KU News Release

August 29, 2012
Contact: Erin Curtis-Dierks, School of Music, 785-864-9742

KU to present 65th annual Band Day on Sept. 8

Band Day 20111 at the University of Kansas.

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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Music will present the 65th annual Band Day on Sept. 8. Between 30 and 40 high school bands from across Kansas, Missouri and the surrounding area will be in Lawrence to participate in the event.

KU Band Day begins with a parade down Massachusetts Street at 9 a.m., led by the Marching Jayhawks and directed by Matthew Smith, KU associate director of bands and director of athletic bands. The bands will then perform at halftime of the 2:30 p.m. KU vs. Rice football game at Memorial Stadium.

For the halftime event, the bands combine to perform “I’m a Jayhawk,” “Stand Up and Cheer,” “Kansas Song,” “Fighting Jayhawk” and “76 Trombones.” The halftime performance will be conducted by Paul Popiel, director of bands; Smith; and Sharon Toulouse, assistant director of bands. Guest conductors will include Robert Foster and Thomas Stidham.

As of press time, school bands from the following counties plan to participate:

Kansas: Allen, Anderson, Brown, Butler, Cherokee, Douglas, Frankllin, Jefferson, Johnson, Kingman, Labette, Leavenworth, Miami, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Shawnee, Wilson, Wyandotte.

Missouri: Atchison, Jackson.

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

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