Ole Miss Band – The Pride of the South

University of Mississippi

The Ole Miss Color Guard

The Pride of the South Color Guard was formed in 1981 with 22 members. Today, the Guard consists of around 30 talented individuals who use a variety of equipment to add color, movement, and excitement to the Ole Miss Marching Band’s performances. Members work diligently throughout the fall semester to perfect challenging pre-game and halftime routines using modern dance, flag, and rifle choreography.

They perform in front of thousands of Ole Miss fans at home, as well as select away games and bowl games. In addition to performing on the field, the members of the Color Guard also cheer on the Rebel football team with a variety of cheer and pom routines in the stands alongside their fellow band members. Color guard members are selected through auditions held each spring. Auditioning for the color guard requires performing a brief routine and a few basic technique demonstrations.

2020 Ole Miss Color Guard Audition Information

We will not hold auditions this year.  All returning members are guaranteed their spot in the Ole Miss Band.  For those who would like to join the color guard in the fall of 2020, please click the form below.



Please direct any questions you may have to umband@olemiss.edu.