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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Established in 1953, G.R.E.S. União da Ilha do Governador (known as União da Ilha) is renowned for its innovative and playful enredos (themes), and they will be the second school to parade at the Sambódromo on Monday, March 3rd. Having fought their way into the Grupo Especial (Special Group) for the first time in 1975, this modest school continues to attract a wide audience of Brazilians and foreigners alike.

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