By Conrad Dudderar
Members of the Pride of Yukon marching band will leave around 10-10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 28 headed to the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association (OBA) Contest in Broken Arrow.
Yukon Band Boosters, family members are friends are being encouraged to participate in a grand sendoff being called “Pack the Parkway.”
Yukon High School’s Pride of Yukon has more than 200 band members.
The Yukon Police Department, Yukon Fire Department and Canadian County Sheriff’s Office will send units to lead the Pride of Yukon band from the YHS campus (1777 S Yukon Parkway) to Interstate 40 with style.
“Help us ‘Line the Parkway’ and cheer them on as they drive by,” according to a message from the Yukon Band Boosters to YHS parents and school patrons.
“You can park over in the area by Pie Five (Pizza) and line up by the roadside with signs, lights, horns, etc.! IT’S GO TIME!!!”
Pie Five Pizza is in the Stone Mill Plaza Shopping Center.
Participants in Saturday’s Pack the Parkway are advised to get there a little early in case the YHS Pride of Yukon leaves a few minutes early.
‘BIG CONTEST’ FOR BAND KIDS
This weekend’s OBA competition in Broken Arrow is “the big contest for our band kids every year,” according to the Yukon Band Boosters.
“They get to go show everyone that they belong with the big dogs.”
Yukon is among 21 bands that will perform during Saturday’s 6A1-6A2 OBA Marching Contest at Broken Arrow High School.
Judging panel consists of: Musical performance – Kyle Weirich and John Phillips, music effect – Wayne Dillon and Jay Kennedy, visual performance – Curtis Costanza and Lee Carlson, and visual effect – Tim Pierce.