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As Jackson State University celebrates homecoming, the school’s marching band is celebrating a milestone.The Sonic Boom of the South is recognizing its 50th birthday.Band members in 1971 came up with the nickname.Dr. Roderick Little is the band director. He said the name has helped bring unity to the students which is a goal of his.”It’s really deeply embedded in my DNA to have a deep love for our institution, and just overall, primarily, I have a love to help our students,” Little said.Former band members said they wanted to have a unique identity when they came up with the name Sonic Boom of the South.

As Jackson State University celebrates homecoming, the school’s marching band is celebrating a milestone.

The Sonic Boom of the South is recognizing its 50th birthday.

Band members in 1971 came up with the nickname.

Dr. Roderick Little is the band director. He said the name has helped bring unity to the students which is a goal of his.

“It’s really deeply embedded in my DNA to have a deep love for our institution, and just overall, primarily, I have a love to help our students,” Little said.

Former band members said they wanted to have a unique identity when they came up with the name Sonic Boom of the South.

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