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66th annual KU Band Day set for Saturday

September 19, 2013

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Kansas University’s School of Music will celebrate the tradition of the Marching Jayhawks Saturday as it holds the 66th annual Band Day.

While the traditional Band Day parade will not take place this year because of the 11 a.m. kickoff time of the KU football game, 17 Kansas and Missouri high school bands will join the KU band to perform classic University songs including “I’m a Jayhawk,” “Kansas Song” and “Fighting Jayhawk” at the halftime show.

The KU School of Music, Kansas Athletics and KU Endowment also will launch a fundraising campaign for new Marching Jayhawks uniforms in conjunction with Band Day. Organizers of the campaign, titled, “The Tradition Marches On,” aim to raise $300,000 to purchase new uniforms by next marching season.

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speed05 1 year, 1 month ago

Too bad the network schedules game times,our school won't be there because of it.The parade is a big part of what they go for ,parents and friends get a chance to see them.

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Termcd4 1 year, 1 month ago

well that was freakin' missleading....so there is NO band day parade downtown?? That is BS

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Larry 1 year, 1 month ago

My kid is a senior and very disappointed that the parade has been cancelled for his last year. His parents/grandparents feel the same way. Not sure why KU Band officials think the half time show is the best part. Seems like it makes more sense to cancel the half time show and keep the parade. Guessing this is what most kids prefer but also guessing KU band officials didn't ask the kids.

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