The Jacksonville State Marching Southerners and Ballerinas were in London, England on New Years Day. The group lead the 2012 London New Year’s Day Parade. Even more significant is the fact that the parade was the official kick off of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics. Trion High School graduate Aarron Bryant plays for The Southerners, Jacksonville State University’s marching band – and participated in the festivities observed by the Queen and the Royal Family. The Marching Southerners and Ballerinas will return on January 4th.