Leading the Boom

University Band Staff

Director of Bands

Dr. Roderick Little

Roderick Little serves as Assistant Professor of Music - Director of Bands. He received his Bachelors, Masters in Music Education and Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Administration from Jackson State University.

Associate Director of Bands

Kevan Johnson

Mr. Kevan Johnson

Kevan Johnson serves as Instructor of Music - Associate Band Director/Chief Arranger. He received his B.M.E from Jackson. State University and his M.S. in Music Technology from Indiana University – Purdue University.

Assistant Band Director

Mr. Brandon Jenkins

Brandon Jenkins serves as Instructor of Music - Assistant Band Director. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Winston-Salem State University (North Carolina) and a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA).

Assistant Band Director

Dr. Ramon Jackson

Ramon Jackson serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - Assistant Band Director - Marketing and Media. He received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Education from Jackson State University, DMA in Instrumental Pedagogy from the American Conservatory in Chicago, IL.

Director of Wind Ensemble

Lowell Hollinger

Mr. Lowell Hollinger

Lowell Hollinger serves as Assistant Professor of Music - Associate Director of Bands- Director of Wind Ensemble. He received the B.S. degree in Biology and a B.M. from Jackson State University. He also earned the Master of Music degree in Clarinet. Performance from Louisiana State University.

Director of Prancing J-Settes

Mrs. Chloe Ashley Crowley

Chloé Ashley Crowley serves as the Prancing J-Settes Director. She graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor's degree in economics and a master’s degree in dance education from New York University.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Courtney Lett

Ms. Courtney Lett

Courtney Lett serves as the Band Operations/Logistics Coordinator of the Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band. In this capacity, Courtney serves as a liaison between on-campus departments, booking agencies, and external agents.

Marching Percussion Instructor

Mr. Calvin Berry

Calvin Berry, serves as percussion assistant for the Sonic Boom of the South. Calvin is the founder of "The Master's Touch" Drumline at Our Lady Grace School. Calvin has played percussion instruments and been involved in music since the age of 3.

Retention and Compliance Coordinator


Voice of the Sonic Boom

Mr. Richard Myers

Richard Myers serves as announcer (2012-Present) for the Sonic Boom of the South. A native of Jackson, Ms. Mr. Myers was a mass communication major at Thee I Love Jackson State University. He’s also been the public address announcer for JSU sports since 1994. He has three children, Richard, Ryan, and Tameri.

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