Members of NYPD marching band given special assignment at inaugural parade
Members of the NYPD marching band are gearing up for one very special assignment -- a chance to play at the 2005 inaugural parade.
Although the band practices in the Bronx, its pipes and drums can be heard all over the world. The band's next stop is the inaugural parade where the members will march nearly two miles playing a mix of Irish, Scottish and American tunes.
The band is made up of active and retired members of the NYPD. The band's best-known gig is playing at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. For some of the members, it will be the second inaugural parade. Some marched after former President Ronald Reagan was sworn in.