Colorado band will be making both state and national history as they perform for the inauguration.
Inaugurations are exciting days in our country, but this year, some very talented youth from Denver are about to experience it in a way many never do.
D'Evelyn Junior-Senior High School in Southwest Denver will get the pleasure of seeing its band perform for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris today, which is an impressive feat in itself. But it gets better: D'Evelyn is one of only two high schools in the nation asked to play at the event.
Band director Becky Paschke submitted the application to be considered right after the election, and then had no choice but to patiently wait for a decision of who was picked from the many other bands that applied.
All the waiting paid off, as the band was informed they were one of the very select groups to be chosen for the honor of playing at the presidential inauguration. As this year's inauguration is virtual, the band will perform in an outdoor performance that will be recorded at the school.
Check out the students and their reactions in part one of a two-part series on the accomplishment created by Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist Jack Maher.
Watch Part 2:
"Congratulations to the D'Evelyn Marching Band, chosen to participate in the 2021 Presidential Inauguration ceremony! We are proud of you and look forward to seeing your performance in this historic event on Wednesday!" said D'Evelyn Junior-Senior High School's Facebook page. "The band is honored to participate in the 2021 Presidential Inauguration "Parade Across America" with their performance of American Patrol. The event will be livestreamed at 1:15 pm MST on Wednesday, January 20."
Will you watch D'Evelyn perform on Wednesday? Do you have a family member in the band? Let us know in the comments!