Peabody-Burns High School Marching Band will be among 20 other high school bands to join Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division Band and the Kansas State University March Band Saturday as part of K-State’s annual band day.
The bands will march in a parade and perform with the K-State Marching Band during halftime of the K-State vs. Montana State football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The high school band members will get a taste of what it’s like to be a part of a university marching band, making space on the field at a premium.
“It’s just exploding. If everybody shows up there should be 335 players which is the largest number I’ve ever had,” said Frank Tracz, K-State director of bands.
The parade starts at 11 a.m. on North Manhattan Avenue in Aggieville and will end in front of the Manhattan Town Center on Poyntz Avenue.
Because Fort Riley Day also is taking place Saturday, game attendees will hear a pregame program of the national anthem and “Taps” sounded while the name of Fort Riley soldiers killed in the Middle East are displayed.