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Ballston Spa native leads U.S. Army Band at inauguration

Col. Thomas H. Palmatier
Col. Thomas H. Palmatier
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The United States Army Band, under the leadership of a Ballston Spa native, was part of the official presidential escort today during the 57th Inaugural Parade. Col. Thomas H. Palmatier was appointed leader and commander of The U.S. Army Band, known as "Pershing's Own," in August 2011. He previously served as commander and conductor of The U.S. Army Field Band, and is the first officer to command both of the Army’s top premier bands. Also, ...

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January 22, 2013
2:46 p.m.

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Too bad the band wasn't really playing at Obama's inauguration. -- it was all pre-recorded and the band was faking it. Even the singer lip-synched the anthem! Disgusting. Google: Beyoncé Lip-Synced “The Star-Spangled Banner” The story was reported by the Washington Post. Too bad the Gazette doesn't have an real reports anymore (except David Lombardo, who is showing great promise). --I'd paste in the link but every time I do that the editors remove my comment.