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December 22, 2004                                                                            Ben Porritt                               


PIC Announces Participants
Invited to Perform in 55th Inaugural Parade
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) Executive Director Greg Jenkins announced the initial list of participants invited to perform in the 55th Inaugural Parade.
“We were humbled by both the talent and the great enthusiasm from groups across the country who applied to participate in this year’s Inaugural parade,” stated Jenkins.  “We’ve worked hard to make sure there is ample representation from across America and believe the talent and efforts of all will ensure the 2005 Inaugural Parade reflects both the values and skill of our great nation.”
The goal in the selection process is to have as many as 50 states represented in the parade with a variety of entertainment.   
Alaska Highlanders – Anchorage, AK

Auburn University Marching Band – Auburn University, AL

Mobile Azalea Trail – Mobile, AL

Camden Fairview High School Marching Band – Camden, AR

Arcadia High School Marching Band – Arcadia, CA

Merced County Sheriffs Posse – Merced, CA

Freedom Riders – Kersey, CO

First Company Governor’s Horse Guards – Avon, CT

Connecticut’s Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard – Newtown, CT

St. John’s College High SchoolWashington, DC

USS Uniform Division Honor Guard – Washington, DC

USS Uniformed Division Motorcycle Guard – Washington, DC

New Castle County Police Mounted Unit – New Castle, DE

Gaither High School Marching Cowboys – Tampa, FL

21st Ohio Infantry Civil War History Group – Suwanee, GA

Lowndes High School “Georgia Bridgemen” Band – Valdosta, GA

Grant Wood All City Drum Corps – Cedar Rapids, IA

Americanas – Rexburg, ID

Red Hot Mamas, Ltd. – Hayden, ID

Lincoln-Way Central high School Marching Knights – New Lenox, IL

Culver Black Horse Troop & Equestriennes – Culver, IN

Marion County Sheriff’s Precision Drill Squad – Indianapolis, IN

Ft. Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard – Ft. Riley, KS

Marshall County High School Marching Marshalls – Benton, KY

Warren County Prevention Partnership – Bowling Green, KY

West Monroe High School Marching Band – West Monroe, LA

Lincoln Minute Men – Lincoln, MA

American Originals Fife & Drum Corps – Annapolis, MD

Ballou High SchoolWashington, DC

Military Order of the Purple Heart – District Heights, MD

Scarborough and Elliot PD Exlorerer Posts – Scarborogh, ME

Mid American Pompon – Farmington Hills, MI

Lakeville Senior High School Marching Band – Lakeville, MN

Stars ‘N’ Steeds Mounted Drill Team – Willard, MO

Stone High School Band – Wiggins, MS

West Johnston High School Band – Benson, NC

University of Nebraska at Omaha Marching Mavericks – Omaha, NE

Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps – Nashua, NH

Jackson Memorial High School Bands – Jackson, NJ

Zuni Pueblo Band – Zuni, NM

McQueen High School Band – Reno, NV

FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums – Breezy Point, NY

NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums – Bronx, NY

Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives – Galion, OH

Ohio State University Marching Band – Columbus, OH

A Touch of Ear Draft Mule Hitch – Cyril, OK

Broken Arrow High School Marching Band – Broken Arrow, OK

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office – Tulsa, OK

Ring of Fire – Sherwood, OR

Easton Area High School “Red Rover” Marching Band – Easton, PA

Washington Crossing Foundation – Newton Square, PA

Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers – Cranston, RI

Easley NJROTC – Easley, SC

The Summerall Guards – The Citadel – Charleston, SC

Northern State University Marching Wolves – Aberdeen, SD

University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN

Crawford High School Pirate Band – Crawford, TX

First Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment – Fort Hood, TX

Kilgore College Rangerettes – Kilgore, TX

Ross Volunteer Company of Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX

Texas A&M University – Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band – College Station, TX

U.S. Border Control, El Paso Sector – El Paso, TX

University of Texas Longhorn Band – Austin, TX

American Fork High School Marching Band – American Fork, UT

American Rescue Dog Association – Woodford, VA

Halau Ho’omau I KaWai Ola ’O – Woodbridge, VA

United States Army Caisson Platoon – Ft. Myer, VA

Virginia Military Institute – Lexington, VA

Virginia Tech Regimental Band – Blacksburg, VA

Norwich UniversityNorthfield, VT

Menasha High School Bluejay Brigade Marching Band – Menasha, WI

Liberty High SchoolClarksburg, WV

Wyoming High School All State Marching Band – Worland, WY
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