Marching Jayhawks plan indoor concert

The Marching Jayhawks are headed indoors.

The Kansas University Marching Band has scheduled a first-ever indoor concert, bringing the sounds of the football field to the Lied Center. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“There’s always been a desire from fans and alumni to see the Marching Jayhawks outside a football performance,” says David Clemmer, director of athletic bands.

The program will include traditional KU fight songs, as well as music from the 2009 football season. The music includes cartoon theme songs, the music of Blood, Sweat and Tears and a Latin jazz tribute.
Clemmer says the concert will allow band fans to hear the intricacies of the music that might get lost during the game hubbub at Memorial Stadium.

“With this particular group, I really do try to emphasize that we want to impress with volume, but we do so with some musical integrity,” Clemmer says. “When we go inside, we do the same thing, but on a much higher level. We want to make them more aware. They don’t have to blast — the fight songs are almost as complex as some of the greatest marches ever written.”

The concert will be recorded for an upcoming CD, the first from the Marching Jayhawks since 1999.
Tickets are $12.50 for the public and $10 for students, seniors and children.