On Wednesday, January 14, 2009, the Bonnie Brae Knights, a newly formed drum line made it to CBS TV News with Katie Couric. The byline stated, "The Bonnie Brae Knights are a marching band from N.J. composed of boys with troubled backgrounds. But, as Steve Hartman reports, this band will perform at this year's presidential inauguration." A picture of the CBS News opening scene is on the right.
The report included comment about BB Director Bill Powers who had so much faith in his boys that he sent in an application for the BB Knights to march in Barack Obama's Inaugural Parade. See the picture on the left.
Interestingly, the Application, contained a few, well shall we say, "Director prerogative" enhancements, as seen in this image on the right.
You can watch the two and a half minute video here, and you can read the text of the report here.
Daughter Christina said, "Great Video! What a great experience for these kids, and a boost for the school resume! That was gutsy of Bill to apply, and I am very glad that these boys made it and will be a part of history."
Go Bonnie Brae!!!
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