Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South (2021-2022)



Blu Bengal

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Top 5 All-Time HBCU Band Media Appearances In The Modern Era​

1) Jackson State’s Motown 30th Anniversary Performance – 1990

I remember being in my junior year of high school and turning on CBS at home expecting to see some regular show. Instead, I received one of the first exposures to “the craft”. I didn’t know what the heck I was looking at initially, but I knew I saw US doing things with band instruments nobody else could do. To this day, it’s the most enjoyable HBCU band cameo I’ve ever seen and it does nothing but get better with time. Of course, I would later come to competitively ‘hate’ the Boom, as would anybody else associated with band rivalries in the SWAC, but in terms of a full-blooded, model representation of HBCU culture and the craft, this is second to none. A legendary performance from a legendary year in a storied band program.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-utZFyZFVk
 
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dacontinent

Preacher
Salute to You!! And what may I ask were the occasions when it was played and were you a member of the The Band at the time and heard it in that setting?
Houghton and Sivad were pretty adamant about JSU traditions. So, it usually got played BEFORE the Zero quarter actually got started.
 

Taylor-Made'90

I'm 'Citrix SSO' batch!!!

Top 5 All-Time HBCU Band Media Appearances In The Modern Era​

1) Jackson State’s Motown 30th Anniversary Performance – 1990

I remember being in my junior year of high school and turning on CBS at home expecting to see some regular show. Instead, I received one of the first exposures to “the craft”. I didn’t know what the heck I was looking at initially, but I knew I saw US doing things with band instruments nobody else could do. To this day, it’s the most enjoyable HBCU band cameo I’ve ever seen and it does nothing but get better with time. Of course, I would later come to competitively ‘hate’ the Boom, as would anybody else associated with band rivalries in the SWAC, but in terms of a full-blooded, model representation of HBCU culture and the craft, this is second to none. A legendary performance from a legendary year in a storied band program.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-utZFyZFVk
I was in that band.. Loved the experience and the performance..... Hated the bus ride, though.......

I still have the "Talent" badge they (Pantages Theater) gave us....

Great memories.......
 

Blu Bengal

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In 1975, several members of the Sonic Boom of The South formed the group “Freedom”. They were signed by Malaco Music Group in 1979. The group’s song “Get Up and Dance” has been sampled by more than 40 musical artists and included in numerous scores and soundtracks. The song is one of the most referenced in the early years of the Hip-Hop genre.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxEuJzPyam0
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBsiNv2wY8I
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJPBAvee6JU
 
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Blu Bengal

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Blu Bengal

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This Thursday, June 24, check out Pandora's #PandoraPlayback w/ Moneybagg Yo & Pandora's Director of Hip Hop J1. This event is a celebration of #BlackMusicMonth, and HBCU music and culture, featuring your very own Sonic Boom of the South.
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Join us for our next #PandoraPlayback with Moneybagg Yo on 6/24 as he discusses his newest album, ‘A Gangsta’s Pain’ & explore HBCU music and culture as part of our #BlackMusicMonth celebration. RSVP now to save your spot! 🔥
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