Road Report #2: Band trucks roll past Memphis

The band trucks made it to Memphis, Tenn., about 3 p.m. Dec. 26.

The band trucks made it to Memphis, Tenn., about 3 p.m. Dec. 26.

Jimmy Crocker, one of the volunteer truck drivers, has a daughter in the band. Crocker spent his birthday - Dec. 26 - driving a truck with band equipment inside westbound for the band.

Jimmy Crocker, one of the volunteer truck drivers, has a daughter in the band. Crocker spent his birthday - Dec. 26 - driving a truck with band equipment inside westbound for the band.

The band trucks made it to Nashville, Tenn., about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. (Photo shared by Jimmy Crocker)

The band trucks made it to Nashville, Tenn., about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. (Photo shared by Jimmy Crocker)

The trucks carrying band equipment hit more snowy weather about 60 miles from Memphis, Tenn. (Photo shared by Jimmy Crocker)

The trucks carrying band equipment hit more snowy weather about 60 miles from Memphis, Tenn. (Photo shared by Jimmy Crocker)

The trucks carrying band equipment cross over the Mississippi River.

The trucks carrying band equipment cross over the Mississippi River.

The trucks made it to Memphis and are continuing on to Little Rock!

The trucks made it to Memphis and are continuing on to Little Rock!

The three trucks carrying the WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band equipment to Pasadena, Calif., made it Memphis, Tenn., on a journey that was slowed by wintry weather and snow. The drivers, who are all volunteering their time to help out the band, are planning to follow a southern route once they get to Little Rock, Ark., because of possible bad weather on Interstate 40.

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3 Comments

  1. Bill
    Posted December 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Tammi Hudson, WCU emergency manager, brings university officials up to date on campus conditions after the winter storm, including marching band activities. Here’s a portion of her e-mail:

    “There are just a handful of students on campus during this holiday break but tomorrow will bring approximately 100 band students back to campus for an overnight stay before heading to Atlanta to catch flights to California. In speaking with Bob Buckner earlier today, he reported that the equipment being trucked to California left early this morning and was able to make it through the gorge on 40 without incident. Bob continues to monitor the weather conditions and they are expecting a handful of students in the Northeast to have flight delays but believes they will all make it to California in time for the parade.”

  2. killian
    Posted December 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Tammi Hudson will share another report during the morning on Monday, Dec. 27, that will be posted here at http://roseparade.wcu.edu.

  3. D&B
    Posted December 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Jimmy, Bob & I hope you have had a great birthday…well, if it couldn’t be great, we are sure that it was eventful. Please know how much we appreciate you & your crew. You are our BEST honorary “Pride of the Mountain” members. See you in Anaheim..Love ya, D&B