IN A MATTER OF WEEKS THE BADGER FOOTBALL TEAM STARTS
ITS SEASON AT COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S NATIONAL KICKOFF
THEY'LL SQUARE OFF IN HOUSTON AGAINST SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
POWER -- L-S-U.
-- ERIC --
WHILE THE WISCONSIN FOOTBALL TEAM WILL BE THERE AND
FANS FROM BADGER NATION WILL BE THERE - ONE THING
WON'T BE : THE U-W BAND.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER IS HERE TO LET US KNOW
IT ISN'T FOR A LACK OF INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE
BAND - I CAN TELL YOU THAT.
IT IS A WELL DOCUMENTED FACT THE U-W BAND LOVES -
LOVES - TO PERFORM AND THE BIGGER THE STAGE THE BETTER.
THE GAME IN HOUSTON WILL BE A VERY BIG STAGE - BUT
SO IS THE PRICE TAG TO GET THERE.
about this time of year you start to feel the juices
start to flow because you start to talk about the
LESS THAN SIX WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF THE FOOTBALL
SEASON - THE ONLY SOUND YOU'LL HEAR AT CAMP RANDALL
IS FROM BIRDS.
nat of birds
BUT SOON - VERY SOON.
i'm very excited i mean we have a really good band
A GOOD BAND AND A FOOTBALL TEAM TO MATCH.
THAT'S WHY THE TEAM WAS CHOSEN TO PLAY IN THE ADVOCARE
TEXAS KICKOFF IN HOUSTON - A NATIONALLY TELEVISED
GAME AGAINST L-SU.
this is a really big game i think for everybody.
A BIG GAME - BUT NOT ONE EVERYONE IS GETTING THE CHANCE
as noted this is a big game so to be there to sort
of get the season started is sort of a big dissappointment
and we're sorry we're not going to be there.
EARLIER THIS YEAR THE BAND WAS CONTACTED BY THE ORGANIZERS
OF THE ADVOCARE TEXAS KICKOFF TO GAUGE THE INTEREST
THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF INTEREST - JUST A SHORTAGE
in situations like this it usually, what do they say
follow the money, we we didn't have any money to follow
in this instance.
THE BAND SPENT MONEY ON MUCH NEEDED NEW UNIFORMS AND
LEFT THEM SHORT THE MONEY NEEDED TO GO TO TEXAS.
we're talking 2 to 3 hundred thousand dollars to make
NOW - AT CAMP RANDALL THERE IS A QUIET - NO U-W MARCHING
AND IF THINGS DON'T CHANGE - YOU WON'T FIND THEM IN
HOUSTON NEXT MONTH EITHER.
it is a dissappointment because first, frankly there's
a lot of reasons involved.
i'm a fan so i wanted to be there for the game but
secondly i think anytime we get the chance to perform
in an opposing stadium or for fans that may not know
us or just perform...we just love to perform.
AND IT WILL BE AN EVEN TOUGHER PILL FOR THEM TO SWALLOW
IF THEY HAVE TO SIT AT HOME AND WATCH THE L-S-U BAND
PERFORM AT HALFTIME.
THERE IS STILL A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE U-W
BAND TO GO THE GAME IN HOUSTON - BUT THE FUNDS NEEDED
TO PAY FOR IT WOULD HAVE TO BE FOUND.
AND ERIC AND MICHELLE RIGHT NOW THAT IS THE PROBLEM.
-- ERIC --