It will not be the first time cadets from the Citadel have taken part in the presidential inauguration. In fact, this year marks the seventh time the Regimental Band and Pipes from the Charleston based military college has been invited to participate. What makes this time special for the group is they will be led by a female drum major.
Sophomore Hunter Crawley is the first woman cadet to hold this position. She calls this opportunity “amazing” and “a dream come true.” Before coming to the Citadel, Crawley was part of her high school’s Junior ROTC program. She is in the Citadel’s pre-med program, with her ultimate goal of becoming a physician in the U.S. Air Force.
In all, 150 cadets from the Citadel will take part in the presidential inauguration. Crawley said she and her fellow cadets realize the historic significance of taking part in an event like this. She added it also gives them a great opportunity to represent their school and their country.Your text to link…
The Regimental Band and Pipes was formed in 1909. Along with their history of performing at presidential inaugurations, the group has taken part in notable international events such as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Canada. Also joining the band at the inauguration is the 61 member Summerall Guards, created in 1932 as a silent precision drill team for the Citadel. This will be the team’s fourth inauguration performance.
The inauguration takes place January 20th. The Citadel’s performance will be streamed live on the school’s Facebook page.