Lindsey Cauble

Cauble, who plays the mellophone in the Pride of the Southland band, is majoring in supply chain management and accounting.

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Lindsey Cauble’s love of music brought her to Rocky Top. Growing up in Manchester, Tennessee, Cauble dreamed of joining the Pride of the Southland Marching Band at the University of Tennessee.

“I was always singing, even as a young child,” Cauble says. “Music has always been a part of my life.”

Her parents encouraged her interest in music and sports by taking her to UT football games, where they always made sure to watch the band. After auditioning for the band, her dream came true, and she joined the Pride of the Southland as a first-year student, playing the mellophone.

Qualities needed to be a successful member of the band led her to the Haslam College of Business. Attention to detail, process checking and following a determined set of values have helped her in both her band performance and her business classes. Now a junior, Cauble is majoring in both supply chain management and accounting.

“I’m receiving a great education in Haslam,” Cauble says. “With my majors, I see so much opportunity for my future career.”

Cauble has found her classes to be challenging and rewarding. To supplement her time in the classroom, she joined student groups in Haslam. There, she connected with other students and professionals in her desired fields. This year, she is on the executive board of NeXxus, a student-led group that focuses on networking, mentoring and empowering women majoring in supply chain management.

“I have learned so much about supply chain management from NeXxus,” says Cauble. “It’s been an inspiring experience.”

This semester, she is also completing an internship in financial operations with TVA, giving her hands-on experience in accounting.

Cauble balances her full schedule by using preparation skills learned in the band. Between multiple practices a week and learning a new show for each home football game, a focus on preparation is crucial to success.

“I’ve learned to be early to everything, whether band- or academics- related,” says Cauble.

Looking to the future, Cauble is working to secure a supply chain management internship for the summer to continue her exploration of the field. After graduation, Cauble would love to combine her interest in sports with her dual majors and work for large sports team.

Cauble also looks forward to the rest of the football season and entertaining the crowd by playing “Rocky Top” with the Pride of the Southland an estimated 55 times per game.

“I will never, ever get tired of ‘Rocky Top,’” Cauble says.