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TrojanWarrior418
08-03-2009, 06:40 PM
Now that I know I have some Sound members and alumni on here I have got to ask a question that has kinda bugged be for a few years.

I heard that just after Troy entered Divison I-A and started travelling one of the elite BSC schools (I think it might have been Nebraska but I'm not sure) put a clause in the football contract that when Troy came back or if they wanted to renew a series then the Sound of the South would not be allowed to travel with the team because of either they didn't want to give up their seats or that the Sound totally blew away thier band.

I heard that while I was a student and there was no way for me to check that out. Any truth to it?

Navarre Trojan
08-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Now that I know I have some Sound members and alumni on here I have got to ask a question that has kinda bugged be for a few years.

I heard that just after Troy entered Divison I-A and started travelling one of the elite BSC schools (I think it might have been Nebraska but I'm not sure) put a clause in the football contract that when Troy came back or if they wanted to renew a series then the Sound of the South would not be allowed to travel with the team because of either they didn't want to give up their seats or that the Sound totally blew away thier band.

I heard that while I was a student and there was no way for me to check that out. Any truth to it?

no school has denied the SOTS coming to any of the away games. However, most of the "BIG" schools require that their seats be part of the ticket package alloted to Troy. I know that these seats have to be purchased for them to attend. Unlike Troy, who allows the visiting schools to bring their bands without charge.

Troy's policy may have changed in the past 2 or 3 years, but I know that in the past visiting teams band was welcomed at no seat costs.

sotsclarinet08
08-03-2009, 11:42 PM
The only school that brings their band is MTSU.

FortTroy
08-03-2009, 11:44 PM
UAB is coming this year

sotsclarinet08
08-03-2009, 11:58 PM
Well I guess that's an improvement from the Alcorn band....

JPSousa1898
08-04-2009, 03:25 AM
Troy has always understood the importance of having one's band present at a game for the promotion of school spirit and for the promotion of healthy rivalries between schools. I am glad that Troy doesn't charge other schools to bring their bands here and I wish more schools would bring their bands. I always enjoy seeing other bands and MGVMS is a wonderful venue to play and march in. It always has been. The acoustics really help bands sound better.

If you're a rival school's fan reading this, please encourage your school to bring its band to Troy when you play us. We love band at Troy and we love seeing other bands!

BLOW SOTS!

TroyTuba
08-06-2009, 08:06 PM
Well I guess that's an improvement from the Alcorn band....


That's a bit of negative attitude to have, just because they were not up to your standards, doesn't mean that they deserve a negative light cast upon them. You should be happy that a band came to Troy and support them......

sotsclarinet08
08-06-2009, 10:24 PM
That's a bit of negative attitude to have, just because they were not up to your standards, doesn't mean that they deserve a negative light cast upon them. You should be happy that a band came to Troy and support them......

I wasn't referring to how well they played or marched. I guess I can't have an opinion on that.... However, the way they acted was inappropriate. Playing during the dedication of the Trojan statue and staying and playing during OUR postgame performance, to name a few. I'm glad they came, it was a change from not having any bands there since our conference's schools can't afford to send their bands, which is a shame. I'd love to have all the other bands come to Troy like MTSU does. I hope that in future seasons other SBC schools will send their bands to away games like the University and Uncle Jack do for us. We are very lucky!

TroyTuba
08-08-2009, 07:22 PM
I wasn't referring to how well they played or marched. I guess I can't have an opinion on that.... However, the way they acted was inappropriate. Playing during the dedication of the Trojan statue and staying and playing during OUR postgame performance, to name a few. I'm glad they came, it was a change from not having any bands there since our conference's schools can't afford to send their bands, which is a shame. I'd love to have all the other bands come to Troy like MTSU does. I hope that in future seasons other SBC schools will send their bands to away games like the University and Uncle Jack do for us. We are very lucky!

Do you think that they knew that we were dedicating a statue? Why should they not stay and play during postgame? They drove all that way and the Sound does it all the time. I am not attacking you, but I am curious as to why you say you wish more bands would come to Troy and then turn around and make comments about one that did, is all.

sotsclarinet08
08-08-2009, 10:10 PM
Do you think that they knew that we were dedicating a statue? Why should they not stay and play during postgame? They drove all that way and the Sound does it all the time. I am not attacking you, but I am curious as to why you say you wish more bands would come to Troy and then turn around and make comments about one that did, is all.

