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WASHINGTON--Chicago's South Shore Drill team has been selected to march in President Barack Obama's inauguration parade on Jan. 21, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced on Tuesday. More organizations are still being invited to be part of the event. Find out more about the drill team HERE.


Click below for the list of parade participants so far...

Inaugural Parade Participants

Below is a list of the organizations that have accepted an invitation to march in the 57th Inaugural Parade. Invitations are being made and accepted as part of an ongoing process, so please check back for rolling additions to this list.

Organizations wishing to participate in the parade submitted online applications to the Joint Task Force - National Capital Region (JTF-NCR). The deadline for submissions was November 30, 2012. The JTF-NCR then compiled all of the eligible applicants to be reviewed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. A final list of applicants was selected to receive invitations. All told, more than 2,807 applications were submitted to the JTF-NCR website.

Groups invited to participate in the parade are listed alphabetically below.


54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company B
Silver Spring, Maryland
A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-Confidence Experience (ATEASE)
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Ballou Senior High School "Majestic" Marching Knights
Washington, D.C.
Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps
Boston, Massachusetts
Canine Companions for Independence
Fauquier County, Virginia
Georgia State University Marching Band
Atlanta, Georgia
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
Awendaw, South Carolina
Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corp
Des Moines, Iowa
Jackson Memorial Jaguar Band
Jackson Memorial High School
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Kamehameha Schools Warrior Marching Band
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lesbian and Gay Band Association
St. Louis, Missouri
Letcher County Central Marching Band
Letcher County Central High School
Whitesburg, Kentucky
Little Rock Central High School Marching Band
Little Rock, Arkansas
Miami University Marching Band
Oxford, Ohio
Military Spouses of Michigan
Michigan
Native American Women Warriors
Billings, Montana
Navajo Nation Band
Window Rock, Arizona
Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group
Mission, Texas
South Shore Drill Team
Chicago, Illinois
The Northern State University Wolves' Marching Band
Aberdeen, South Dakota
United War Veterans Council
New York, New York
University of Maryland Marching Band
College Park, Maryland
Virginia Military Institute Marching Unit
Lexington, Virginia

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