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About Alcorn State's Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite


The Sounds of Dyn-O-mite (SOD) is a 190+ member band that has performed all around the world. SOD is under the direction of Dr. Everson Martin.

Alcorn State University's marching band was founded in the 1960s by Samuel Griffin who began directing the Alcorn State University (then Alcorn A&M College) marching band beginning in 1968.


In 1968 the late Samuel Griffin also founded the Golden Girls, aka GG’s, who were the first dance line to perform as a featured squad with choreographed movements to an HBCU’s marching band’s live tunes. In the fall of 1968, the world-renowned Golden Girls made their national debut in Miami, Florida during the Orange Blossom Classic. 


According to records, no one had ever seen a female dance team perform during halftime of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) football game. A silence fell upon the crowd as the original eight regal, African-American ladies took the field.  

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