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Seven HBCU Marching Bands Will Perform During The Official Pre-Inauguration Event on Tuesday

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that they have created an event to celebrate and honor America’s diversity in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The WE ARE ONE event which will be held on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 will feature will feature remarks from national and local leaders, musical performances and appearances from popular activists and celebrities. “Official Presidential Inaugural Committee programming will include additional events highlighting the diverse coalitions that have come together as we begin a new national journey that unifies the American people and restores the soul of the nation,” the official press release states.

The event will also feature performances from the following Black marching bands:

  • Florida A&M University Marching 100
  • Grambling State University World Famed Marching Band
  • Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South
  • Louisiana Leadership Institute All-star Marching Band
  • South Carolina State University Marching 101
  • Southern University Human Jukebox Marching Band
  • Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands

The We Are One event will also feature performances from Tobe Nwigwe, DJ D-Nice, The O’Jays, Rapsody, Step Afrika, the String Queens, the Texas Southern University Debate Team, and more.

The event will be hosted by Terrence J(Omega Psi Phi) and feature appearances by Leslie Jones, Frankie Beverly, Stacey Abrams, Whip Jim Clyburn(Omega Psi Phi), Rep. Cedric Richmond, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Joyce Beatty, Senator Cory Booker, Senator-Elect Rev. Raphael Warnock(Alpha Phi Alpha), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover, Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick, Kim Fields, Erika Alexander, and Jason George.

As an official partner for this event, we at Watch The Yard will be streaming it LIVE from our Facebook page ( from 8:00-9:30 PM Eastern on Tuesday night.

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