Thursday, December 2, 2021

School Marching Bands in the DC Area Opt to Sit Out Trump’s Presidential Inauguration

Ballou High School Marching Band
Ballou High School Marching Band (Jan 21, 2013)

*Usually, high school marching bands from the D.C. area submit applications to participate in presidential inaugural parades…but not this year.

NBC Washington reports that…for some reason, none of the usual applicants like Ballou and Dunbar have filled out paperwork to perform in President-elect Donald Trump’s parade on Jan. 20, according to rep for D.C. Public Schools.

Via NBC Washington:

Ballou High School’s Majestic Marching Knights performed Destiny’s Child’s “Lose My Breath” at George W. Bush’s second inaugural parade in 2005, and stepped along Pennsylvania Avenue as they played James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)” at Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade eight years later. But the beloved band decided to take a break in January and not apply to play in the inaugural parade after several other recent performances, the principal said.

Dunbar High School’s band marched in Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 (watch below) but the school will sit this one out because they are rebuilding the band, the principal said.

Eastern High School also chose not to participate, the principal said, without elaborating.

The band at D.C.’s Howard University, which marched in Obama’s first inaugural parade, also did not apply to march in Trump’s parade.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Good…. who needs these pussie progressives anyway. This will let bands from other parts of the country who do not have their heads up their as^es a chance to participate.

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