Now that KU Football season is up and running, here’s a sight you might see often in Downtown Lawrence.

On game-day weekends, The KU Bar Band will march down Mass Street, playing as loud as they possibly can in order to turn heads. The march ends with a fantastic party at the Sandbar, where the band perches themselves up high and plays to a lively and upbeat crowd. Fans will surround the drummers on the ground floor and dance about, while the horns blare from up above.

Here’s what it looks like:


The tradition started more than 15 years ago, and has grown tremendously since that time. The players light up everyone’s night, and they leave a trail of smiles behind them wherever they go. While they’re not officially affiliated with KU, you can just consider them extremely dedicated fans.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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