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Spirit of the Mountain is Gearing Up

August 21, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Spirt of the Mountain, Liberty's marching band, is hard a work getting ready for the Flames home opener against North Carolina Central on Sept. 12.

The Spirt of the Mountain, Liberty's marching band, is hard a work getting ready for the Flames home opener against North Carolina Central on Sept. 12.

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The Liberty football program is not the only group daily hitting the practice fields in preparation for the upcoming football season. The Spirit of the Mountain, Liberty University's marching band, has spent the past two weeks working on getting ready for the Flames' home opener against North Carolina Central on Sept. 12.

The corps-style group, under the direction of 20-year veteran Dr. Stephen Kerr, is preparing its halftime show and in-game music selection, which helps complete the collegiate football game day experience each week inside Williams Stadium.

Director of Athletics Jeff Barber and several members of the Athletics Department took time out of their day today to visit with Kerr and his spirited marching band, visiting their early morning practice. Barber thanked the band members for their time and dedication to excellence and told them how important they are to Liberty Athletics' efforts to perform at the highest level.

During a brief break from their musical workouts, Athletics Department members distributed popsicles to each band member, trying to cool the group down after a lengthy morning workout and in a small way show their appreciation for their efforts.

Just like the University and Liberty Athletics, the Spirit of the Mountain is experiencing record growth, as Kerr's group is 250 members strong this year, which sets a new record for the marching band.

For more information about the Spirit of the Mountain, please click here.