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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Parade and Ceremonial Swearing-in Held January 21, 2013

List of Inaugural Parade Participants

President, Vice President to lead procession from Capitol to White House



    First Look at Inauguration Parade Floats

    A look at the eight officially commissioned floats that will appear in Monday's inaugural parade. (Published Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013)

    The Inaugural Parade will feature floats and bands that honor the backgrounds of the First and Second Families, as well as presentations that honor the Inaugural theme, "Our People, Our Future."

    Several of the parade participants come from around the District. The Ballou Senior High School "Majestic" Marching Knights will represent Washington; the University of Maryland Marching Band will be there from College Park.

    The 54th Mass Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company B comes from Silver Spring, while Canine Companions for Independence comes from Fauquier County, Va. And, of course, the Virginia Military Institute Marching Band and Unit will represent Lexington, Va.

    Visitors got a sneak peek at the floats Sunday in the staging area.

    Here's the full list of the parade participants, in the order they will march:

    The Presidential Escort

    The Presidential Escort is a military and civilian formation that escorts the President, Vice President, and their families from the Capitol to the White House following the swearing-in ceremony. The escort will include representatives from the five branches of the United States Military, elected officials, and local and national law enforcement organizations.

    Division One

    • United States Army Staff
    • United States Army Field Band
    • United States Military Academy
    • United States Army 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
    • United States Army Color Guard
    • District of Columbia Army National Guard
    • United States Army Reserve 200th MP Command
    • Punahou High School Marching Band and JROTC Color Guard, Hawaii
    • Hawaii Home State Float
    • Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps, Iowa
    • Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
    • Miami University Marching Band, Ohio
    • Illinois Home State Float
    • South Shore Drill Team, Illinois
    • Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, South Carolina
    • Kamehameha Schools “Warrior” Marching Band, Hawaii
    • Ambulance 255 Project, Connecticut
    • 81st Regional Support Command Wildcats, South Carolina
    • Jackson Memorial High School “Jaguar” Band, New Jersey
    • Seguro Que Si, Florida
    • Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble, Kansas

    Division Two

    • United States Marine Corps Staff
    • United States Marine Band “The President’s Own”
    • United States Marine Corps Active Company
    • United States Marine Corps Color Guard
    • United States Marine Corps Reserve Company
    • Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe, Delaware
    • Delaware Home State Float
    • University of Maryland “Mighty Sound of Maryland” Marching Band, Maryland
    • Pennsylvania Home State Float
    • Boy Scout Troop 358, Germantown, Pennsylvania
    • Palm Springs High School "Spirit of the Sands" Marching Band and Visual Corps, California
    • Ballet Folklórico De La Raza, Colorado
    • 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company A, Massachusetts
    • Utuqqagmiut Dancers, Alaska
    • A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-Confidence Experience (A.T.E.A.S.E.), Wisconsin
    • Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group, Texas
    • NASA - Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Curiosity Rover
    • Dobyns-Bennett High School Band, Tennessee
    • 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B, Maryland
    • Boston College “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band, Massachusetts

    Division Three

    • United States Navy Staff
    • United States Navy Band
    • United States Naval Academy
    • United States Navy Active Company
    • United States Navy Color Guard
    • United States Navy Reserve Company
    • Georgia State University Marching Band, Georgia
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Float
    • Ballou Senior High School "Majestic" Marching Knights, District of Columbia
    • Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard, Michigan
    • Calera High School “Eagle” Marching Band, Alabama
    • Gym Dandies Children’s Circus, Maine
    • Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, Massachusetts
    • Civil Rights Float
    • Lesbian and Gay Band Association
    • Native American Women Warriors, Colorado
    • Little Rock Central High School Band, Arkansas
    • Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance, Utah
    • Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Washington

    Division Four

    • United States Air Force Staff
    • United States Air Force Band
    • United States Air Force Academy
    • United States Air Force Active Company
    • United States Air Force Color Guard
    • District of Columbia Air National Guard
    • United States Air Force Reserve Company
    • Grambling State University “Tiger” Marching Band, Louisiana
    • Tuskegee Airmen Float
    • Norwich University Regimental Band, Vermont
    • Montana Delegation, Montana
    • Wind River Dancers, Wyoming
    • Canine Companions for Independence
    • Navajo Nation Band, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico
    • United War Veterans Council, New York
    • Pearl River Community College Marching Band, Mississippi
    • Union High School Air Force JROTC, Oklahoma
    • Fergus Falls High School Marching Band, Minnesota
    • Northwest Dragon and Lion Dance Team, Oregon
    • Asheville High School Marching Band, North Carolina

    Division Five

    • United States Coast Guard Staff
    • United States Coast Guard Band
    • United States Coast Guard Academy
    • United States Coast Guard Active Component
    • United States Coast Guard Color Guard
    • United States Coast Guard Reserve Component
    • United States Merchant Marine Academy Staff
    • United States Merchant Marine Academy Band
    • United States Merchant Marine Academy Color Guard
    • United States Merchant Marine Academy Company
    • Northern State University “Marching Wolves,” South Dakota
    • Military Spouses of Michigan, Michigan
    • Londonderry High School Marching Band and Color Guard, New Hampshire
    • Culver Academies, Indiana
    • Portsmouth High School “Patriots” Marching Band, Rhode Island
    • The Native American Tribes of North Dakota, North Dakota
    • Liberty North High School Band, Missouri
    • Sarpy County Nebraska Metro Area Law Enforcement Honor Guard, Nebraska
    • Frankfort High School Marching Band, West Virginia
    • Comparza Morelense, Nevada
    • Letcher County Central High School Marching Band, Kentucky
    • Our People, Our Future Float & Citizen Co-Chairs
    • Firefighters of Idaho, Idaho
    • Virginia Military Institute, Virginia