Troy icon Johnny Long passes away at 94

(Photo/Troy University) Emma Daniel News Editor John M. Long, a Troy University icon, passed away Monday night at 94 years old. His health had been in decline for about a year. Long served as Troy’s band director from 1965-1996 and molded the Sound of the South into the award-winning and show-stopping band it is today. Johnny M. Long Hall and the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor both bear his name, along with John M. Long Avenue, that runs parallel to University Avenue. Under Long’s leadership, the sound of the south marched…

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