What an exciting opportunity for the Franklin County High School marching band.
As we all know, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is the NCAA Division I National Champion. Coach John Calipari took the trophy on a tour around the state last week, including a stop in Frankfort. Franklin County High School band director Dave Shelton got a call from the governor’s office Thursday asking if the band could play for the event Friday. The next 24 hours was spent practicing and preparing, including learning the UK fight song.
The band entertained the crowd on the Old Capitol lawn with upbeat music for 45 minutes while they waited for the coach to arrive, much longer than the eight minutes of a halftime show. They sounded great, the crowd loved them and they will surely have another great memory of their high school band experience.
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