Razorback Marching Band Continues Its Outreach Efforts With Two Special Programs

Inside the Big A on the field at Razorback Stadium.
Karen Schwartz

Inside the Big A on the field at Razorback Stadium.

The Razorback Band will bring back the familiar tradition of Band Day for the Sept. 14 game against Colorado State. This program is open to all high school band students from around the state and surrounding region and allows them to interact with the Razorback Marching Band.

The invited musicians will perform alongside the Razorback Marching Band on an exciting halftime show that features the music from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Band Day allows us to expand our scope of outreach beyond campus and throughout the state," said Benjamin Lorenzo, director of the Razorback Marching Band. 

The marching band will also host its seventh-annual Twirler Day on Saturday, Sept. 21. The guest twirlers will perform with the band and University of Arkansas Twirlers during halftime when the Arkansas Razorbacks take on the San Jose State Spartans in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

"Twirler Day gives young twirlers who are considering continuing the sport in college the opportunity to experience the thrill of college game day," said Ashley Moss, University of Arkansas twirling instructor and alumna. "There is nothing better than twirling for Hog Nation fans."

The guests include twirlers from first to twelfth grade. They will participate in the Razorback Marching Band's Saturday morning rehearsal at the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion. After the rehearsal, the twirlers will join the band in the stands and perform a routine with the Razorback Marching Band on the field during halftime.

The Razorback Marching Band, part of the department of music in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has more than 330 student members representing every college within the university.

Contacts

Jamal Duncan, assistant director of bands
Department of Music
479-575-3202, duncan23@uark.edu

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu

Headlines

Taggart Architects Honors Alumnus Jerry E. Currence With Scholarship

The North Little Rock design firm has given $50,000 to create an Advance Arkansas scholarship for Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design students.

Undergraduate Mock Trial Closes Out the Month With Multiple Strong Showings

The U of A Mock Trial teams competed in Alabama and Nebraska during the past weekend, taking second place at the Crimson Classic and third place at the Scarlet and Cream Invitational.

Teaching and Faculty Support Center Supports Teaching With Winter Teaching Symposium Event

More than 200 professors attended sessions designed to bring new ideas related to teaching at the beginning of the spring term and was built around the theme of shedding light on good teaching practices. 

Former Horticulture and Forestry Department Chair Dies

George Bradley, a former chair of the U of A Department of Horticulture and Forestry from 1968 to 1991, died Jan. 28, 2023. He was 96.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Invites Public Comment as Part of Reaccreditation Process

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is seeking comments from the public about the graduate program in speech-language pathology in preparation for an accreditation site visit.

News Daily