A group of around 80 students from all five Parkway High Schools visited the nation's capital last weekend, exploring the sights before attending President Obama's ceremonial inauguration.
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Staff Sgt. Preston Hardage, a graduate of Parkway Central, is a trombonist in the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and played during Monday's inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Chesterfield had an inside connection to yesterday’s inauguration ceremony in the form of Staff Sgt. Preston Hardage, a member of the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Hardage graduated from Parkway Central in 1999 and then went and to earn a bachelor’s degree in music and performer’s certificate in 2004 from Indiana University in Bloomington. A trombonist, he joined the Marine band in October 2004 and is currently pursuing his master’s degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Hardage performed with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckinridge, Colo. Hardage performs with the Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles at the White …