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Washington State marching band pays tribute to the University of Washington band with fight song

November 24, 2018 US 2 Views 12:31 ET Joel Anderson ESPN A day after several members of the University of…

A day after several members of the University of Washington marching band were injured in a bus rollover, the Washington State band performed its rival’s fight song in a poignant pregame tribute.

The Cougar marching band played “Bow Down to Washington” in place of the Washington band, which decided to attend Friday’s Apple Cup following the bus accident the previous night.

The Washington State band had been seen practicing the UW fight song earlier Friday, according to a tweet from an anchor from Seattle TV station KOMO. The band also tweeted its support of the UW band Friday morning, writing, “Wishing them safe travels back home and wherever bowl season takes them!”

The section of Martin Stadium where the Washington band would have sat was roped off and left Empty. No. 16 Washington won 28-15 on No. 8 Washington State.

  • The University of Washington’s marching band will not attend Friday’s Apple Cup against Washington State after a bus carrying members of the band rolled over on an ice-highway Thursday night.

  • The Washington State Patrol said a bus carrying Members of the University of Washington march band rolled on its side Thursday on Interstate 90. There were no serious injuries reported, but about 40 to 45 students were taken to local hospitals.

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Forty-seven of the 56 Personer ombord på UW-bussen blev taget til lokale hospitaler for evaluering, men ved fredag ​​morgen var kun to forblev under medicinsk pleje for injurier som er “ikke trodde at være livstruende”, ifølge en uttalelse fra skolen. The bus was one of six carrying band members and chaperones across Washington.

The accident happened outside the city of George, about 130 miles west of Spokane, where the band was scheduled to stay before traveling to Pullman on Friday. The 280-mile trip from Seattle to Spokane cuts through the Wenatchee National Forest and has some narrow stretches of highway, which turned slippery following a day of steady rain on Thanksgiving.

By kickoff Friday evening in Pullman, snow had begun to fall and temperatures had dipped below 40 degrees.

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