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


Fine tune your sensory apparatus for a show that will stun. The Boom is too great for the green, too much for the mediocre, and too bad for the best that the Honda has to offer.


THEE Professor
View: https://twitter.com/dearsilas/status/1193001171394293761

The Sonic Boom of the South with Dear Silas “I Got It” video featuring Big K.R.I.T.
View: https://youtu.be/DJUOFrsT42o
For Dr. Roderick D. Little, associate director of bands and marching band director of the Sonic Boom, the collaboration was a no brainer. “We play a variety of music from original compositions to popular contemporary music. Hip-hop and what we play correlate with each other vastly because we always attempt to appeal to the younger generation because they are the age group that we attract as potential members,” Little shared.

Furthermore, the director said it is always a plus to work with artists in the music industry. Not only does it bring positive notoriety to JSU’s band program, but it also brings notoriety to the artist, he said.

“The song ‘I Got It’ proposes a very positive message. Positivity is what we promote with our program,” he said.

Lastly, Little shouted out Dear Silas, and his attorney, Jeffrey Graves, a JSU alum, for the opportunity to be featured in the video. “We hope that more artists take notice and book “THEE Best Band in the Land” to take place in their video as well.”

“City With Soul (My City),” written and recorded by singer and songwriter Teneia Music featuring 5th Child, features a fun mix of Jackson sites, Sonic Boom of The South and a message of civic pride that showcases the city’s people at its core.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK1TgGl7nJo
Last edited:


THEE Professor

Blu Bengal

Active Member
Making the Band: JSU’s Sonic Boom makes history, band director to be honored by city council!

Jackson State University’s very own marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South, has just made history at Jackson State University. The Boom’s halftime field show performance during the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons has been selected for showing at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southern Conference held Feb. 20-22 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

This will be JSU’s first time participating in the conference, founded in 1941, and the university is the only historically black college selected this year.

According to their website, members of CBDNA are devoted to the teaching, performance, study, and cultivation of music, with a particular focus on the wind band medium. It is an inclusive organization whose members are engaged in continuous dialogue encompassing myriad philosophies and professional practices. It also serves as a dynamic hub connecting individuals to communities, ideas and resources.

“The reason why this is significant is that HBCU’s usually aren’t selected to be shown in this particular light, so this is new grounds for JSU. It’s a sentiment to the hard work that our students are doing,” says Dr. Roderick Little, JSU’s band director.



Well-Known Member
View attachment 9378
Sonic Boom recruits well in Dallas ... seen it first hand. The best high school band in Dallas is Skyline High School and most of the kids end up at JSU, SU, or PV ... unfortunately very few go to TxSU