Disney Music, 'Voice of the Razorback Band' Featured at 19th Band Spectacular

Razorback band members, cheerleaders and audience call the Hogs at a previous Razorback Band Spectacular.
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Razorback band members, cheerleaders and audience call the Hogs at a previous Razorback Band Spectacular.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Razorback Marching Band will honor John George and his work at the Disney-themed 19th Razorback Band Spectacular at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Barnhill Arena. George, a longtime friend of the University of Arkansas Bands Program, has served as the Voice of the Razorback Band since 2007. He will conduct the band during the performance.

 “I think that the Band Spectacular is a fantastic experience,” says Vordie Mathis, sophomore sousaphone player. “It allows parents and friends who weren’t able to attend football games to see the RMB perform. We get to play newer music and our traditional songs for fans. I’m really excited to have John George as a guest conductor. He is always so involved with what we do on game day.”

The band, joined by University of Arkansas mascots, cheerleaders and spirit squad, will play music from various Disney films including Frozen, the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King as well as other highlights in its 2014 marching season. Fan favorites such as the Arkansas Fight Song, Arkansas Swing March and the William Tell Overture will also be played. The family friendly event is free of charge and tickets are not required.

The Razorback Marching Band is made of more than 330 student members who perform at each home Razorback football game. Smaller bands are sent to every away football game and the Hogwild Band supports the basketball and volleyball teams. The band, a part of the Department of Music in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has student members representing every college within the university.

Contacts

Robert Hopper, associate director of operations
University of Arkansas Bands
479-575-4100, rghoppe@uark.edu

Darinda Sharp, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-3712, dsharp@uark.edu

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