Baker band can’t travel to playoff game due to bus driver shortage | Mobile County Alabama News
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — Baker High School is prepped for a playoff match on the roadway versus Auburn High today, however the Hornets’ greatest advocates will be stuck in Mobile.
A bus chauffeur lack is keeping the Baker High School band from taking a trip to the video game.
The band’s booster president, Brandi Hannah, stated they have actually attempted almost whatever. There’s simply no chauffeurs to take them.
“Unfortunately it is what it is. We’re stuck,” stated Hannah.
Hannah’s kid is the trumpet area leader. He could not take a trip with the band to away video games in 2015 due to the fact that of COVID procedures. Now, his senior year, there’s another barrier keeping him and 175 of atrioventricular bundle mates from Baker’s very first championship game in Auburn.
Hannah stated, “Our directors, they called probably every charter bus company from Atlanta, to Jacksonville to Baton Rouge and everywhere in between, and they were either already booked for the day that we needed them, or they just simply did not have any drivers to help us out.”
Hannah stated charter bus chauffeurs remain in brief supply therefore are school bus chauffeurs across the country.
“We would need at least six school buses and we can’t find any drivers to drive those school buses. It’s just kind of put us in a situation where we have no way to get there,” stated Hannah.
The football group could not get charter buses either, so they’re taking a trip in school buses to Auburn, consuming all the readily available chauffeurs.
Hannah stated they have actually even attempted to get chauffeurs from other school districts, consisting of the University of South Alabama, however they all decreased due to the fact that of insurance coverage liabilities.
“Everybody’s is sad and disappointed especially parents of seniors, you know, they want that one more football game at least,” Hannah stated. “I feel bad for the football team that they’re not going to have you know, the band playing along, playing to fight song whenever they score and getting them pumped up.”
If Baker wins in the preliminary, there is some great news. The 2nd round would be at Baker or simply throughout the bay in Fairhope and Hannah stated they can handle transport for the brief range.
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