- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas band program has hired a new director for the Razorback Marching Band.

Benjamin Lorenzo will direct the 335-plus-member marching band, conduct the symphonic band and teach in the music department.

The band program said Monday that, since 2012, Lorenzo has been the assistant director of bands at Oklahoma State, where he also assisted with the Cowboy Marching Band and Spirit Band. He previously worked at Texas Tech and at high schools in Florida and Texas.

He has degrees from Florida International and the University of Texas.

At Arkansas, Lorenzo will be the associate director of bands and the director of athletic bands.

Arkansas band director Chris Knighten said Lorenzo has a record of creative show design for college marching bands.

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