Metro Walls VP Operations, Steve Gagnon, presents a check for $2,500 to the Londonderry Friends of Music and Lance Tibbet, Rose Parade President. Metro Walls, and the Gagnon family have been long-time supporters of the Londonderry Marching Band especially when it comes to the opportunity for the band to head to the Rose Bowl Parade for the 5th time since 1992.
(Andy) Soucy, who has been at Londonderry High School since it opened in 1978, said he submitted an intensive application at the beginning of the summer. Just 12 high school bands, along with nine others bands, are selected each year. **
The Lancer marching band will have the honor of representing all New England states as well as the state of New York in this years parade on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
"The Marching Lancers will undertake the 5½-mile, 2½-hour parade in front of 750,000 people on the street and about 60 million more on television" Tibbet said. **
Soucy said that after their last Tournament of Roses parade, the Marching Lancers went to the beach and watched the sun set over the Pacific Ocean — an experience he hopes to replicate. **
Congratulations to the Londonderry Lancers Marching Band from the entire Metro Walls team!
Learn more about the Londonderry Lancers by visiting: http://lancermusic.org/