Navajo Nation Band To March In Inaugural Parade

Dec 19, 2012

The Navajo Nation Band in Window Rock, AZ, in 2011.
Credit Donovan Shortey, navajophotography.com via Flickr

The Navajo Nation Band has accepted an invitation to march in next month's presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee started sending out invitations Tuesday to groups nationwide. They will march behind President Barack Obama from his swearing in at the Capitol to the White House on Jan. 21.

The Joint Task Force-National Capital Region is charged with supporting inaugural ceremonies. It reviewed about 3,000 online applications to make sure they met minimum requirements before presenting about 300 applicants to the Presidential Inaugural Committee for final selection.

The process included members of military bands reviewing video and audio files of performances to judge the skill of marching bands, musical acts and drill teams.

Applicants also included floats, silent marching groups, dancers and other performers.