Miami University's marching band represented Ohio in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee selected Miami among the first wave of participants. More than 2,800 organizations applied.
On Friday, the committee released the marching order, and the MU band was given a prime spot, the first division of the parade.
"We are honored and most proud of our marching band for receiving an invitation, and we gladly accept," said James Lentini, dean of Miami's School of Creative Arts.
In the official release from the committee, President Barack Obama said, "The talented groups chosen to participate in the Inaugural Parade reflect the spirit, values, and diversity of our great nation. Vice President Biden and I are honored to have them join us in the parade."
Organizations wishing to participate in the parade submitted online applications to the Joint Task Force – National Capital Region (JTF-NCR).
The official release from the Presidential Inaugural Committee is online.