16 November 2006
"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
For most of Veterans Day, it was rain, not stars,
that fell on Alabama as the Jacksonville State University Southerners celebrated
their 50th anniversary. But it would have taken much more than a few showers to
dampen the spirits of the 1,300 former and current band members who gathered for
a weekend of reminiscing. The event began Friday night with a barbecue and
rehearsal at the Paul Snow Stadium and ended late Saturday when the group took
to the field for a rousing rendition of the a cappella favorite ‘I’ll Fly Away.’
In between there were tears of joy, special presentations to charter members of
the elite corps, and a moving musical journey through the sounds of a half
century of Southerners.
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