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Band from Londonderry, N.H. marches in inaugural parade
LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- A marching band from Londonderry, N.H. represented their hometown in the inaugural parade Tuesday.
Londonderry High School's band did not have much time to prepare for their debut in Washington, but 300 students boarded seven motor coaches Sunday confident they were ready to perform for the inaugural parade.
Justin Walker, a junior at Londonderry High, has friends in the band and said they are very proud to be participating.
"I would love to be down there, to be a part of it, just because it's a historic day," Walker said.
To prepare to march in the cold, the band did much of their practicing in the last week outside so they band could get used to playing in 20 degree temperatures.
"I would say it was probably 29 degrees when we got here. We kept the kids inside. We listened to the Oath of Office being administered," said Andrew Soucy, director of the band.
The band already has an impressive resume. They have performed in three Rose Bowls, an Orange Bowl, and most recently, the Olympics in China, but the band said this historic day is their most memorable.
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