Lindbergh High band to march in Rose Parade

The Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band will represent St. Louis on the national stage this New Year’s Day, marching in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
The Rose Parade will be broadcast live beginning at 10 a.m. local time Monday, Jan. 1. Broadcast partners include NBC and HGTV.
“This is the highest honor a high-school marching band can achieve, and our band members, parents and staff are so proud to be able to represent the Lindbergh community, St. Louis area and state of Missouri on a global stage,” Director of Bands David Wyss stated in a news release. “We are so proud to march for a third time in the 2018 Tournament of Roses parade.”
This will be the band’s third trip to the Rose Parade, following previous performances in 2005 and 2011. For this year’s parade, the band will perform a set identical to that from 2011, including “The Trolley Song” from “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “St. Louis Blues” and “I Go to Rio.”
Wyss and his team will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and mentor, Director Bob Spiegelman, who led the LHS band to the 2005 and 2011 events, and passed away shortly after in March 2011, following a courageous battle with lymphoma.
Band members have worked overtime to fund this once-in-a-lifetime experience, a six-mile parade march in front of more than 1 million spectators. Residents can support the band by making an online donation at www.HelpLHSBand.org.

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