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THE INAUGURATION PARADE

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Inaugural Parade (In Order of Appearance)

January 17, 2011 9:45 a.m.

  1. The University of Alabama
  • "Million Dollar Band"
  • Directed by Kenneth Ozzello
  • Playing "Yea Alabama"
  • From Tuscaloosa County
  • Governor Bentley in a UA alum. He majored in Chemistry and Biology and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in just three years.
  1. Governor & Mrs. Bentley (with security vehicle)
  2. Son John Mark and his wife Amy Bentley, their two daughters (with security vehicle)
  3. Son Paul and wife Melissa Bentley with their three daughters. (with security vehicle)
  4. Sons Luke and Matthew (with Matthew's wife Katy) (with security vehicle)
  5. Shelby County High School Band "The Pride of Shelby County"
  • Dr. Bentley's alma mater. He grew up in Columbiana, Shelby County. He was student body president his senior year of high school, a member of the state champion 1961 debate team, and graduated at the top of his class.
  • Directed by Tom Grigsby
  • From Shelby County representing The Shelby County Wildcats.
  • Playing the "Marches of the Armed Forces" and "Shelby County HS Fight Song"
  1. Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey
  2. Auburn University Marching Band
  • Directed by Corey Spurlin
  • 380 member band
  • Playing the Auburn University Fight Song (War Eagle), Glory to Old Auburn
  1. Attorney General Luther Strange

10. Saint James School Marching Band

  • From Montgomery, Alabama with approximately 60 members, the Saint James Marching Band was a semifinalist at the 2009 Bands of America Grand National, one of the top four small school bands in the nation, and received 2010 best in class at Hoover Invitation and Phenix City Invitational; 2nd place at Bands of American Regional; 3rd place at Bands of America Super Regional.
  • Directed by Susan Smith
  • Playing "Stars Fell on Alabama" and "Sweet Home Alabama"

11. Secretary of State Beth Chapman

12. Elmore County High School

  • This band hails from Eclectic, Alabama in Elmore County and previously marched in the 2007 inaugural Parade. They have received the Most Entertaining Award 6 times in a row at marching band festivals.
  • Maroon Machine High School Marching Band
  • Directed by Anthony Vittore
  • Playing "Walking on Sunshine"

13. Young Boozer, State Treasurer

14. Tallassee High School Band

  • "Pride of Tallassee"
  • From Elmore County
  • Directed by Robert Glasscock
  • Playing "Main Street America!" arranged by The Tallassee Band has marched in two nationally televised parades- this year in Chicago and in 2008 in Philadelphia. They have received superior ratings at the state contest 2010 and various marching festivals.
  • Tallassee , or Talisi, as it was called by the Creek Indians, is located one mile north of the last great capitol of the Creek nation. It was believed to be the second largest city in North America during the 1700s and early 1800s.
  • Also home to the Tallassee Armory, the only Confederate armory that was not destroyed during the Civil war.

15. State Auditor Sam Shaw

16. Chelsea High School Band

  • Directed by Dane Lawley
  • From Shelby County
  • Playing "Alabama Jubilee"
  • Superior ratings at all competitions for the past 20 years. Consistent superior ratings at State Concert Band Competitions. 
  • Shelby County was named after Isaac Shelby, a hero of the King's Mountain Battle during the Revolutionary War.

17. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan

  • Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan and his wife Kathryn(John Deere Tractor)
  • Cow Vehicle
  • Alabama Cattlemen's Association Beef Van (officers inside)
  • Children holding 4H & FFA Flags
  • Horses and Rodeo Queens

18. Thompson High School Marching Band

  • From Alabaster, Alabama- "The Marching Southern Sounds"
  • Directed by John Bubbett
  • Playing "American Finale"
  • This band was first organized in 1937 with thirteen members. Seventy-three years later, and has grown to 180 members and consistently received straight superior rankings in marching festivals across the state. At the 2010 Lake Martin Invitational Marching Festival they were named Best in Class Band and received the highest marching score.

19. Commissioner Twinkle Cavanaugh, Public Service Commission AND Commissioner Terry Dunn, Public Service Commission

20. Smith Station High School Band

  • "Panther Spirit" Marching Band
  • From Lee County
  • Directed by Rusty Courson
  • Playing "My Home's In Alabama"

21. Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb

22. Leeds High School Band

  • Directed by Chip Wise
  • Playing "Sweet Home Alabama" fanfare and "Tuxedo Junction"
  • The "Pride of the Greenwave" has over 40 years of excellent and superior ratings This year the band won the high musical performance award at the USSBA Southern States Championships.

