ball in 1980. The initial
philosophy of the Krewe was to create a "working man's krewe"
that welcomed all who wanted to enjoy the fun and merriment of
Mardi Gras. The membership is restricted to men over the age of
21. Rather than pick our royal court based upon a point system
as many traditional krewes do, we chose to return to the
original method of random luck to choose our king, queen and
Each member who believes that they can live
up to the financial obligations of king, may place their name,
for a fee, in a drawing to determine who will be king. The queen
is chosen by random lot from all qualifying candidates sponsored
by a krewe member. The dukes are chosen from those members who
wish to have their names considered for duke. There is a fee
involved when chosen as a duke. Maids are chosen in a similar
fashion from the ladies sponsored by krewe members for
Our Ball and Tableau are presented in a
modified version of a debutante style. After the Captain is
presented and kicks off the Tableau, The King and Queen are
presented to reign over the presentation of the Royal Court. The
members of the Royal Court are each costumed to represent a
facet of the current year's theme. The Royal Maid is usually a
young lady presented by her Royal Duke (often her father or a
family friend). Occasionally, we have allowed wives of krewe
members to be presented as well. After the Tableau, our krewe
rolls an indoor parade followed by dancing for all.
In addition to the annual ball, our krewe conducts several
other parties and membership functions throughout the year.
These include the choosing and coronation of our King, Queen and
Royal Court, the annual Summer Steak Supper (to welcome new
members), and the Dukes Night Celebration. Some of our parties
are on a pay as you go basis, others are prepaid by the krewe.
Oh, about our name...... Triton is the Greek God of the Sea.
Half man, half fish, his mystical powers and strength rule the
seas and all bodies of water. We pay homage to the sea, for it
is such an integral part of our life and leisure in South