2015-05-21 / Front Page

Grizzlies storm nation's capitol

Italian exchange student and bandmember Andrea Morgante approaches Washington, D.C.'s historic Peterson House, where President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. (Theresa Munn Jay | CONTRIBUTED)Italian exchange student and bandmember Andrea Morgante approaches Washington, D.C.'s historic Peterson House, where President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. (Theresa Munn Jay | CONTRIBUTED)Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:15 a.m. - The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band is on the ground in Washington, D.C., enjoying multiple tours before Monday's parade gig.

The group arrived in the nation's capitol early on Thursday--where it manhandled loads of luggage containing instruments and gear.

Later that day, bandmembers toured Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by assassin John Wilkes Booth in 1865. The group also toured a 19th-century residence across the street where the Great Emancipator died following the shooting.

The band marches in the National Memorial Day Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Monday. It is scheduled to be broadcast on the Reelz television network. The parade will be streamed live via the Internet at the military.com Web site.


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Nice to see the Mariposa

Nice to see the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band performing so well. Now its turn of Washington, D.C. to enjoy the band and multiple tours coming up.

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