Broken Arrow High School's marching band in the inaugural parade in Washington DC

Thursday, January 20th 2005, 9:44 am
By: News On 6

A dozen Tulsa Police officers were in Washington DC Thursday, part of the Presidential security detail. And a Broken Arrow band represented Oklahoma in the inaugural parade.

The Pride of Broken Arrow marched in the presidential parade Thursday, while several of the Pride's smallest fans watched from their classroom. Karen Williams' planned a patriotic curriculum for Kindergarten class, with the highlight being seeing Broken Arrow's own on television.

Williams' son is a Pride alum and she says she taught some of the band members and Oklahoma couldn't have better ambassadors. "We were so proud of the fact that the pride of Broken Arrow was able to go and represent Oklahoma, and that these young people were not just from Broken Arrow. They were representing everybody from Oklahoma as part of the presidential celebration."