Band World Reacts To Gulf Shores Band Tragedy
Immediately the shock waves were felt nation wide.
We have received an update that 3 members are still in critical condition. The band that was marching was actually a joint band mixed with high school and middle school students. Of the 12 that were injured six were high school students while the other six were middle school students. The SUV that hit the band was actually part of the parade and was stationed behind the band. The band was 2nd in the parade order.
The police do not believe that there was an intent to cause harm. The driver is fully cooperating. Something clearly went wrong and the driver was not able to stop the car.
This video taken on the scene shows the aftermath of the incident:
Bands across the country from high schools to drum corps and colleges have shown their love and support for the band and are hoping that everyone hurt recovers quickly.
Our thoughts are with the students, families, and friends of the Gulf Shores High School Band in Alabama.— OSU Marching Band (@TBDBITL) February 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in the Gulf Shores Marching Band during the Mardi Gras parade earlier today.— MichiganMarchingBand (@umichband) February 28, 2017
Join us in sending positive thoughts & vibes to Gulf Shores H.S. Marching Band. We're keeping all those affected in our thoughts & prayers!— Phantom Regiment (@PhantomRegiment) February 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with our band brothers and sisters from Gulf Shores High School. Our love and support to you all.— Hoover High Band (@HooverHighBand) February 28, 2017
One member of our band family on facebook has offered to fix any instruments damaged in the accident today for free.
More notes of support from the band family:
@CollegeMarching our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Gulf Shores Marching Band Family. ❤️🎵❤️🎵❤️— LHS Marching Legends (@The_LHSMB) February 28, 2017
Good wishes and thoughts to these students and their families. https://t.co/GbZht8tKyp— UC Bearcat Bands (@TUCBIDG) February 28, 2017
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Gulf Shores Marching Band and their families. Hoping for speedy recoveries. https://t.co/y2Q3sgh0IZ— Gator Marching Band (@UFGatorBand) February 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gulf Shores High School Band and their families today. https://t.co/n1lQKF8qBQ— Longhorn Band (@LonghornBand) February 28, 2017
Prayers going up to the band and students that were injured. https://t.co/W0uKcbHNXD— MU Sixthman Band (@SixthmanBand) February 28, 2017
It's great to see the band family rallying together. We are hoping and praying that those three members in critical care are able to recover. Please keep them in your thoughts tonight.