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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:44 PM

See who is marching in the inaugural parade:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/30/politics/trump-inauguration-parade/index.html?sr=fbpol123016trump-inauguration-parade0448PMVODtopLink&linkId=32884567

If my child were in one of those marching bands, I would not give permission for him to participate.

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Reply See who is marching in the inaugural parade: (Original post)
femmocrat Dec 2016 OP
pangaia Dec 2016 #1
mopinko Dec 2016 #15
pangaia Dec 2016 #17
HughBeaumont Dec 2016 #2
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #3
gopiscrap Dec 2016 #7
DinahMoeHum Dec 2016 #4
femmocrat Dec 2016 #6
Tanuki Dec 2016 #5
pangaia Dec 2016 #18
world wide wally Dec 2016 #8
MFM008 Dec 2016 #9
Henry Krinkle Dec 2016 #10
CajunBlazer Dec 2016 #11
niyad Dec 2016 #12
MrScorpio Dec 2016 #13
OldHippieChick Dec 2016 #14
femmocrat Dec 2016 #16

Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:54 PM

1. Sure are a lot of military and police types. Is that the usual? I don't know

I never watch those things.

PLUS
US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations - National

HUH?

The only student band with any kind of rep as far as I know is the Tennessee marching band.

Some 'cowboy/cowgirl stuff....

Doesn't look very interesting as a whole...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 05:08 PM

15. who knew the border patrol had a band.

jeebus. how many musicians are on our payrolls, anyway?
hope some of these bands are a spare time thing and not a big chunk of/all of their gigs. the military bands are bad enough.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 08:08 PM

17. I suspect they just walk down the street.. no band.

Although there was once a group, not a band exactly, called THE BORDER GUARD.

As for the musicians in the major military bands- West Point, Navy Band, Air Force Band, Marine Band, and a few others--- without suggesting support or non-support for them--- the positions in these groups are highly competitive and the members are, in most cases, musicians who have won those positions AS musicians and the job just happens to be in a service band, the same as auditioning for a symphony orchestra. I would posit that very few of them are there because they wanted primarily to be in the service, but because they were looking for a gig.

For example in 1967 or 68, the first year of the draft, I was teaching in the music department at a university. I had a high draft number, but no way was I going into the "Army." So I auditioned for three of the DC bands as they all had openings, and got into two of them. Fortunately, the year was up before my draft # came up and the next year I was 'over-age." so I didn't have to join a band.

Just for information....

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:57 PM

2. The opposition crowd's going to be more interesting than the participants.

I'm hoping it's going to be just like 2005 - 25 protesters for every 3 supporters.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:59 PM

3. I would deny permission and cite concerns for safety.

Too much acrimony and turmoil surrounding the event, let alone the target-rich terrorist environment.

NO WAY.

But really, I would be happy to deny permission because it would hurt my very being to think of my child marching before that orange fascist, playing music to celebrate him. Music he will just ignore anyway.



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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:18 PM

7. I would let my child go

and instruct them to play as out of sync and off key and loud as possible

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:59 PM

4. Note that there are NO high school/college bands from the DC area. . .

. . .and they had participated for decades.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:12 PM

5. For comparison, here is a list of participants in President Obama's first inaugural

parade in January, 2009. It makes the lack of diversity this year even more jarring:

http://www.denverpost.com/2009/01/20/full-list-of-inaugural-parade-participants-in-order/


Members from the U.S. Army, U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Army Reserve

Punahou School JROTC

Punahou School Marching Band

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Navy JROTC

Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps

Jesse White Tumbling Team

Florida A&M University

Crow Nation of Montana

Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School

Illinois Home State Float

Brooklyn Music and Arts Program

Theodore Roosevelt High School Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team

Colts Drum and Bugle Corps

Klein Collins High School Air Force JROTC

Cleveland Firefighters Memorial

Southern Ohio Ladies Aside

Redwood Middle School Marching Band

Representatives of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve

Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association

University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band, the Pride of Delaware

Delaware Home State Float

Alexis I. duPont High School Band

Comfort Carriages

Tuskegee Airmen

Delaware State University Marching Band

Special Olympics Inc.

