Amador Valley High School's marching band and Colorguard are in London, where they joined hundreds of other participants in that city's festive, annual New Year's Day parade.
The Amador band also marched in the parade in 2004. It's one of 16 bands from the U.S. chosen to appear in today's internationally televised event.
Recently, the Marching Dons won sixth place in the Western Band Association (WBA) 5A Championships and sixth place in the WBA Grand Championships, Combined Classes (4A and 5A). These competitions took place at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.
To keep track of the Marching Dons, visit www.amadorband.org.