Texas A&M Band Upset Over Razorback Policy
Texas A&M’s Aggie Band is upset they won’t be part of Saturday’s (Sept. 28) halftime performance at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
It’s the University of Arkansas’ ‘customary practice’ to have a performance by the Razorback Marching Band, according to Kevin Trainor with the University of Arkansas Athletic Department’s Public Relations.
While the Aggie Band was certainly invited to attend the game as part of the visiting team section, Trainor says the home schedule is to blame.
“With a limited number of home games on campus, we have limited opportunities to recognize those from the University and former student-athletes, groups etc., so we must maximize the opportunities we do have,” Trainor said.
Another part of Saturday’s half-time show includes recognizing the university’s SEC Football Legend of the Year.
Aggies are also bummed out, because the Razorbacks aren’t allowing Reveille at the game either. In fact, they don’t allow any live mascots on their home turf, according to a report from KBTX in College Station, Texas.
“Taking into account those parameters, we informed Texas A&M when the decision was made to move the series to campus for two years that we would be unable to accommodate a visiting team band performance at halftime,” Trainor said.
Trainor said fortunately both bands will be able to perform next year at the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.