This year’s Super Bowl LVIII Halftime show took it to the South! Not only did Usher give an iconic 15-minute performance, the halftime show featured Jackson State University‘s marching band, Sonic Boom Of The South.

“The @SonicBoomOTS has been booked and busy,” read the caption on the marching band’s Instagram and Twitter account.

The marching band joined Usher during halftime on the field Sunday night in Las Vegas, as he performed some of his biggest hits spanning 30 years. Whew!

The halftime collaboration was reportedly in the works since 2023. According to JSU officials, the marching band was invited to the field show back in December, days before paying homage to Usher during their ESPN’s Band of the Year National competition.

JSU Director of Bands Dr. Rodrick Little says this performance only “adds to the Boom’s legacy, name and brand.”

The Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South has shared the stage and screen with stars like Drake, Lil Boosie, Ciara, Cedric the Entertainer, Lil Jon, Big Krit, Pastor Troy, Jon Batiste, J. Cole, Yo Gitti, Dear Silas, F.L.Y. and more,” Dr. Little detailed in a letter about the performance. 

“From Motown’s 30th Anniversary to the NBA AlI-Star Game to the NAACP Image Awards to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden, we are always honored when given the opportunity to represent our University, City, and HBCU community on the global stage.

“This honor adds to the Boom’s legacy of iconic performances and moments that help elevate our university’s name and brand,” Dr. Little stated.

In 2025, the Sonic Boom of the South will perform at the 136th Rose Parade.

Click below to watch the full 2024 LVIII Super Bowl Halftime show.