TIME (All times are Central) (Location in red)
8:00 AM Check-in (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
8:30 AM Opening Meeting (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
8:45 AM Transition to Practice Field (Bennett Field)
9:00 AM Marching Session (Bennett Field)
10:45 AM Transition to Mason Hall
11:00 AM Ultimate Drill Book (UDB)/Leadership Clinic (Recital Hall/Band Room, Mason Hall)
12:00 PM Lunch at the Cafeteria (Jack Hopper Dining Hall)
1:15 PM Transition to Field (Bennett Field)
1:30 PM Music Rehearsal (Bennett Field)
2:00 PM Learn Drill (Bennett Field)
(Drum Major Conducting Session)
3:15 PM Auxiliary and Percussion Join (Bennett Field)
4:00 PM Snacks (Bennett Field)
4:30 PM Transition to Stadium (JSU Stadium)
4:45 PM Meet the Southerners (JSU Stadium)
4:50 PM Warm up (JSU Stadium)
5:00 PM Perform Fight Song Drill
(Parents may join) (JSU Stadium)
5:15 PM Reading Band (JSU Stadium)
2023 Southerners Show
6:00 PM Dismiss (PICK UP STUDENTS AT JSU STADIUM)
Meals: Meals will be offered at the Jack Hopper Dining Hall on campus at JSU.
Meals are $10 per student and will be “all you care to eat.” Food selection includes sandwiches, soups, pizza, hamburgers, chicken, salads, and many more entree options for students to enjoy. Students will need to bring cash, as the dining hall will not be accepting card payments.
Music to the Fight Song can be found at the following link, under “Traditional Stand Tunes“: www.marchingsoutherners.org/music
To access the 2023 show music once it is released, go to your individual section under the “Sections” tab. Music can be found be scrolling down through the page.
Please select the part that you are most comfortable playing, and happy practicing!!
BASS DRUM SPLITS/PARTS:
Leadership Clinic: Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford (Director of Bands)
Students will interact with other student leaders across the southeast in this unique leadership program designed specifically for marching bands.
Students will work on fundamentals to improve their marching percussion skills. Students will also learn a short cadence and a song to play with the full band at the end of the day.
Students will learn how to read drill charts and coordinate sheets. This session will include grid terminology, field layout, field markings, and how coordinates work.
Students will also learn how to use the Ultimate Drill Book (UDB) app to aid in setting and cleaning drill.
Colorguard Clinic: Mr. Rodney Bailey (Colorguard Coordinator)
Participants will learn fundamentals from the Southerners Colorguard Leadership staff, which will conclude with the teaching of the JSU Fight Song choreography as well as an excerpt from the upcoming 2023 Production. Students are welcome and encouraged to take any choreography back to their high schools to incorporate into their 2022 fall/winter programs.
Dancers will spend the day learning dance fundamentals, stretch and strength building for kicks, and choreography to improve their technical abilities and performance quality.