Tag Archives: Sonic Boom of the South

The 2019 90 Degree Show ‘No They Didn’t’ Part I

Welcome to the 2019 Degree Show! In this episode we talk about a critical halftime performance with Jackson State and Arkansas Pine Bluff from yesterday and a joint performance with Kentucky State and Miles. We catch up with news from the week, including a new position awarded to one of our panelist.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, Block Band Music & Publishing (16:43) Kevin Peete Block Us Up – Band Blog (17:33) Smokee O’s BBQ Bull City Music School (18:25)

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Intros and Shot Outs (3:30)

Match Ups (19:09)

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The 2018-19 90 Degree Show Vol. 8 ‘When They Show Up’

We welcome back Rashad Watters to our panel tonight. In this episode we talk about one of the greatest matchups in all of the HBCU world, The BoomBox Classic with The Sonic Boom of the South in Jackson State and The Human Jukebox of Southern University. We also talk about The This is America Show from North Carolina A&T.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (37:00), Block Band Music & Publishing (12:28) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (1:18:44) BlockUsUp.com (36:24) Smokee O’s BBQ (1:19:24)

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Videos provided by Human Jukebox Media, BGMM Media, JSU Bands, Marching Sport HBCUBands.com, ShowTime Web

This is America Show North Carolina A&T – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8oedqj_pXk

Zero Quarter BoomBox – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyv-4gKwYxc


Southern – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MEdRe-G-S4

JSU – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1oZ55cpkG0

The Fifth:


Prayers for Brian Simmons and Garrett Edgerson – 5:38

This is America Show NCAT – 13:45

Drum Transitions – 25:35, 29:19

Zero Quarter Boombox – 39:35

Halftime Boombox – 59:00

Everyone has a plan until Southern shows up, keep your composure – 54:46

Joe might be wrong on Tribute Shows – 59:40, 1:10:00

Fifth Quarter Boombox – 1:20:43

Closing – 1:30:58 (Bridgette Recipes, Nathan Haymer Eat Sexy)

Promo Drop:

Garrett Edgerson – https://www.daedge1pro.com/ http://bit.ly/1r3SSjZ – 13:19

Casey Nesbit – JSU Sonic Boom of the South Alum / NCAT Alum – http://bit.ly/1U4SDTS – 37:54, 38:44


Warren Shaw Clark Band Director – 9:43

Ernest Stackhouse – 14:03

Chat Room – 33:53

Christy Walker – 35:34

Duncan C Gray – 53:36

Elijah Thompson – 53:55

Louie Lindsay – 58:18

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#ChoppinItUp w/Dr. Magruder

Listen to our episode of #ChoppinItUp w/Dr. Magruder at http://tobtr.com/s/6402219.


magruderIntroducing Michael Magruder. Dr. Magruder is the Head Band Director at Winston Salem State University. Dr. Magruder was one of our host’s band directors at Jackson State University and we are happy to see him as the leader of a program because of his great skill and he deserves it. Tonight we met Dr. Magruder and find out where he is from, his road to Winston and his experiences as a director at two great programs.

2013 HBCU Award Winners: The Sonic Boom of the South


HBCU Digest just finished hosting the 3rd annual HBCU Awards, and I am a big fan of the awards ceremony. The HBCU Awards ceremony presented awards for excellence in student life, journalism, academics, research, athletics, alumni support and leadership. The HBCU Awards and its accompanying training seminar, the National HBCU Media Summit, are the culminating events of HBCU Media Week, the HBCU Digest, a daily online publication covering America’s historically black colleges.  I was proud to see that it was hosted on the campus of Jackson State University and I wish I could have attended. After reading the post from the event I was excited to see the schools that won some of the awards hit home for me.

Spelman College, which is the college my mother attended, won HBCU of the Year. My alma mater, Jackson State University, won Best Marching Band, which really hits home because I marched in ‘the boom’. Here is the list of the award winners and a link to the article for you to read and to follow HBCU Digest.


Best Marching Band
Sonic Boom of the South, Jackson State University

Best Choir
Aeolian Choir, Oakwood University

Best Student Government Association
Albany State University

Best Student Newspaper
North Carolina Central University Campus Echo

Best Student Organization
Spelman College SpelBots

Best Alumni Magazine
Morgan Magazine, Morgan State University

Best Research Center
NOAA-CAS at Howard University

Best Fine Arts Program
Alabama State University Dept. of Theater Arts

Best Business Program
Paul Quinn College Business Administration Program

Best S.T.E.M. Program
Hampton University School of Science

Best Nursing Program
Dillard University School of Nursing

Best Social Work Program
Fayetteville State University Dept. of Social Work

Best Male Faculty Member
Dr. Kinfe Ken Redda, Florida A&M University

Best Female Faculty Member
Myrlie Evers-Williams, Alcorn State University

Best Male Coach
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University

Best Female Coach
Toyelle Wilson, Prairie View A&M University

Best Male Athlete
Anaso Jobodwana, Jackson State University

Best Female Athlete
SiMon Franklin, Xavier University of Louisiana

Best Men’s Team
Southern University Men’s Basketball

Best Women’s Team
Hampton University Women’s Basketball

Male Alumnus of the Year
Chief Justice Tom Colbert, Kentucky State University

Female Alumnus of the Year
Nicole Bernard, Howard University

National Alumni Association of the Year
University of the Virgin Islands

Male Student of the Year
Polite Stewart, Southern University

Female Student of the Year
Olivia Stinson

Male President of the Year
Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn State University

Female President of the Year
Dr. Dianne B. Suber, Saint Augustine’s University

Lifetime Achievement
Myrlie Evers-Williams

HBCU of the Year
Spelman College

One Nation Under a Boom and Renae Baker

“The Sonic Boom Association was started to build unity and unite with formal band members so we can work as a team moving forward to work for the good of the Sonic Boom of The South.” Renae Baker started this group, and she is currently the President. On October 19th, there is an event and social called One Nation Under a Boom which consists of a meeting, sit-down dinner, live entertainment, and the opportunity to greet formal band directors.

We wanted to highlight this event because it is not only someone doing a service but it is also a service to build and encourage support for the Sonic Boom of the South, which allows us to keep in touch and help each other out for the rest of our lives. Marching in any band is a great experience but knowing that you are becoming part of a family for the rest of your days gives us another avenue of support that will help us throughout adulthood. We are having a special “Choppin’ It Up” episode on Tuesday to talk to Renae about her background, how she started the association, and how she keeps it moving. This will be a live show, so we welcome Sonic Boom Association members to call in and talk about the organization, and if they attended the formal, to talk about that as well.

Choppin’ it Up with Renae Baker
Tuesday Oct. 23; 10:30pm CST