Adjunct professor of music Aaron Scott was featured in a January 21 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article for his role in Obama's second presidential inauguration. Scott, a clarinetist in the Army Band "Pershing's Own," marched in the parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington following the president's inauguration.
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Perhaps no one will watch the 57th presidential inauguration more closely than Wanda Gaugler Scott.
The retired Pittsburgh police officer plans to “have every television in the house on” when her son, Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Scott, 31, a 1999 North Hills High School graduate, marches in Monday‘s parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington after President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden take their oaths in front of as many as 800,000 people crowding the National Mall.
“I will be watching him very proudly, with tears for our president and my country,” Gaugler Scott of Beechview said of her son, an adjunct professor at Gettysburg College who is working toward a doctorate in music.
As a clarinetist in the Army Band “Pershing‘s Own,” he‘ll be part of the military escort carrying on a tradition begun with George Washington in 1789 in New York City.
“To be able to participate ... is something that I will remember for the rest of my life,” Scott said from his Virginia base after his last practice before the parade. A Pittsburgher at heart, he joked about hiding a Terrible Towel beneath his uniform.
Even in difficult economic times, Americans love the hoopla of Inauguration Day.