The Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps got one more practice in before the squad performs for a very special guest. The team leaves Des Moines on Friday for Washington D.C.
They’ve been chosen for the second time to perform in the Inaugural Parade, but for many in the group this is their first time playing for the president.
“The 2009 team, they were laced with juniors, seniors, kids that were leaving off to college and they were leading the team. This is the youngest team we`ve had in our 33 year history,“ lead drum instructor Cory Williams said.
So young, that the veterans of this group are only 13 and 14 years old.
“Of course I’m still going to be a little nervous, it`s the Inaugural Parade, but I’m not as nervous, because of course he knows us now,” 13-year-old Dejah Houston said.
“When you put your name into a group of 2,800, you don`t expect to come out on top, and when you do, hopefully that teaches them, if you work hard and you dedicate yourself and you have pride in what you do then good things will come to you,” Williams said.