Diamante Scott, 17, left, tunes a drum while his fellow Friendship Collegiate Academy drumline members (from left) Shianell Dunn, 16, Kadesha Ransom, 17, and Ronal Greene, 14, wait for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. to begin on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. This is the first time in eight years that the parade has been held, and more than 200 groups signed up to march. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Diamante Scott, 17, left, tunes a drum while his fellow Friendship Collegiate Academy drumline members (from left) Shianell Dunn, 16, Kadesha Ransom, 17, and Ronal Greene, 14, wait for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C. to begin on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. This is the first time in eight years that the parade has been held, and more than 200 groups signed up to march. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)