Finding the beat and lasting friends: The Sound of the South makes music, memories

Chris Wallace photo Will Oliver, a multimedia journalism major from Wetumpka, Alabama, who was a junior in the spring, leads a line of snares in the Sound of the South. Chris Wallace Troy University’s marching band invites students to join it with its motto: “There’s always a place for you in the Sound of the South.” Read More

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New Sound of the South halftime show to premiere Sept. 1

Andrea Hammack Contributor With only a few weeks left until the first football game, Troy’s Sound of the South (SOTS) prepares to unveil its new band show.    For some members of the band, this is their first year marching for SOTS. Kaitlyn Munger, a freshman English language arts education major from Vestavia, said she still Read More

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SOTS opens doors for regional talent, hosts Band Day

Draven Jackson Staff Writer Middle school and high school bands from all over the South joined Troy’s world-renowned “Sound of the South” on the field during the halftime break of Saturday’s football game. Band Day, an annual tradition since 1998, is a day where band members from regional middle schools and high schools can visit the Read More

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‘The Sound’ breaks sweat for halftime show

Draven Jackson Staff Writer “Sound of the South,” Troy University’s renowned marching band, will debut its first halftime show on Saturday, Sept. 3, during the first Troy football game. “Sound of the South,” sometimes referred to as “the Sound” or SOTS, was initiated in 1965 by legendary founder, John M. Long. Long, director emeritus of SOTS, Read More

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Freshmen’s first week on campus

Madina Seytmuradova Variety Editor Israel Ashby Contributor Before move-ins officially started, some freshmen began their college journeys and experienced what Troy was like before everyone else arrived. Tessa Marie, a freshman nursing major from Foley, said she came to Troy early to participate in the Sorority Rush Week. According to Marie, sorority recruitment is a sequence Read More

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