TROY – More than 2,000 middle school and high school band members representing 40 schools from three states will perform with the Sound of the South Marching Band during Troy University's Band Day on Oct. 15.
The bands will join the Sound of the South in a special halftime performance during TROY's home game against Louisiana-Monroe. Kickoff for the game is set for 6 p.m. For tickets call 1-877-878-9467.
The annual event, which began in 1998, provides high school band students the opportunity to experience performing at the collegiate level.
"The response from band members and their parents has always been very positive to this event," said Dr. Adam Blackstock, TROY's assistant director of bands and assistant professor in the John M. Long School of Music.
"These high school band members have an opportunity to visit the Troy Campus, talk with students here and learn more about our School of Music. They also have the opportunity to perform as a part of a college halftime show. It is a wonderful experience for the students and a great recruiting tool for the University."
Participating bands will arrive on campus that morning and take part in a rehearsal with the Sound of the South. The bands will then line up beginning at 3:20 p.m. for the Trojan Victory Parade up University Avenue and take part in the football team's Trojan Walk, which will begin at 3:45 p.m.
Bands scheduled to perform are: