A Star Is Born: Villanova’s ‘Sad Piccolo Girl’ Becomes the Toast of TV and the Internet — Here’s the Video

Mar 24, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The breakout star of the first weekend of “March Madness” is not a basketball player, but a piccolo player. Roxanne Chalifoux, a member of the Villanova band, was caught crying as she played during Villanova’s 71-68 loss Saturday to North Carolina State, and the video was seen by millions of viewers.

The “Sad Piccolo Girl” has since become a viral sensation, a meme, a trending hashtag and a guest on late-night TV. Jimmy Fallon had her sit in with his band, the Roots, Monday night on NBC’s “Tonight Show.”

Here’s the clip:

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