London event invites high school to participate in parade segment
SAN LUIS, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The San Luis High School (SLHS) band will be professionally recorded to participate in London's New Year's Day parade.
A team of videographers will film the award-winning band on Tuesday, November 30 at the school's soccer field.
The songs that will be recorded are “Conga” by Gloria Estefan and “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars.
"We feel honored to be one of six marching bands in the United States that will be a part of London’s New Year’s Day televised program,” SLHS Band Director Martin Peralta expressed.
The parade is returning on January 1, 2022 after having a cancellation last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jose Valdez, an SLHS senior who plays the trumpet in the band, said, “This is an exciting opportunity to share our talent with the rest of the world.”
Now the band will be included in a pre-recorded segment as part of the parade, since they were invited in 2020 before the cancellation.
“We’d love to show the band in the best possible light,” stated Julie Banks, Senior Content Producer from Ultimate Sound and Vision, the team from London filming the SLHS performance. “We’re keen to give a ‘sense of occasion’ to the performance to make it exciting and engaging for the TV audience who will be watching on New Year’s Day.”