In our newscast yesterday we told you about a new dedicated practice facility for the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners and Ballerinas. Today, we speak with JSU Director of University Bands Dr. Ken Bodiford. He says this has been a 23-year dream of his for the program that has finally come to fruition. The intramural field near Paul Carpenter Village is currently being renovated with new artificial turf that will provide a state-of-the-art rehearsal surface. The new facility will include lights, restrooms, fencing and storage. It is anticipated that the field will be completed in mid-November, in time for the Marching Southerners’ reunion and 60th anniversary celebration.