It was very early and very cold, but Trumbull High School students couldn't contain their excitement.
"I woke up this morning and I was like Obama," freshman Giovana Rodriguez said. "I'm gonna go see him and I'm so excited."
The Golden Eagles Marching Band boarded a bus Sunday morning headed to Washington D.C. to perform at Tuesday's Inauguration.
Margaret Walsh is chaperoning the trip.
"This is unbelieveable," Walsh said. "You never dream to have your kids experience it and to go down as a chaperone with them is a real honor and privilege."
The marching bad is one of only 27 selected from almost 1,300 applicants nationwide to perform.
"We're ready," Band Director Peter Horton said. "The kids have been working hard."
The band will play three songs in the parade along Pennsylvania Avenue.
"It's such an honor to have been accepted to be a part of such a huge event in history," freshman Lexus Artis said.
All the hard work the Golden Eagles have put in has paid off in other ways.
The 124-member band is ranked top in the state and nationwide.