JSU Marching Southerners

2021 JSU BAND DAY

Be a Marching Southerner for a day! Experience the “Friendliest Band in the South” and play great music to excite thousands of fans toward a JSU Victory! 

 

2021 Band Day will take place on September 18th, at the JSU vs UNA game.

 

(THE REGISTRATION FORM CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.)

Please read the important information below.

 

We at the Marching Southerners understand the difficulties that many band programs and families have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

This year, in an effort to lend a helping hand, students will have the opportunity to experience performing with the Marching Southerners for FREE

 

Participating students will be able to attend the home football game against UNA and perform with the Marching Southerners at no cost. Directors and chaperones of participating students will also receive free admission to the game! All other friends and family members will need to purchase a ticket for the game. Tickets may be purchased HERE 

 

DIRECTORS, CHAPERONES AND PARENTS WILL SIT ON THE VISITORS SIDE OF THE STADIUM. (This is direction students will perform towards for halftime!)

 

This year meals will not be provided to students. There are various fast food locations throughout the city, as well as concession stands at the game. All Students will receive a FREE t-shirt at the event! There will be an option on the registration form to select your t-shirt size.  

 

Students will be responsible for having access to their own instrument/flag/baton and a digital or physical copy of the sheet music (keyboard percussion instruments will be provided by the Marching Southerners, but students will be responsible for bringing their own mallets and music). 

 

We are looking forward to “striking up the band” once again and performing with our Future Southerners!

 

Go Gamecocks and BLOW SOUTHERNERS!

Music Downloads

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

We ask that you download all music and print to bring with you on the day of the event, or use a mobile device.

WE WILL NOT HAVE PAPER COPIES OF MUSIC AVAILABLE.

Battery percussion and drum majors will be taught the music the day of the event, and all auxiliaries will be taught the routine to each musical selection. 

Front Ensemble will play the Flute part.

General Information

2021 BAND DAY

 

BAND DAY FEE INFORMATION

  • STUDENTS: FREE!!
  • CHAPERONES/Directors: ALSO FREE!!

PARKING INFORMATION

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.

There will be various Pay to Park lots closer to the Stadium, should you want to have less walking distance. 

BUS PARKING will be behind the JSU Library, however we ask buses to please drop their students off at Angle Hall (formerly Bibb Graves Hall), before parking at the Library. 

MEALS

Meals are not included in this year’s Band Day. The hours for campus dining locations are listed below. Various fast food and “sit down” locations are spread throughout town. Concessions will also be available at the game. Students and Chaperones are responsible for their own meals. 

Jack Hopper Caf

Breakfast: 8:00 am—9:30 am

Lunch: 10:30 am—2:00 pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm— 7:00 pm

 

Chick-fil-A @ the TMB 12:00 pm—4:00 pm

Concessions Open at 3:30 pm

WOW Truck 3:30 pm—9:30 pm

Need Catering? Call 256-782-7242

STADIUM SEATING

The Band Day students will sit in sections G, H, and I; as well as A, B, and C. All of these are located on the VISITORS SIDE of the stadium.

Chaperones and Directors may choose any seat on the visiting side. We ask that you sit close enough to your students to keep an eye on them, should any situation occur. 

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. 

*(NOTE: Bibb Graves Hall has been renamed Angle Hall. They are the same building.)

Click the image to view a larger image.

SCHEDULE

  • 11:00 AM: Check-In begins at Angle Hall
  • 12:30PM: Meet outside JSU Stadium at Scoreboard
  • 1:00-2:00PM: Music sectionals 
  • 2:00-3:00PM: Rehearsal in JSU Stadium
  • 5:00PM: Seated on the Visitors Side
  • 5:30PM: Pre-Game begins
  • 6:00PM: Kick-off (Go Gamecocks and Blow Southerners!)

CLEAR BAG POLICY

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

Click image to make larger.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

2021 Band Day will be held on September 18th, at the JSU vs UNA football game.

Do Chaperones have to register?

No, all directors and chaperones will receive FREE admission to the game! All other family members and friends will need to purchase a game ticket. You will sit on the visitors side, which is the direction the students will perform towards at halftime.

You may purchase a ticket at the gate, or online HERE

Is there a fee?

There is NO FEE for 2021 Band Day! All participating Students, directors, and chaperones will receive free entry to the game. All other family members and friends may purchase a ticket HERE

What time does it start?

Rehearsal will be from 12:30-3:00pm in JSU Stadium. All students will return and be seated in the stadium at 5pm, and the game will begin at 6pm. (All times are CDT).

What should students wear for the event?

Students are free to wear comfortable clothing for the hot Alabama weather. Students that register before the deadline will be provided a white band day t-shirt. Students that register after the deadline should wear a white t-shirt. Tennis shoes/closed toed shoes are preferred. Please do not wear a band uniform!

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

Yes!! Anyone can attend band day from winds, percussion, auxiliary, and drum majors! Auxiliary members will be taught the routine, but will need to bring their own flag or baton. 

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.

Where can I download music?

Music downloads can be found above under “Music Downloads.” We ask that you have all music printed or available on an electronic device. WE WILL NOT HAVE PRINTED MUSIC AVAILABLE.

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 ensemble/Mallet Percussion will perform the Flute music. 

Do I need to bring my instrument?

Yes, all instruments EXCEPT for Keyboard percussion/Front ensemble will need to bring their own instruments (This includes Drumline and Auxiliary). 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. 

Will water be provided?

As this is a free event, we ask that everyone brings their own water jug or thermos full of water. There are a few water fountains under the stadium, but remember that we have almost 500 Southerners and have over 1,000 high school students registered. The line to drink from a fountain or refill a bottle will be VERY long. Come prepared to stay hydrated!

All participating students, directors, parents and chaperones will receive FREE admittance to the game! 

 
Band Directors, if you need a W9 for your bookkeeper for Director/Chaperone tickets, click below to download the form.
Skip to content