Marching Lancers return to the ‘Big Apple’ after a 4-year hiatus

Kelly Egan

NESPA Winner: News story, 2023

The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH

On March 12, 2020, the students of the LHS Marching Band were anxiously awaiting their trip to New York City for the annual St.Patrick’s Day Parade. They were leaving in two short days.

The freshmen class was especially excited, as this would be their first trip as part of the high school band. The students’ excitement faded quickly as the next day brought news headlines that schools would be closed due to a “deadly virus” and a “global pandemic.”

Their trip was canceled less than 24 hours before they were scheduled to get on the bus.


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