23. Justice Mike Bolin

24. Wenonah High School Band

  • "Marching Dragons"
  • Directed by Dwayne Moore
  • Playing "Celebration" by Kool and The Gang
  • Approximately 120 band members including a dance and flag team. Participated in Orlando, Florida Concert and music festival, all city music festival, and Memphis Tyson's Battle of the band bands; all of which they received superior ratings.
  • From Birmingham, Alabama

25. Mountain Brook Junior High Cheerleaders

  • 30 Cheerleaders from Jefferson County, Alabama

26. Mountain Brook High School

  • Best Band, Class AA, Lake Guntersville Marching Festival 2010. Sweepstakes Winner Southern Star Music Festival in Atlanta 2010, Most Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble, Festivals of Music in Washington DC 2009
  • Directed by Dr. Frank Blanton

27. Judge Kelli Wise, Court of Criminal Appeals

28. Pinson Valley High School

  • Directed by Jeff Caldwell
  • Playing "Battle Hymn"
  • The Pinson Valley Marching Chiefs have marched at the BCS NCAA Football Championships, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Magic Kingdom Parade, the Epcot Parade, the Universal Studios Parade, and the Veterans Day Parade.

29. Judge Tommy Bryan, Court of Civil Appeals

30. Alabama State University

  • Directed by James B. Oliver
  • Playing "National Emblem" and "We Can Fall in Love" by Poison
  • Might Marching Hornets with the Stingettes and Honey bees (dance line)

31. Ramsey High School Band

  • From Birmingham, Alabama
  • Directed by Mrs. Anita Dye
  • Playing "Patriotic Spectacular", Washington Lee Swing

32. P.D. Jackson Olin High School Marching Mustangs

  • The Mean Green Marching Machine
  • Known for their outstanding showmanship and entertaining musical performances.
  • The dance team is called the Golden Phillies and the flag line is called the Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Directed by Donald "D. C." Crawford (who graduate from P.D. Jackson himself and has directed for 32 years)

33. Excel High School Marching Panthers

  • From Excel, Alabama in Monroe County
  • Directed by Jamie Howell
  • Playing a patriotic spectacular- including "This is My Country" and "God Bless America"

34. 4-H Flat Montgomery Company

  • 4-H is a national youth organization focused on developing citizenship, leadership, and life skills in youth by "learning by doing". 
  • It is sponsored by the USDA and National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • The four Hs on the clover symbol stand for: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

35. JU Blacksher Marching Bulldogs

  • "The Pride of Monroe"
  • From Uriah, Alabama in Monroe County
  • Directed by Jacquelyn Bradley, playing "God Bless America"
  • Odd fact: The first JU Blacksher high school was established in 1924 and graduated its first class in 1925.

36. Honda

  • Located in Lincoln, Alabama in Talladega County
  • Has the capacity to produce more than 300,000 Odyseey minivans, Piolt Sport utility vehicles, Ridgeline pick-up trucks, Accord V-6 Sedans and V-6 engines every year due to the efforts of 4,500 associates.
  • Began operations in 2001

37. Gardendale High School

  • Directed by Tracey Starnes
  • From Jefferson County
  • Playing "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
  • Composed of 97 members, the Gardendale High School band has received all superior ratings at the District Concert Band Festival, the State Band Festival, and several marching band festivals for the last eight years. They performed at the Parade of Lights in Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens in Virginia, and received the Best in Class Parade Band award at the All-Star Music Festival at Universal Studios.

38. Hyundai

  • In Montgomery, Alabama
  • Employs more than 2,700 people
  • Started production in May of 2005
  • Now manufacturing the 2011 Hyundai Sonata

39. University of Alabama at Birmingham Marching Band

  • "Blazer" Marching Band known as "The Sound of the Magic City"
  • Directed by Marc Reed and Gene Fambrough
  • Playing "Get Ready", "Can You Feel It", and the UAB Fight song

40. Mercedes-Benz

  • Located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
  • Began production in 1997
  • Manufacture the second generation M-Class and the newest generations, the R-Class and GL-Class
  • Responsible for 22,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region, and an annual economic impact of 1.5 billion.
  • It is the state's largest exporter, with more than $1 billion in exports each year.

