Sound of the South makes push for $25,000 prize

Posted: Monday, 20 September 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s Sound of the South Marching Band will be suiting up Hawaii Five-O style in the search for a $25,000 prize.

The 350-member marching band is participating in the Hawaii Five-O Marching Band Mania Contest hosted by CBS Sports.

The nationwide contest involves competing bands to submit a video of a performance of the “Hawaii Five-O” theme, which will then be voted on by fans. Voting for the contest begins tonight after the premier of the new “Hawaii Five-O” series at 9 p.m. on CBS. Voting ends on Oct. 4 with the winner announced on Oct. 11.

“The Sound of the South is very excited to be included in this contest,” said Dr. Mark Walker, associate director of bands. “The students have worked very hard on the music, choreography and video production, and the result is terrific.”

“TROY fans can help by visiting and voting for the ‘Sound’,” he said.

Fans can watch the Sound of the South’s video submission and vote by visiting and clicking the link titled “CBS Sports Hawaii Five-0 Marching Band Mania Contest.”