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N.C. marching bands, equestrians star in D.C. parade

Posted July 4, 2010 9:17 a.m. EDT
Updated July 4, 2010 2:57 p.m. EDT

— High school marching bands and an equestrian group represented North Carolina in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., Sunday.

The 150-strong Union Pines High School Marching Band from Cameron was one of 23 high school marching bands from across the country selected for the parade. The band from Maiden High School in Catawba County also performed.

The Equestrian Arts Institute in Mebane sent one of only four equestrian groups to perform in the parade.

Military and national dignitaries and hundreds of thousands of spectators were expected to watch the parade down Constitution Avenue, which began at 11:45 a.m.