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2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade to be filled with music

Thirty-two marching units included in parade lineup

WASHINGTON, DC (January 15, 2013) — Marching bands will be well represented in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, January 21. Of the 60 organizations that received and accepted invitations to the lineup, 32 are musical marching units including 16 high school bands, 8 university bands and 8 related marching groups. The remaining slots are filled by a broad range of entries such as military units, cultural groups, dance troupes and state delegations.

   Related story: See 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade Order to
   follow along with the complete lineup in order of appearance

The 57th Presidential Inauguration January 21, 2013 Getting one of the rare invitations is truly a "golden ticket" opportunity. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that 2,807 applications were submitted to participate in the parade.

The parade will also include eight floats that have been custom-built to represent the First Family and Second Family's home states, civil rights, the inaugural theme and more.

The estimated start time for the parade is 2:35 PM (Eastern) on Monday, January 21, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Multiple television networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News Channel and Telemundo will be covering the inauguration festivities. Coverage of the parade will vary, but it is anticipated that all of the networks will at least show the parade as background of their ongoing coverage. The parade follows the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony scheduled for 11:30 AM on Capitol Hill.

Below is the current list of marching units scheduled to appear.

2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade Participating Bands


• Asheville High School Marching Band
   Asheville, North Carolina

• Ballou Senior High School "Majestic" Marching Knights
   Washington, District of Columbia

• Calera High School Eagle Marching Band
   Calera, Alabama

• Central Valley High School Marching Band
   Spokane Valley, Washington

• Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Band
   Kingsport, Tennessee

• Fergus Falls High School Marching Band
   Fergus Falls, Minnesota

• Frankfort High School Marching Band
   Ridgeley, West Virginia

• Jackson Memorial High School Jaguar Band
   Jackson, New Jersey

• Kamehameha Schools Warrior Marching Band
   Honolulu, Hawaii

• Letcher County Central High School Marching Band
   Whitesburg, Kentucky

• Liberty North High School Band
   Liberty, Missouri

• Little Rock Central High School Marching Band
   Little Rock, Arkansas

• Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard
   Londonderry, New Hampshire

• Palm Springs High School "Spirit of the Sands" Marching Band and Visual Corps
   Palm Springs, California

• Portsmouth High School Marching Band
   Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• Punahou School Band and JROTC
   Honolulu, Hawaii


• Boston College Screaming Eagles Marching Band
   Boston, Massachusetts

• Georgia State University Marching Band
   Atlanta, Georgia

• Grambling State University Marching Band
   Grambling, Louisiana

• Miami University Marching Band
   Oxford, Ohio

• Northern State University Wolves' Marching Band
   Aberdeen, South Dakota

• Norwich University Regimental Band
   Northfield, Vermont

• Pearl River Community College Marching Band
   Poplarville, Mississippi

• University of Maryland Mighty Sound Marching Band
   College Park, Maryland


• Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps
   Boston, Massachusetts

• Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps
   Des Moines, Iowa

• Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble
   Lawrence, Kansas

• Lesbian and Gay Band Association
   St. Louis, Missouri

• Navajo Nation Band
   Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah

• Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group
   La Joya, Texas

• South Shore Drill Team
   Chicago, Illinois

• Virginia Military Institute Marching Unit
   Lexington, Virginia

See related story: Marching bands experience honor, whirlwind from Inaugural Parade invitations

Source material and image courtesy of the Presidential Inaugural Committee Press Office.

Copyright 2013 All rights reserved. This material may not be published or redistributed without permission.

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