Do I have to audition to be in the Mighty Sound of the South?
Yes, but the audition should be a low-stress event. We pride ourselves on our ability to elevate studetns with a broad range of experiences to a uniform level of perfromance quality. You can learn more about auditions for the Memphis Band here.
How much time will membership in the marching band require?
Marching Band at the UofM is a class that meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Each year, we perform at 6-7 home games, the annual Bandmasters Championship, one regular-season Memphis Tigers away game, and a bowl game. Other performances such as parades, rallies, and exhibitions can also be scheduled. The time commitment is significant, but very manageable!
What should I do if I have a class conflict with Marching Band?
There are some costs associated with band membership in the Mighty Sound of the South, including the course fees for the academic class, and some small uniform items, such as shoes and gloves. For most students, scholarships are available to help cover these costs. When the Mighty Sound travels, there is no cost to students, and there are no student fundraisers. All you do is show up, perform, and have a great time!