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.