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LHS Band to Play in International Event

Students Get ‘Life-Changing’ Opportunity

A party of British Dignitaries traveled to Liberty on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to deliver a very special invitation to some talented young musicians.

The visit and ceremony invited the Liberty High School Marching Band to participate in London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival 2021 – one of the World’s great street spectaculars.

Executive Director of the Parade, Bob Bone, was accompanied by Steve Summers, who has held high office in London and is a special envoy of The London Mayor’s Association, as well as Senior Directors of International Participation Bill Northen and Johnathan Whaley.

Mr. Summers, a Senior Patron of the Parade has been a Lord Mayor of a London Borough and held a number of council borough cabinet posts with a particular emphasis on the arts, leisure and sport. He himself has participated in numerous parades.

The highly prestigious turn of year tradition is established as the biggest event of its kind anywhere in the World. The 2021 event will be the 35th in the parade’s history.

More than 8,000 performers from all corners of the globe entertain a street audience of around 500,000 – and a global TV audience of tens of millions.

This year the parade was beamed to more than 1,000 TV stations.

Coverage of the marching band’s performance will be made available to all TV stations in the state and the rest of the USA free of charge – and will be streamed live around the World.

“We can’t wait to see the band in London,” said Mr Bone – “London just loves the USA, so the warmest of welcomes awaits them.