41. Oak Grove High School Band

  • Directed by Joel Henson
  • From Jefferson County
  • Playing "It's A Grand Ole Flag"
  • The Oak Grove High School Band was recently named Class A Champion at the Bands of American Super Regional in Atlanta, Georgia. OGHS Band has participated in the Rose Parade as well as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

42. Miss Alabama USA (Madeline Mitchel) and Miss Teen USA (Barron Rae Williams)

43. Hoover High School

  • "Marching Buccanners"
  • Directed by Ryan Fitchpatrick
  • Playing "You're A Grand Old Flag" and "Alabama State Song"
  • Last year Hoover High School band played at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., and this year they will play in Orlando in the Mainstreet Disney Parade. The band has played in numerous festivals and parades around the world, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

44. Kenneth E. Gulley, Mayor of Bessemer

  • Its quick growth in the early days of settling lead to its nickname as the "The Marvel City." It was incorporated in 1889.
  • Home to Alabama's oldest restaurant (from 1907) "The Bright Star".

45. Tuskegee University

  • Marching "Crimson Piper" Band
  • Directed by Mr. Warren L. Duncan
  • 150 members
  • Piperettes Dance Line and Flag line

46. Poarch Creek Indians Float

  • The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, descendents of the original Creek Nation, have lived in and around the Poarch Indian Reservation for over 200 years.  They are the only federally recognized tribe in the state of Alabama.  The reservation is located eight miles northwest of Atmore, Alabama in Escambia County.

47. BB Comer High School Marching Band

  • "Marching Sound of Gold"
  • From Talladega County
  • Directed by Dan Seaborn
  • Playing "America The Beautiful"
  • Called the "Marching Band of Gold", this marching band from Sylacauga, Alabama has received superior ratings at the Curry High School Band Competition, Hanceville Band Competition, High Note music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, Chilton County Peach Blossom Band Festival, and Trills and Thrills Music Festival.

48. Alabama Poultry and Egg Association 

  • Alabama poultry production is a multibillion-dollar enterprise. It accounts for more than 10 percent of the state's economy. According to the encyclopedia of Alabama, the average each Americans consumed approximately 87 pounds of chicken meat and more than 250 eggs a year. 

49. Clay County High School Band

  • Directed by Russell Hatchcock
  • Playing "The Victors" the school's fight song

50. Miss Tombigbee County- Jessica Brookshire and Miss Tombigbee Rising Star- Laura Grace Henry

  • Miss Tombigbee is a preliminary to Miss Alabama and Miss America. Jessica Brookshire, the reigning Mis Tombigbee 2011, was selected as the Quality of Life winner at last year's Miss Alabama Pageant (under a different title- Miss Fountain City) for her community service work with her non-profit foundation, K.A.R.M.A. (Kids Against Ridicule, Meanness & Aggression), an anti-bullying program. In just over a year's time, she has traveled throughout the state of Alabama and has spoken to over 70,000 school aged children about the consequences of bullying.
  • She will be a guest speak at the "Montgomery Stands Strong Against Bullying" free townhall meeting on Sunday, Jan 23rd at Frazer United Methodist Church.

51. Opp High School Band

  • Known as "The Marching Black and Gold"
  • Directed b y Randy Huey
  • Playing "America The Beautiful"
  • From Covington County
  • Nicknamed the "city of opportunity," the city of Opp is named after Henry Opp who helped bring the railroad to the area and fuel the city's burst in population around 1901.

52. Miss Chilton County Queens

53. Brookwood High School

  • Craig Henson- Director of Bands; Katherine Nelson-Auxiliary Director; Justine Stowe- Asst. Director
  • Playing "Marches of the Armed Forces"
  • The Brookwood High School Crimson Star marching band has won numerous awards in all areas of the music education platform and is proud to help represent Tuscaloosa County.
  • Tuscaloosa County was named after Chief Tusckaloosa, a legendary Native American chief who led battles protecting his land against the Spanish conquistador Henry De Soto in the early 1500s.
  • Of course Montgomery is the capital of Alabama now, but from 1826 to 1847 Tuscaloosa served as the state capital. As the southern half of the state grew in population, the legislature decided to move the house to Montgomery.

54. Miss Alabama Agriculture-Alison Cobb

  • Serves as the ambassador for Alabama farmer's federation at county and state meetings.  Represents the importance of agriculture in the state

55. Walker High School

  • Directed by Curtis Burttram
  • Playing "This Land is Your Land", "God Bless America", and "Celebration."
  • The Viking Band has over fifty years of history, consistently achieving superior rankings at the Alabama State Concert Festival. They have been named sweepstakes winner at the "Southern Stars" competition at Six Flags in Atlanta and the "Fiesta Val" competition in Williamsburg, Virginia.

