Mighty Sound of the South Silenced by the ‘Rona

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CollegeMarching.com reports the American Athletic Conference is releasing guidelines sidelining marching bands of all teams for the fall 2020 season.

We know one thing for sure. When and IF the Memphis Tigers hit the field, you won’t be hearing “Eye of the Tiger” being played by the Mighty Sound of the South.

The website says the AAC will not allow any “visiting team” bands on the field either.

In addition, spirit squads including cheerleaders will not be allowed to perform on the field.

These new pandemic-related rules will be re-evaluated as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

KWAM has reached out to the University of Memphis for clarification and was told the following:

“We plan to announce a set of protocols for the 2020 season at a later date, but we don’t have anything to share externally just yet.”

As the fall football season rapidly approaches, decisions are being made that are clearly going to impact game days in numerous ways.

The situation is fluid, and students with band scholarships are standing by to see how the coronavirus changes will impact them, if at all.

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