Golden Wave Marching Band remembers student who was killed

Posted: 12:07 AM, Oct 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-16 06:28:43Z
Golden Wave Marching Band remembers student who was killed

Baylor University’s Golden Wave Marching Band honored one of their own at Saturday’s homecoming game against Kansas.

David Grotberg, a sophomore at Baylor and trumpet player in the band, was killed on October 6th after police said a speeding car hit him while he was riding a bike on Franklin Avenue.

Before the game on Saturday, the band presented David Grotberg’s parents and siblings with a shadow box containing Grotberg’s band uniform.

“He was one of those students that would always be persistent. When things were tough or tired, he would always be going,” Dr. Philip Obado, Associate Director of the Golden Wave Marching Band said. “That's sort of what embodies, not just the students in the Golden Wave Band, but that's what a Baylor student is.”

Last week, the band took a day off of practice to honor David Grotberg and share their memories of him with each other. Counselors and the University’s Chaplain, Burt Burleson, were also there to talk to students.

“He was a bright light of positivity, always had a smile on his face,” Obado said. “The Golden Wave Band is family and you know what families do in times of tragedy. We get together, we're here for each other."

There was a moment of silence at the end of the halftime show on Saturday. Band members wore a green, gold and black ribbon with buttons that said “In Loving Memory of David Grotberg.”

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