Velcro Pygmies 'Rock the Wiregrass' with Wicksburg students

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- A group of teenagers put on a concert all by themselves, from promotion to performance!

"We didn't just sit in class and plan a rock concert that wasn't going to happen, we actually did this!” Says Hunter Dillard, senior at Wicksburg High School.

Dillard, along with some of his classmates at the school, put together a show with the Velcro Pygmies all by themselves.

The group has been around since 1990. A percentage of what they do is putting on shows for students through the "Reach and Teach” initiative.

This opportunity gives students the power and creativity to put on the rock show.

But it's the message behind the show that's important to lead vocalist, Cam Flener.

"We have found through this program the kids can discover the things inside of them they didn’t know were there,” says Cam. “It makes them believe in themselves a little bit more. That's an interesting life lesson that is a byproduct of our program."

One of the takeaways of putting the show together by themselves and meeting the group is gaining confidence and being you.

"These are people too, and they're cool and awesome if you give them a chance."
The group played hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's. They also gave away a guitar at the end of their show.

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