12 August 2007

Forward Rebels: The Pride of the South begins practice this week

Football season is just around the corner and soon the sounds of the Pride of the South will be flowing through campus. Parts of the Band reported to Oxford yesterday with the new members reporting tomorrow.

Band Camp at Ole Miss lasts for one week. A typical day's schedule includes practice from 9-11:30 outside, 2:30-4:00 inside and 6:00- 8:30 outside. When classes start on August 20th, the band will practice for 2-3 hours in the afternoon each day. They will learn 3-5 different shows each year.

This year the full band will travel to Memphis and Mississippi State. The pep-band will make trips to Vandy and Auburn. The band will not attend the Georgia game. It has been rumored for years that Georgia does not invite our band because of some of the songs we play. I have never confirmed that rumor. The band also marches in the Oxford Christmas Parade.

The band is a vital part of the game day experience at Ole Miss. They work hard and deserve our respect and money.

Visit the "Friends of Note" website to donate to the band.

E-mail the band with words of support or if you would like more information about the Pride of the South

I have contacted the band with more questions. When I receive responses, I will post them.


RT said...

Let me know if you'd be interested in a crossfire-type Q&A session to be published between our two blogs before the Mizzou-Ole Miss in September.

As for the matchup, I'm not going to lie and tell you I'm not confident. But anytime Mizzou is on the road, especially at an SEC school, I never feel secure.

Seth said...

Sure sounds great. You can e-mail at hottytoddyblog@gmail.com with details.

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