Tag Archives: Sound of the South

Alumni chapters support the Sound of the South in trumpet purchase

September 14, 2019
By Clif Lusk

When TROY alumni get the word their response can be overwhelming, just ask Dr. Mark Walker, director of bands.

“Scott Erb asked me to speak to the Birmingham alumni chapter, and in that one night, they filled a need we had in the band. It was incredibly humbling to see their generosity,” he said.

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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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