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Great Oak High School’s band and guard recently performed in London for the Golden Crown Jubilee New Year’s Day Parade.
Great Oak High School’s band and guard recently performed in London for the Golden Crown Jubilee New Year’s Day Parade.

Spirit of Great Oak celebrates Queen’s Jubilee


Friday, January 11th, 2013
Issue 02, Volume 17.
Paul Bandong
Staff Writer


The Spirit of Great Oak Band & Guard were in London to perform in Her Majesty Queen of England’s Golden Crown Jubilee 2013 London New Year’s Day Parade. They performed in front of a street audience of 650,000 – including the Lord Mayors of London, the Archbishop of Westminster, and the Ambassador of the United States – and a television audience of over 220 Advertisement
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million.

In October 2011, Sir Roger Bramble, the Lord Lieutenancy to Queen Elizabeth II, and Mr. and Mrs. Bone, CEOs of the New Year’s Day Parade traveled to Great Oak High School to personally inform the Band & Guard of their selection and to extend the invitation.

Approximately 140 students and chaperones raised over $420,000 from private and corporate sponsors to make this historic trip.


 

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Comment Profile ImageFundraising is not easy..
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:43 am
Way to go Band members, boosters, & Parents on your fundraising efforts! What a huge goal to reach. Fantastic! You guys rock!

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