Mr. Dowell Taylor

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Music Technology and Director of Bands Read His Bio

Listen To Music Clips

The Quintessence of Contemporary Sounds and Maneuvers Download .MP3

The Prancing J-Settes

“The thrill of a thousand eyes” Jackson State University dance line. More About J-Settes

The Summa Cum Laude of Bands

Images of the Sonic Boom Past & Present View Photos
November 3, 2014

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!





December 4, 2012

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.

About The Band
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2014 Season Videos

Watch the 2014 season videos of the Sonic Boom. Read more
September 16, 20142 months ago

Contact Directors

Get the contact information of the band directors to ask questions about the band, auditions, upcoming events, and ect… Read more
June 8, 20145 months ago

Football Schedule 2014

View our schedule for the upcoming football season. Follow the band to the following games. Read more
February 4, 20149 months ago

Sign Up For Band

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February 2, 20149 months ago

Sign Up for J-Sette

Come here to sign up for the J-Settes Read more