Uniontown man to march in inaugural parade
By For The Daily Courier
Published: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Army Staff Sgt. Dean Miller, a member of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing's Own,” has been selected to participate in the 57th presidential inaugural parade, which is scheduled to take place Monday.
Mitchell, a Uniontown native, is a euphonium player with the band.
“Pershing's Own” was founded in 1922 by Army Chief of Staff, Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing. Its mission is to provide music for official ceremonies and special events throughout the National Capital Region. The U.S. Army Band “Pershing's Own” is the premier band of the U.S. Army, the nation's most senior service. Many of its classically trained members have earned advance degrees from the nation's most prestigious music schools and conservatories. Since the inauguration of Calvin Coolidge in 1925, “Pershing's Own” has been part of the official escort to the president in each inaugural parade.
Assembled for special, major presidential events, such as inaugurals and state funerals, the 99-member band is comprised of members of the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Army Concert Band, and the U.S. Army Blues. The band is led by leader and Commander Col. Thomas H. Palmatier of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and the drum major is Master Sgt. Scott A. Little, of Marshfield, Md.
The U.S. Armed Forces have participated in the inauguration of the president of the United States since April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and Revolutionary War veterans escorted George Washington to his first inauguration ceremony at Federal Hall in New York City. Participation by the armed forces traditionally includes musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons.
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