56. Chilton County Peach Queens

  • Located in the exact geographical center of Alabama, Chilton County has hosted its famous Peach Festival every June since 1947. Perhaps one of the sweetest Alabama traditions, the peach festival celebrates Chilton County's legendary peaches with peach cook-offs, a parade, tournaments, auctions, arts, and music. Additionally, one of the most treasured components of the festival is the Miss Peach Queen Pageant.

57. Enterprise High School Band

  • "Big Blue Marching Band"
  • Directed by Mr. Charlie Ford
  • Playing "Flag Doodle" a medley of Grand Ole Flag and Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • From Coffee County
  • Did you know that the city of Enterprise has a monument to Boll Weevils? It celebrates the profound impact the beetle had on Enterprise's agricultural history. By destroying cotton crops, the insect motivated farmers to diversify their planting beyond cotton. The farmers added peanuts and other crops that brought much success to the farmers of Coffee County. In thanks to the Boll Weevil, in 1919 the city of Enterprise erected a statue downtown. It is the only known monument dedicated to an agricultural pest.

58. Andalusia City Schools Ambassadors

  • 12 student ambassadors from Andalusia, Alabama in Covington County

59. Pickens Academy Band

  • Marching Pirates
  • From Carrollton, Alabama in Pickens County, Alabama
  • Directed by Melanie Farmer
  • Playing "God Bless America",  and a service medley entitled "Armed Forces on Parade"
  • Carrollton, Alabama is a historic Alabama town that dates back to the 1820s. Their first courthouse was burned down by Union troops. A freedman, Henry Wells, was accused of burning down the second courthouse in 1876. Legend says that if you look into the courthouse window, you can see an etched face that is believed to be the likeness of Henry Wells.  According to the community legend, Wells was locked in the remains of the courthouse as an angry mob gathered outside. As he peered out the window, a bolt of lightning struck the window pane and left a vague image that resembles his face.

60. Dallas County Republican Party

61. JB Pennington High School

  • Directed by Elizabeth A. Smith
  • Playing "This is My Country"
  • From Blountsville, Alabama in Blount County, the J. B. Pennington High School band has received the Sonny Tolbert Award for Excellence and superior ratings in Dance, Color Guard, Percussion, Band, Drum Major, and Majorette categories at various marching festivals.

62. American Red Cross

  • The American Red Cross and the State of Alabama have a long tradition of serving the citizens of Alabama together. Whether in times of crisis or in areas of preparedness and maintaining a sufficient blood supply the partnership has stood the test of time.  Last year alone the Central Alabama branch of the Red Cross collected more than 118,704 units of blood, helped 5,124 military families with emergency communications, provided assistance to victims of nearly 2,513 disasters, and issued 13,000 certificates in first aid, CPR, safety training for babysitting, and other health and safety courses.  

63. Locust Fork High School Marching Band "Emrald Night"

  • Directed by Crist Sperling
  • Playing "Alabama" the official state song
  • From Blount County/ "Hornets"
  • Long history of excellence: Selected as a Class A winner of the "John Phillip Sousa Society's Sudler Shield International Marching Band Contest" in 1990.  Performed in Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, and have received almost all superior ratings in band competitions over the last 15 years.

64. Miss Tuscaloosa (Julie Meeks) and Miss Tuscaloosa Outstanding Teen (Janna Meeks)

  • Sisters from Tuscaloosa County

65. Falkville High School

  • In Morgan County
  • Directed by Bradley Phillips
  • Playing the military march "Allied Honor"

66. Miss Dothan (Sydney Medford) and Miss Houston County (Gabriela Lopez)

67. Gadsden City High School Titan Band

  • From Etowah County
  • Playing the "Alabama Jubilee"
  • The Gadsden City High School Titan band has consistently earned all superior rankings at regional and statewide competitions. They have played in the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, in NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade, and were named Grand Champion and most entertaining at Pell City Festival.

68. Escambia County Republican Party

69. Hayleyville High School Band

  • From Winston County
  • Directed by Reggie Tolbert
  • Playing "The Washington/Lee Swing"
  • Haleyville Alabama is home to the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system. It went in service February 16, 1968. The Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fitte, made the firs call from another city hall room and it was picked up by Congressman Tom Bevill on a red telephone located in the Hayleyville police department.

70. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

  • Located in Mobile Bay, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park contains not only the mighty World War II battleship, but also submarines, weaponry, and an original plane used by the Tuskegee Airmen.
  • The USS DRUM Submarine is the oldest American submarine on display in the world. It was commissioned November 1st, 1941. Throughout the submarine's years of service, its crewmates won 12 gold stars for valor.
  • The Battleship was commissioned in 1942, and was very active in the Second World War in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. The ship is a registered National Historical Landmark.  It is 680 ft. long.

71. Daphne High School

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    • Daphne High School
    • Directed by Mark Foster
    • Playing "Free" by Chicago
    • Best in Class Band, Percussion and Color Guard at local and regional marching competitions, Finalist in the FBA Showcase of Champions, Best in Contest in Band Color Guard, Percussion, Gulf Coast Circuit percussion class champion. Winter Guard Invitational percussion regional champions and World championship finalists, Gulf Coast Circuit guard class champion, Winter Guard percussion regional champion and World Championship semi-finalists.
    • From Baldwin County

72.   International Miss Youth Competition

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    • For 15 years the International Miss Youth Competition has focused on developing self esteem and confidence in young women and girls. Each year, the crowned Queens take part in a year-long program that celebrates friendship, beauty, and leadership.  The group participates in community and civic activities as well as works with local charitable organizations.
    • In March 2010 the girls were invited to dance in the main street parade at Disney World as well as perform at the Waterfront Theater in Downtown Disney.

73. Mary G. Montgomery Band

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    • Directed by Trey Whitman
    • Playing "Stars and Stripes Forever" and the Mary G. Montgomery fight song,  "Skol Vikings"
    • From Mobile County
    • From Seemes, Alabama, the Mary G. Montgomery Band! The Mobile Press Register named them the best Band in Mobile County in 2009, and they have received all superior ratings at marching contests for the last 5 years, excellent and superior ratings at district and state band contests.  They won Best in Class at Deep South Assessments for the past 3 years and hosted the Azalea City Marching Festival; perform at countless Mardi Gras parades, as well as many Christmas Parades and Festivals.

74. WWII Jeep/Military Tank- Still Serving Veterans

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    • Present in the parade: 1943 WW II M5A1 Stuart Light Tank (on a 60' trailer) and 1944 WWII M3A1 Half Track Infantry Transport.
    • Founded in 2005, Still Serving Veterans has helped more than 1,000 wounded veterans and their families connect with the service s they need to deal with life changing injuries while reintegrating into civilian lives and careers. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Still Serving Veterans has become a nationally-recognized center of excellence as a grass roots-level reintegration orchestrator for wounded veterans and their families.
    • Still Serving bridges the gaps, helping veterans assess their medical, vocation, and counseling needs, and then connecting those veterans with existing federal, state, and local support services.

75. Vigor High School

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    • Located in Prichard, Alabama in Mobile County, Alabama
    • Wolfpack Band
    • Directed by Epeval Taylor II
    • Playing "Nobody Does It Better"
    • The last known illegal shipment of slaves brought to the United States came to this are in 1860. They established their own free society in Prichard, Alabama, naming it "Africatown."
    • The city is home to the University of Mobile

76. Veterans Group- Semper Fi Wounded Warriors Community Task Force

  •  
    • From Madison County, Alabama
    • In 2006, a small group of retired, active, reserve Marines got together in Hunstville, Alabama to formulate a plan to better serve their local community and the North Alabama region.
    • These veterans had a deep desire to continue their patriotic efforts after having honorably served the nation in the military. The Semper Fi Community Task Force is an organization composed of Marines, their families, and friends who have come together to continue to apply the core values of courage, honor, and commitment to serve and protect our community. They believe that the skills, leadership, esprit de corps, and resourcefulness that the Marine Corps instills are a lifelong trust. 

