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GSU band impresses during inaugural parade

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Freshman trumpet player, Devontae Jones, was one of the members of the band who played on CNN on the National Mall.

Grambling State University “World Famed” Tiger Marching Band shook up Pennsylvania Avenue and left spectators joyful as 200 plus marched in black and gold along the presidential inauguration parade route Jan. 21.

The big band from a small school had a big impact. It was the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) performing in the parade, and was one of only two schools to return from President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration — and people noticed the one band representing Louisiana.

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