Tag Archives: Sound of the South

Knight family lands three generations in the Sound of the South

November 26, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Hunter Lawrence barely has time to rest as he steps away from his spot with the Sound of the South, Troy University’s band, before the Trojans’ game against Texas State.

Decked out in his Sound of the South colors, he shuffles between his parents as his grandfather, Jim Knight, beams.

“None of this was expected,”…

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Mary Lynn Long remembers early days of TROY’s Sound of the South

February 28, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Mary Lynn Long flashes a proud smile when she describes her family.

“We have always been a band family,” she said.

Two buildings and one street on the Troy Campus bear the name of Long’s husband, TROY’s Director of Bands Emeritus Dr. John M. Long, who is responsible for adopting the Sound of the South…

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School of Music dedicates new song to Trojan Athletics

December 1, 2017
By Greg Phillips

The Troy Trojans’ athletic success has spawned a brand new song from the John M. Long School of Music.

“Rebuild the Wall,” a single dedicated to Trojan Athletics, is a collaboration between three TROY musical groups: POPulus, Concert Chorale and the Sound of the South.

Songwriter Robert W. Smith, coordinator of TROY’s music industry program…

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