Fans and Families
We are grateful for the support of our fans, alumni and families. Check back here
weekly for our show information and gameday schedule, “Behind the Uniform” student
spotlight segments, and information on purchasing Carolina Band apparel and photos.
Thursday, December 29, 1:00 p.m. CST
USC vs. South Florida - Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
The Carolina Band is thrilled to accompany the Gamecocks to the Birmingham Bowl in
Birmingham, AL! We arrive in Birmingham on Tuesday, December 27 to prepare for the
game and all associated events. Our halftime show is titled, “Piano Men,” and includes
music of legendary piano rockers Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sir Elton John and Sir
Paul McCartney. We hope to see you in Birmingham!
Carolina Band Birmingham Bowl Public Schedule
Wednesday, December 28
12:30–3:30 p.m. - Open rehearsal at Samford University Stadium
5:30–6:00 p.m. - USC Pep Rally at Uptown Birmingham Street Fest
Thursday, December 29
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Open rehearsal at Samford University Stadium
12:30 p.m. - Pregame Performance at Historic Legion Field
1:00 p.m. Kickoff - GO GAMECOCKS! (ESPN Television)
Behind the Uniform Student Spotlights
Robyn Moraney, junior biology major, spent her summer researching neurodegenerative
diseases through the South Carolina Allegiance for Minorities Participation (SC-AMP).
Requiring an approximate total of 500 hours in labs, the research eventually lead
to her discovering a pattern between the degeneration of cells’ mitochondria and a
variety of neurological diseases, particularly disorders that affect motor function.
The job involved a large amount of lab work alongside a university professor in USC’s
pharmacy department. Coming in at 9:00 a.m. and leaving at 6:00 p.m. five days a week,
Robyn spent her time assessing the neurological effects of damage to DNA strands and
mitochondria, finding that even a small amount of damage to a small percentage of
mitochondria can actually cause a lot of problems with motor function. However tedious
the lab work got, Robyn hopes to attend medical school to become a neurosurgeon following
graduation, so says she’s glad she had the experience. Despite the heavy and challenging
time commitment, she says “It’s interesting to see that the work I’m doing now could
potentially save someone’s life later down the road.”
Carolina Band Apparel
A full line of fan apparel is available at shopscinc.com. Check it out and show your support for the band!
Carolina Band Photos
After each home game, band photos will be available online (coming soon). Check back
here after the game!