Hempfield band to host first car show to raise money for London trip
Hundreds of cars soon could line the parking lot at Hempfield Area High School as members of the band work to raise money for their London trip, where they will perform in the New Year’s Day parade.
On July 27, the band will host their first car show, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We have room for over 350 cars,” said band parent Timothy Iverson. “It’s just a matter of weather and them showing up.”
According to Iverson, whose daughter, Kaitlyn, is a sophomore in the band, the event will cost $10 for cars to enter. Entry is free for people coming to look at the cars.
The event will also have food, raffle baskets, a 50/50 and a DJ.
Band students were officially invited to participate in the 2020 London New Year’s Day Parade in October 2018 by Councillor Robert Davis, the former Lord Mayor of London.
Featuring twice as many participants as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, London’s New Year’s Day Parade is broadcast to a live audience of more than 1 million people, is streamed to 280 million homes worldwide and will feature 16 marching bands, which are a unique curiosity for U.K. residents.
Hempfield band members have traveled in the past to Texas, Florida and even Honolulu.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .