Ohio Marching Band to Play in Biden's Virtual Inauguration Parade

A marching band from Springfield will be representing the Buckeye State in Wednesday’s inauguration proceedings for President-elect Joe Biden.

click to enlarge The Kenton Ridge High School Marching Cougar Band. - Photo: Courtesy of the school band's website
Photo: Courtesy of the school band's website
The Kenton Ridge High School Marching Cougar Band.
A marching band from Springfield will be representing the Buckeye State in Wednesday’s inauguration proceedings for President-elect Joe Biden.

The Kenton Ridge High School Marching Cougars, part of the Northeastern Local School District, was chosen to perform in a virtual “Parade Across America.”

Under normal circumstances, the inauguration parade features a variety of bands, service organizations and equestrian teams making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. 

With inauguration events scaled back due to the pandemic and the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, a virtual “parade” is being livestreamed instead.

The Kenton Ridge musicians recorded their segment at Wittenburg University, also located in Springfield. 

The Parade Across America is set to begin at 3:15 p.m. and will be livestreamed at BidenInaugural.org and on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch pages, along with a number of TV networks.

This story was originally published by the Ohio Capital Journal and republished here with permission.

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