Boo to You From JSU!


With a nip in the air and leaves beginning to change color up on Chimney Peak, there’s no “bones” about it – Halloween is right around the corner! At JSU, we have planned more events than you can shake a broomstick at to celebrate the “spirit” of the haunted holiday. From frightful to family friendly, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Octubafest and Tubaween

Tuba lovers can oompah this October with the David L. Walters Department of Music. Join us tonight and tomorrow (Oct. 14-15) for Octubafest, a two-night concert series spotlighting the largest and lowest-pitched brass instrument. Come back on Oct. 28 for Tubaween – an extravaganza featuring the JSU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble and Encore! Show Choir. All events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Mason Hall Performance Center and are free and open to the public. 


Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful fall weather on Oct. 25 with the JSU Field Schools. From 10:30-11:30 a.m., head out to JSU’s Little River Canyon Center for mask making and storytelling. Bring Fluffy and Fido to the All Paws costume contest, “Something Furry This Way Comes,” 1-2:30 p.m. When the night falls, 5-6 p.m., take the 15-minute drive over to Desoto Caverns Park campground for a “Spooks in the Valley” campfire talk led by Renee Morrison, assistant director of the JSU Field Schools. She’ll share stories about some of Alabama’s finest spooks, legends and folklore. Dress warmly and bring your own camp chair or blanket to the James L. Wynn Campfire Ring. Gates will open 30 minutes prior to the program. In the event of inclement weather, the program will move to the park’s Nature Center. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Little River Canyon Center at 256-845-3548.

SGA Harvest Festival

Bring your little monsters to the JSU quad on Oct. 28, 4:30-7 p.m., to trick-or-treat activity booths organized by student organizations. Admission is free and open to the public. Be sure to dress in your Halloween finest, and stick around for Tubaween afterwards (see above). 

Haunted Mason

If haunted houses are your “forte,” then stir up some “treble” on Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., when JSU’s Mason Hall Performance Center turns into a spine-tingling house of horrors. The event is presented by Kappa Kappa Psi, the university bands service organization, and proceeds support the music program. Advance tickets are $3, available on the porch of Mason Hall the week before the event, or $5 at the door.