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The Pride of Mississippi

The Pride of Mississippi

Great band programs are built on a foundation of tradition. Since its founding in 1920 as a 20-piece brass ensemble, the Southern Miss band has evolved into a boastful marching band of more than 300. Its band department features three impressive concert ensembles, and a complete jazz studies division. The Wind Ensemble is world renowned and has toured throughout the United States and Europe.

The Pride of Mississippi performs at all home football games, numerous away games, and high school marching band contests and festivals during the football season, and has performed before presidents, governors, and even the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland twice (1993 and 1997), having toured throughout the United States and to England and Ireland. Performing for such events as the F.D.R. inaugural parade in the 1930s, the Senior Bowl, and professional and collegiate bowl games including a performance with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in 2006. The Pride has enjoyed more television and national audience exposure than any other band in the South. The program at Southern Miss is regarded throughout the nation as one of the finest band programs.

2024 Preseason

August 9-11 - Leadership Retreat
Saturday, August 10 - Drum Line Begin Preseason Rehearsals
Monday, August 12 - New Members Begin Preseason Rehearsals
All Dixie Darlings/All Color Guard/ All Feature Twirlers  Begin Preseason Rehearsals
Tuesday, August 13 - Full Membership Being Preseason Rehearsals

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