Ole Miss Band – The Pride of the South

University of Mississippi

The Ole Miss Color Guard

Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss CommunicationsThe Pride of the South Color Guard was formed in 1981 with 22 members. Today, the Guard consists of 40 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 taught by the color guard instructor for a panel of judges.

2018 Color Guard

Thanks so much to all who participated in auditions for the 2018 Pride of the South Color Guard this past Saturday.  We were thrilled to see such a great amount of talent and dedication to the performing arts.  The members of the 2018 color guard are listed below.

  • Caroline Bergin
  • Samantha Bodine
  • Michelle Bruce
  • Caroline Burford
  • Taylor Dodd
  • Bryson Edge (Alt.)
  • Catalina Farmer
  • Annie Fields
  • Yazmin Goulet
  • Anna Gunter
  • Kristian Hall (Alt.)
  • Taylor Hall
  • Olivia Howie
  • Camille Ivy
  • Mikayla Jekabsons
  • Layla Langdon
  • Mary Miller
  • Jasmyn Mosley (Alt.)
  • Natallie Noel
  • Hannah Saizan
  • Anna Self
  • Whitney Shepherd
  • Darrah Strong
  • Sybil Stuber
  • Lillian Suilley
  • Chritillian Turner
  • Jalainia Tyson
  • Emily Vasiloff
  • Abigail Voyles
  • NyQueral Walker (Alt.)
  • Caitlin Whitten
  • Kaitlynn Yates

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