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In major coup, Fergus Falls High School marching band to perform at Obama inauguration

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When Fergus Falls High School band director Jim Iverson pitched the idea of performing at President-elect Barack Obama's January inauguration parade, skeptical students and colleagues deemed it a long shot.

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They had a point.

A record 1,382 marching bands, musical acts and drill teams from across the nation vied for a chance to perform at the historic event, compared to the 300 to 400 that usually apply for inaugural lineups.

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