Family, connection keep Sound of the South alumni returning for Alumni Day

SOTS alumni gathered to perform with the current band for Alumni Band Day on Nov. 18.

SOTS alumni gathered to perform with the current band for Alumni Band Day on Nov. 18.

The Sound of the South loomed a little larger during halftime of TROY’s last home game of the regular season as they welcomed SOTS alumni to play once again inside the walls of Veterans Memorial Stadium during Sound of the South Alumni Day. 

Alumni of all ages from near and far traveled back to Troy…

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TROY to pay tribute to military during Nov. 12 football game against Army

Active duty and veterans of the Army take part in the Walk of Heroes during the 2021 Military Appreciation Game. This year's game is set for Nov. 12.

Active duty and veterans of the Army take part in the Walk of Heroes during the 2021 Military Appreciation Game. This year's game is set for Nov. 12.

Troy University will pay tribute to the nation’s military on Nov. 12 as it welcomes the Army Black Knights to Veterans Memorial Stadium for the Military Appreciation Game. Kickoff for the game is set for 2:30 p.m.

TROY has a long history of service to the military and has designated one home football game as…

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Love of music, bonds formed keep Sound of the South alumni coming back to perform

TROY alumni perform as a part of the Alumni Sound of the South during Saturday's football game.

TROY alumni perform as a part of the Alumni Sound of the South during Saturday's football game.

It may be a love of music that attracts students to Troy University’s Sound of the South Marching Band, but it is the bonds formed during the countless hours of rehearsing and performing that keeps the band’s alumni coming back year after year to perform in the Alumni Band.

Those former Sound of the South…

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Former SOTS drum major passes away after battle with COVID-19

Former SOTS Drum Major Dr. Robert Lawrence died July 29. He was the Sound's first African American drum major in 1979.

Former SOTS Drum Major Dr. Robert Lawrence died July 29. He was the Sound's first African American drum major in 1979.

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.  

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