23 Bands Marching in Inaugural Parade

Band Tradition since 1801

January 18, 2017
Blue Line Media ImageIt is tradition that at the Presidential Inauguration a large parade follows the President and Vice President 1.5 miles down Pennsylvania Avenue. This tradition started in 1801 with Thomas Jefferson which means marching in the parade is a big deal and a huge honor. 

Bands from across the country have descended upon Washington D.C. from both the military, colleges and high schools.
These bands include tradition university bands as well as HBCU bands and corps style bands.

Here are the bands that will march in the parade in order that they will appear:

United States Army Field Band
New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Nassau County Firefighter's Pipes and Drums (New York)
The Marist College Band (New York)
West Monroe High School Marching Band (Louisiana)
Talladega College Band (Alabama)
United States Marine Band
United States Border Patrol Pipes and Drums
Columbus North High School Marching Band (Indiana)
Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team (Vermont)
University of Tennessee Band
United States Navy Band
Coastal Florida Police and Fire Pipes and Drums
Franklin Regional High School Marching Band (Pennsylvania)
United States Air Force Band
The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes (South Carolina)
Olivet Nazarene University Marching Band (Illinois)
Tupelo High School Marching Band (Mississippi)
Palmetto Ridge High School Marching Band (Florida)
United States Coast Guard Band
Russellville High School Marching Band (Arkansas)
Frankfort High School Marching Band (West Virginia)
United States Merchant Marine Academy Band