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9 November 2006

Southerners Plan a Big Party

Southerner officials at Jacksonville State University are expecting more than 1,000 former band members to be on the field Saturday. There will be a rehearsal from 8:30 to 9:30 Saturday morning at the stadium. The current Southerners will have a pre-game show at 10:30 a.m. and awards will be given to this year’s seniors.

The football game between Jax State and Samford will kickoff at 11 a.m. During halftime, the current Southerners will join the Southerners from the past for a performance. After the game, the current Southerners will present their full show.

The reunion will begin Friday with alumni registration at 4 p.m. at the stadium. At 4:15 p.m. there will be a rehearsal at the stadium. A cookout will begin at 6 p.m. at Gamecock Field. The current Southerners will perform a run-through for the alumni at 7:20 p.m. at the stadium. Jacksonville State president Dr. William Meehan will welcome the alumni at 7:30 with special recognition of charter members. At 7:45, there will be a general rehearsal at the stadium.

Weekend Schedule

4-6 p.m.
Alumni Registration (Stadium)
4:15-5:30 p.m. Southerners Rehearsal (Stadium)
6-7:30 p.m.
Cookout (Gamecock Field)
7:20 p.m.
Current Southerners perform run-through for Alumni in Stadium
7:30-7:45 p.m. Welcome by
Dr. Meehan, Charter Member Recognition (Stadium)
7:45-9:45 p.m. Rehearsal (Stadium)

8:30-9:30 a.m. Rehearsal (Stadium)
10:30 a.m.
Pre-Game (Current Southerners) & Senior Awards
11:00 a.m.
JSU vs. Samford
Current Southerners & Alumni perform
Post Game
Current Southerners Full Show /
Capital Campaign Reception - Dillon Field Tent
(Note: Dillon Field is a change from previous listing that was incorrectly cited.)

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