WASHINGTON - The Capitals' victory parade will march to the tune of two D.C. high school bands.
The Ballou High School Majestic Knights Marching Band and the Eastern High School Blue and White Marching Machine Marching Band will participate in the parade.
Eastern High School's band spent much of Monday evening practicing around D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
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Band Director James Perry said he got a call from Mayor Muriel Bowser's office Sunday inquiring whether his students were interested in marching in the event.
"We are extremely excited," he said. "Just about the opportunity to go out and represent our school."
Eastern High School did not march in Pres. Trump's inauguration, so Tuesday will be the first time the band has marched in a local event that has the ability to gain national attention.
Eastern Band member Louis Wingfield is not scared.
"You know, you got to be confident," he said. "But, I don't feel too nervous."
As a native Washingtonian, Eastern Band member Elijah Davis said it is an honor to march in the Capitals' victory parade.
"It's going to be eye opening," he said. "It's going to be such a warm feeling in my heart."