Band Day Sat. Sept. 22

High school bands from across Kansas will join the Kansas State University Marching Band, The Pride of Wildcat Land, at K-State Band Day, Saturday, Sept. 22.

Band Day 2001 will feature a parade and a special performance at halftime of the K-State vs. New Mexico State football game at KSU Stadium.

The parade starts at 9 a.m. in Aggieville’s Triangle Park, North Manhattan Avenue and Bluemont Avenue. The parade route then heads east on Moro through Aggieville to 11th Street, south to Poyntz Avenue and then east to the Manhattan Town Center Mall.

The bands’ halftime show will include several rock ‘n’ roll favorites, including "Mellow Yellow," featuring the flag squads; "You Really Got Me," featuring the dance squads; and "Great Balls of Fire," featuring the twirlers. The show will end with two traditional Band Day favorites: "The 1812 Overture," featuring the salute battery from Fort Riley; and the K-State fight song, "Wildcat Victory."

The following schools will participate in K-State’s Band Day:

Wabaunsee County High School, Alma; Caldwell; Chapman; Centralia; Council Grove; Atchison County, Effingham; Frankfort; Goodland; Hill City; Iola; Junction City; Linn; Manhattan; Marysville; Norwich; Pittsburg; Plainville; Riley County High School, Riley; Rock Creek, St. George; Pawnee Heights, Rozel; Russell; Nemaha Valley, Seneca; Tipton Junior-Senior High School; Washburn Rural High School, Topeka; and Campus High School, Wichita.