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Bryan High Band, Color Guard to represent Texas in the National Memorial Day Parade

The Bryan High School Viking Band and Color Guard will bring a bit of Bryan to Washington, D.C. on May 26 at the Memorial Day parade. The 2014 parade commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II.

Some 75 Viking students will march in the parade at 1 p.m. (central), following a route that begins near the National Archives and then proceeds along Constitution Avenue past the Museums of American/Natural History and the Washington Monument. The parade route ends near The Ellipse (a 52-acre park south of the White House fence).

Band Director Rob Towell, Associate Band Director Marie DeBellis and Associate Director Zane Taylor were informed in the Fall that the band had been selected to represent the Lone Star State. Bryan High’s band boosters led the sponsorship effort, which via local generosity will allow Bryan ISD students to stay a few days and experience history firsthand in Washington before returning home.

Viewing the parade may be a challenge for local residents, but preliminary information about viewing options indicates the parade may air from 1-3 p.m. (central) time on:

- DishNetwork’s Channel “Reelz” (299) and/or the Pentagon Channel (9405); subject to the channel package viewers have.

- The Pentagon’s live streaming channel:  http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/LiveStream.aspx.