JSU Marching Southerners

2021 JSU BAND DAY

Be a Marching Southerner for a day! Experience the “Friendliest Band in the South.” Play great music to excite thousands of fans toward a JSU Victory. Thank you all that attended in 2019…2021 information available soon!

Please read the important information below.

Pre-registration guarantees your spot as well as a t-shirt!

Each participant is responsible for bringing their own instrument.​ Front ensemble keyboard instruments will be provided (read/print flute part).

Each participant is responsible for printing out their own music (found in PDFs below) and bringing it with them. (Exception is for battery percussion and drum majors)

Registration

PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!


2021 Information available soon!

Band Directors, if you need a W9 for your bookkeeper, click below to download the form.

Music Downloads

During halftime, the band day students will play through various songs that are notable at JSU. We will start with Stars Fell on Alabama and move to Salvation is Created, JSU Fight Song, and ESPN. All downloads are linked below!

​We ask that you download all music and print to bring with you on the day of the event.

Battery percussion and drum majors will be taught the music the day of the event. Front Ensemble will play the Flute part.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

(2021 info soon)

Do Chaperones have to register?

No. Chaperone registration will happen the day of the event at the registration area (Bibb Graves Hall).

Why should I pre-register?

Pre-registration guarantees that you will receive a t-shirt the day of the event and secures your spot. It also speeds up the check-in process upon arrival!

Is there a fee?

Yes, the fee for JSU Band Day participants is $30 and includes a meal, price of ticket, and a t-shirt.
Chaperones are $5 per chaperone. (Price of ticket)
​Directors are free.

Why does it say $31 on the registration form?

There is a $1 processing fee for using credit or debit cards.

Where is registration?

Registration will take place at Bibb Graves Hall. For more information about registration and parking, see “General Information” below.

What do I need for registration?

You will not need anything for registration. To make registration faster, you can print and bring your confirmation ticket, but it is not necessary.

What time does it start?

(2021 info soon)

Where can I download music?

Music downloads can be found above under “Music Downloads”. We ask that you have all music printed and to bring it with you.

Where can I find percussion music?

Percussion music will be taught the day of the event. There is no music for you to print off. Front ensembles will be provided music or you can download the “Flute” part.

Do I need to bring my instrument?

We do not provide any instrument except for keyboard percussion in the front ensemble. Everyone else will need to bring their own instrument.

What do parents do during the day?

We just ask that you be in the area in case an emergency arises. You are free to watch rehearsal or visit campus and the surrounding area. All individuals are required to have a chaperone. The chaperone fee is $5 which covers their ticket to the game.

What should students wear for the event?

We will provide a Band Day t-shirt for the halftime performance, and students may wear shorts (it will probably be hot on the field). Tennis shoes are required as well. Please do not wear a band uniform!

Can auxiliary (color guard, majorettes, danceline) members join band day?

Anyone can attend band day from winds, percussion, auxiliary, and drum majors!

What will auxiliary members need to prepare or bring?

They will not need to prepare anything as all routines will be learned the day of the event. Colorguard and Majorettes will need to bring flags/batons.

General Information

2021 Info Coming Soon…

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM A PREVIOUS BAND DAY…WE WILL UPDATE SOON!

BAND DAY FEE INFORMATION

  • STUDENTS: $30 (add $1 if paid online)
  • CHAPERONES: $5 (payment at registration on the day of the event)
  • BAND DIRECTORS: Free

PARKING & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7:00AM

Parking and registration will take place at Bibb Graves Hall. Directions to Bibb Graves are below. All students/directors/chaperones will register at Bibb Graves Hall and the first meeting will take place in the
JSU Stadium at 9:00 AM.

Parking at the JSU Library Parking Lot is FREE and away from usual Gameday traffic. Free parking is also located at the Pete Mathews Coliseum. The university provides a shuttle service from the coliseum to the stadium for those needing handicap shuttle assistance.

Library Parking will be the closest/best option to registration; however we ask buses to please drop their students off at  Bibb Graves before parking.

MEALS

A meal of pizza and water will be given to the students after the rehearsal. This meal will take place in the stadium area. Marching Southerners members will escort students to the location after the rehearsal. From there, we will lead the students to the stadium when it is time for them to be seated in the stands.

STADIUM SEATING

Students/Parents/Chaperones/Band Directors will be seated in the VISITING side of the stadium. It is labeled Section A,B,C or G,H,I on the image. (North Side)

BAND DAY EVENT MAP

The image here is a map for everything before the game. Each location is detailed below and what will happen at the respected location.

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SCHEDULE

  • 7:00AM – Registration – Bibb Graves Hall
  • 9:00AM – Welcome Meeting – JSU Stadium
    Sectional Rehearsals
  • 10:30AM – On Field Rehearsal (JSU Stadium)
  • 11:30AM – Dismiss for lunch 
    Change into Band Day T-shirt
  • 2:00PM – Seated in the stadium
  • 2:30PM – Pregame Begins
  • 3:00PM – Kick-off

CLEAR BAG POLICY

JSU Stadium does have a Clear Bag Policy. Please review the image below for what is permitted.

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DIRECTIONS TO JSU CAMPUS

We hope you’ll find these directions useful. Please review them prior to your visit. If you have any questions about these directions, please call the JSU Visitor Center at (256) 782-5260. If you wish, you may visit MapQuestGoogle Maps, or RandMcnally.com and enter your address to receive custom directions from your location to us. We look forward to seeing you!

From Birmingham, AL:
Take I-20 East to Exit 185 (Anniston/Oxford – Alabama Highway 21). Turn left onto Alabama Highway 21 North. Go through Oxford, Anniston/McClellan, and around the Jacksonville square (about 20 miles). You will see the 12- story Houston Cole Library on the right and the marble university sign on the left. The entrance to the university is on your left. Please consult the Campus Map for your desired destination.

From Atlanta, GA:
Take I-20 West to Exit 185 (Anniston/Oxford). Merge right onto Alabama Highway 21 North. Go through Oxford, Anniston/McClellan, and the Jacksonville square (about 20 miles). You will see the 12-story Houston Cole Library on the right and the marble University sign on the left. The entrance to the university is on your left. Please consult the Campus Map for your desired location.

From Huntsville, AL:
Take US Highway 431 (Governor’s Drive) South through Gadsden. Once south of Gadsden, turn left onto Alabama Highway 204. Highway 204 leads directly to campus. Please consult the Campus Mapfor your desired location.

From Montgomery, AL:
Take US Highway 231 North. In Sylacauga, take Alabama Highway 21 North off of US Highway 231. Go through Talladega, Oxford, Anniston/McClellan, and around the Jacksonville square (about 20 miles). You will see the 12-story Houston Cole Library on the right and the marble university sign on the left. The entrance to the university is on your left. Please consult the Campus Map for your desired location.

From Rome, GA:
Travel on Highway 27 South to Cedartown and take US Highway 278 West to Piedmont, AL. In Piedmont, turn left onto Highway 200. Highway 200 merges onto Alabama Highway 21 South. Follow Highway 21 South to Jacksonville. You will see the 12-story Houston Cole Library on the left and the marble University sign on the right. The entrance to the university is the first right, at the traffic signal – University Drive. Please consult the Campus Map for your desired location.