Saturday, December 12, 2009
What's a little snow for the UW Marching Band?
Not much stops the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. Certainly not snow and frigid temperature (the director jokes that he doesn't believe in wind chill). I was on campus late Friday afternoon and was looking for a way to get out rhough the clogged rush hour traffic when I passed the band on the practice field near Lot 60, where I parked illegally for a few minutes to take some pictures. As I approached they were debriefing after a number that was more energetic than coordinated. Of course it was energetic. The only way to keep warm was to move vigorously.
"We'll do it one more time from the top, and then we'll be hanging it up for the day," the director said. "It's about 8° (F). They say you can't really blow when it's colder than 18° (F). So you're doing great. The wind chill? I don't believe in wind chill."