Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Band Day on tap for weekend

September 18, 2008


Past Event
KU Band Day parade

  • When: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Lawrence, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • More on this event....

Fans at Saturday's sellout between Kansas University and Sam Houston State will get a treat at half-time.

As part of the 61st annual Band Day, more than 40 high school bands will perform a series of patriotic songs, as well as joining the Marching Jayhawks for "I'm a Jayhawk."

The half-time performance follows the traditional parade down Massachusetts Street.

The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. It starts at Seventh Street and ends at South Park.

Tom Stidham, KU's longtime associate band director, said this was the first Band Day in many years to play to a sellout crowd.

Marching bands from Lawrence High School and Free State High School will march in the parade, but won't perform at half-time.


JazzEgle 9 years, 9 months ago

the reason they do not is because this is a chance for the smaller Kansas high schools to play in front of that large crowd. If they went, you'd have to kick several other high schools off the field.

mom_of_three 9 years, 9 months ago

When we were in high school, large and small high schools performed on the field. We were packed in there like sardines. I think the number of bands has reduced in the past decade or so.

Lowell Holmes 9 years, 9 months ago

Why aren't the local schools playing at halftime?

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