Members of Conway High School's Marching Band got to experience the atmosphere and exposure of a Razorback basketball game as they joined members of the 'Hogwild' Band at the University of Arkansas recently.
Conway Band Director Nathan Cunningham says the opportunity came about after he visited with the Director of the Hogwild Band about the possibility of bringing a few students to visit.
"As we looked at the schedule, he saw a game where the University was still on winter break and he would not have as many Hogwild Band members in attendance," Cunningham said. "So this allowed us to take 50 Conway students to play with the Hogwild Band."
As an added bonus, the Razorbacks were playing against LSU in a SEC Conference match-up.
The combined Courtside Cats members and Hogwild Band members added up to over 100 musicians.
Cunningham says even though the Razorbacks didn't play well, the students had a blast!
"It was definitely one of the coolest things I've ever experienced in my life," says Mason Choate, Junior Trumpet player. "Everything was so organized and professional, which made the experience even more fun. I hope to be in the Hogwild Band someday."
"My experience when I went to play with the Hogwild Band was great! I made new friends and the band was fun," says Ca'Taija Anderson, Sophomore Clarinet Player.
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