Departing on January 23, a small ensemble of the Bluecoats had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, spending the last week in Hong Kong, rehearsing, sightseeing and performing in front of thousands as part of the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade.

Making new friends and fans along the entire excursion, here’s a look back at some of the highlights of the group’s global adventure.

Rehearsal with Pegasus Vanguard

2DrumLine Battle rehearsal with Pegasus Vanguard

3Live from the parade route

Televised performance

5Hong Kong Well Wishing Festival

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6Chinese New Year fireworks display

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