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Md. & IL bands perform on New Year’s in Europe

The marching bands from Dulaney High School in Maryland and Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois marched on New Year’s Day in two separate parades in Europe.

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For Dulaney, which is in Timonium, Maryland, in the Baltimore County Public Schools district, the invitation was to London, England, where their performance in London’s New Year’s Day Parade wasn’t the first for the school but was the first for many students, WBAL-TV (NBC affiliate) reports.

For Hinsdale Central, which is one of two high schools in Hinsdale School District 86 in Chicago’s western suburbs, Rome, Italy, was the venue. It wasn’t their first time in Europe, either: the band appeared in London’s New Year’s Day Parade in 2015, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinsdale Central played “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Tonight” from the musical West Side Story, “Sleigh Ride” and the school’s fight song. Dulaney performed “Light ’em Up” by Fall Out Boy in their third trip to London, the last one coming in the same year Hinsdale Central was there.

High schools in Europe don’t typically have marching bands, according to Hinsdale Central band director Matt Kurinsky. Student musicians perform concerts, but don’t play and march. “That’s why they import us for these parades,” he was quoted as saying.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to represent Dulaney High School, but also Baltimore County Public Schools, but also Maryland on international stage,” Barry Chesky, Dulaney’s band director, was quoted as saying.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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