The three-year-old Georgia State University Marching Band has been selected to perform in the parade for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, Jan. 21.
“It’s extraordinary,” said Chester Phillips, assistant professor of music and director of athletic bands at the university. “We just are so excited that three years of hard work has paid off with such a
high honor. Our selection is due to the students’ outstanding work and the collaborative efforts of everyone involved.”
The band began forming in 2009 prior to the start of football at Georgia State. Band officials designed uniforms, selected instruments and assembled staff to work with students as they prepared for kickoff in September 2010 at the Georgia Dome.
“We’ve been working diligently every season since then to raise our level of entertainment, energy and excellence we give to the audience,” Phillips said.
The university applied for participation in the parade by submitting video of the marching band, audio recordings, photos, a narrative about the band and its history…
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