Wrangler Band attends Band Days
by Craig Sheppard
October 9, 2005
On Saturday, October 8, 60 members of the Pinedale Wrangler Marching Band traveled to Laramie to participate in the University of Wyoming Band Days. They practiced with 10 other school bands and the UW Marching Band and then participated in a 750-student mass band performance during halftime of the TCU - University of Wyoming Cowboy football game.
While there, they were involved in a morning practice/marching clinic and then watched the game before participating in the half time show. The massed band played the songs “Tequila”, “Twist and Shout” and finished with “Cowboy Joe”.
Schools participating were Hannah-Elk Mountain HS, Rawlins HS, Peets HS, Lander Valley HS, Kemmerer HS, Laramie HS, Stevens HS, Sundance HS, Campbell County HS, Pine Bluffs HS and Pinedale. These high school students came from South Dakota and Colorado as well as Wyoming to perform in one of the largest Band Days in many years and also played in front of a packed War Memorial Stadium. There were 27,723 people in attendance at the game.
The day was a total success due in large part to the great attitude and music ability of the Pinedale students. These students, chaperones and bus drivers left Pinedale at 4:30 AM Saturday and returned home at midnight the same day. It was a long day but very rewarding. Pinedale should be proud of the way they represented our community at the University of Wyoming.
Bus drivers for Pinedale that day were Bob Sweedler, Ernie Kawa, Kelli Harrower and Jeanette Sanborn. The chaperone was Ken Marincic and the Pinedale band is under the direction of R. Craig Sheppard.