East Central Community College

Decatur, MS
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Public University|Community College

About Our College

The Band's name is the Wall O' Sound Marching Band (WOS). It was named by band director, Thomas W. Carson. Carson died in 2013. In 2014 Hunter Corhern was named the head director. In 2015, Edward Girling III was named interim head director and was then officially named head director in 2016. Edward Girling put together his final Wall O' Sound halftime show for the 2019 ECCC football season and retired in 2020. The Wall O' Sound is now under the direction of Mr. Zach Langley. The band is known throughout Mississippi for its halftime shows that feature various selections of music, captivating drill, the dazzling Centralettes, and the "Wall O' Sound" of which it produces. The WOS performs at all ECCC home football games, playoff games, and bowl games and select away games with a pep band traveling to all away games. The band also performs in various events and parades in the surrounding area including the MHSAA Region III Marching Band Evaluations, the Newton Christmas Parade, the Union Christmas Parade, the Carthage Christmas Parade, the Forest Christmas Parade, the Decatur Christmas Parade, and the Philadelphia MLK Parade. Instrumental scholarships for the Wall O' Sound cover full tuition at East Central Community College.[2]

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