More than 200 Louisiana high school students will be part of Donald Trump’s inaugural parade on Friday, according to a report.
The 203 members of the West Monroe Rebel Band hit the road Sunday for Washington, D.C., KNOE-TV reported.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You only get one shot,” band member Johnathan Shoum told KNOE. “You just can’t describe it.”
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West Monroe High School will be the only Louisiana band performing in the parade, KNOE reported. It will be the school’s second trip to Washington.
Director of Bands Robert Freeman said that despite only having three weeks to fundraise and prepare, the students are excited and ready for the national exposure.
“I see the excitement in our students. I see just the anticipation of being able to represent Louisiana in something like this. I see that in their faces and to me, that makes me feel good,” Freeman told KNOE, adding that he is “real proud” of his students.