LMB Piccolo Player Bruised But Recovering After Incident With Opposing Coach

LMB Piccolo Player Bruised But Recovering After Incident With Opposing Coach

It was a great day for the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjack Marching Band on Saturday until a visiting Graduate Assistant Coach, Ben Seifert, from Tarleton State University decided to stay on the field during halftime.What happened next is still a bit of head scratcher.During the Lumberjack Marching Band's halftime show the coach refused to move off the field.

The result was a serious bruise along her nose and upper lip and a very angry band wondering why he would not move.The band also reported that he told other marchers to go around him while he stood there.Video of the incident began to circulate around twitter to bring attention to the incident.We spoke with Lumberjack Marching Band Director Dr. Tamey Angelly about the incident.

She explained that the athletic departments of both universities have been discussing this matter and will take swift action to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"The Tarleton Band Director contacted me right away and while they weren't involved, their Director Dr. Westbrook gave us his full support and offered to help in anyway," Angelly said.Stephen F. Austin will now also be providing representatives from their Athletic Department at home games on the field at halftime to make sure that visiting coaches, players or administrators stay off the field.

"I'm so incredibly lucky to have the love and support of my band family and our directors," Hall wrote.

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