‘High School Band Day’ set at UW-L Saturday, Oct. 6

Bands marching.

UW-L’s annual Band Day Saturday, Oct. 6, brings high school students from throughout the area to perform with the university’s Screaming Eagles and find out what playing in a college band is all about.


Eight area high school bands will step out with the UW-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band for the Eagles’ football game Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Screaming Eagles will host its second “High School Band Day” Saturday, welcoming students from Bangor, Central, Holmen, La Crescent, La Farge, Logan, Prairie du Chien and West Salem high schools. More than 250 high school band students and directors will spend a game day with the Screaming Eagles Marching Band, as well as perform during the pre-game and halftime shows.

The visiting students will arrive on campus at 8:30 a.m. to rehearse with the Screaming Eagles, learning music, dance movements and song chants. The high school students will join the Screaming Eagles on the field to perform: “Party Rock Anthem,” “7 nation Army,” “Cupid Shuffle” and “Crazy Train.”

Following an early lunch the visiting students will march to the stadium with the university band. Once the game begins, the students will sit in the stands with Screaming Eagles, engage in the cheers and other traditions associated with the band. “This enables the students to get an idea of what it is like to be in a college marching band,” explains Fisher.

The football game is set to kick off at 1 p.m. at Roger Harring Stadium in Veteran’s Memorial Field Sports Complex. The Eagles host UW-Platteville.