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KU presents 65th Annual Band Day on September 8

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LAWRENCE- The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to present the 65th annual Band Day on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Between 30 and 40 high school bands from across Kansas, Missouri and the surrounding area will be in Lawrence to participate in this exciting annual event.

KU Band Day begins with a parade down Massachusetts Street at 9:00 am, led by the Marching Jayhawks and directed by KU Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands, Matthew O. Smith.  The bands will then perform at halftime of the 2:30 pm 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 Dr. Paul Popiel, Director of Bands; Matthew O. Smith, Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands; and Sharon L. Toulouse, Assistant Director of Bands. Guest conductors include Robert Foster and Thomas Stidham.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music for more information at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.



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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually