Digest of posts from the Rose Parade trip.
On Saturday evening the Marching Lancer Band and Colorguard were joined by Senator Jeanne Shaheen for a banquet to celebrate their return from the Tournament of Roses parade. Senator Shaheen congratulated the Lancers and shared a story as her days a clarinet player in her high school band.
The Lancers took time to look back at their trip which included performances at Disneyland, the Staples Center for the LAKings, the Roses Bandfest, and on New Years Day, the nationally broadcast Tournament of Roses Parade.
The evening so included reading of congratulatory letters from NH Governor John Lynch and Senator Kelly Ayotte. Tournament of Roses President Jeff Throop also phoned in to thank the Lancers via speakerphone.
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Thursday was a very busy day for our Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard. Following a morning practice at a local high school field, it was off to the iconic Rose Bowl stadium for a photo-op. After lunch, the group travelled to Pasadena City College where they performed the 2010 field show in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest.
The day ended with a pre-game on ice performance at the Los Angeles Kings game at the Staples Center. The Lancers are the first high school band to ever perform at a King’s game. According to reports, the Kings staff were very impressed with the group’s performance and professionalism. Friday’s itinerary includes a trip to Disney’s California Adventure and an early curfew to rest up for Saturday’s Rose Parade.
Stay tuned for more updates, including video and pictures from Thursday’s events.
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Today the Marching Lancers added a remembrance ribbon to their uniform in memory of Rebecca Tenney. Beeca, a junior alto sax player, passed away September 12, 2010. Each band member will be wearing the ribbon on their uniform’s classic red sash.
Starting with Wednesday’s parade at Disneyland, the Lancers will wear the ribbon for all performances in California. Other performances include Thursday at the Rose Parade Bandfest at Pasadena City College and the Los Angeles Kings game at the Staples Center, and the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.
Watch the LHS Marching Lancer Band and Color Guard
in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade
Time is counting down to the Lancer’s performance in the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Years Day. During his visit to Londonderry earlier this year, Tournament of Roses President Jeff Throop introduced the Lancers to the 2011 parade’s theme “Building Dreams, Friendships, & Memories.” That theme will certainly apply to the three hundred LHS Lancers who will be marching down Colorado Boulevard in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators on the parade route.
The Lancer’s depart Londonderry on December 28 for an action packed trip including performances on Main Street USA at Disneyland, an on-ice performance at the Staples Center for the NHL LA Kings vs. Philadelphia Flyers game, and at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest at Pasadena City College.
This year’s Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal will be Paula Deen, Emmy Award-winning Food Network star, actress, restauranteur, and author. Ms. Deen and the Rose Parade Queen and Court will preside over the Parade and Game on New Years Day.
You don’t have to travel to Pasadena to see the Lancer’s perform though. You can join the millions of other viewers who will watch the parade on ABC, HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, and on the other major networks.
The Rose Parade will be broadcast in Londonderry starting at 11am ET on New Years Day.
Three hundred five members of the Londonderry Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard will perform on the ice at the Staples Center prior to the December 30th LA Kings versus Philadelphia Flyers NHL game. According to the LA Kings, this is the first time a high school band has ever performed on their rink.
For the Lancers this will be one of four public performances during their trip to the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Lancers will perform at Disneyland, at the Rose Parade Bandfest, and on New Year’s Day in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.
The Londonderry Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard will perform in the Disneyland Main Street Parade on Wednesday, December 29th at approximately 5:20pm. The parade will include the Lancers’ rendition of Pirates of the Caribbean, At Worlds End.
The Disneyland parade will be the first of four public performances by the Lancers during their week long trip to the Tournament of Roses Parade.
On Thursday December 30 the Lancers will perform in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest at Pasadena Community College in the afternoon and later that night they will perform at the Staples Center in LA at the start of the LA Kings NHL hockey game.
The Lancer’s trip will culminate with a performance in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard will participate in the Rose Parade Bandfest on December 30th at the Pasadena City College’s (PCC’s) Robinson Stadium. The Bandfest will feature performances from each of the bands participating in the 2011 Rose Parade. This is the only time that the Lancers will be performing their field show as part of the Rose Parade festivities.
The 305 member Lancers will perform their 2010 halftime show titled “Something Classical, Something Jazz, and Something Hollywood” including renditions of New World Variations (Shaffer), Caravan (Ellington), and selections from Pirates of the Caribbean, At World’s End (Zimmer.)
PCC’s Robinson stadium has grandstand seating for 5,400, making it the most intimate venue of the four public performances that Lancers will give during their California trip. The grandstand seating will provide spectators with a great opportunity to watch the Lancers up close as they fill the field with their energetic and vibrant performance.
The Lancers will take the field on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:40 pm PST (5:40 pm EST). The Rose Parade Bandfest is available as a webcast for a fee. For information about the Bandfest and webcast please visit: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/the-rose-parade/events/detail/bandfest-presented-by-remo