Sanford High School Marching Band

Peace Corps Community

Adams Central High School Patriot Band

Oneida Nation Veterans

Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps

Idaho State Leadership

Roosevelt High School Marching Band

Suurimmaanitchuat Eskimo Dance Group

South Cobb High School Marching Band

Representatives of the U.S. Navy, Naval Academy and Navy Reserve

Brattleboro High School Marching Band

George Washington University

Petal High School Marching Band

Freedom Riders

Bonnie Brae Knights

Federal Protection Service

Trumbull High School Marching Band

American Workers Contingent

East Greenwich High School Avenger Band

Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, First Infantry Division, Fort Riley

Green Valley High School Marching Band

Angel Drill Team

Manning High School Marching Band

Wind River Reservation Youth Council

Lincoln Highway National Museum

University of Tennessee Band

Tempel Lipizzans of Tempel Farms

University of Arkansas Marching Band

Representatives of the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Academy and Air Force Reserve

Mountain Ridge High School Band

United Tribes Technical College

Montana Delegation

Hampton University Marching Force

AmeriCorps Alums

North Allegheny High School Band

World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola

Blue Springs High School Marching Band

McCrossan Boys Ranch

Colony High School Marching Band

54th Massaschusetts Volunteer Regiment, Company A

Española Valley High School Mariachi Sol Del Valle

1965 Mustang of the D.C. Police Department

Grambling State University Band

Nicholas County Army JROTC

J.P. Taravella High School Band

U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Academy and Coast Guard Reserve

Morton High School Marching Band

U.S. Border Patrol

Harding University High School Band

Hawaii Home State Float

Howard University Marching Band

Pennsylvania Home State Float

Lesbian and Gay Band Association

Mobile Azalea Trail Maids

Londonderry High School Band

T.C. Williams High School Army JROTC

Windsor High School Marching Band

Michigan’s Multi Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard

Ohio State University Marching Band

Boy Scouts, Troop 358, Philadelphia, Pa.

Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital

Fergus Falls High School Marching Band

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Evergreen High School Marching Band

Culver Academies

Carl Sandburg High School Eagles

USO Float

Carnaval de San Anto, URBAN 15 Group

Prevention Partnership, Warren County, Ky., Sheriff’s Office

Siloam Springs High School Band

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc.

Get a Life Marching Band

Union High School Air Force JROTC

University of Utah Marching Band

Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets

NASA Astronaut Crew and NASA Rover



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Response to Tanuki (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 08:11 PM

18. HOLY CANOLI !!!!

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:25 PM

8. I won't be watching, but we should DEMAND that the news broadcasts cover the protests

Not that they will, but it would be nice.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:41 PM

9. Watch for

GOOSE STEPPING.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 02:47 PM

10. What, no floats?

 

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:04 PM

11. I find it interesting that the Talladega College Band accepted a invitation

Talladega College is a private Historically Black College with a 200 member band. I can imagine that there is a lot of conflict between exposure for the band, a free trip to Washington for band members and the performing for a President-elect that most members probably find repulsive.

According to a Birmingham News article, the school will not comment on the invitation. Also in the article:

"No marching bands from schools in the Washington, D.C. area are expected to perform, including one that has taken part in the past five inaugural parades. Marching bands from Howard University, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland, College Park will also be absent this year."

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/12/talladega_colleges_reported_in.html

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:08 PM

12. on the other hand, just because they are putting out the list does not mean any of those

groups has actually agreed.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:16 PM

13. Seems awfully vanilla

Even Junior's parades were more diverse.

The only diversity I guess we'll see will be in most of the service marching groups.

FDT.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:58 PM

14. I was in a marching band chosen to march in

Tricky Dick's inaugural in 1969. Despite the selection, we considered it quite an honor as only one school per state is selected. We had a strict musical routine we followed and different marches for each song. As it turned out, we did actually goose-step when we were in front of his glass partition. Am sure my band director didn't time it out that well. Just karma. Cannot imagine being given the option not to march. Took us months to raise the money. We were quite proud. Sigh ... for another era ...of course, looking back, I don't tell this story often.

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Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:33 PM

16. My junior HS band played for Nixon when he was running for president in 1960.

All I can remember was that it was at the train station. He was the VP at the time though and we were young and dumb. LOL

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