Marshall graduate to sing at Presidential Inauguration

Friday, November 4, 2016
Dylan Fornshell

When the 45th president of the United States takes the oath of office Jan. 20, 2017, at the nation's capital, one Marshall High School graduate will play a role.

Dylan Fornshell, a member of the Missouri State University Chorale, will join the group as it performs during the nationally televised inauguration ceremony. Fornshell is a conducting graduate student and a tenor.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, the chairman of the 58th Presidential Inauguration Committee, announced the Chorale's involvement Friday, Oct. 7.

"I'm very proud to announce that MSU's Chorale will represent the university and the state of Missouri on the national stage at the 58th Presidential Inauguration," Blunt is quoted in an MSU press release. "I have no doubt that the millions of Americans watching the ceremony will be as impressed with these incredibly talented students as all of us who have had the opportunity to hear them perform."

The MSU Chorale consists of 50 students with previous tours across the United States, Europe and South Africa.

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