Tag Archives: Sound of the South

Newest SOTS members earn their medallions in pre-game ceremony

August 31, 2019
By Clif Lusk

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…

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Knight family lands three generations in the Sound of the South

November 26, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Hunter Lawrence barely has time to rest as he steps away from his spot with the Sound of the South, Troy University’s band, before the Trojans’ game against Texas State.

Decked out in his Sound of the South colors, he shuffles between his parents as his grandfather, Jim Knight, beams.

“None of this was expected,”…

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Mary Lynn Long remembers early days of TROY’s Sound of the South

February 28, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Mary Lynn Long flashes a proud smile when she describes her family.

“We have always been a band family,” she said.

Two buildings and one street on the Troy Campus bear the name of Long’s husband, TROY’s Director of Bands Emeritus Dr. John M. Long, who is responsible for adopting the Sound of the South…

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