Troy University sent 14 musicians to perform with the Alabama Intercollegiate Band along with students from other universities including Auburn, Alabama and South Alabama.
These performers were nominated by professors to perform with some of the most exceptional musicians in the entire state of Alabama. The attendees performed after just two days of rehearsals.
Dr. Robert Lawrence, a native of Lanett, was the first African American elected to serve as Drum Major of the “Sound of the South” band in 1979.
The band that year was one of the largest in University history; in fact, a portrait of that special year is still displayed in Long Hall.
For 131 new Troy University students, Saturday marks more than just the opening of their first collegiate football season.
Saturday will also be the day they officially become members of the Sound of the South Marching Band – SOTS, “the Best Band in the Land.”
SOTS members wear a special medallion on their uniforms, and…
Last Friday, a bus load of juniors and seniors from Tallassee High School attended the Troy University production of MAMMA MIA! It was staged at the Claudia Crosby Theatre, inside C.B. Smith Hall (named for Charles Bunyan Smith, a former president of Troy University but also the founding superintendent of Tallassee City Schools). Our students were…