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Bethel Alumna Sings at Inauguration

Sarah (Wiley) Tietsort, a 2001 graduate of Clay High School and a 2005 graduate of Bethel College, will perform with the United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters” chorus at the close of today’s presidential inauguration. The 21-member group, which performs throughout the United States and often sings at the White House, the Vice President's home and for other Washington dignitaries, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Tietsort studied music performance while at Bethel, and participated in a variety of musical groups during her time as a student. She went on to earn a master’s degree in vocal performance from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and joined the Sea Chanters in 2008. For more information about the Sea Chanters, visit http://www.navyband.navy.mil/seachanters.shtml.