Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South (2019-2020)


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A ‘Day with the Boom’ reaches record enrollment

A “Day with the Boom” reached record enrollment after 900 plus students signed up this year. It was more than JSU music instructors and directors anticipated. “We were all surprised about the major interest of this event,” said Mr. Roderick Little, associate director of bands. “This is a testament of what the program means to students who aspire to one day join the Sonic Boom or further their education at Jackson State University.” A “Day with the BOOM” is an opportunity for high school students (9-12 Winds, Percussion and Dancers), and all other students interested in Jackson to spend a day with The “Sonic Boom of the South” and gain firsthand insight on the band through music rehearsal(s) and a performance showcase on campus.

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"Get Ready" - JSU Theme Song


Jackson State University Tigers! Get Ready!


"JSU Genius" - Dr. Lewis Liddell, Sr.


"JSU Genius" - Dr. Jimmie James, Jr.



Sonic Boom Directors and Alumni remember Edward Pops Duplessis


1988 Sonic Boom of the South
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Rockstar by Post Malone | Jackson State University Marching Band 2017



Jackson State University - Flexin On My Babymama - 2014



No Sleep - Jackson State 2017 [4K ULTRA HD]



War & Thunder "Neck"



JSU Trombone Section S.O.P 2014 - 2015



1979 Sonic Boom of the South
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What makes this documentary unique is Beyonce’s undeniable homage to black culture, but more significantly her tribute to HBCUs and HBCU band culture. She previously shared that some of her dance moves are inspired by Jackson State University’s Prancing J-Settes. In the doc, she further reveals a long-standing wish to attend an HBCU, and she seems to visually showcase this desire to viewers by placing noted historic black colleges and universities, like JSU, in her documentary. It is a gesture that displays the singer’s love and respect for all things black. And during a voiceover in her familiar raspy tone, Beyonce shares some of what she loves about her people.

JSU featured in new Beyonce documentary ‘Homecoming’ | Jackson State Newsroom


 
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Jackson State University featured in Beyoncé documentary (Video)

By Summer Tadlock | April 24, 2019 at 7:20 PM CDT - Updated April 24 at 8:12 PM

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi’s very own Jackson State University was recently mentioned in Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ documentary on Netflix!
Beyoncé’s Coachella performance took inspiration from J-Setting and other dance styles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities marching bands.
One of the HBCU’s mentioned was none other than JSU’s Sonic Boom of the South and Prancing J-Settes! One of those dancers is Mary Sampson.
“Just seeing Jackson State.s name on the screen... It’s like, I’m Jackson State! I am apart of that. When I think of JSU I think of me because this University has done so much for me. When I see that I see that she is recognizing JSU and my work as well.”

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Sonic Boom’s pep band set to perform in South Jackson Proud Parade

The Sonic Boom of the South Pep Band will perform in the second annual South Jackson Proud Parade on Saturday. The procession will begin at 9 a.m. at the Save-A-Lot grocery store on McDowell Road and will end at Cardozo Middle School.

“Whenever possible the Sonic Boom supports functions, which allow our students to develop a sense of community with surrounding neighborhoods,” said Dowell Taylor, director of bands and music technology.

The event is sponsored by the Association of South Jackson Neighborhoods along with Jackson leaders and clergy.

Sonic Boom’s pep band set to perform in South Jackson Proud Parade | Jackson State Newsroom

 
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Jackson State Marching Band (1989)


The Dawg Team paying respect to the man who founded them



JSU's "Dawg Team" - Dope Sousaphone Fanfare - 2017 #HOMECOMING



Halftime - Jackson State University vs UNLV 2016



Jackson State University Marching Band - 2017 Homecoming Parade



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Hollis Pippin: Hollis Pippin was born on May 03, 1950. He grew up in Jackson, Mississippi—where he graduated from the historic Brinkley High School in 1968. In the fall of ‘68, Pippin attended Jackson State College. As an avid dancer, Pippin served as a drum major for JSC’s marching band as a freshman. Pippin went on to twirl as a featured twirler, choreograph for the Prancing Jaycettes (J-Settes) as well as serve as a member of a vocal group—the Soul Train Gang. His accolades extend what is stated. I pay homage to Mr. Pippin.

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Jackson State University - "Happy" - Pharrell Williams



JSU Uptown Funk 2015



Jackson State University Band - Sonic Boom of the South Halftime Show - 9-5-2009 - vs MSU



Halftime - Jackson State University vs University of North Alabama 2018



War & Thunder First Home Game 2018
 
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Jackson State University Marching Band (2011) - Honda Battle of the Bands
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW80DV9PKi8


JSU 2012 - Alma Mater/ Imagination at Miss. State
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grs_qcpfEko

Jackson State University Band "the Sonic Boom of the South" at Midnight Madness 2012
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnO3M7YiKQk

Jackson State University - Marching In Grambling State University 2016
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COcAXDQu-BE

Get Ready" Marching In - Jackson State Band Camp 2018
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxlzlBR-NqU

1993-1994 Sonic Boom of The South Band Staff
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Jackson State in The Governor's Inaugural Parade for Governor Phil Bryant 2016
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmTW08gTtdA


Jackson State University EA Sports 2005
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6KTz6GN-OE

JSU - Halftime 1989 (First Game)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf9y20YUr_U


2015-16 JSU J-Settes (Get Ready) HBOB
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urJtaX-UJHY

2015-16 JSU J-Settes (Sally) Field Show
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqeNjDOAFuA
 
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