Marching Band Headed to the Indy 500
This Saturday will be a big day for 182 Lafayette Jefferson Band students. The Jeff Marching Band will be marching in the Indy 500 Festival parade in downtown Indianapolis. In order to prepare for this nationally televised parade the Marching Bronchos have been rehearsing for several weeks to gain the strength it takes to march the over 2 mile parade. Band Director Tom Barker says, “We have included members from this year’s marching band and newcomers to the activity from Tecumseh as well as Jefferson Band students who have never marched. It has been a tremendous experience for these young people and the hard work will pay off for them when they are greeted by the cheers of an estimated crowd of over 100,000.” After the parade the band is headed for a meal at an Indianapolis restaurant and a theatre show. The Marching Bronchos will be seen live on the NBC Sports Network and WTHR Channel 13 in Indianapolis.