77. Alabama A&M University

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    • Alabama A& M Marching Maroon and White
    • Directed by Derrick K. Yates
    • Playing the University Fight Song, Let's Fall in Love, Never To Much, Talk About Our Love, DJ Made Us Fall In Love

78. Theodore High School

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    • From Theodore, Alabama in Mobile County
    • Directed by Dr. Byron Dawes
    • Playing "America" (My Country This of Thee)

79. Mobile Azalea Trailmaids

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    • Founded in 1929 as a beautification project for the City of Mobile, the Court is sponsored by Mobile Azalea Trail, Inc., a project of the Mobile Jaycees. The Azalea Trail Maids serve as welcoming ambassadors for Mobile at various Civic events, both locally and nationally, in an effort to promote tourism and local hospitality.
    • The Court consists of 50 young ladies who represent Mobile County high schools; and lead by a Queen along with the first and second ladies in waiting. Their dresses, while antebellum-inspired, are individually designed by the Court members in shades of peach, yellow, green, blue, and lavender, with the Queen dressed in pink to represent the Azalea flower.
    • In past years the court has appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade, Disney World's Easter Parade, the inaugural parades for Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, the Indianapolis 500 and other parades in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Dallas.
    • In front is the Queen (in pink) and the two ladies in waiting on either side, followed by ten rows of trail maids.

80. LeFlore Magnet High School Band

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    • Directed by Michael Standifer
    • Playing "All I do is Win" and "Power"
    • The John L. LeFlore Mighty Marching Rattler Band with the Strikettes Dance Team and Flag Corps.
    • From Mobile, Alabama
    • Motto: "The Best Band in the Land": won numerous awards, band competitions,  and invitations to collegiate homecomings and the Martin Luther King Jr. Praade in Atlanta, GA. Placed first three times in the Montgomery Battle of the Bands.

81. WP Davidson High School

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    • From Mobile County
    • Directed by Tony Pike
    • Playing "You're A Grand Ole Flag" and "America"

82. Marion County High School Marching Band

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    • "Marching Raiders"
    • Directed by Wayne Duckworth
    • From Marion County, Alabama
    • Their show is titled "Friday Night Rock" and includes "Old Time Rock and Roll", "Rock and Roll All Night", "Torch" by the Drumline, and "I Love Rock and Roll"
    • Received superior ratings in the 2010 Phil Campbell Marching Band competition and excellent and superior ratings in the 2010 Northwest Alabama Marching Band Festival in November. The band, only three years old, has increased from In from 6 to 30 members. In the upcoming semester, the band along with the school drama club will produce the Broadway musical, "The Wizard of Oz."

83. West Morgan High School: The Mighty West Morgan Rebel Band

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    • Directed by Tim Clinton
    • Playing, "Celebration"
    • Trinity, Alabama in Morgan County
    • Hosted the Exhibition of Dixie Pride Marching Competition in 2010, Received several best-in-class awards for band, percussion, majorettes, and color guard. Consistently receives all superior rankings.

84. J. O. Johnson High School Band

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    • The Jaguar Marching Band "The Mighty Sounds of the South"
    • Directed by Steven Johnson
    • Playing the Washington Post March, March Grandioso, The Billboard March, The Thunderer, the Victors March, and Allied Honor
    • Placed first at almost every marching band competition that it has ever entered over the past 6 years. The band usually places as a finalist at the annual National High Stepping Competition that hosts over 40 bands.
    • From Madison County

85. Lee High School Band

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    • Directed by Michael Knotts
    • From Madison County, Alabama
    • Playing "Outstanding", "California" and "OMG"

86. Albertville Marching Band

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    • Participated in four Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades. This year they marched in the New Years Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
    • Directed by Chris Lindley
    • Playing "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang and "Patriotic Medley" (a combination of Grand Old Flag and Yankee Doodle)

87. Baldwin County Doctors Buggy drawn by a mule and followed by horses

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    • "The Doctor is IN"

88. Arab High School

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    • Directed by Paul Tallent
    • Playing "Grand Old Flag"
    • Last year this band performed in the Atlanta Christmas Parade and the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C.

89. Muscle Shoals High School

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    • Directed by Pat Stegall
    • Playing "America" and "This is My Country"
    • From Colbert County
    • With over 15 years of consecutive superior ratings at State Assessment, the Muscle Shoals High School was ranked  champion 4 times at the Class A Bands of America in Atlanta competition,  and named Grand Champion four times in the  Small Division category at Vanderbilt University.

90. Troy University Band

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    • "The Sound of the South"
    • Playing Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Directed by Dr. Mark Walker

91. City of Troy

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    • Troy, Alabama is the county seat of Pike County and home of Troy University, the second largest university in our state. The city has had many name changes throughout the years.
    • The Native American's called the area "Deer Stand Hill" and after it was settled in 1824 it was called Zebulon and then Centerville before officially becoming Troy in 1838.

92. Mobile County Sheriff's Posse

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    • The Mobile Sheriff's Posse has ridden their horses in the inauguration parade

 

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