KU News Release

Sept. 20, 2010
Contact: Charlie Persinger, University Ceremonies and Special Events, (785) 864-7103

KU to welcome more than 30 high schools for Band Day on Sept. 25

LAWRENCE — The Marching Jayhawks and the University of Kansas School of Music will host 34 high school marching bands for the 63rd annual Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Band Day activities include a parade at 1 p.m. in downtown Lawrence and a performance during halftime of the KU football game against New Mexico State that kicks off at 6 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. The high school marching bands will join the Marching Jayhawks to perform “I’m A Jayhawk,” “Stand Up and Cheer,” “Kansas Song,” “Fighting Jayhawk” and “Home on the Range.”

“We look forward to Band Day each year,” said Thomas M. Stidham, associate director of bands at KU. “The color and pageantry of this event are the highlights of the season.”

The high school bands scheduled to participate in the day’s activities are listed below by hometown, school and director.


Altamont: Labette County High School, Rhonda Harrison
Augusta: Augusta High School, Todd Hollis
Baileyville: B&B High School, Gene L. Barrett
Baldwin City: Baldwin High School, Will Cooper
Brookville: Ell-Saline High School, Joan Grover
Burlingame: Burlingame Junior-Senior High, Mark Hecht
Canton: Canton-Galva High School, Bill Olson
Colony: Crest High School, Janelle Allee
Effingham: Atchison County Community High School, Joe Worthington
Galena: Galena High School, Ray Streeter
Garnett: Anderson County High School, Jeff Russell
Girard: Girard High School, Willey Abati
Horton: Horton High School, Mark Vittetoe
Langdon: Fairfield High School, Lisa West
Lawrence: Lawrence Free State High School, Randy Fillmore; and Lawrence High School, Mike Jones
Lincoln: Lincoln High School, Quenana Liggett
McLouth: McLouth High School, Jerome Johnson
Meriden: Jefferson West High School, Katie Grose
Osawatomie: Osawatomie High School, Michael Packard
Ottawa: Ottawa High School, Courtney Williams
Overland Park: Blue Valley North High School, Marion Roberts and Mary Watson
Paola: Paola High School, Nick Proctor
Perry: Perry-Lecompton, Mike Maloun
Richmond: Central Heights High School, Katie Wasser
Shawnee: Maranatha Academy, Steve Gordon
Solomon: Solomon High School, Jake Montoya
Tecumseh: Shawnee Heights High School, Neal Purvis
Tonganoxie: Tonganoxie High School, Charles Van Middlesworth
Topeka: Topeka High School, Steve Holloman
Troy: Troy Middle/High School, Matt Allison
Valley Falls: Valley Falls High School, Karla Lero
Winchester: Jefferson County North High School, Tammy Gigstad


Tarkio: Tarkio High School, Brad Mathers and Melody Barnett

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