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Little Rock band director garners scholarships for seniors



Little Rock, Ark. – Southwest High School in Little Rock is hosting the state high school basketball tournament.

But another reason for bragging is that the school’s band has 11 seniors, and all together they have garnered more than $2 million in college scholarship money.

In order to get mostly full-ride band scholarships, Band Director Jose Holloway reached out to universities around the country.

“This is a huge deal,” Holloway said. “That they’ve been able to accomplish this, but more importantly, they’re gonna be able to go on in life and do something with that degree.”

More than $2 million in scholarships are divided between five universities: Tennessee State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley, Kentucky State, and UAPB in Pine Bluff.