Famous Maroon Band begins practice


STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Football players aren’t the only ones preparing for the fall season. The Famous Maroon Band is hard at work this week getting ready for this year’s half time show.

This year the band made a historical mark as the largest Maroon Band with 420 members.

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The sounds, as always will be sure to get everyone in bulldog spirit.

They’re trying to beat the heat by practicing in the early morning and late evenings outside. During the hottest part of the day, the band is working on the music numbers.

Director of Bands Elva lance wants to make sure the members stay safe in this Mississippi Heat.

we are very careful with our students health. We want to provide them with a good experience and we certainly want to keep them healthy and at it’s band camp in the deep south, so it’s hot,” said Lance.

Soon they’ll be putting all the drill together for pregame and the first half time show.