BC's band to perform in inaugural parade

Posted: 01/18/13 at 4:20 am EST

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston College's marching band will be heading to Washington to join in the inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

The parade will follow President Barack Obama's swearing-in and inaugural address on Monday.

College officials say the 155-member band will perform the University's fight song, "For Boston," along the parade route.

Band director David Healey says the performance will be a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for band members.

The "Screaming Eagles" marching band also performed when Obama, then a U.S. senator, gave a speech at Boston College in 2005.

The tradition of an inaugural parade dates back to the first inauguration, when George Washington took his oath of office in New York City.

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