Ozzello Takes the Helm

Clockwise from left: band members performing; Director Ken Ozzello; the band marching down the University Boulevard Strip.

In 2003 Dr. Ken Ozzello accepted his current position as band director, and the band received the prestigious Sudler Trophy, the only national award honoring excellence among college marching bands.

Ozzello says he emphasizes interaction between the fans and the band. “I think the results have been great,” he says. “Our fans have helped make our pregame show high energy.” Ozzello also added pianos and guitars to the halftime show arrangements, broadening the spectrum of music the band can play. Images courtesy of Ken Ozzello (top right) and the Paul W. Bryant Museum at The University of Alabama. […]

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