Looking shiny even on the practice field, the Pride of the Southland tubas pump out “Rocky Top.”
Count me lucky. Day 4 of UT’s Band Camp found many alums (including me!) watching as the Pride of the Southland Band
practiced its newly- polished maneuvers. Alums stood on the sidelines of a practice field near the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
duly impressed with what a group, together only for four days, could master for pre-game entertainment.
Horns at practice: Pride of the Southland Band
Practice makes perfect: Pride of the Southland Band
More shine as saxophones take to the field.
They marched 8 to 5. They played “Rocky Top” and “Star Spangled Banner.” And they sparkled — even in the 90-degree heat.
Upholding the colors: UT’s Pride of the Southland flag corps
Even if they weren’t perfect yet, they were getting there, thanks to the leadership of Band Director, Dr. Donald Ryder
and an emphasis on perfection — from drums and horns to flags and majorettes.
Drilling for perfection: majorettes of Pride of the Southland Band
If you’re anywhere near Knoxville for the home opener against Indiana State on September 9th, get into Neyland Stadium
any way you can. The Pride of the Southland Band
will shine on . . . as always.
— Rusha Sams, a proud Golden Grad of the University of Tennessee
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