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.)
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.
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 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
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.
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.)
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JSU Stadium does have a Clear Bag Policy. Please review the image below for what is permitted.
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 MapQuest, Google 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.
2021 Band Day will be held on September 18th, at the JSU vs UNA football game.
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
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
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!