24 bands in inaugural parade

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Twenty-four bands from Mississippi high schools, community colleges and universities will participate in the Jan. 10 inaugural parade in downtown Jackson.

Republican Phil Bryant will be sworn in as Mississippi’s 64th governor at noon Jan. 10 at the Capitol. The parade will be at 2 p.m.

Bryant, a Moorhead native, said in a statement that Mississippi Delta Community College to be the lead band representing his hometown. The second band will be from Hinds Community College, then the University of Southern Mississippi, all of which Bryant attended.

The fourth band is from Northwest Rankin High School, where Bryant’s two children Katie and Patrick attended.

Bryant was elected Nov. 8. He succeeds Republican Haley Barbour, who couldn’t seek a third term as governor.