NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — It’s a giant honor for the College of Delaware. The college’s drum line will probably be part of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
They’ve not solely been training for the 46th presidential inauguration, however the College of Delaware’s drum line has additionally been quarantining as they put together to escort Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to the White Home on Wednesday after they’re sworn into workplace.
“As a family, we are more than happy for him right now, over-excited. I wish we could attend. This will probably be the first band meeting that we haven’t been able to participate in ever,” father Eric Abner Sr. stated.
Abner Sr. is one proud father.
He and his spouse have attended every of Eric’s performances since he was 8. However Wednesday’s occasion would be the first they gained’t attend in-person resulting from COVID-19 and safety issues.
“I think we can put that aside for a second just to realize that we’re going to be literally marching on national television. I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of people cheering for us at home,” College of Delaware marching band drum main Eric Abner stated.
Eric is one in every of 4 drum majors who will probably be performing Wednesday.
About 45 members of the College of Delaware’s marching band will probably be marching alongside Howard College’s drum line — Biden and harris’ alma maters.
“We’ve been residing right here. We’re making an attempt to create a bubble so we gained’t keep in touch with anyone else. We needed to submit damaging COVID assessments a pair days earlier than getting into so theoretically none of us ought to have COVID proper now. We’re additionally carrying masks always,” Eric stated.
The nation is barely hours away from making historical past, and Eric is simply proud to be part of it.
“I didn’t realize that I would end up marching in a presidential inauguration, a historical one for that. It’s an honor,” Eric stated.
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