Sequim students joined more than 2,000 teens from across the state in September to play with the University of Washington Husky Marching Band for the 69th-annual Husky Band Day.
George Rodes, band teacher at Sequim Middle Sequim and Sequim High School, said 24 students between the two schools — including four eighth-graders — left Sequim around 3 a.m. Sept. 10 to play at halftime of the Washington Huskies/ Portland State Vikings football game.
UW went on to win, 52-6.
“(It was an) unforgettable experience for the students,” Rodes said.
The students joined others in playing music from “The Mandalorian,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” UW’s fight song “Bow down to Washington,” and other tunes.
According to the game announcer, Husky Band Day is the longest running tradition of its kind in the United States.