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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.


Auditions for the 2023 Ole Miss Color Guard will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Lafayette County Middle School Gym, on the same campus as Lafayette County High School.

CLICK HERE to access all of the information that you need about auditions.

CLICK HERE to access the audition routine videos.

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