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Florida performers head to Washington for Trump inauguration

Members of Coastal Florida Police and Fire Pipes and Drums in Georgia this morning en route to Washington

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Members of Coastal Florida Police and Fire Pipes and Drums in Georgia this morning en route to Washington

18

January

WASHINGTON - They boarded vans in the pre-dawn, bound for Washington to play at Donald Trump's inauguration.

"Georgia on My Mind - Elite members of the Coastal Florida Police and Fire Pipes and Drums resting their lungs on their way to DC," read the caption of a photo on Facebook showing band members dozing in a van.

The group will perform in the inaugural parade, as will the Marching Pride of Palmetto Ridge High School in Naples.

Another Florida group, King's Academy choir of Palm Beach, will perform at the Voices of the People concert held at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Coastal group is documenting the trip on Facebook and said it will march Friday in division three behind the U.S. Navy and California's Merced County Sheriff Posse.

"We are excited to be Florida's representative in the Trump Inaugural Parade," read one posting. "We're also excited to share that on Thursday afternoon we will be at the United States Capitol to visit with Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Ron DeSantis & Congressman Ted Yoho. Our Florida Delegation wanted to congratulate our band for their performance."

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:29am]

    

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