Media Advisory

Posted: Thursday, 22 October 2015

Machis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Powwow

Friday, October 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: More than 2,000 Alabama elementary, middle, and high school students are expected to attend the Machis Lower Creek powwow on the practice fields adjacent to Trojan Arena. This event is open for coverage, however some ground rules do apply over photography. Someone with the Tribe will be on hand on the site to help media members in the coverage requirements.

At 3 p.m., the gates open to the general public and activities run through the night, including a 7 p.m. concert by the Martha Redbone Trio.

The powwow opens again on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m., with the Grand Entry slated for noon. The powwow activities will continue until about midnight.

Please contact Clif Lusk via email at or cell phone (334-268-9982 on Saturday) for coordination.

Merit Badge University

Saturday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.: The sixth annual Troy University Merit Badge University will bring about 250 Scouts and Scouters to the Troy Campus for a day of intensive training in a variety of merit badge areas, and adult leader training.

This event is open for coverage, and should be arranged by contacting Clif Lusk via email at, or by cell on Saturday at 334-268-9982.

Sound of the South Marching Band Southeastern United States Band Competition

Saturday, October 24, 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.: SOTS hosts its annual band competition that draws high school bands from across southeastern United States at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

This event is open for coverage.

Miss Troy University

Saturday, October 24, 2 p.m., Claudia Crosby Theater: Ten contestants vie for the University’s crown, and the winner will compete for the title of Miss Alabama.

This event is open for coverage.