»Mr. Roderick Little

Roderick Little is currently serving as Marching Band Director at Jackson State University.  He received his Bachelors and Masters in Music Education respectively from Jackson State University and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Administration.  A native of Jackson MS, he grew up in a musical family/background.  During his tenure at Jackson State University he participated in several ensembles including the famous “Sonic Boom of the South” where he played in the percussion section as a snare drummer, served as part of the Jackson Five Drummajor squad, a student arranger and he also served as a student conductor of the Symphonic Band.   After receiving his undergraduate degree from J.S.U., he went to his high school alma mater, Lanier High School, where he served as Director of Bands for four years where his bands received excellent and superior ratings.