Entering it’s 35th year as the pride and pageantry of UWG, The University of West Georgia Marching Band—The Sound that Lights the South—is open to all UWG wind, percussion, and guard students on campus. As a class, all students participating in marching band receive credit for this ensemble. The Marching Band performs in a variety of venues including home games, select away games, and area marching band exhibitions. The Marching Band is a unique ensemble that combines Drum Corps style marching techniques with Show Band elements for pregame and halftime shows. The South That Lights the South is entering its 8th season under the directorship of Dr. Cale Self.