Lacee Roe, left, and Megan Deitz, right, both seniors at Free State High School, gather with the band before the start of the parade.
Maggie Rockford, right, held by her mother Melissa Rockford, a 1997 KU graduate, Lenexa, stretches out to see parading musicians during the 65th annual Band Day in downtown, Saturday, Sept. 8. "She's so into the tuba," said her mother, as Maggie watched the parade with her toy tuba at her side. Dozens of high school bands from the surrounding area participated in the event. The bands also performed at halftime the KU vs. Rice football game at Memorial Stadium.
A drum major leads the Kansas Marching Band onto the field prior to kickoff against Rice on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Memorial Stadium.
Members of Brownie Troop 7729 from Deerfield, from left, Mackenna Jones, Alexia Green, Alyssa Walters and Jackie Cozadd, all 7, cheer for the Marching Jayhawks as they watch the Band Day parade Saturday in downtown Lawrence.
The Marching Jayhawks of Kansas University kick off the 65th annual Band Day on Saturday in downtown Lawrence. Dozens of high school bands from the area participated in the event. The bands also performed at halftime of the KU-Rice football game at Memorial Stadium.
Danielle Dorsey, 14, a student at Parsons High School, warms up with members of her band, the Marching Vikings, before the Band Day parade.