We Rocked & Rolled the Memphis Tigers!

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Homecoming weekend was filled with laughs, reunions, entertainment, and excitement as the Vols took on the Memphis Tigers.

Weekend festivities began Friday, Nov. 6, with the Homecoming parade. Homecoming was featured on Knoxville’s local news show “Live at Five at Four” from Market Square. Later that night in Market Square was the “Friday Night Live” show featuring Wendel Werner, director of the UT Singers, giving a hilarious history of rock ‘n’ roll; and UT alumna and comedienne Leanne Morgan sharing her down-home humor.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, UT Knoxville’s Office of Alumni Affairs hosted the annual Party in the Park. Hundreds of alumni, friends, and orange-clad fans from around the country joined in the celebration.

The MOOD band played, Elvis was in the park, and Jay Bush and Duke from Bush Brothers visited. (Unfortunately, Duke did not share the secret family recipe with us!) Eight-time National Championship Coach Pat Head Summitt spoke to the group gathered in Circle Park; and the pep band, cheerleaders, and Smokey entertained and got the group ready for Neyland Stadium and the Volunteers’ defeat of Memphis!

It was a great party! Plan now to join us next year, Nov. 12-13, for Homecoming 2010 weekend!

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Whether you’re one of the lifelong Volunteer faithful or a rival fan hearing them for the first time, there’s no denying the power of the Pride’s sound. The 300-member band is recognized as one of the most prestigious in the nation, and they have a history and a resume that back up the reputation.

2 Comments on “We Rocked & Rolled the Memphis Tigers!

  1. During halftime I called my Roomie, Jean Ellestad. We were able to listen to the Pride play the Alma Mater “together”
    I knew I could not talk to her because of the crowd noise, but we could share another homecoming at UT.
    We graduated in 1969