Nixon and the Band – 1969
The Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College Band was invited to represent the State of Pennsylvania in Richard Nixon’s January 20, 1969 Inauguration Parade.
VFMA Alum Bruce Daggett, 67 & 69 JC, sent this picture of the band passing by the reviewing stand and this letter from President Nixon 4 days later thanking the school.
Secondly, the Band and Glee Club performed in Concert the same year in the White House for President Nixon.
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Thanks to Bruce for another terrific contribution!
This post is also permanently placed under the “About” section of BandSir.com.
A side note:
In 1961 my high school band Chester High was paid to perform in New York City for Dwight D. Eisenhower. Three buses, a bagged lunch and a sit down dinner at a NY Hotel. Never forgot it. And never knew that in 1963 I would shake his hand inside the JC building. I dated his secretary back than. And Spence Fisher was with me on a double date at VFMA. She brought her girlfriend along. Memories. Band Sir ’65JC.