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For the first time in 20 years, no Washington, D.C., area public schools will be performing in the president's inaugural parade.
According to a Wednesday report by NBC4 Washington, a D.C. Public Schools spokeswoman said she was not aware of any schools that applied to march in the January 20 parade following the scheduled inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
At least one D.C. marching band has participated in each of the past five presidential inaugurations.
Applications to march in the parade were due by Dec. 5.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee is set to announce soon which bands were selected. The NBC report said the committee did not respond to inquiries about how many applications were received.
In the wake of the presidential election, many D.C. area students took part in anti-Trump protests.
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