Mr. O'Neill Sanford

Visiting Professor of Music and Interim Director of Bands Read His Bio

Listen To Music Clips

The Quintessence of Contemporary Sounds and Maneuvers Download .MP3

The Prancing J-Settes

“The thrill of a thousand eyes” Jackson State University dance line. More About J-Settes

The Summa Cum Laude of Bands

Images of the Sonic Boom Past & Present View Photos
September 25, 2015

2015 Season Videos

January 7, 2015

HBCU Band of the Year 2015

There’s no question that the number one spot went to the Sonic Boom of the South, the Jackson State University Marching Band. The band received 17,701 votes, earning 21% of the vote. The program began in 1971 and has even made halftime appearances for or the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals. Read more information about this band here History.

December 4, 2012

About the "Sonic Boom"

The “Sonic Boom” Marching Band has performed many halftime appearances for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals; a television special for Motown’s 30th Anniversary and the 34th NAACP Image Awards, with a special guest performance by “Cedric the Entertainer.” The band is a favored entry in halftime performances during football season as well as for parades across Mississippi and in other states. The Jackson State University Marching Band was dubbed The Sonic Boom of the South in 1971 by students in the band.

2015 Season Videos
HBCU Band of the Year 2015
About The Band
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May 27, 20154 months ago

Football Schedule 2015

View our schedule for the upcoming football season. Follow the band to the following games. Read more
May 10, 20155 months ago

Contact Directors

Get the contact information of the band directors to ask questions about the band, auditions, upcoming events, and ect… Read more
December 11, 201410 months ago

2014 Season Videos

Watch the 2014 season videos of the Sonic Boom. Read more

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