For those marching bands fortunate enough to have been invited to perform, this is an experience they will never forget. Gateway has the expertise and resources necessary to assist bands traveling to the Presidential Inaugural Parade. We work closely with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to ensure bands have a first-rate experience.
High school and university marching bands represent the majority of entries. The remaining lineup is filled by a broad range of entries such as military units, cultural groups, dance groups and state delegations.
The parade is preceded by the swearing-in ceremony for the 45th President of the United States, which takes places earlier in the day on Capitol Hill. The parade route follows Pennsylvania Avenue from 4th Street to 15th Street, turns north on 15th Street, then continues west on to Pennsylvania Avenue past the White House reviewing stand. The exposure for bands is immeasurable, as all of the major television networks broadcast portions of the parade.
Watch Blue Springs Golden Regiment in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade:
Watch Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Band in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade: