JSU Band Day Information
The annual JSU Band Day is an event held every year at Jax State that offers high school band students the opportunity to be a “Marching Southerner for a Day.” Several of our recent band graduates from Southside are now members of the JSU Southerners and The PRIDE traditionally has one of the largest groups to participate in band day every year.
For $20, participants receive admission to the game, lunch, and instruction from JSU’s top-notch corps of section leaders who will help prepare students to join the Marching Southerners on the field for performance! Participants will also get to sit in the stands next to the Southerners and help them cheer on the Gamecocks as they go head-to-head against Tennessee State University!
Not an instrumentalist? That’s fine! You can still be a part of Band Day! Color guard members will receive instruction from some of the Southerners Color Guard's top members. Guard members are asked to only bring a flag. Majorettes and dance line members will have the opportunity to work with the famous Marching Ballerinas. Drum Majors will get the chance to work with the Southerners' Drum Majors and when it's time to perform, they will get to conduct more than 500 of the South's best and brightest musicians!
A sign up sheet is available in the high school band room.
- Deadline to sign up with money is: Monday, September 12th.
- Music is available for download & print online at: http://jsubandday.weebly.com
- Checks should be made payable to: The PRIDE Music Association.
6:15 am – Meet @ SHS Bandroom/Load Trailer
6:30 am – Depart for Jacksonville, AL
7:00 am – Arrive at JSU Stadium/Check-in
8:30 am – Welcome / Drill Rehearsal
9:00 am – Sectionals with Southerners Staff (Outside. Bring sunscreen! You WILL be in the sun)
10:00 am –Rehearsal with The Marching Southerners!
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Pizza lunch on the lawn of Bibb Graves Hall (provided)
12:30 pm – Report to stadium (Perform with the Southerners at Pregame)
1:00pm – Kickoff – GO GAMECOCKS!!!!!
5:00pm – Estimated arrival to Southside
If you are still interested in attending as a chaperone after the allotted spots are taken the cost is just $5.
What to Bring:
Instrument/Equipment (flags, batons etc.)
Music (available online)
Flip Folders (reduced f.f. sized copies can be received from Mr. Weaver)
Extra cash for JSU souvenirs/Concessions etc.
*We will wear our red rehearsal shirts & khaki shorts to band day.
**Aux members may wear black athletic shorts
For more information visit: http://jsubandday.weebly.com