Both photos from the John Holly Williams Collection, LLF Library
The marching band in the upper photo appears to be that of Copiah Lincoln Junior College. The second photo is of Co-Lin's high-stepping Colettes, the likes of whom marched in at least one, if not more, of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York back in the day, if my fuzzy memory is correct.
Can you imagine marching an entire parade doing scissor kicks and smiling all the while?
If anyone has accurate information on the Colettes' participation in the Macy's parade, please leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page. I want to make certain my memory isn't playing tricks on me.