Jaguar Marching Band Performs South! in Virtual Release

Posted on June 9, 2020
Jeb Schrenk

At the University of South Alabama, a virtual fight song performance by the Jaguar Marching Band features 70 musicians, conductors and baton-twirlers.

Highlights of the “South!” song include drummers playing pots and pans and a tuba player standing before the Moulton Tower. The younger brothers of a saxophonist jump in the end of the video to help chant “Go, Jaguars!”

One percussionist keeps time by patting her dog. Some horn players perform in kitchens and living rooms. Several flag-wavers appear in yards and parks.

“I wanted to do something,” said Dr. Jason Rinehart, director of athletic bands at South, “to bring school spirit back to the students.”

The trickiest part of the production was synchronizing audio and video for 70 different recordings. Members of the Jaguar Marching Band performed the virtual fight song after spring break, when they were separated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 57-second video was edited by James Palomo, assistant director of video services in the Office of Marketing and Communications, and Tyler Folks, manager of athletic video productions in the Athletics Department.

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