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With the return of football at an East Tennessee college, comes something else. A marching band!

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) announced Monday that Dr. Joe D. Moore will return to his alma mater as director of the school's new marching band.

ETSU is establishing a marching band in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Music to coincide with the return of football to the university.

The Buccaneers will kick off against another brand new team, Kennesaw State, on Sept. 3, 2015, at Science Hill High School's Kermit Tipton Stadium/Steve Spurrier Field.

"I am honored to have been selected to return to my alma mater and have a role in these exciting times at ETSU," Moore said. "I look forward to working with the students, administration, faculty and staff, as well as having the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and former students throughout the region."

Moore will join the ETSU faculty in July as director of athletic bands and associate director of bands. His primary responsibilities will include leading, building and teaching the ETSU Marching Band and Pep Band.

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