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Mighty Sound of the South

Welcome to the Mighty Sound of the South's home page! The mission of the Mighty Sound of the South Marching Band is perform entertaining halftime and pre-game shows, and to provide energy and spirit at all events at which we perform. The MSS performs more than any other student ensemble on campus, and for approximately 350,000 fans each fall.  The MSS is a frequent guest at community and corporate events, and performs for football, men's and women's basketball, select women's volleyball, and select men's soccer games. The MSS is featured at nearly every campus-wide event, ranging from Freshman Convocation to the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally.  The band has been featured at the 2008 NCAA Final Four – winning the "Battle of the Bands", on the nationally syndicated "Mike & Mandy" Radio Show, and is a star attraction at the Bandmaster's Championship, a high school marching band contest administered by The University of Memphis Band Alumni Chapter.  Members of the MSS represent all academic disciplines across campus, and is open to all students via audition - scholarships are available.  Come join the largest and loudest student organization on campus! For more information on becoming a part of the Mighty Sound of the South, contact Mrs. Carol Rakestraw at or at 901.678.2263!

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