Tag Archives: Sound of the South

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

February 25, 2020
By Jonathan Sellers

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 &…

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Past TROY drum majors reunite at Homecoming

November 18, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Past Troy University Sound of the South drum majors representing six decades reunited for Homecoming this year.

The reunion, which came at the urging of TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., marked the first specific gathering of drum majors in Sound of the South history.

“Dr. Hawkins thought it would be a good idea to…

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Troy University unveils clock honoring Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.’s 30 years as Chancellor

September 30, 2019
By Andy Ellis

“Time flies, but memories last forever.” Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, recalled those words on Saturday, during a ceremony honoring his 30 years of service as the University’s chancellor.

Thanks to the help of generous donors, the University dedicated a clock, located in front of Smith Hall, in honor of Dr. Hawkins’…

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