The Bucky faithful will travel to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff Aug. 30. But, the university's band will stay home.
UW director of bands, Mike Leckrone, says it's a big disappointment that the band won't be able to attend such a big game - but it all comes down to money.
Leckrone tells WISC-TV the game's organizers contacted him in April asking if the band would like to perform at halftime. But, Leckrone says the band recently purchased new uniforms and doesn't have the $200,000 to $300,000 necessary to make the trip to Houston.