Troy University’s Sound of the South holds annual Music Leadership Camp.

The Troy University campus is filled with the sound of music as the Sound of the South holds its annual Summer Music Leadership Camp.

Students from across the southeast have come to campus for five days to learn from faculty, staff and alumni of John M. Long School of Music.

“We’ve got middle school and high school students from literally all over the southeast that are coming here to spend a week with us and work on concert band, drum line, all kinds of things,” says Director of Bands Mark Walker.

While the camp has gone on for 50 years it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff members were excited about the camps return and return to normalcy in the world of music.

“Seeing everybody and then seeing how excited they are especially for this year with COVID coming back,” says Concert Band Conductor Anthony Vittore. “Everyone’s coming back to hopefully some sense of normalcy and just a lot of times the first chance to get to play with everybody together again. So, seeing how excited they are every time they come into class and they’re ready to go and they’re just very enthusiastic about it.”

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