Congrats to the members of the JA Band for an outstanding performance at the Southern Stars Invitational at Lewisburg High School on Saturday.
Competing against much larger bands, predominantly from large public schools, the band earned 9 awards:
CLASS A - First Place Band, First Place Color Guard, First Place Percussion
RED DIVISION (Class A & AA) - First Place Band, First Place Color Guard, Second Place Percussion, First Place Visual Effect
OVERALL (Class A, AA, AAA, AAAA) - First Place Color Guard, Second Place Band
We are very proud of the students for their hard work and also for their behavior on the trip and at the event.
Thank you to the parents who came on the trip to help, with a special nod to Band Booster President Terri Fisher for spearheading the effort to ensure there was enough help to get the show on the field.
The band received valuable inputs from the adjudicators at Lewisburg, many of whom have experience as judges at BOA events. These inputs will be invaluable as we prepare for BOA St. Louis over these next three weeks.
Many photos from the weekend have been posted to the online photo gallery and the JA Band Facebook page.
COLOR GUARD - Please bring uniforms to school Monday and give them to Mrs. Carter.
JA BAND SCHEDULE - Week of 9/26 - 9/30
Please note that the next three TUESDAYS will be the final evening marching band rehearsals of the school year, returning to the regular schedule.
MONDAY - Rehearsal 2:10 - 4:00
TUESDAY - Rehearsal 2:10 - 3:00
Color Guard 6:00 - 6:30 - Stretches and Warmup
Percussion - 5:30 - 6:30
FULL BAND 6:30 - 8:00
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY- Rehearsal 2:10 - 4:00
FRIDAY - Rehearsal 2:10 - 3:00
Band will not travel to the away football game at Lee Academy
The schedule for the upcoming full day rehearsal on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 is as follows:
9:30 - 12:00 - Full Band
12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch Break
1:30 - 4:00 - Full Band
Please mark your calendars to ensure your student will be at this important rehearsal.
October 1 - Final St. Louis trip payments DUE
October 7 - Home football game vs. Prep
October 8 - Full Band Rehearsal 9:30 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 4:00
October 13-16 - St. Louis Bands of America Super Regional Championship
October 21 - Home football game vs. Mag Heights
October 28 - Away football game vs. MRA (drumline)
October 29 - MAIS Marching Band Festival at Jackson Prep
November 4 - Football Playoff game
November 5 - Winter Guard All-Day Rehearsal
November 11 - Championship Football game @ MC
November 12 - MS All-State Lions Band Auditions
November 19 - Lions Band Callback Auditions