Only Southmoore was invited for the 2016 parade, making them the first — and only — 2016 invitee at this point, Bone said.
It’s also an auspicious year in that it will be the 30th anniversary of the event .
“We think that London New Year’s Day Parade is the greatest event in the greatest city in the world,” Bone told assembled students at the official presentation of the invitation.
Southmoore band director Adam Mewhorter said he was proud to accept the invitation from Bramble on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen of England. Mewhorter anticipates taking around 250 students to participate in the event.