• Technical Sgt. Grant Langford of Chapel Hill will march with the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard in the 2013 inaugural parade.
The 99-piece band and 80-person Honor Guard flight will march along the 1.5-mile route that begins at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and goes past the White House on Monday, Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Langford has served in the U.S. Air Force since 2008. He is the second tenor saxophonist with the Airmen of Note, the premiere jazz ensemble for the Air Force. He earned his bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory in 1999. As the first recipient of the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s “Young Lion” award in 2003, he joined the Count Basie Orchestra in 2005.
In addition to his performing duties, he works in personnel management, telecommunications and personal wireless communications for the Band, 11th Operations Group Support Staff and Arlington National Cemetery Chaplaincy.