Postgames are for home team's bands. When the Sound travels whether we win or loose we play the fight song then maybe the Fanfare, that's it. As far as playing during the dedication ceremony for the statue, come on it's common sense. If an announcer is announcing something, like a speech, most people would be like, "Hey stop playing we might need to hear this." And yeah more bands should come to MGVS, I'm all for it. I realize that Alcorn is a completely different type of marching band and I love HBCU bands. FAMU and Southern are amazing at doing the booty-shaking stuff, BUT THEY CAN PLAY TOO! The 20th Century Fox Fanfare that FAMU plays gives me chills... If your going to do the whole booty-shaking thing you better sound good, Alcorn didn't. I'm sorry. I enjoyed them and they were a change from the normal ,which is a good thing. MTSU's band is fantastic, I love seeing them, and look forward to seeing them perform again at MGVS. I also hear that UAB's band is coming. I have never seen them or looked them up on Youtube, so I'm looking forward to their performance.

Sorry if I seemed defensive. It's band camp week lol... I'm tired and antsy and I guess I took it as a attack.

FliryVorru
08-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Postgames are for home team's bands.

Not trying to be a jerk, but that's completely wrong.

Postgame is for whoever wants to stick around and play. It's like that in every place I've played at collegiately, both at Troy and Florida. Sometimes the directors want to stick around and jam, sometimes they want to get on the bus and go home. sometimes they leave it up to the feelings of the staff and drum major. It's all very situational.


When the Sound travels whether we win or loose we play the fight song then maybe the Fanfare, that's it.

This is only true sometimes. I realize that in the last year or two this may be true, however it is not the rule by any means. More often than not we have stuck around and gone back and forth with whatever band will do the same, but it's situational. For example, La-La's band are good people and have usually played a few songs back and forth with us after the games at their place. The same can be said for when we've played at MTSU, UAB, even Georgia Tech. However, if you go to a place like North Texas or Florida where their bands have a performance obligation immediately following the game, they're gonna bust out of there rather quickly and not worry about what the opposite band is doing.

Again, everything is very situational.

TroyTuba
08-09-2009, 03:13 PM
Thanks Bob, you know what I'm talking about.

JPSousa1898
08-09-2009, 04:00 PM
I can think of a time or 2 when the SOTS has had to cut and run after a game to make an exhibition or 2.

Like the other guys have said, you can't cookie-cutter these situations.

Besides that, a lot of times, the last thing on a band director's mind is the other band and things don't always get communicated, so don't fault the directorates either. It's just the way it is man. Besides that, who REALLY cares? Aren't we all there to have fun anyway? I hope so, band is spelled F-U-N. :)

SOTS 86-89
08-09-2009, 05:05 PM
I'm old as dirt and I've been a band director for 21 years now, but I've been at more than one game in an opposing stadium (multiple times as a member of the SOTS and at least once I can remember when I was a band director) when we had the lights turned out on us during post-game because we had been playing for 45 minutes or longer and I guess the stadium staff was ready to go. Some of the old Troy-Jacksonville post-games were classic...and incredibly long (no pun intended:-).

There is no rule that says only the home team plays post-game. As a band director if I'm in Enterprise and know I have a 2.5-3 hour drive to get home I'm probably going to play the fight song and leave. However, if we just won the ballgame in triple overtime or something and our fans are fired up I'm going to stay and play until they leave. It depends on the situation.

If it's a local game and traffic is going to be horrendous I'd rather stay in the stands and play while people filter out than load the equipment and buses and sit in traffic for an hour to travel five miles. Several years ago we played the Smiths Station-Central Phenix City game over there and their band director was a good friend of mine (and a fellow Troy graduate). We had a great time going back and forth after the game and also had an amazing number of people hang around just to listen to the bands.

I don't post often...but I lurk every day. Sorry...just couldn't let this one pass.

JPSousa1898
08-10-2009, 10:35 PM
Rusty has spoken. Nuff said.

sotsclarinet08
08-11-2009, 05:06 PM
If anyone was wondering the renovations to the School of Music are almost complete! Actually they are, professors are moving back in but there are a few things not done. It's beautiful and looks very professional! I'll upload some pics this weekend so you guys/gals can see it if u can't make it down anytime soon.

Texas Trojan
08-30-2009, 10:09 PM
... from another really old alum.

As far as the original post, I have no personal knowledge and can't shed direct light on it,. But I do remember hearing that that everyone was very complimentary of all things Nebraska, from the fans to the staff. The Cornhusker fans were really good and loved the band.

I do remember hearing something about the SOTS being mentioned in schools wanting Troy for cash games. The SOTS are a draw and many schools knew it and (May have) wanted the band to be in any game their school played with Troy. Might have been crap, but it was a huge compliment.

As far as post-game, Every game I have ever been to saw both bands play turn-in-turn at post-game until one band decided to leave. Back in the day, Dr, Long would pull out "Stars and Stripes" and the other band was packing up by the time the pic solo came up.

Those were good times, and the Jax State post games were outstanding.

Just my two centavos ...