Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South (2020-2021)


atl hornet

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Uhh.

Yeah.

I've always hated that JSU's uniforms don't match either. Looks sloppy.
I can give them a pass on that..I know sometimes when the band gets bigger than expected, then some sections will have different uniforms. When I crabbed at ASU, our drumline and tubas had to wear something different because they weren't expecting the band to be that big, and they didnt have enough unis.


If we're talking about the best you gotta have the full package so yes. It's hard for me to take them seriously as "the best" without it. Most collegiate bands don't have mix-matched color instruments b/c it looks bad.
I mean...besides the sousaphone section, it doesnt matter to me. All of the tubas should be the same color because 99% of the time, a player doesnt have his own sousaphone, and uses the one from the school. For other horns, a lot of us have/had our own instruments from high school, so they wont all be the same.
 

Earle

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This band's introduction goes something like this: Lake Charles, LA/ Memphis, TN/ Tallahassee, FL/ Jackson, MS/ Dallas, TX/ Los Angeles, CA/ Pasadena, CA., Are You Ready for a Louisiana Treasure, the Greatest Marching Band of All Time, the World Renowned, the Internationally Famed, the _________________ University Marching Band from _____________ _____________, ______ If you can guess the band, you may fill in the blanks.

 
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bernard

THEE Professor
Little named director of bands, Taylor set to retire leaving successful legacy
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Dr. Roderick Little is the new director of bands at Jackson State University, replacing Dowell Taylor, who will retire on June 30, after 34 years of service to JSU. “Other than my family, this is amongst the highest honor that I have been bestowed. I am humbled and ready to propel our great program forward,” said Little.

At 34, Little is one of the youngest band directors and arrangers in the school’s history. He joined the JSU music department in 2012 as an assistant band director and instructor of music. He was appointed associate director of bands in 2013 and made marching band director in 2015.

The highly accomplished Taylor shared that he is proud to pass the baton to Little, before describing him as a young man who has proven to be well prepared for high-intensity leadership and one who has surpassed his performance expectations. He also summed up his sentiments toward JSU.

“Jackson State University has been good to me, and I would like to think the same in reverse. Since 1984, I have boldly stood on the shoulders of past directors. Now, it’s time for a new generation of directors to stand on mine,” said Taylor, who added that although he will miss his JSU family dearly, he is looking forward to boating and continuing as a true fan of the Sonic Boom.

 
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Little named director of bands, Taylor set to retire leaving successful legacy
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Dr. Roderick Little is the new director of bands at Jackson State University, replacing Dowell Taylor, who will retire on June 30, after 34 years of service to JSU. “Other than my family, this is amongst the highest honor that I have been bestowed. I am humbled and ready to propel our great program forward,” said Little.

At 34, Little is one of the youngest band directors and arrangers in the school’s history. He joined the JSU music department in 2012 as an assistant band director and instructor of music. He was appointed associate director of bands in 2013 and made marching band director in 2015.

The highly accomplished Taylor shared that he is proud to pass the baton to Little, before describing him as a young man who has proven to be well prepared for high-intensity leadership and one who has surpassed his performance expectations. He also summed up his sentiments toward JSU.

“Jackson State University has been good to me, and I would like to think the same in reverse. Since 1984, I have boldly stood on the shoulders of past directors. Now, it’s time for a new generation of directors to stand on mine,” said Taylor, who added that although he will miss his JSU family dearly, he is looking forward to boating and continuing as a true fan of the Sonic Boom.

Congratulations, Dr. Little and Mr. Taylor. The Boom's legacy of being a class act and the best band in the land is assured with Little's selection.
 
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Blu Bengal

Active Member
Flashback Friday!
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ0bJSILLBA

View: https://youtu.be/-kHU1-UaMKc
View: https://youtu.be/esu2pwF7wxk?t=149


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6pxqRkWwuw

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quQBe9qAmtk

1969 Jackson State College Marching Band
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