Absent Band Day, local bands coping well

Saturday, Oct. 3, came and went. There were no lawn chairs filling the streets the night before. There were no drums beating down the main street. There was no sound of horns bursting through the surrounding neighborhoods, no buses lining the streets, and no crowds of kids filling the parks while waiting for their turn to march. What would normally be an exciting, fun-filled Band Day for Algona and high school bands from all over northern Iowa was just like any other day.

Chris Lockwood, band director for North Union schools said, “Students were very disappointed, especially our seniors. Obviously, they all understood but disappointed nonetheless. This is the only parade that North Union marches in, so we look forward to going every year.”

 

Read the full story about local high school bands and COVID-19 in the Oct. 15 Kossuth County Advance.

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