The Pride of the Southland Band has a lot on its plate this Saturday.
The Pride, which was founded in 1869 as a small pep band, has grown into a Tennessee institution and a welcome sight in Neyland Stadium. On Saturday, the band will perform many of Tennessee's greatest traditions, including the Salute to the Hill.
"The Hill is the most historic part of campus," said Grant Story, a band member and junior in the music program.
Freshmen members of the band are particularly excited for Saturday's game.
"Some people are nervous, but not me. You just have ...