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


Blu Bengal

Well-Known Member
Happy Birthday to our Former Director of Bands Mr. Harold Haughton. The Sonic Boom of the South Family and Department of Music is very appreciative of the many contributions that you have brought to us. Enjoy your special day.
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bernard

THEE Professor
But whether you’re talking about the most tradition-rich programs in the country or HBCU marching bands like Jackson State’s famous "Sonic Boom of the South," they are a huge part of the show and one that schools could not easily shed this season without risking massive fan blowback.

It will look different, however.
 

bernard

THEE Professor
We like to thank the Sonic Boom Alumni Drum Majors for their contributions to ensure the 2020-2021 J5 squad dominates the SWAC. This initiative was spearheaded by former Drum Major James Wesby. Pictured left to right: Ira Vaughn (former DMJ), Dr. Lisa Beckley-Roberts (Department Chair of Music), and Morris Armstrong (former DMJ). Thank you to all who helped in these efforts.

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bernard

THEE Professor
The Jackson State University Marching Band is not a military
band, it is not a show band, it is not a SWAC band, it is not a
stereotypical black college band, it is not a corp style band,

simply put, in terms of musicianship, precision, entertainment,
and aesthetics, Jackson State University Marching Band, “The
Sonic Boom of the South” is among the top marching bands
in the United States–a “Showtime Band,” that will “rock da house
anywhere and every time and is Enshrined in the NCAA Hall of Champions.

 
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bernard

THEE Professor
"Southern, down in Louisiana, believe it or not, was the most influential HBCU in the last 30 years in a negative way. Blowing loud, and wrong notes… correct notes but out of tune. They have taken that stuff about aggression to the extreme. Intonation. Like there’s no consideration. Overblowing."


Legends of the Sonic Boom of the South. From L-R, Lewis Liddell, Renaldo Murray, Dowell Taylor, Michael Madgruder, Blake Gaines, Lowell Hollinger and Paul I Adams, at The Homegoing of Edward "Pops" Duplessis.

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Blu Bengal

Well-Known Member
With over 900 attendees that participated in the 2020 Virtual High School Band Camp. We thank all who attended. It is our hope that the Sonic Boom student leaders helped educate and enlighten all who attended. We hope to see everyone next year for the 2021 High School Band Camp!!

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atl hornet

Well-Known Member
"Southern, down in Louisiana, believe it or not, was the most influential HBCU in the last 30 years in a negative way. Blowing loud, and wrong notes… correct notes but out of tune. They have taken that stuff about aggression to the extreme. Intonation. Like there’s no consideration. Overblowing."


Legends of the Sonic Boom of the South. From L-R, Lewis Liddell, Renaldo Murray, Dowell Taylor, Michael Madgruder, Blake Gaines, Lowell Hollinger and Paul I Adams, at The Homegoing of Edward "Pops" Duplessis.

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lmao

nothing but the truth though
 
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