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