Central High School band to perform in inaugural parade

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- A Little Rock high school band will be part of the Jan. 21 inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Central High School's marching band and flag line will perform in the inaugural parade.

The group hosted a pep rally Saturday to raise money for the trip to Washington, D.C.

103 band members will make the trip at a cost of about $1,000 each.

"It's a very historic trip for our band. We've been celebrating or commemorating the 55th anniversary of the integration of Central High School," said Brice Evans, Central High School's band director. "Central was integrated in 1957 and this is going to be the 57th inauguration, so it's a very important historical event for our school and our band program."

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