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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Run of Show

8:00 AM: Prayer Service
St. Mary’s Church
109 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Note: This event is by invitation only. Members of the media and the public will not be admitted inside the church.

9:30 AM: Pre-inaugural entertainment to begin
Northwest Lawn Stage, State House

229th Army Band, Maryland Army National Guard
The band has been part of the Maryland National Guard for most of the 20th century and is one of few Army bands to have received battle honors. The band consists of citizen soldiers that perform for military and civilian ceremonies that support the great State of Maryland.

Cardinal Shehan School Choir
The nationally recognized Cardinal Shehan School Choir from Baltimore City has performed on Good Morning America, The View, and in June, at Governor Hogan’s Baltimore City Cabinet Meeting. They were nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of Rise Up on The View.

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Chamber Choir
The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, located in Hagerstown, provides a world-class academic and arts education as the first arts magnet high school in Washington County and Western Maryland. Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan have visited the school on a number of occasions, even caroling with students in December 2016.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Chamber Choir
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Music Department has earned two Grammy Foundation awards and is home to eight instrumental ensembles and three choral ensembles, including the Chamber Choir. The group performs across the state and the region.

12:00 PM: Swearing-In Ceremony
Senate Chamber, Maryland State House
Note: Members of the media and the public will not be able to enter the Senate chamber due to space constraints. Coverage will be provided by Maryland Public Television (MPT).

12:30 PM: Inauguration Ceremony & Inaugural Address
Northwest Lawn, Maryland State House (facing Maryland Avenue)
Note: *UPDATED* ALL media is required to obtain a 2019 Inauguration credential issued by the Maryland Department of General Services to be admitted to the media section. Pool coverage for television outlets will be provided by MPT. Video cameras will be limited to the press riser on the Inauguration site due to space constraints. Media intending to attend the ceremony must RSVP to Aiden Galloway at

1:30 PM: Public receiving line
First Floor, Maryland State House

8:00 PM: Inaugural Gala
MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Note: Ticket sales are open to the public. For more information, click here. *UPDATED* Media intending to attend the Inaugural Gala must RSVP to Aiden Galloway at


Additional Information

Please make plans to arrive early. Due to limited capacity and security measures, it is imperative individuals both obtain a DGS-issued Inauguration credential and RSVP to Aiden Galloway at aiden.galloway@maryland.govALL members of the press must obtain a one-day Inauguration pass.

General Media Parking: Parking is available at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Shuttle service is provided.

SAT Trucking Parking: SAT truck parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis on College Avenue between Bladen Street and North Street. 

Pool Coverage: Video coverage of both the inside and outside ceremonies will be provided by Maryland Public Television.

Satellite Showtime: 11:00-1:45 with 15 Approx. ET January 16th
Galaxy 17 KU (91 deg.W) Transponder K04 Upper (18 Mhz Bandwidth)
The Uplink Frequency is: 14089 (H).
The Downlink Frequency is: 11789 (V)
HD Digital MPEG 2 / 4:2:0 / DVB-S / QPSK / FEC: 3/4 / Symbol Rate: 14.0000 MSym / Data Rate: 19.352942 MBits

The ceremony will also be streamed at

Click here for an abbreviated copy of the program.