Bands to march in Homecoming parade, participate in massed band

| More

Bands to march in Homecoming parade, participate in massed band

October 14, 2009

Twelve bands will march around the square during Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

Band director Dr. Michael Stone said that, in addition to Northwestern’s marching band, the junior high and high school bands are coming from the states of Oklahoma and Kansas.

Those bands marching and their directors, listed by class, are:

Junior High A – Chisholm Middle School, Richard Stallcup; Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Junior High School, Sherri Lohmann.

Class A – Pond Creek-Hunter High School, Robert Rodgers; Waynoka High School, Erin Place; Waukomis High School, Brad Mitchell; Bray-Doyle High School, Bryan Pope.

Class AA – Medicine Lodge (Kan.) Junior/Senior High School, Yvonne Burden; Seiling High School, Karen Harris.

Class AAA – Hennessey High School, Adam Steuart; Chisholm High School, Randy Johnson; Alva High School, Mike Connor.

Several directors leading their bands in the parade are Northwestern alumni. They include Conner, class of 1977; Pope, class of 2003, Lohmann, class of 2000; Steuart, class of 2007; and Burden, class of 2008.

Northwestern, as well as Hennessey and Chisholm high schools will present mini-concerts on the band stage immediately following the parade. Band and float awards will be announced at that time.

The bands will gather on Ranger Field during halftime of the homecoming football game with Bacone College to present a massed band performance of a rendition of “Hey Jude.” Game time is set for 3 p.m.