"Band has taught me a plethora of things, one of the most useful was 'Time Management.' Managing your time wisely can be very tough especially when in the band. This is a very important skill that carries over to adult life. Using your time and resources to the best of your ability can prove to be successful for individuals that master this skill."

RICKY MALTBIA, Kansas City, Kansas

Fall '16

"Everything has to have an order and system to succeed. The Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite has taught me that in life that there are going to be things in life we don't want to do. However, sacrifices have to be made as well. Being in the band has also taught me when you sign up for something, you have to stick with it. Nothing comes easy, but everything won't always be hard."


Fayette, Mississippi

Fall '15

"Band has brought out the best in me that I never knew I had. Without The Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite, I don't know where I would be. I can definitely say that The S.O.D made me a better person. I want to help mold the future by sharing the same ideals that were passed down to me. It took a while to understand what it truly meant. S.O.D. is a way of life!!! The staff shows you how to be leader, standout person, and how to leave your mark."


Opelousas, Louisiana

Fall '15

"Being a part of The Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Band has been a humbling experience. The rich tradition of this band has taught me the true meaning of what it means to 'grind.' This band has allowed me to push myself past my expectations and allowed me to elevate myself as a leader and a person."


Jackson, Mississippi

Fall '16

"The Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite molds great leaders and musicians while also creating outstanding citizens in society. Joining Alcorn’s band program creates limitless possibilities for its students. From traveling around the country, to being blessed to lead and help the program function. Being a part of The Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Experience is a once in a lifetime experience. If I had the chance, I’d do it all over again."


Meridian, Mississippi

Fall '16