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Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Marching Band drum major Keith Morgan leads the Human Jukebox in their halftime performance during the game between McKinley and Scotlandville high schools Friday.

Can’t get enough of Southern University’s Human Jukebox?

There’s an app for that.

The Human Jukebox mobile app is the first of its kind among area collegiate marching bands, connecting Southern’s band to its fans 24/7.

Users don’t have to be one of the 230 band members or among the thousands of alumni to be a part of this community, too.

“It has something for everyone,” Director of Bands Nathan Haymer says. “It has the latest information for band members and prospective members, and it has a fan wall, where fans can post their photos. It also has a video wall with videos of our performances.”

Southern alumnus Chance Lewis, a professor of urban education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, developed the app. Lewis is also the president of Lewis Educational Consultants Inc., which provides consulting services and mobile app solutions to businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the nation.

“It’s the sign of the times in how we communicate,” Haymer says. “The app puts us more in touch, and it’s more personal. We’re able to better communicate with the members of the band at the beginning of the year. And it’s user friendly for everyone.”

The tool is especially handy for fans who want to follow the Human Jukebox outside of its fall performances in A.W. Mumford Stadium.

The Human Jukebox mobile app can be downloaded free through Apple’s App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit