March 8, 2017

Upcoming Sonic Boom Events



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.

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2017-2017 Prancing J-Settes Spring Auditions

The Prancing J-Settes will have auditions April 21-23, 2017. 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 April 1st, 2017 is the deadline for Registration. 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
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Band Open House Dates

The Band Department will be hosting Open House Auditions on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 and Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 9am -3pm both days. Please check out the audition requirements and other pertinent information for your audition. For more information please contact the JSUBand Staff at (601)-979-2026 or (601)-979-2141 or email Read more
January 18, 20172 months ago

Band Audition Date Sign Up

Sign Up for Band Auditions here. Read more
January 10, 20172 months ago

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, 20172 months 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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