Friday, September 21, 2012

Husky Band Day

Band Dad
It was a long day but a lot of fun. Dave and I were chaperones on a bus trip to Seattle, tagging along with 50 some high school kids participating in Husky Band Day. The University of Washington invites area high school bands to join them in a half time show at a Husky football game each year. Ray went last year and had a great time. We wanted to see what it was like; each year there seems to be some uncertainty about whether this will be the last time.

Husky Stadium is being rebuilt so games are being played at Century Link Field downtown, which is where the Seahawks play. It was cool to stand in the end zone and see the stadium when it was empty. It gradually filled up with high school students and event organizers, with all sorts of rehearsals and equipment checks going on at once. Eventually, there were 55,000 people in the stands.

Practice, practice

A performance in the Plaza

"It would be SO cool to play in the Husky Band."
The Star Spangled Banner

The half time show, with high school bands

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