Palmview High School Mariachi and Folklore group, Mission, Texas, on November 27, 2012. (Photo/Rogelio Escobedo, Jr./"El Gallinero" Productions)

Palmview High School Mariachi and Folklore group, Mission, Texas, on November 27, 2012. (Photo/Rogelio Escobedo, Jr./”El Gallinero” Productions)

[PHOTOS] 10 Latinos to watch at President Obama’s inauguration

Today is the day that President Barack Obama gets inaugurated into his second term as President of the United States, and it’s also an important day for Latinos. A group of varied influential and talented Latinos were invited to attend the important event in Washington, D.C. — either to speak and inspire, or perform and entertain. Meet the Latinos who will be in attendance below:

1. P.S. 22 Choir from Staten Island is set to kickoff the event at 9:30am

P.S. 22 Chorus from Staten Island, NY (Courtesy P.S. 22 Chorus)

P.S. 22 Chorus from Staten Island, NY (Courtesy P.S. 22 Chorus)

2. 11:45am Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Vice President Joe Biden

Biden being sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Vice President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor  as his wife Jill Biden holds the family bible and other family members look on at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, Sunday, January 20, 2013. (AP Photos/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

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Acclaimed poet Richard Blanco is the first nation’s first Latino and gay Inaugural Poet. (Photo courtesy of Richard Blanco/Nico Tucci)

3. 12:26pm Richard Blanco, an acclaimed Cuban-American poet, will serve as Inaugural Poet at President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony.  Blanco will be the youngest, as well as the first Latino and gay poet, to write and recite a poem at a U.S presidential inauguration ceremony.

Luis Leon, will deliver the closing prayer for President Obama's inauguration. (Getty Images)

Luis Leon, will deliver the closing prayer for President Obama’s inauguration. (Getty Images)

5. Seguro Que Si, from Kissimmee, Florida, is 10-piece salsa band made up of teenage musicians from Osceola County School for the Arts. After forming just over a year ago, they will be performing at the inaugural parade concentrating on a strong horn and percussion section.

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6. Ballet Folklorico de la Raza, a group of 12 young women and men — ages six to 32 years old– led by Connie Benavidez, from Southern Colorado, will be performing in the inaugural parade.

7. Palmview High School Mariachi and Folkloric Group from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas will be performing in the inaugural parade.

Palmview High School Mariachi and Folklore group, Mission, Texas, on November 27, 2012. (Photo/Rogelio Escobedo, Jr./"El Gallinero" Productions)

Palmview High School Mariachi and Folklore group, Mission, Texas, on November 27, 2012. (Photo/Rogelio Escobedo, Jr./”El Gallinero” Productions)

8. Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance from Sandy, Utah, led by Jessica Salazar will be performing in the inaugural parade – may not in total – but will be representing.

Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance on September 27, 2008.  (Photo/Shawn Walter Salazar)

Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance on September 27, 2008. (Photo/Shawn Walter Salazar)

9. Comparza Morlense from Las Vegas, Nevada will be performing in the inaugural parade.

10. And lastly, Jessica Priego — owner of JPriego Communications — will be attending the inauguration, as well as the official ball, wearing this Elda de la Rosa dress.

Dress made by Elda de la Rosa. (Photo/Jessica Priego)

Dress made by Elda de la Rosa. (Photo/Jessica Priego)

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