For decades it has been a tradition for local school bands in Washington D.C. to attend the president’s inauguration day parade, but this year it seems they will be absent, as it’s reported that none of the schools applied by the deadline to be included.
NBC reports that the deadline for public schools to submit an application to play in Donald Trump’s inauguration day parade was originally on Nov. 28th, but was extended to Dec. 5th after they had still received no applications. Needing more time apparently wasn’t the issue, but rather the schools just declined to submit their requests.
This shouldn’t come as any surprise, however, as Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly won the District of Columbia with 90.9% of the votes. It’s no secret that D.C. is notoriously and overwhelmingly liberal, but the fact that these students can’t get over their own personal politics to engage in a historic event is deeply disturbing.
For the first time in 20 years, no Washington, D.C., public school marching band will perform at the inaugural parade.
According to a Wednesday report from NBC Washington, no local public schools submitted applications to perform in the parade. The original deadline was Nov. 28 but was extended to Dec. 5 to allow more time to apply. A D.C. public schools spokeswoman told the NBC affiliate that she was unaware of any band in the district that had applied to participate in the Jan. 20 parade.
Other high schools in the area also reportedly declined to submit applications:
No bands in Arlington County or Prince George’s County public schools applied, according to district representatives. A Fairfax County schools spokesman was not aware of any schools that had applied, and a Montgomery County schools spokeswoman did not have information available.
The University of Maryland’s College Park campus also declined to perform again. The band was performed at Obama’s 2013 inauguration.
Of course if any schools decided to snub Obama during either one of his presidential inaugurations, they would have been branded as extreme racists by every media outlet in the country and shamed relentlessly.
Since Donald Trump is a conservative, however, the liberal media seems to be reporting this story as if it’s a point of pride to pout, be a sore loser and deny yourself a historic opportunity at a young age due to your political beliefs.
That’s alright though, since it has been announced that America’s Got Talent’s runner-up from 2010 (when she was only 10-years-old) will singing the National Anthem at Trump’s inauguration. 16-year-old Jackie Evancho said she will be performing in January for the President-elect and she has previously performed at the National Christmas Tree Lighting and National Prayer Breakfast.