Congratulations to the members of the Jackson Independent Winter Guard for finishing in first place in the Independent A Division at the MIA Field Show at Pearl HS on Saturday. Thank you to mat crew members Will Tribble, Christian Burford, and Gipson Clark for helping at Pearl.
The winter guard had a busy weekend, with a rehearsal and two performances on Saturday, and a rehearsal on Sunday afternoon. Best of luck to them at their next competition, February 19 at Pearl HS.
The JA Concert Band has been invited to perform at the Central Mississippi Concert Band Festival at Ridgeland HS on March 24.
Details are still being finalized, but the band's performance will most likely be during the latter part of the school day. This will be a good opportunity for the band to gain playing experience and receive constructive inputs from qualified adjudicators before the MAIS Concert Band Festival here at JA on April 8. More details will be announced when they become available.
We will continue the usual sectional rehearsal schedule this week:
MONDAY - Trombones
TUESDAY - Clarinets & Percussion
WEDNESDAY - Trumpets
THURSDAY - Flutes
FRIDAY - Saxes
All sectionals are 3:00 - 3:45 and are now included on the JA Band Calendar, which is linked from the CALENDAR button above.
Please ensure your student is present for his or her sectional each week.
BAND BOOSTER FUNDRAISER
Please contact Hope Burford (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are available to help at the Parents' Night Out fundraiser on February 11. Details are shown on the poster to the right (click on poster to view larger). Thank you for helping to make this a successful event.
Please make sure your calendars include the following events:
February 28 - Jazz Band at Features Pageant
March 22 - Full Band Rehearsal, PAC, 7:00 - 8:30
March 24 - Central Mississippi Concert Band Festival, Ridgeland HS, details TBA
March 29 - Full Band Rehearsal, PAC, 7:00 - 8:30
April 5 - Full Band Rehearsal, PAC, 7:00 - 8:30
April 8 - MAIS Concert Band Festival, PAC
May 10 - JA Band Program Spring Concert, PAC
May 19 - JA Band Program Banquet