The precision of this band’s percussion line would make Beyoncé lose her
breath. Evidently the brits think so too
and have invited the Pittsburg High School Marching Band to perform in their
2014 New Year’s Day Parade.
The band is one of five marching bands to perform in the parade’s grand finale that will take place in Trafalgar Square. About half a million spectators are expected to view the show from the street, which is sponsored by the London Mayors’ Association and BBC London 94.9FM. It will also be broadcast to millions of people on live television.
Now, the band has to find a way to get there.
Pete Escovedo and his sons offered to help. The Latin jazz musicians are co hosting a benefit concert with the Pittsburg High School Band Boosters in October. The show starts with a performance by the Pitttsburg High School Marching Show Band and comedian Greg Asdorian.
Tickets to the drum show are $10 if purchased in advance and can be obtained via Eventbrite. They can also be acquired in person at Railroad Cleaners, located at 2195 Railroad Avenue, or at the Railroad Book Depot.
At the door, the tickets will be $15.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the band program, which has a long history of vigorous musicians and triumphant tunes. In 2013, the band played in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. In 2009, the Pittsburg Pirates marched in the Macy’s Day Parade.
The show starts at 7 p.m. on October 5th in the Pittsburg High School Creative Arts Building located at 250 School Street in Pittsburg, California.