Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South is inviting all High School Band Programs to sign up TODAY. The performance application is now open! High School Marching Bands are invited to apply for participation in the Inaugural Sonic Boom High School Battle of the Bands. Only EIGHT will be chosen.

Bands Directors Apply Today: bit.ly/JSUBOTB


The Official Marching Band of Jackson State University

Music. Dance. Fun.

The Sonic Boom of the South is comprised of a group of young musicians committed to becoming the best in all AREAS of marching band pageantry. As the official marching ensemble of Jackson State University (JSU), THE SONIC BOOM sets high expectations for ITS members—always exuding excellence in every show.

Established in the 1940s, the Jackson State University Marching Band was dubbed “The Sonic Boom of the South” in 1971 by the students in the band. Performing at venues all over the United States, THE band is currently composed of 250 members representing every discipline at the university-all coming together for the love of music.


Where We Have Performed

Our band is a favored entry in halftime performances during football season. We are also a frequent performer for parades across Mississippi and other states.

The Sonic Boom of the South has made many halftime appearances for American football teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, and Cincinnati Bengals. We also performed in television for the Motown 30th Anniversary and the 34th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards, with a special guest performance by “Cedric the Entertainer.”

Watch Popular Performances!

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