Community rallies behind drum major

Calexico High School drum major Andrea Ni Li poses on Aug. 28 at CHS in Calexico. Ni Li recently earned the title of All-American, and, with the community’s support, hopes to raise funds to pay for her invitational trip to play in an upcoming New Year’s Day parade in Italy. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

CALEXICO — A Calexico High drum major recently who earned the title of USA All-American drum major may be performing in Italy, after all.

Andrea Ni Li’s new title came with the invitation to represent the United States in an upcoming New Year’s Day parade in Italy, but the 16-year-old declined the offer, citing that her mother decided it wasn’t safe for her to go.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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