Mr. O'Neill Sanford

Visiting Professor of Music and 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
June 23, 2016

2016 Recruitment Video

December 9, 2015

Sonic Boom's SoundCloud

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.

Recruitment Video
Sonic Boom Sound Cloud
HBCU Band of the Year 2015
About The Band
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July 5, 201618 days ago

2016 Band Camp Sign Up

TTo all FIRST TIME FRESHMEN/TRANSFER STUDENTS! Thank you for tentatively choosing Jackson State as your future college home to nurture your academic and musical growth. The Jackson State University “Sonic Boom of the South” will be hosting it’s annual band camp starting on August 6th, 2016. It is mandatory that all students interested in being a part of the University Bands, more namely The Sonic Boom of the South, fill out the information below by July 22nd, 2016. Read more
May 25, 20161 month ago

Sonic Boom Percussion Camp 2016

We are glad to invite you to attend the Jackson State University “Sonic Boom of the South” percussion section “Mini-Camp” on Friday, July 15th – July 17th at the F.D. Hall Music Center. Read more
April 14, 20163 months ago

HBCU Consortium Chief: Concert, Symphonic Bands Lift JSU’s Sonic Boom to Higher Note

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing at the HBCU NBD Consortium tonight Thursday April 14th, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in Atlanta at the Westin Hotel. Read more
May 10, 20151 year ago

Contact Directors

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