The Mighty Sound of the South

The University of Memphis Marching Band, the Mighty Sound of the South, has proudly represented the University of Memphis since 1940.

The Mighty Sound always brings a spirit and energy that enhances the game-day experience for everyone in attendance. We play in the sixty-one-thousand-seat Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, FedExForum in downtown Memphis, on campus, and in locations nationwide.

With band members representing virtually every academic major in the University, the Mighty Sound of the South is proud to be one of the largest and most diverse student organizations on campus.

Join the Band!

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Brass + Woodwinds

No audition is required for musicians that played in high school.

Schedule your New Member Meeting today!

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Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 27. Register today.

Sign up for Drumline Audition Prep Clinic!



Color Guard

Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 27. Register today.

Video audition option available.



Auditions are happening now!

Submit your video audition before
April 1.

Benefits of Playing in the Band

  • Scholarships and Tuition Assistance: Members of the Mighty Sound of the South receive scholarships and out-of-state tuition assistance, ensuring that your dedication to music is fulfilling and financially supported.

  • Exciting Travel Opportunities: Get ready to pack your bags! As a member, you'll travel to exciting locations to support our Memphis Tigers athletic teams.

  • Rich Tradition: Become a part of a rich university and band tradition that dates back to 1940.

  • Forge Lifelong Relationships: Joining the Mighty Sound of the South is not just about playing music; it's about forging relationships and creating memories that will last a lifetime.



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2024 Mighty Sound of the South Auditions

Be a part of a Memphis tradition and march with the Mighty Sound of the South! Get information on auditions, intake sessions and available scholarships.

901.678.BAND I mss@memphis.edu

No audition is needed for high school marching band woodwinds and brass! Drumline and Color guard auditions are on April 27, 2024.





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Mighty Sound of the South 2024 Preview Show

Come kick off the marching season at our Preview Show on Thursday, August 22, at 5:30 PM. The Mighty Sound of the South will take Memorial Field, near the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, to showcase their hard work during Band Camp and show off their upcoming season.

Don't miss a beat, and grab your seat!

The University of Memphis Athletic Department will be onsite to help fans purchase seats for the upcoming football season.




See us in action!