Band on Skis - 1-25-15
Sunday, January 25, 2015
For the past 102 years, Steamboat Springs has celebrated Winter Carnival. Since 1935 one of the unique things this has included is the "World's First Ski Band" - our high school band marching on telemark-style skis while playing their instruments.
Tread of the Pioneers, our local museum, had this photo of the ski band taken in the 1950's. Performing on skis is not the biggest challenge the band members face - it's the cold.
I'm a little bummed I'll miss this February tradition because I'll be out of town celebrating a two-year-old grandson's birthday. Believe it or not, the marching band on skis is NOT the craziest thing we do for Winter Carnival...