"The PRIDE" of Southside Marching Band
Founded in 1958, "The PRIDE" marching band is the flagship ensemble of the Southside High School Band program. "The PRIDE" performs for thousands of spectators each year at football games, contests, parades, and other events.
Originally called the "Crimson Panther" Band; our program has been an integral part of our community and school from the beginning. The Southside Band was proclaimed a Musical Ambassador of Alabama in the late 1970's by the Alabama State Legislature. The band continued to grow in size and ability throughout the late 1980's, 90's and early 2000's under the direction of our longest tenured director, Mr. Hal Murphy.
The Southside Band has traveled extensively representing both Southside and the State of Alabama with distinction and class. In 1992, the Southside City Council renamed the "Crimson Panther" band, officially proclaiming us "The PRIDE" of Southside.
Today, "The PRIDE" boasts a membership of over 160 members and continues to entertain fans and support the Southside Panthers.