Madawaska Band

January 26, 2017

Part of the inauguration festivities

The Madawaska Band traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Presidential Inauguration festivities last week. The band is known as the Pride of Madawaska and this year their director is music educator Benjamin Meiklejohn. This is Ben’s second trip to an inauguration celebration. In 1989 he traveled with the Kennebunk High School band and marched in the inauguration parade for President George H.W. Bush.

screen-shot-2017-01-21-at-9-30-32-amThe northeastern most community in the US, Madawaska businesses and community members rallied to raise more than $24,000 to make the opportunity possible. In addition to their performance which you can see at http://www.wlbz2.com/news/politics/national-politics/pride-of-madawaska-performs-at-trump-s-inaugural-concert/389212417 the 27 band members visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the mall area, and other DC locations. They met with US Representative Bruce Poliquin, US Senators Angus King and Susan Collins.

They proudly represented Madawaska and the state of Maine! To learn more about the background please CLICK HERE for the story from WLBZ2. To see more photos of their experience please CLICK HERE.

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