Pride of the Southland
Central UMC serves the University of Tennessee ‘Pride of the Southland’ Marching Band in two ways. For the past 12 years, we have provided refreshments and drinks to band members at the Band Camp pool party. The church also provides water to band members for the end-of-band-camp march to the stadium. This march to the stadium happens on hot August Friday mornings—students are most appreciative for the cold water we provide at the end of this march.
With an average of 300+ marching band members per year and after 12 years of this outreach, Central has impacted the lives of over 3,500 college students.