As the crowds flooded into Washington for the second inauguration of President Obama, a few of our own Zildjian Artists were on hand to help in the celebration. Live musical performances were held at several of the festivities including the Inaugural Ball, with a performance by Matt Cameron and Soundgarden among other top recording artists. On Saturday night, first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden hosted the Kids Inaugural Concert, thrown for and in honor of the children of military families nationwide, with performances from Katy Perry (Adam Marcello) and Usher (Aaron Spears) rocking the Washington Convention Center.
Other musical celebrations held around our Nation’s Capital included, Maxwell with Zildjian Artist Mark Colenburg, and Zildjian Artists Steve Fidyk with the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and Joe McCarthy with the United States Naval Academy Jazz Ensemble and United States Naval Academy Wind Ensemble. The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps were among the groups featured in the Inaugural Parade; 11 cymbal players carried a mix of 18" Stadium Series and 18" Classic Orchestral Selection Cymbals.