The USF Herd of Thunder marching band had an eventful 2012, which included performances on the Today show and at the Republican National Convention.
But 2013 might be tough to top, as they'll ring in the New Year with possibly the most important performance in band history.
More than a hundred members of the USF marching band, along with two alumni members who now live overseas, will take part in London's 27th annual New Year's Day Parade. The HOT is the only major American university band invited to the event, which is expected to be seen by more than 220 million people worldwide. The parade will be broadcast by WUSF TV.