Monday, Jan. 21 – Inauguration Day
11:30 a.m.: The oath of office will be administered
on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Following the oath of office,
President Obama will give his inaugural address. Tickets are required,
but not for those who wish to watch the swearing-in ceremony on large
screens that will be set up along the National Mall.
The order of the program will be as follows:
- Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band
- Musical Selections: PS 22, Staten Island, New York�and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tennessee
- Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
- Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
- Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir�
- Oath of Office Administered to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.: By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
- Musical Selection: James Taylor
- Oath of Office Administered to President Barack H. Obama: By the Chief Justice of the United States, The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
- Inaugural Address: The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
- Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
- Poem: Richard Blanco
- Benediction: To Be Announced
- The National Anthem: Beyoncé � �
2:30 p.m.: The Inauguration Parade will go down Pennsylvania Avenue, and will include both ticketed and nonticketed spots for watching.
The Multi-Jurisdictional Police Drill Team—including members of
several county sheriff’s departments, and retired Michigan State
Police—will be participating in the parade, representing Michigan.
Evening: The Official Inaugural Ball
is by invitation only, and will include performances by Alicia Keys,
Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, FUN., members of the
Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Maná, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden,
Stevie Wonder and Usher.
There will also be a Commander in Chief’s Ball for members of the
Armed Forces, with performances by Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris
Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. Watch the event
live online at www.pentagonchannel.mil.