Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BWHS Marching Band Will Fly to London to Eantertain the World


by Dan Kirkby, Kirkby Monahan Publicity

The Briar Woods High School Falcon Regiment is set to become a global sensation flying to London to star in one of the world’s greatest street spectaculars – The New Year’s Day Parade in London.

The band has been selected from hundreds of hopefuls to make the momentous Trans-Atlantic trip at the turn of the year and feature in the historic 25th Anniversary parade.

Band Director Duane Minnick travelled to the UK capital last week to finalize arrangements and meet former Lord Mayor of Westminster, Deputy Lieutenant and Parade Goodwill Ambassador, Councilor Robert Davis DL.

The 2010 parade was featured on more than 500 stations worldwide attracting huge critical acclaim and a massive audience.

“It is wonderful to give the World a window to our traditional pageant,” said Executive Director Bob Bone.

“And I am delighted that these talented young people will feature to the full. They come highly recommended with our
International Selection Panel singing their praises.”

More than 8,000 performers from a number of nations will gather in London to create a fitting high point to the traditional turn of the year celebrations.

Around 520,000 spectators packed the center of London on January 1st to marvel at this year’s event – and even more are expected for the musical ‘milestone’ spectacular marking the arrival of 2011.

The historic route passes some of London’s finest iconic sites including The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq, Downing St, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

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