KHS Band joins UW for Band Day

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State high school bands preforming at UW halftime Sept. 30. (courtesy photo/ Trish Schumacher)

Last Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, Kemmerer High School’s band traveled to Laramie to perform at a yearly opportunity called University of Wyoming Band Day. 

Over 22 schools traveled to Laramie for the opportunity to play, march ,and entertain fans with the Wyoming Cowboys Marching Band. 

KHS band students were able to meet a few college professors while they were in Laramie and get a little insight into the life of a Cowboy marching band student. 

On Saturday morning, the students went to the War Memorial stadium to watch, listen and practice with the Wyoming marching band. 

Bands get ready to preform with the UW band. (courtesy photo/ Trish Schumacher) 

The practices usually take about two hours and that gives the whole group enough time to get ready for the game later that day. 

More than 1,000 individuals were on that field Saturday to show their Wyoming pride with music and a talented show. 

Kemmerer High School’s band director, Sharon Reetz, spoke about the experience. 

 “We go for the kids to have a good experience in being in a real marching band,” Reetz said, “They get to actually play for the game instead of watching it from the stands.” 

Student Lorraine Francis also described the day, “It was a nice day to march. It was bright and sunny, but fun all the same.”

You can see a recording of this event on Facebook by searching for “University of Wyoming Band Day."