LVC's Pride of The Valley goes to London

Pride of The Valley Marching Band and Alumni to Perform in London New Year's Parade 

Please note this trip has been postponed from 2020-21 to 2021-22 due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. Watch for exact dates and details to come.


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The original trip was planned for December 28, 2020, to January 4, 2021, and was to include:

  • Participation in London’s 35th New Year’s Parade and Festival, which draws more than half-a-million live spectators and more than 600 million television viewers worldwide. Performers are transported to and from the parade assembly and dispersal areas and supporters will have priority access to purchase highly coveted grandstand seats. 
  • A performance in one of the Gala concerts that are part of the Parade and Festival. Previous performances were held in Cadogan Hall (home to The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), St. John’s Smith Square, and Westminster Central Hall. Transportation included and complimentary concert tickets for supporters registered for the full program.
  • Six nights in a centrally located first-class hotel in London. Student accommodations range from twin or double-bedded rooms to triple- or quad-bedded rooms. Alumni and supporters are guaranteed twin or double-bedded rooms and can pay a surcharge for single occupancy. All rooms have en suite facilities including bath and/or shower and Water Closet. 
  • Six substantial buffet breakfasts. 
  • Three dinners from a pre-selected menu at conveniently located London restaurants or hotels. 
  • Two Restaurant Choice cards and one Pub Meal Voucher with a value of 15 British Pounds for each meal. 
  • Round-trip airfare from Newark Liberty International Airport and airport transfers from London airport to hotel by luxury coach.
  • Several professionally guided tours on luxury private chartered motor coaches that include London’s historic West End, the Tower of London, Greenwich, River Thames cruise, Windsor (Oxford or Tudor Palace options), and more. 

I’m in: How do I sign up and pay?

There are three convenient options to pay for the airfare and all-inclusive package, depending on when you sign up for the adventure. The total cost is $3,150 per person from Newark Liberty International Airport. Visit here to pay by credit card.

Payment Options

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First Deposit

$2,000 per person by April. 20, 2020

Second Deposit

$900 person by April 20, 2020

*Final Balance

$250 per person by Nov. 7, 2020


I’m Psyched

First Deposit

$2,900 per person by Aug 20, 2020

*Final Balance

$250 per person by Nov. 7, 2020


*Plus or minus any variation in the airline, airport, and government taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges.

Questions? Contact Dr. Chris Heffner, LVC associate professor of music and director of Pride of The Valley, at or visit Destination Events, organizer of the trip.