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Calkins: Yes, the Memphis band will be playing at Saturday’s game — right through their masks

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 02, 2020 8:10 PM CT | Published: September 02, 2020 6:25 PM CT
<strong>Prior to the pandemic, Mighty Sound of the South members celebrated while performing at the Cotton Bowl&rsquo;s Battle of Bands event in December 2019. Now, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 44 of the band&rsquo;s 205 members will be able to play at Saturday&rsquo;s season opener against Arkansas State.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Prior to the pandemic, Mighty Sound of the South members celebrated while performing at the Cotton Bowl’s Battle of Bands event in December 2019. Now, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 44 of the band’s 205 members will be able to play at Saturday’s season opener against Arkansas State. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

How can the Mighty Sound of the South be heard during a pandemic? With creativity, determination and spit containers.

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