Oomp-pah-pah: Band Heralds Obama's First Day

High Schoolers are gearing up to play on the world's largest stage at Barack Obama's Inauguration.

They've been playing their hearts out for the last few weeks, gearing up for a performance for one of the greatest audiences ever.  And now the "Golden Eagles" of Trumbull High School are a week away from performing at the Inauguration of Barack Obama.

The marching band has already won plenty of awards, and they're ranked top in the state, but to perform at next Tuesday's swearing-in is quite an honor, said their director, Peter Horton.

It's a little nerve wracking, said students, to think about performing in front of millions of people.

The 124 member band leaves Sunday afternoon and plans to spend Monday touring Washington, DC.  They'll even get a picture taken with the president-elect.

This is not the high school band's first time performing at an inauguration.  Trumbull sent its marching band back in 2001 at George W. Bush's first swearing-in.

Trumbull was selected out of almost 1300 applicants.  They are one of 27 high school bands performing.

You'll be able to follow their progress here on NBCConnecticut.com

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