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Troy community remembers John M. Long, a Troy University icon

Dr. Johnny Long passed away at the age of 94 Monday night.

Dr. Johnny Long passed away at the age of 94 Monday night.

On Monday night, Troy University lost a legend in Dr. Johnny Long, the founder of “The Sound of the South” and a world-renowned director of bands.

As news of his death began to spread, social media became active with posts of remembrances for Dr. Long.

Tonight is a sad night for @TROYUnews & the @Official_SOTS,…

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Amanda Taylor wins Vergil Parks McKinley Award at Troy University

Amanda Taylor receives the Vergil Parks McKinley Award from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. She was nominated by Dr. Mark Walker (right), Director of Bands.

Amanda Taylor receives the Vergil Parks McKinley Award from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. She was nominated by Dr. Mark Walker (right), Director of Bands.

Amanda Taylor, departmental secretary for the band program, has won Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

Taylor, who has been a member of the TROY staff since 2012, received the award from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Troy Campus. She was nominated by Dr. Mark Walker, Director of…

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‘Sound’ recognizes newest members with medallion ceremony

Members of the Sound of the South marching band with the medallions presented to new members.

Members of the Sound of the South marching band with the medallions presented to new members.

About 135 new members of Troy University’s Sound of the South Marching Band officially became members of the band on Saturday, Sept. 3, when they received their individual uniform medallions from Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr.

The ceremony, held in Claudia Crosby Theater prior to the Trojans’ first home game against Austin Peay, is a…

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