Fw: Pool Report #2

From: "Jan, Tracy" >
Date: September 23, 2016 at 3:33:28 PM EDT
To: xxx@email.com, xxx@email.com
Subject: Pool Report #2

The press pool and about 750 White House guests for the reception marking the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture were treated to a rousing performance by the Tennessee State University marching band on the South Lawn.

Guests sipped champagne, wiped their brows under the hot sun, and shook their hips to the band's rendition of classics from Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" to Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice."

POTUS and FLOTUS were not present.

Spotted from the Blue Room balcony, with a huge assist from Getty photographer Chip Somodevilla: former Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and her husband Charles Rosenberg, Jesse Jackson, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, DNC Chair Donna Brazile, Senator David Perdue of Georgia, Rep. Al Green of Texas, Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and many other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

ON BACKGROUND from a White House Official:

The Tennessee State University Marching band is a noted, award-winning marching band.  Since its establishment 70 years ago, the Tennessee State University marching band, also known as the "Aristocrat of Bands", has performed around the world and in front of millions including the inaugural parades for President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and President Bill Clinton in 1993.  Tennessee State University is located in Nashville, TN.

Tracy Jan
THE BOSTON GLOBE, Washington Bureau
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