The Band Staff

Roderick Little

Director of Bands

Roderick Little serves as Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Bands. He received his Bachelors, Masters in Music Education and Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Administration from Jackson State University.

Kevan Johnson

Associate Director of Bands - Chief Arranger

Kevan Johnson serves as Instructor of Music - Associate Band Director/Chief Arranger. He received his B.M.E from Jackson. State University and his M.S. in Music Technology from Indiana University – Purdue University.

Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands, Director of Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Coordinator of Concert Ensembles
Lowell Hollinger

Associate Director of Bands - Director of Wind Ensemble

Lowell Hollinger serves as Assistant Professor of Music - Associate Director of Bands- Director of Wind Ensemble. He received the B.S. degree in Biology and a B.M. from Jackson State University. He also earned the Master of Music degree in Clarinet. Performance from Louisiana State University.

Instructor of Music, Assistant Band Director
Brandon Jenkins

Assistant Band Director

Brandon Jenkins serves as Instructor of Music - Assistant Band Director. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Winston-Salem State University (North Carolina) and a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA).

Ramon Jackson

Assistant Band Director - Marketing and Media

Ramon Jackson serves as Instructor of Music - Assistant Band Director - Marketing and Media. He received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Education from Jackson State University, DMA in Instrumental Pedagogy from the American Conservatory in Chicago, IL.

Mrs. Chloe Crowley

Prancing J-Settes Director

Chloé Ashley Crowley serves as the Prancing J-Settes Director. She graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor's degree in economics and a master’s degree in dance education from New York University.

Band Administrative Assistant
Courtney Lett

Band Operations/Logistics Coordinator

Courtney Lett serves as the Band Operations/Logistics Coordinator of the Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band. In this capacity, Courtney serves as a liaison between on-campus departments, booking agencies, and external agents.

The Support Staff

Shelbie Jamison

Retention and Compliance Coordinator

Shelbie Jamison serves the College of Liberal Arts and its Department of Music as the Retention and Compliance Coordinator. Shelbie began her career in secondary education where she spent five years nurturing and enriching the minds of young scholars in the state of Mississippi as well as Texas.

Mr. Richard Meyers

Band Announcer

Richard Myers serves as announcer for the Sonic Boom of the South. A native of Jackson, Ms. Mr. Myers was a mass communication major at Thee I Love Jackson State University. He’s also been the public address announcer for JSU sports since 1994. He has three children, Richard, Ryan, and Tameri.

Mr. Calvin Berry

Percussion Assistant

Calvin Berry, serves as percussion assistant for the Sonic Boom of the South. Calvin is the founder of "The Master's Touch" Drumline at Our Lady Grace School. Calvin has played percussion instruments and been involved in music since the age of 3.


The most visible ensemble on the campus, is lead together by wonderful leaders working together to bring the spirit of the university the Sonic Boom of the South.

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