Posted on Jan 23, 2013 in Campus News and News
The University of Kansas Trumpet Ensemble represented Kansas in the 2013 Inaugural Parade after another band had to withdraw. Kansas House Representative Barbara Ballard recommended the group to inauguration planners, and with the help of generous sponsors, including the KU Alumni Association, arrangements for the trip fell into place. With only ten days and two rehearsals to prepare, the students left Lawrence Friday for the 21-hour bus ride to the nation’s capital. Under the direction of Steve Leisring, associate professor of trumpet, the group marched along the 1.3 mile parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue, playing an arrangement of the Kansas State song, “Home on the Range.”
Photos from the parade were posted on KU’s Facebook page, and a recounting of the group’s experience appeared in the University Daily Kansan when classes resumed this week. Alumni may also remember that we featured Master Sgt. Gerry Amoury, d’86, last month on this site, where he talked about his involvement in planning the Inaugural Parade. We’re proud of our patriotic Jayhawks!
(Photo: Kelsey Kimberlin/KU Marketing Communications)