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University of Kentucky musicians continue making beautiful music behind the mask

By Whitney Hale University of Kentucky Although audiences aren’t gathering at the Singletary Center for the Arts and other similar arts and entertainment venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, music can still be heard around campus as University of Kentucky’s instrumentalists and vocalists adapt to the “new normal.” To make sure these Wildcats can continue to make music, several precautions...

A Day in the Life: Being a ‘band kid’ is often difficult, but it is also hugely rewarding

The UK Wildcat Marching Band practicing before a football game last fall (Photo Erin Grigson)   By Erin Grigson KyForward intern   When people ask me how I am doing or how school’s going, my response is always, “Band is my life,” and it is the truth.   Here I am, playing the mellophone in the NCAA 2012 pep band. (Photo by Dusty Layne) I am a music education major with a specialization...