Wednesday, January 21, 2009
BUHS band in the parade!!
from the Brattleboro Reformer, January 21, 2009
"When the story is written of the election of America's first black president, the BUHS marching band will forever have its place in that tale, appearing just after 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, in the inauguration parade of President Barack Obama."
"It was an amazing moment," Rice said in a telephone interview later that night. "We were listening to Obama take the oath and everyone cheered when he finished. Then, when he was giving the speech, no one on the bus said a word, and we were looking at all those people on the mall and we went right by the Lincoln Memorial. I can't overstate the effect it had on everybody."