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 locations far away. 

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 organizations on campus.

Students in the Mighty Sound of the South gain access to scholarships and out-of-state tuition waivers, plus travel to exciting locations in support of our athletic teams. Members are part of a rich university and band tradition, engage in meaningful music-making, and regularly perform for audiences in the tens of thousands. All of this while forging relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.

To learn more about the simple process of joining the band, visit our Join the Band page. Also, please fill out our interest form if you want to receive information directly from us about auditions and some of our exciting events!


MSS Trumpet

2023 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 April 29.




MSS Preview Show

Mighty Sound of the South 2023 Preview Show

Come kick off the marching season at our Preview Show Thursday, August 24, 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!