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The Portsmouth High School marching band, color guard and dance team head down Pennsylvania Avenue. Photo by Matt Wilkinson.

Portsmouth band plays for president

Portsmouth band plays for president

The Portsmouth High School marching band strutted its stuff in front of President Barack Obama Monday night. During the president’s second inaugural parade, the band played a medley of patriotic songs including “You’re a Grand Old Flag” while passing by the glass-covered, heated observation booth that held the president, First Lady Michelle Obama, their children

Nick Norton, a junior at Portsmouth High School, helps load gear onto a bus Sunday.

Portsmouth band leaves for D.C.

PORTSMOUTH —  The Portsmouth High School marching band is on its way to Washington, D.C. The band was one of only 10 high school units in the country selected to march in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade on Monday, Jan. 21. A caravan of four buses — with a police escort — left the high school

Flutist Carly Peckham marches with the Portsmouth High School band during practice last week.

Portsmouth band scrambles to fund inaugural trip

PORTSMOUTH — Emily Post said if you’d like someone to come to your cocktail party, you should send the invitation out one to four weeks in advance. Her rule for a bar mitzvah was one month and for a charity ball, six weeks to three months. Unfortunately, she never considered the rules of etiquette when inviting