September 26, 2017 - Sidney City Schools hosted the third annual Elementary Night at last Friday night's football game. Approximately 650 elementary students participated in the event. Students and their families could attend the varsity football game for $2 a person, and students participating received a t-shirt. The students were ushered out onto the football field to form a tunnel for the Yellow Jackets to run through; they then got to stand among the football players as the Pride of Sidney Marching Band and the Sidney High School Alumni Band jointly played the National Anthem.
"This is a win-win event," said Sidney Athletic Director Mitch Hoying. "Our families, some of them large in number, can attend the game and enjoy a family night out for a relatively low cost, and we build a greater sense community and pride for our Yellow Jackets."
In the weeks leading up to Elementary Night, SHS band members and football players visit the schools, going from classroom to classroom to promote the event and talk a little bit about what it means to have school pride. The band members often play the fight song for the students to get them excited.