DC Area Marching Bands Are Boycotting Trump Inaugural Parade
Local DC high school marching bands are reportedly boycotting the Trump Inaugural Parade.
Their teachers don’t like Trump – so they’re denying their students the honor of marching in the Inaugural parade.
NOT ONE DC area school has applied to march in the Inaugural Parade.
— Phil Hartmark (@philhartmark) December 14, 2016
The good news is these schools open up slots for bands from other states.
NBC Washington reported:
At least one D.C. public school marching band has participated in the past five inaugural parades, but none applied for consideration this year.
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 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.
— blicqer™ (@blicqer) December 14, 2016