Houghton and Sivad were pretty adamant about JSU traditions. So, it usually got played BEFORE the Zero quarter actually got started.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?
I was in that band.. Loved the experience and the performance..... Hated the bus ride, though.......
Top 5 All-Time HBCU Band Media Appearances In The Modern Era
1) Jackson State’s Motown 30th Anniversary Performance – 1990I 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.