College Of Delaware Drum Line To Escort President-Elect Joe Biden To White Home On Inauguration Day – CBS Philly
NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – It’s a great honor for the University of Delaware. The school’s drum line will be part of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
In addition to practicing for the President’s 46th inauguration, the University of Delaware’s drum line has been quarantined as they prepare to join Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to the White House on Wednesday after they took office.
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“As a family we are more than happy about him at the moment. I wish we could attend. This will likely be the first band meeting we’ve never been able to attend, ”said Father Eric Abner Sr.
Abner Sr. is a proud father.
He and his wife have been in all of Eric’s performances since he was 8 years old. However, Wednesday’s event will be the first they will not attend in person due to COVID-19 and security concerns.
“I think we can put that aside for a second only to realize that we’re literally going to be marching on national television. I’m sure there will be a lot of people cheering for us at home, ”said Eric Abner, drum major for the University of Delaware Brass Band.
Eric is one of four drum majors to perform on Wednesday.
About 45 members of the University of Delaware marching band will march alongside the Howard University drum line – Biden and Harris’ Alma Maters.
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“We lived here. We try to create a bubble so that we don’t come into contact with anyone. We had to submit negative COVID tests a few days before submitting, so in theory neither of us should have COVID right now. We always wear masks too, ”said Eric.
The country is only hours away from history and Eric is just proud to be a part of it.
“I didn’t know I would march at an inauguration of the president, a historic one for that. It’s an honor, ”said Eric.
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