Welcome Southerners!

Greetings from Dr. B

Hello Southerners!

I hope that you are as excited about the upcoming fall as I am. Did you know that our first football game against UTC will be the opening game of the 2017 college football season? The game is called “The Montgomery Kickoff Classic” and will be aired on ESPN!

The preparations for “Angels Among Us” are going great. I think that you guys are going to love performing this show. It will be very uplifting!

I offer a sincere welcome to everyone who will be joining The Marching Southerners for the first time. You are about to embark on a life-changing experience! You will find Southerners band camp to be one of the most enjoyable band camps you have ever experienced. The atmosphere is very positive and we accomplish a great deal every day. As you prepare for camp, try to eat as healthy as possible and stay in good physical shape over the summer months.

Please try to memorize as much music as possible before camp, especially the pre-game music. You can download all of the stand music here.

Everyone (including vets) MUST attend band camp if you plan to audition for The Marching Southerners. We will be using the registration numbers as a guide for how many spots we should include in the drill. If you plan to attend band camp and want to audition for a position with The Southerners, you must register online before July 1, 2017. Any student registering after July 1 will be given the lowest priority when considering people for positions. You can register for camp online by clicking here. Please read the “Things to Know” section of this newsletter for information on camp dates, schedules, housing, fees, meals, etc.

Last but not least, if you are marching with a drum corps this summer, you must arrive at camp by the 1:30 p.m. rehearsal on Monday, August 14. See the “Things to Know” section for more information.

Have a safe and fun summer! I look forward to seeing everyone in August!

Blow Southerners!
Dr. B

p.s. Make sure you complete and submit the online band camp registration form today!

From the Colorguard Coordinator - Mr. Rodney Bailey

Hello everyone! I hope this message finds you well.

It is such an exciting time to be a Southerners Colorguard Member! We have so many great things in store for the 2017 season. By now, I am sure you have been made aware of the INCREDIBLE new practice field and storage facility that is being built from the ground up specifically for the Southerners. If you haven’t had a chance to go online and look at pictures, I highly encourage you do so!

Weather permitting, we will be using the practice field for part of our May auditions on May 19-20. If you cannot make it to auditions that weekend, please visit our Southerners Colorguard Audition page, as there is an alternate date set aside for individuals who cannot make it to the initial audition.

Also, if you are an incoming freshman and are selected for the guard, you might want to sign up for an early orientation. That way, the chances of you receiving your first choice of classes are greater.

I cannot express to you how excited we are about the 2017 edition of the JSU Marching Southerners! The flags and uniforms have already been designed and we are now in the final stages of mapping out the visual program. The only thing missing is YOU!

If you have any questions about orientation or any colorguard-related material, please feel free to contact me at nor visit the JSU Colorguard website.

From the Drum Majors

Hello Southerners!

The drum majors and section leaders would like to welcome everyone to the upcoming 2017-2018 marching season! We have an incredible year ahead of us, and we really hope you are as ready to get started as we are.

This year’ show, “Angels Among Us,” is an uplifting and encouraging show which reflects on the vital importance of the people who appear in our lives when we need them most. It’s sure to be an exhilarating show filled with jaw-dropping hits, tear-jerking moments, and awe-inspiring music! We look forward to using our talents to make this show unforgettable for all of the men, women, and children who get the opportunity to witness our exhibition and halftime shows throughout the season.

We absolutely cannot wait to put this show on with you. With an opportunity to touch the hearts of thousands with our 2017 production, this season is bound to be an exciting one!


Your Drum Majors,

Koree Martin -
Andrew Record -
Caleb Howard -
Lindsey Barkley -

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