Marching band festival to feature high schools
The Heart of America Marching Festival will be Saturday in Memorial Stadium at Kansas University. The festival showcases high school bands in Kansas and Missouri.
The performances begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue every 15 minutes until 3:15 p.m., when the Marching Jayhawks will perform. The awards ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m.
Bands include those from Lansing, Leavenworth, Topeka, Shawnee, Olathe and Independence, Belton and Lee's Summit in Missouri.
Adjudicators are marching band directors from the University of Texas, University of Oklahoma and Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children. Tickets wil be available at the gate.
Harvard researcher to speak on Alzheimer's
A leading researcher working to crack the genetic code behind Alzheimer's disease will speak twice today at Kansas University.
Rudolph Tanzi, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and director of Massachusetts General Hospital Genetics and Aging Unit, will speak on "Alzheimer's Disease: From Genes to Drugs in this Decade" at 9:30 a.m. in 130 Budig Hall.
He then will give the lecture, "Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease," at 5:30 p.m. in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union.
Tanzi is speaking as part of the Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lecture series. Both lectures are free and open to the public.