Fisk University Marching Band


The Music City Sound is a traditional, high-stepping, show-style band from the historically Black university Fisk University located in Nashville, TN. The band is known for playing unique and quality arrangements using different styles of classical, jazz, and popular music.


Throughout Fisk University's history, despite the absence of a formal band director, numerous students would come together on their own to perform with instruments at various basketball games and festivities. In the 2014-2015 school semester, Mr. Thomas L. Spann Jr. created and lead the university drumline that turned into the Music City Sound in the fall of 2020.


Today, Those students that have persevered and earned membership in the Sound maintain academic excellence. These students have held their heads high with a firm stride


Fisk University athletics is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.