Saturday, December 06, 2008

Trumbull Marching Band to march in Obama's Inaugural Parade

In high school, I was a member of the marching band (one of the few oboes). One of the highlights of my experience there was playing for President George H. W. Bush during his first run for the presidency. It was not that I was a big supporter, but it was great being part of history. Now, the marching band is being honored again by a chance to play in Barack Obama's inaugural parade.

Band members learned late Friday they have been selected from a field of 1,300 organizations to represent Connecticut in Barack Obama's presidential inaugural parade Jan. 20. The marching band is made up of 105 members and 25 color guard performers.
"We got a call from the inaugural committee yesterday saying we had made it. It was real exciting," Band Director Peter Horton said today.
Dan Connolly, a senior at the high school and the band's lone drum major, said "It seemed like a long shot, but we made it. It was kind of a shock, I'm still a little in disbelief."
Congratulations, band members. May you remember this all of your lives as a moment of greatness.

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