EDMOND — Band members at Santa Fe High School were invited Monday to appear in London's New Year's Day Parade in 2014.
Roger Bramble, the deputy lieutenant of London, the queen's representative, was in Edmond to invite the local musicians to participate in the 2.2-mile parade route.
Band director Mike Lowery said he hopes to take about 230 band and orchestra members to London for the parade.
This is the fifth time Santa Fe students have been invited to participate in the parade. Last year, 130 students from the three Edmond high schools made the trip to London to march in the parade.
“It is a terrific parade route,” Lowery said. “Some 700,000 people watch the parade. The British love watching it.”
More than 10,000 performers from all corners of the globe entertain during the parade, while tens of million people watch on television.
The deputy lieutenant was accompanied in Edmond by the directors of the parade, Bob and Geraldine Bone, and parade executive Jonathan Whaley.
Students will experience the rich cultural heritage of the country with educational and cultural activities during their weeklong visit.