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Pride And Excitement At Howard University, Harris' Alma Mater

Added 01-20-21 01:07:02pm EST - “Howard marching band members and dancers are thrilled to escort Vice President Harris during the inauguration parade. "I honestly can't believe it's happening," said one student.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Pride And Excitement At Howard University, Harris' Alma Mater ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Howard students Ayanna Snead, Cheyne Thompson-Quartey, and Paula Clark get ready to perform in the Inaugural Parade. Liz Baker /NPR hide caption

Howard students Ayanna Snead, Cheyne Thompson-Quartey, and Paula Clark get ready to perform in the Inaugural Parade.

The sounds of base drums, cymbals and helicopters all rang out Wednesday Morning through a main quad at Washington D.C.'s Howard University, Vice President Harris' alma mater.

Harris' face adorned one of the famous alumni banners at the historically black university on Inauguration Day, as some student members of the university's Showtime Marching Band — the drumline and dance and flag squads — prepared to participate in the inaugural parade.

The campus has been quiet, because of the coronavirus pandemic and extra Inauguration Day security. Still, spirits are high. The students are set to escort Harris and perform a "special drum cadence," the university said.

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