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Leesville Road band to perform in '14 London parade

Posted October 18, 2012

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— Officials from London, England, will be at Leesville Road High School Thursday, where the Pride marching band will accept an invitation to perform in the 2014 London New Year's Day Parade and Festival. 

The school will hold an assembly from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to welcome Councillor Catherine Longworth, the former Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, and Robert Bone, the parade's executive director. 

"It's an honor to be invited to perform at this prestigious event," band director Christopher Serina said in a statement. "We're thrilled to represent Leesville Road High School in this international venue. It is a great opportunity for our students and our school."

No Leesville Road band has been to London, but the school's Capital Pride vocal ensemble performed at the 2008 London International Choral Festival. 

The parade will include more than 8,000 performers and a street audience of more than 500,000 people. 

In addition to appearing in the parade, the Leesville Road band is also scheduled to perform in a concert in Cadogan Hall, the home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • BubbaDukeforPresident Oct 19, 8:33 a.m.

    Too bad that many of them will not be around in 2014. Lots of hard work between now and then, but that's a great lesson for kids to learn: Hard work, perfect your skill, and you will succeed.

  • Hopeful Mom Oct 18, 9:39 a.m.

    Also, the assembly will be on October 25th!

  • Watermelon Oct 18, 9:39 a.m.

    How very exciting! Congrats to them!

  • Hopeful Mom Oct 18, 9:38 a.m.

    This is a WONDERFUL thing for this school, these children, and this band teacher as well as our Community. They can use all the support (donations) they can get, no matter how big or how small. Please consider helping these kids get to go on a once in a life time trip. Band's website: http://www.leesvilleband.org/main/