March 17, 2011

Lancers set to march in NYC

Union Leader Correspondent
LONDONDERRY -- Around 300 members of the Londonderry High School Lancers Marching Band and Color Guard will take a bite of the Big Apple today, when they march down 5th Avenue as part of New York City’s 250th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Lancers and their chaperones boarded their buses early Wednesday morning, spokesman Pollyann Winslow said, and the tour group is expected to return home shortly after marching in the six-hour parade, which runs through 41 streets and extends over two miles, all the way to 79th Street. 
According to Music Director Andy Soucy, the band has participated in the parade since 1994. The route takes them by such landmarks as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Irish Historical Society. 
While visiting New York City, band members will also get the chance to take in a Broadway production of The Lion King, Winslow said. 
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The parade will begin shortly after 11 a.m. today and will also be televised live on NBC Channel 4. 
The Lancers will also march in Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day parade later this month. 

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