Watch the University of Wisconsin Marching Band Surprise a Woman After Last Chemotherapy Treatment

University of Wisconsin Marching Band Surprises Woman Leaving Chemotherapy
Ann Trachtenberg and members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band
UW Carbone Cancer Center

07/23/2015 AT 10:15 AM EDT

When Ann Trachtenberg began chemotherapy for breast cancer over five months ago, she joked to her niece that she wanted a marching band to escort her out of her final treatment.

As Trachtenberg left her last appointment at the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center on Monday, several members of the school's marching band were there to help her celebrate.

Trachtenberg's niece contacted members of the band who were happy to make the Madison native's dream come true.

A dozen band members played a jubilant rendition of "On Wisconsin," among other tunes, as Trachtenberg cried tears of joy and embraced her daughter, Lindsey.

UW Marching Band Surprises Cancer Patient

When Ann Trachtenberg joked she wanted to be escorted out of her last chemotherapy treatment by a marching band, little did she know her niece would contact the Badger Band: The University of Wisconsin Marching Band to do the honors. Join us in congratulating her by commenting below!

Posted by UW Carbone Cancer Center on Monday, July 20, 2015


"This is great! This is great!" Trachtenberg said as she hugged the band's cymbalist.

Lindsey took to the Facebook post's comment section to voice her appreciation.

"Thank you to the UW Carbone Center for taking great care of my mom, to the UW marching band for providing the perfect celebratory soundtrack, to my amazing cousin for all she has done over the past few months, to our family and friends who have provided support in many ways, and to all of you for your kid and supportive comments here!" she wrote.
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