MHS class of 1995. I currently live and work in the City of St. Louis. I am traveling to perform in the Inaugural Parade at the second Inauguration of President Barack Obama. I started band in 5th grade at Bernard Elementary School, riding that early morning bus to Buerkle Jr. High and then back to Bernard a few times a week. I continued in band through junior high and into high school. If it weren't for the close supervision of then band director, Don Kinnison, I may have quit on the second day of marching band camp. But here I am 22 years later (ouch) about to put on a marching band uniform and head down the street again! Only this time it will be Pennsylvania Avenue.