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Colton student musicians headed to London New Year’s Day Parade

In a little over a week, members of the Bloomington, Colton, and Grand Terrace High School bands will be headed to London for the London New Year’s Day Parade, a huge event attended by nearly 700,000 spectators and viewed on television by millions. A total of 37 students will be participating in the parade, marking the first time Colton Joint Unified School District musicians have been part of the global event. More than 8,000 entertainers take part in the parade. Bloomington High School earned the spot after Band Director Victor Torres sent in an audition video. Lord Mayor Duncan Sandys from Westminster and parade founder Bob Bone personally made a trip to Bloomington in October of 2018 to formally invite the band. The group will be in London Dec. 29-Jan. 4. They will perform in the parade on New Year’s Day and will give a concert in St. John’s, Smith Square on Dec. 30.  The group, who will be traveling together, has a full itinerary including performances, practices and plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Torres hopes the experience will be something the students will remember for…

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