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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Will All Be Represented In Inaugural Parade

A Ballou Majestic Marching Knight performs in 2010 at Union Station. The D.C. high school's band will perform in the inaugural parade for President Obama in January.
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A Ballou Majestic Marching Knight performs in 2010 at Union Station. The D.C. high school's band will perform in the inaugural parade for President Obama in January.

D.C., Virginia and Maryland will all be represented in next month's inaugural parade. Washington's Ballou Senior High School Majestic Marching Knights will perform, as will The University of Maryland Marching Band and the Virginia Military Institute. VMI is a traditional performer in inaugural parades.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee began sending out invitations Tuesday to participants chosen to march behind President Obama from his swearing in at the Capitol to the White House on Jan. 21, 2013.

Others to be represented in next month's march include Military Spouses of Michigan, the Lesbian and Gay Band Association of St. Louis, Chicago's South Shore Drill Team and marching bands from a high school in Little Rock, Ark. and Miami University of Ohio.

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