Former Alcorn State University band director dies

Longtime band director Samuel Griffin died Friday.

Griffin founded and directed the Alcorn State University marching band. He was the director for more than 40 years, from 1969 until 2012.

Griffin formed the “Sounds of Dyn-O-mite”, “The Golden Girls” and “The Purple Flashers Flag Corps.”

Alcorn State University fans say he will be missed by many.

A cause of death has not been released.