Members of the Lion Pride Marching Band spent a recent Friday afternoon performing for Freeman employees and patients.

Don Linn, director of bands at Missouri Southern, says the idea of creating community outreach pep bands came as his department began grappling with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It became clear to us that we wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to play at football games or even have parades like we normally do,” he says. “So how do you get music to people?”

In this episode of “MOSOunds,” we spend a little time with the band to learn how they’re adapting to the situation. Listen below to learn more about the band’s plans this fall and to hear some of their performance.