Hartford Union High School is rolling out the red carpet today as the Lord Mayor of Westminster will arrive at 7:15 a.m. to present a formal invitation to the Hartford Union High School band and orchestra as it has been selected to perform in the 2017-18 New Year’s Day Celebration and Gala Concert Festival in London.
HUHS director Andy Hacker will formally accept the invitation during an all-school assembly.
The Gala Concert and New Year’s Day Celebration is attended by over 500,000 people who line the streets for the parade each year.
Westminster is home to both the elected Government (The Houses of Parliament) and the head of State (Buckingham Palace) of The United Kingdom.
The Lord Mayor of The City of Westminster is the first citizen of the city and as such is also host to London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, a principal patron of the event.
Each year in the autumn the Lord Mayoralty decides upon a select number of groups that it wishes to visit in the United States of America in connection with London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.
Making the visits on behalf of The Lord Mayoralty this year is Robert Davis has long served as a Patron and International Goodwill Ambassador to London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
Hartford Union High School Band and Orchestra students are extremely honored to participate in this parade and festival. The students and chaperones will be working hard to fund raise the costs to make this opportunity of a lifetime a reality.
Photo courtesy HUHS.