A “Day with the Boom” reached record enrollment after 900 plus students signed up this year. It was more than JSU music instructors and directors anticipated.
“We were all surprised about the major interest of this event,” said Roderick Little, associate director of bands. “This is a testament of what the program means to students who aspire to one day join the Sonic Boom or further their education at Jackson State University.”
A “Day with the BOOM” is an opportunity for high school students (9-12 Winds, Percussion and Dancers), and all other students interested in Jackson to spend a day with The “Sonic Boom of the South” and gain firsthand insight on the band through music rehearsal(s) and a performance showcase on campus.
Students will perform four to five (3-4) tunes with the Sonic Boom, learn one fanfare/cadence and dancers and drum majors will have a feature as well.
“This brings traffic and publicity to the university by showcasing all of the wonderful attributes that Jackson State can provide for students,” said Little.
The final performance will take place at the Veterans Memorial Stadium during the JSU Spring Game. A “Day with the BOOM” is a precursor for the JSU High School Summer Camp (June 23-29) in which all students are encouraged to attend. For more information, click the following link sonicboomofthesouth.com