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Tulsa High School Band Will Play For UTEP During C-USA Tournament

The Owasso High School band has been asked by UTEP toperform for them during this year’s C-USAtournament which gets underway today in Oklahoma, according to KTUL-TV in Tulsa.

The band is playing for the UTEP women’s and men’s basketball teams.

UTEP’s pep band which was not able to make the trip because of the cost involved in traveling to the tournament, UTEP’s band director told ABC-7 on Monday.

“They did a great job,” UTEP Athletic Director Bob Stull told the Tulsa World newspaper about the Owasso band, which played for the women’s team Monday and Tuesday nights at the Reynolds Center. “They also were like our own little cheering section. There weren’t a ton of our fans here for the first women’s game. They did a really nice job with the music.”

Owasso, which is taking the maximum 30 musicians to the tournament, is getting paid $200 per game. The school’s marching band is raising money to perform in the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.

Owasso’s band will play for the team as long as UTEP’s teamsare in the tournament.The UTEP men’s teamis theNo. 1seed in the tournament and will begin play Thursday at8 p.m. MST against the winner of tonight’s SMU vs. Central Florida game.

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