“We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”
The U.S. Marine Corps later backed off its statements, issuing another that said it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the band.
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf says no one in the band is in a position to know whether Beyonce’s vocal performance was live or pre-recorded.
Sources also tell Fox News that Beyonce was a no-show at the inauguration performance rehearsal on the Capitol steps.