London's New Year's Day Parade

-= NOVEMBER 30, 2018 =-


UPDATES, 11/30/18

Coming soon... You will find the Nov 27 slide show to the right -->


-= NOVEMBER 19, 2018 =-



Tuesday, November 27th at 6:00pm in the MVHS theater following our parade rehearsal. All students and at least one parent/guardian must be present. We will be going over rules and expectations for the trip.


If your party is unable to attend, please send Anna an email.


Please bring a copy of your passport as well as health information (i.e. physician's name, insurance card, etc.)

London Parade Music

Please download the appropriate parts for both of our Parade tunes:

*mvla login required*


-= OCTOBER 2, 2018 =-


This Action Item is for ALL PARTICIPANTS (Ground-Only folks still need to submit to facilitate event check-in process). Please take several minutes to carefully fill out THIS FORM regarding your Passport Information (the most important bits right now are accurate names) - they will be booking our flights & hotel with this info.


If your Passport is on order, fill out the Last/First names as they will appear, then type "Pending" where appropriate.​


-= SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 =-

-BREAKING NEWS- Mountain View has outgrown the Riverbank Hotel! We have changed locations and will now be staying at the Cumberland Hotel, overlooking Hyde Park and the Marble Arch in the heart of the city. Apologies for any inconvenience regarding current reservations - please contact Jason or Anna for more details.

Great Cumberland Place

London, W1H 7DL

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7523 5053




-= SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 =-

MVHS Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in GRANDSTAND 13!



-= AUGUST 23, 2018 =-


Travelers (and Newcomers to Marching Band & Wind Ensemble),

We will be holding our first London meeting of the school year next Tuesday, September 4th, at 6:45pm, immediately following the Marching Band rehearsal. We will be going over our updated itinerary and discussing new information that we learned during our very productive site visit.


While there will be a lot of redundant info, this meeting is OPTIONAL for all members and parents currently signed up to travel with us and have been to one of our previous informational meetings. We encourage all new travelers to treat this as HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as we will be touching on expedited payment plans and going over preliminary details once more.


*** If you haven't submitted your Letter of Intent (PDF to the right), please do so ASAP ***


We will need to LOCK IN all travelers (students and chaperones) by the end of September. There will be another thorough SURVEY going out in a few weeks that will require all travelers to complete - this will include finalized flight needs and information regarding instruments and gear that we will SHIP to London.


Thank you, see you on Tuesday!




-= APRIL 20, 2018 =-

Two quick Action Items for our travelers:

   1. Please fill out this SURVEY regarding your travel plans

   2. Join us on May 21st at 6:30pm in Packard Hall for our next information meeting!


The Mountain View High School Spartan Marching Band will travel to London, England to march in the 2019 New Year’s Day Parade. The band will join over 10,000 participants from the USA, UK, Europe, and beyond, where they will perform to a huge street audience of more than 500,000 and a television audience of over 300 million people. In addition, the Wind Ensemble will perform concerts as part of the London New Year’s Day Parade Music Festival.


We are super excited to take the band on their first international tour, and are working hard to make this a memorable experience both musically and culturally, and include as many of our musicians as want to participate. Music Director Jason Kneebone has invited the 2017 and 2018 Spartan Marching Band Alumni to join current students on this trip.


Trip dates:  December 27, 2018 through January 3, 2019

Travel companies assisting with the trip: Youth Music of the World and the London New Year's Day Parade.

Travel documents:  Start the process early! You must have a valid passport with an expiration date no later than July 4, 2018.  Please check if you will need a visa or other travel documents in addition to a passport. Please talk privately to Jason should you have any concerns. SA passport info:


Extra Rehearsals -- We will be publishing a supplementary rehearsal schedule (along with repertoire) for the end of the Competitive 2018 Marching Band season. (We will work around alumni’s commitments.)


Trip Cost -- Approximately $3,600 for Students and $3,400 for Chaperones

We are actively fundraising in order to support travel of all of our students who want to participate. Please talk to Jason about any scholarship needs. Fundraising opportunities include direct donation campaigns (SnapRaise campaign, performing
engagements), General Fund/Scholarship fundraising (Sponsorships, Concert Donations, etc.) and Individual 'Work-to-Earn' (Tree Lot, Coupon Book sales, etc.)

Payments can now be made on CHARMS for the February-May installments. June-October will be active for the 2018-19 school year.


If you are planning on PERFORMING in the 2019 LYNDP, please return the completed LETTER OF INTENT and submit with your $360 Deposit to Jason by December 15th, 2017

Trip Information


MVHS Itinerary

What is Included

Slide Show Presentations

Trip Highlights

Official Photo Gallery

Concert Band Performance 

Parade Finale Performance (MV starts at 3:29:30)

Videos & Photos at SmugMug

Concert performance in London

The entire parade video courtesy of LNYDP

2019 New Year Parade Part 2

2019 New Year Parade Part 3

Performance on tv