Opelika High School’s Spirit of the South marching band was selected earlier this year as the national guest high school band to perform at the 2018 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL on December 31, 2018. The Spirit of the South will also perform at the pep rally on December 30.
“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to perform at the Tax Slayer Gator Bowl. Our students have worked hard and performing on a national stage will be an incredible experience. Thank you to the City of Opelika, Opelika High School, and the OHS Band Boosters for their support and to the students for their hard work,” said OHS band director, Neil Sasser.
The Spirit of the South has a long tradition of excellence and has marched in the 1989 and 1994 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio, and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band has approximately 200 members and is under the direction of Neil Sasser.