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KU Band Day set for Saturday, September 10th

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

LAWRENCE-Thirty-five bands from Kansas and Missouri, including the Lawrence High and Free State Marching Bands, are tuning up to participate in the 64th Annual KU Band Day this Saturday, September 10, 2011. The event begins with a parade in downtown Lawrence beginning at 1pm. The parade will be led by the Marching Jayhawks of the University of Kansas, directed by Interim Director of Athletic Bands, Dr. Matthew Smith. The bands will march down Massachusetts Street from 7th Street to South Park, and then will be bused to Memorial Stadium to rehearse for their performance at halftime of the KU vs. Northern Illinois football game.

At halftime of the football game, the bands will combine to perform several KU fight songs, conducted by Dr. Smith, Dr. Paul Popiel, Director of Bands, and Tom Stidham, Associate Director of Bands. The bands will conclude their halftime performance with Patriotic Finale, conducted by former KU Director of Bands, Robert Foster. Kick-off for the football game is at 6pm.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit music.ku.edu.

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