The Sonic Boom Vs. The Aristocrat of Bands at the Southern Heritage Classic

252 SHC253 Sonic Boom of the South264 Jackson State War & Thunder Drumline266 Jackson State University War & Thunder Drumline267 Jackson State University War & Thunder Drumline268 Straight Outta Memphis
Of course the Southern Heritage Classic is a football game, and I love football, but truth be told, a lot of us go to enjoy the band battle instead. The Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South and the Tennessee State Aristocrat of Bands are two of the best Black college bands in America, and their annual battle is very much worth seeing. In addition, they both have first-rate percussion sections that battle, the War and Thunder from Jackson State, and the Rat Patrol from Tennessee State. After some games, there is an event known as the “Fifth Quarter”, in which the bands battle back and forth for a significant period of time, but that didn’t occur at this year’s classic.