TOSA BAND LONDON APPEARANCE TO AIR 1/1/11 ON MPTV
December 30, 2010
Milwaukee, WI (December 20, 2010) -- MPTV will air the Wauwatosa (Tosa) East High School Band as it marches in the 25th Anniversary of London's New Year's Day Parade. The two-hour broadcast begins at noon on Saturday, January 1, 2011, on MPTV Channel 10.2 World (TWC 976). MPTV will join the three-hour London broadcast already in progress. According to Tosa Band Leaders Rob and Robin Engl, their band is "the third to last band in the parade and will also be part of the Grand Finale at the conclusion of the event. The Grand Finale will feature performances by the combined bands of eight high schools and the Riverside Community College Marching Band. 800+ performers in total." More information on the Tosa Band is at http://londonparade.co.uk/whoisinit/show/8/128
The parade's website http://londonparade.co.uk/ provides background information on the parade. Nearly 25 years on, the New Year's Day Parade London is the biggest event of its kind in the world, boasts a street-side audience approaching 1/2 a million, receives a huge amount of international media coverage, has a list of Patrons that represent the very highest levels of officialdom, and also enjoys the recognition and support of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Put simply, the event has grown from something that started big to something that is now colossal.
There have been many changes over the years, but the formula remains the same - providing a spectacular year-opener to enable London to usher in the New Year within a fun and celebratory setting."
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