When the Lincoln Southwest High School marching band is parading through the streets of London, England New Year's Day, family and friends back home will be able to watch it live on 80 Educational Access (Time Warner Cable channel 80 in Lincoln). The 29th annual parade will be sent via satellite beginning around 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The parade will be re-aired on channel 80 numerous times during the month of January.
The Educational Access channel carried performances of bands from other Lincoln schools at the same parade over the past several years. Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is again helping with the satellite feed.
Southwest High Band Director Terry Rush said nearly 200 students will march in the parade. The London parade is one of the largest parades in the world with over 40 countries from around the world participating. The parade route includes such landmarks as the Parliament building, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street and the National Gallery. More information on the parade is available at londonparade.co.uk.