A charter bus holding members of the University of Washington marching band rolled onto its side as the band was on its way to a football game the night of Thanksgiving. For more on the story, here is Veuer’s Zachary Devita.
The University of Washington marching band was unable to make the Apple Cup game at Washington State when one of its charter buses crashed en route.
But Washington State’s band made sure the Husky Marching Band had a presence by playing Washington’s fight song, Bow Down to Washington, before Friday’s rivalry game.
The bus, with 56 people aboard, rolled onto its side in bad weather Thursday while heading east on Interstate 90 toward Pullman, and 47 were taken to the hospital for evaluation, according to the school. None of the injuries was life-threatening, but the school decided to not continue with the trip to allow the students to recover.
That’s when the Washington State band stepped up. It began learning the fight song after hearing about the accident and performed it during pregame.
Also, the area where the Washington band would have sat was left empty as a tribute.
The Washington band members were touched by the “classy gesture” and tweeted their appreciation.