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Alhambra Drum Major selected for New Year’s Parade in London, England

Jadee Jianoran (center), 16, of Alhambra High School. (ON FILE)
Jadee Jianoran (center), 16, of Alhambra High School. (ON FILE)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Assistant Drum Major of Alhambra High School, Jadee Jianoran, is heading to London, England, this holiday season to represent Martinez in one of the world’s largest parades.

She’ll join more than 8,500 performers representing over 20 countries to march from the London Ritz Hotel through Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and the shadow of Big Ben during the 2017 London New Year’s Day Parade.

Jianoran said that during summer break, she and Alhambra’s Head Drum Major, Breanna Miller, attended USA Drum Major Camp at Sacramento State University. During the camp, Jianoran was one of few selected to march in the London parade.

“This is a great honor, especially being the first drum major ever at Alhambra High School to be invited, and during my very first year as a drum major, too,” she wrote on the fundraising site, GoFundMe.

While a great honor indeed, Jianoran needs help in raising funds for airfare and hotel costs, which she expects will total $2,445 – thus, the GoFundMe page. As of Tribune deadline, she’d raised $895, but the clock is ticking and she needs the community’s support.

To help Jianoran get to London, visit www.gofundme.com and search “Jadee’s London Varsity Spirit Tour.”

“I can’t wait to rep Alhambra in London and march in front of an audience of over 1 million spectators,” she said. “There’s no other way I’d rather spend New Year’s.”

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