HBCU Band of the Year 2015
There’s no question that the number one spot went to the Sonic Boom of the South, the Jackson State University Marching Band. The band received 17,701 votes, earning 21% of the vote. The program began in 1971 and has even made halftime appearances for or the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals. Read more information about this band here History.
2015 JSU Summer High School Band, Dance & Drummajor Camp
June 21-27 MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
JSU Honda BOTB Announcement
Honda Battle of the Bands 2015
Each year, fans vote to send the most elite marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. Here’s the Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South finding out that they will perform at #hbob 2015!
About the "Sonic Boom"
The “Sonic Boom” Marching Band has performed many halftime appearances for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals; a television special for Motown’s 30th Anniversary and the 34th NAACP Image Awards, with a special guest performance by “Cedric the Entertainer.” The band is a favored entry in halftime performances during football season as well as for parades across Mississippi and in other states. The Jackson State University Marching Band was dubbed The Sonic Boom of the South in 1971 by students in the band.