The DSU Approaching Storm Band to perform in the 56th Presidential Inaugural Parade

December 18, 2008 · Print This Article

(Dover, Delaware) -  After performing in the state’s Returns Day Parade, Delaware State University Approaching Storm Marching Band’s election season musical work is not done, but instead will move to the presidential national stage.

The University received official notification from the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009 on Sunday that it has been chosen to be a part of the 56th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

The parade will start sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and will start at Pennsylvania Avenue and 4th Street.

According to Randolph Johnson, DSU band director, approximately 110 students will perform at the parade. In addition to the band members, DSU’s Sweet 16 Flag Team and D’Elegance Dancers will also be a part of that performing contingent.

 “We are honored to be asked to be one of the representatives of the State of Delaware in the Presidential Inaugural Parade,” Mr. Johnson said. “It’s a great honor and it is a testament to the hard work of the DSU band members as well as of the entire DSU family.”

The DSU Approaching Storm Marching Band’s existence dates back to 1902 when it began as a 10-piece brass band for the then-State College for Colored Students. Before long the band began making a name for itself and has continued its musical legacy over the last century.


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