The Marine Band has played at every inauguration since Jefferson. It’s one tradition that will carry on this year.

The Marine Band has played at every inauguration since Jefferson. It’s one tradition that will carry on this year.

Witness to triumph and tragedy, the hallowed band has a healing role in the Biden inauguration …

“Music is always an important factor in gluing our nation together,” Col. Jason K. Fettig, the band’s director, said Sunday. “It is a binding factor. It is something that … reminds people that there are more bridges between us than there are divisions.”

“Music is something that can help get us through these times,” he said.

By Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post

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