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McDonnell Inaugural lineup announced


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Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell today announced that 47 groups from across the Commonwealth will be participating in Virginia’s Inaugural parade on Saturday, Jan. 16th. The parade will take place immediately after the swearing-in ceremony, starting at approximately 1:15 p.m.

The parade lineup will include a number of organizations with personal connections to Virginia’s 71st governor. His American Legion Post from Virginia Beach will join the parade, as will his high school alma mater, Bishop Ireton in Alexandria. The Governor-elect’s youngest daughter’s college will be represented by the James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes. And Virginia’s next First Lady, Maureen McDonnell, will wave to the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association and Hoggettes, and the Washington Redskins Marching Band.

Virginia’s rich history and diverse culture will be highlighted throughout the parade. Dancers from all eight Virginia Tribes will take part. As will the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum, the Hope Chinese School, the Virginia Asian Associations, and the Monticello High School Marching Band. The parade will also feature the Virginia Tech Highty-Tighties, the Virginia State University Marching Band, and the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets. A full list of parade participants, in order of lineup, can be found below.

In keeping with the Inaugural theme of “A Commonwealth of Opportunity,” and the Inaugural’s partnerships with both the Virginia Federation of Food Banks and The Salvation Army, the Governor-elect asks that parade observers bring non-perishable food items and coats to donate to their fellow Virginians. Labeled bins will be placed at two entrances to Capitol Square: Grace Street between 8th and 9th Streets, and at Governor Street and 12th Street.

This year’s Inaugural parade has been extended in order to better accommodate families with small children. The expanded route will allow the general public to observe the parade not just at the State Capitol, but also along the streets of Richmond. The parade will commence at the corner of East Grace Street and 8th Street. It will travel east down Grace Street, onto the Capitol Grounds and process around the Capitol past the reviewing stands. The parade will then continue west on Franklin Street, concluding at East Franklin Street and 6th Street.


2010 Inaugural Parade Participants In order of Appearance

Group Name Town

29th Division Band Roanoke

Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums Williamsburg

Hampton University Choir Hampton

Dancers from all 8 Virginia Tribes

Protecting Virginia Today

Virginia National Guard-Joint Color Guard

Joint Force Headquarters-Virginia

Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing

329th Regional Support Group

116th Brigade Combat Team

91st Troop Command

29th Division

183rd Regional Training Institute

Maneuver Training Center

Virginia Defense Force

7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line Disputanta

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Arlington

Rogers Rangers Gloucester

American Legion Post 110 & (Assorted Veterans Groups) Virginia Beach

Bishop Ireton High School Alexandria

James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes Harrisonburg

The RVN Veterans Associations Coalition Springfield

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association and Hoggettes Alexandria

The Washington Redskins Marching Band Alexandria

Jamestown Honor Guard Williamsburg

Horsing Around Virginia Culpeper

Hanover All-County Marching Ashland

Virginia Asian Associations Richmond

Ocean Lakes High School Virginia Beach

Korean Tae-Kwon-Do Association of Virginia Springfield

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School Virginia Beach

Kellum High School Virginia Beach

Virginia Tourism Corporation Richmond

Colonial Forge High School Band Stafford

1st Continental Light Dragoons (Blands) Williamsburg

St. Andrews Legend Pipe and Drum Alexandria

Monticello High School Marching Charlottesville

New Horizon Hampton

Virginia Tech – Highty-Tighties Blacksburg

Filipino-American Veterans of Hampton Roads Virginia Beach

VA Women’s Institute for Leadership Staunton

Virginia State University Band Petersburg

Hope Chinese School Great Falls

Manchester High School Lancer Band Midlothian

Girl Scout Troop 603 Midlothian

Girl Scouts of the Northern New River Valley Newport

Virginia Military Institute Lexington




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