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Fergus Falls marching band heading to D.C. for inaugural

The Fergus Fall High School marching band is one of only 100 groups that have been chosen to play in the inaugural parade next month, reports the Minnesota Independent.

Nearly 1,400 acts applied.

MinnIndy notes that the 120-member marching band will head to D.C. by bus on Jan. 16 for a five-day stay. “They’ll be joined by 20 adult chaperones and instructors. The students will have to raise the money to pay for their transportation and lodging,’” it said.

This band gets around: In 2006, it won first place in the International Lions Parade in Boston, and took second place in 1998 at the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington.  

What sets them apart: They say they’re very traditional — old school.

Somehow, I thought you could say that about all high school marching bands.

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