FHSU band members suffer in heat

Fort Hays State University (KSN File Photo)
Fort Hays State University (KSN File Photo)

HAYS, Kansas (AP) – Four members of the Fort Hays State University marching band were taken to a hospital because of the heat.

Lane Weaver, director of marching bands at FHSU, told The Hays Daily News four of his students were taken to the hospital with symptoms of heat-related illness Thursday during a march from campus to downtown Hays in 100-degree weather.

Weaver says band member were dressed in T-shirts and shorts or jeans, and water was available.

The four taken to Hays Medical Center as a precaution were all dismissed from the hospital that night.

Weaver says the incident has led him to think about having the band wear T-shirts and khakis instead of their full uniforms for the upcoming football game against Emporia State.

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