Pride of McNeese Band performs in London's New Year's Day Parade

Pride of McNeese Band performs in London's New Year's Day Parade
Nicole Lanthier

LONDON - The Pride of McNeese Marching Band continues its tour of London, performing in front of city residents and tourists visiting the city for the holidays.

The 127 band members and the Cowgirl Kickers were invited by London officials to march in the city's New Year's Day Parade Monday morning.

The band has toured London and performed for audiences in Trafalgar Square, playing popular songs like "Jole Blon" and "Dancing Queen."

The Pride of McNeese was the first band to perform, leading the parade.

"It was wicked!" said Senior Trumpet Major Brian Miller. "We were the first band. We basically led the parade everyone was going nuts for us."

Over 650,000 spectators lined the parade route and millions tuned in worldwide.

"We're the tourists, but we're kind of a tourist attraction because there are people from all over coming to see this parade," said Sophomore Saxophone Major, David Billodeau "It's something they've never seen before."

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