Washington State band plays rival’s fight song after Washington band’s bus crashes

The University of Washington marching band was unable to make the Apple Cup game at Washington State when one of its charter buses crashed en route.

But Washington State's band made sure the Husky Marching Band had a presence by playing Washington's fight song, Bow Down to Washington, before Friday's rivalry game.

The bus, with 56 people aboard, rolled onto its side in bad weather Thursday while heading east on Interstate 90 toward Pullman, and 47 were taken to the hospital for evaluation, according to the school. None of the injuries was life-threatening, but the school decided to not continue with the trip to allow the students to recover.

That's when the Washington State band stepped up. It began learning the fight song after hearing about the accident and performed it during pregame.

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