4-year-old drum major gets the opportunity of a lifetime

Four-year-old James Moneyhun might be the youngest Vol prospect ever-- and he doesn't even like football.

James puts "Rocky Top" on his red and yellow plastic music player, then stands atop a ladder, waving his arms, conducting an invisible band. His love for the Pride of the Southland band started in his younger days, which was only about a year ago.

"You know why we're doing this interview?," he asked 10News anchor Russell Biven. "'Cause I'm gonna go down on the field and direct the band."

"When you get older?" Russell asked.

"No, when I'm four!" James replied with a shy smile.

Directing isn't the only instrument in his symphony of talents. When asked what instruments he can play, he replied, "drums, tuba, piccolo, trombone, trumpet and Zamboni."

James doesn't just talk the talk, he also walks the walk. He's perfected the art of walking like a true band director. Plus, his mom made him an outfit so he looks the part.

The young conductor has a big treat coming up. He will get the opportunity to conduct the Pride of the Southland band during halftime of the Auburn game.


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