Mr. Dowell Taylor

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
February 20, 2018

Spring 2018 Concert Series

January 17, 2018

JSU Admission 2018

January 1, 2018

Sonic Boom Recruitment Tour

The Jackson State University Band Staff will be in Atlanta, Georgia on the following dates at the following locations: January 26th, 2018 at the Hilton Atlanta 255 Courtland Street Atlanta, GA 30303 and January 27th, 2018 at the Honda Battle of the Bands Recruitment Fair Mercedes Benz Stadium. Contact Mr. Dowell Taylor, 601-214-1348 or dowell.t.taylor@jsums.edu to set up an audition time.
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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.

Spring 2018 Concert Series
JSU Admission 2018
Georgia Recruitment Tour
HBCU Band of the Year 2015
About The Band
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February 2, 201823 days ago

Sign Up for Prancing J-Sette

Come here to sign up for the Prancing J-Settes. The Prancing J-Settes will have auditions Spring Auditions: April 13-15, 2018 and Summer Auditions: July 2018 (Specific dates TBA). Please check the website back for more information. Please make sure you Sign Up for the J-Sette Auditions with the available link below. Please be reminded that March 25th, 2018 is the deadline for Registration.  No Exceptions. The Registration is at 4:00 P.M. in the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center. Interviews will begin promptly at 5:00 P.M. Read more
January 27, 201829 days ago

Band Upcoming Audition Dates

Click to view all upcoming and past audition dates. Also future dates regarding tryouts for band will be announced soon. Read more

Contact Directors

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

Ranked No. 1 Top Halftime Show of 2016

In what is becoming customary here at HBCU Sports, we take a moment to celebrate the very best field shows of 2016. The Sonic Boom came out on top succeeding being ranked No.1 Best FieldShow of 2016. Read more
January 4, 20171 year ago

Sonic Boom Makes the Smithsonian

College football seasons come and go, but the joyous thunder of Jackson State’s iconic marching band rolls on. Read more about the Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band. Read more
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