2 Mar 2011

Saipan band to perform at London Olympics

12:05 pm on 2 March 2011

After performing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics nearly three years ago, Saipan Southern High School's Manta Ray Band has been invited to play at next year's London Olympics.

The band's conductor and musical director, Will DeWitt, said that the organizing committee for the 2012 Olympic Games has invited the group to play at event which runs from July 27 to August 12.

Manta Ray Band members will be among a few handpicked musicians from around the world that will make up the musical orchestra for the 2012 Olympics.

Mr DeWitt says he plans to send 50 band members to London and it's estimated they will need about 200,000 US dollars for the delegation's fare.