The Sound of the South plans to still entertain fans during halftime this fall

Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 4:06 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - While COVID-19 has put a stop to many normal life activities on college campuses, The Sound of the South has made adjustments to keep playing their music.

Along with following the guidelines of social distancing and masks. The band has a plan to entertain fans this fall.

“We’re still going to be playing music we’re still going to do a halftime show and a pre-game,” said Mark Walker - Director of Bands

This year when watching The Sound of the South, instead of turning your attention to the field you’ll be looking in the stands.

“We’re going to add choreography and so forth to the extent that we can with social distancing and with the constraints of being in the stands so the music will still be there the excitement will still be there the band is still going to be there it’s just going to look a little bit different this fall,” said Walker.

As for the members, they aren’t only going to be learning music through all of this.

“Marching band is a lot about flexibility and that is one skill set we will really get to dive deep in because from day to day or even week to week everything changes and we are just really able to hone in on that ability to make sure that everybody is able to stay flexible as possible,” said Jordan Romo - Logistic Graduate Assistant.

Despite the changes, band members are still excited about the upcoming season.

“It’s really a blessing because we weren’t sure in the summer we didn’t know exactly what we were going to be able to do but it really is amazing that troy university is willing to let us do our music and be able to participate in every thing football related as much as they can,” said Romo.

The Sound of the South will not be traveling this season as well.

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