To the editor:
I was delighted to see that the Lawrence High School Marching Lions won grand champion at the KU Marching Festival this weekend. As an alumni band parent, I know the hours of work and dedication that go into a show. Then to present it in cold, wet conditions and take grand champion is awesome.
What I found very disappointing was the Journal-World's coverage. A small picture on the front page, of an entirely different band, results mentioned in the caption of the picture, with the mention of an article on an inside page. When I turned to the page, the article was not about the band festival at all, but a wrap-up of the Maple Leaf Festival, which also deserved coverage.
Winning this type of competition is comparable to one of the sports programs winning the league, if not state, and I would like to see the band get the recognition it deserves.
So to the Marching Lions, band staff, directors and band parents: Congratulations, it's a great day to be a Lion.