West grad marches in Inaugural Parade

Published 2:08 pm Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A West Jessamine graduate marched in the Inaugural Parade this past month.

On Friday, Jan. 20, Levi Ulrich, a 2016 graduate of West Jessamine High School, marched in the Inaugural Parade for the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  

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Currently, Levi is a freshman and a Cadet at the Virginia Military Institute. He was awarded a music scholarship by the VMI Director of Music, and now he marches snare drum in the Corps Regimental Band. 

Christian Ulrich, Levi’s father, said the corps trained every day for a week leading up to the parade.

“For the parade, they marched in a 15-cadet-wide formation,” Christian said. “It took 32 buses to get the 1,500 Corps of Cadets to the parade.”

This marks the 15th straight Inaugural Parade appearance for VMI, Christian said.

Levi was very proud to represent Jessamine County at such a historic event, and being in the Inaugural Parade will be a lifelong memory, Christian said. 

Levi participated in the WJHS Marching Band for six years in percussion. His parents are Christian and Karen Ulrich of Wilmore.