May 30, 2017

2017 High School Band Camp Cancellation

It is with an unfortunate tone that we inform you that the 2017 JSU High School Band Camp has been canceled. We have every intent on reinstating the program during the Summer of 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience that the cancellation of our camp might have caused regarding your summer planning. To the students, we wish you all the best on your musical/dancing endeavors during this summer. Hopefully, you’ll be joining the ranks of the “Sonic Boom” in the near future. Please be sure to check out the Sonic Boom during the Fall of 2017!

January 3, 2017

No. 1 Top Cover Song of 2016

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.

H.S Camp Canceled
No. 1 Top Cover Song of 2016
Homecoming Highlights
HBCU Band of the Year 2015
About The Band
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