HBCU News

Usher brings Jackson State University band for Super Bowl halftime


The highly-anticipated Super Bowl halftime show featuring Usher had a surprise — the Jackson State University Sonic Boom of The South. 

The marching band accompanied Usher on the field in Las Vegas as he performed some of the biggest hits of his 30-year career on Sunday night on the Super Bowl halftime stage.

Jackson State University Director of Bands Dr. Rodrick Little posted a letter about the performance. 

Jackson State University, Super Bowl

Usher, NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation for the opportunity to share the world’s largest stage with one of the most iconic performers of our time! We had a blast! The past 10 days in Vegas have been rewarding for our students and program in preparation for a show that won’t be forgotten.

Over the years, the Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South has shared the stage and screen with stars like Drake, Lil Boosie, Ciara, Cedric the Entertainer, Lil Jon, Big Krit, Pastor Troy, Jon Batiste, J. Cole, Yo Gitti, Dear Silas, F.L.Y. and more. From Motown’s 30th Anniversary to the NBA AlI-Star Game to the NAACP Image Awards to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden, we are always honored when given the opportunity to represent our University, City, and HBCU community on the global stage.

In November of last year, our students were hand selected to join Usher on the field for halftime at Super Bowl LVIII. This honor adds to the Boom’s legacy of iconic performances and moments that help elevate our University’s name and brand.

I want to give a special shoutout to our students, staff, campus community, and administration for holding one of the best kept secrets in Jackson State history. And thank you alumni and friends for all you do to support the Sonic Boom of the South! Stay tuned for more to come in 2024!

The Jackson State University Sonic Boom made headlines earlier in the month when it helped bring Drake out at the start of his new tour. It is planning on going to the 2025 Tournament of Roses Parade. 

Usher brings Jackson State University band for Super Bowl halftime








Source link : hbcugameday.com

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button