TSU band to participate in Inauguration celebration

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Posted at 10:12 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 23:12:28-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee State University's marching band will participate at the "We Are One" to celebrate the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The virtual celebration will be held Tuesday, the day before the Inauguration. Video of the band will be used during the streamed event.

“The Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands is very excited to be a part of the inauguration celebration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” Dr. Reginald McDonald, TSU’s director of bands said in a press release. “In the midst of a very challenging year, our band program continues to display the excellence of Tennessee State University.”

The band submitted four videos for inauguration organizers to include in the celebration, and that footage from the videos will be used in some capacity.

“Although virtual, this is one of multiple appearances the AOB has made in Washington, D.C. over the years,” Thomas, a political science major from Olive Branch, Mississippi said in the release.“However, I feel this one is as monumental as the performance for President Obama, because we are celebrating a fellow HBCU graduate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,“ a Howard University alumna.