Congratulations to the JA Winter Guard for their fine performances at the Pearl High School Field Day. The guard finished FIRST in their class (outscoring the second place squad from Clinton HS by almost 7 points) and had the second-highest score of the day, 0.5 behind Madison Central.
Performing in front of a capacity crowd at the Pearl HS gym, the JA squad outscored groups from Pearl, Petal, Hillcrest, Brandon, Florence, Northwest Rankin, Kosciusko, Hinds CC, MSU, and others. It is also worth noting that four of the units who performed Saturday were directed by JA alumni.
The guard will continue to work hard to prepare for the rest of their season. Their next show will be February 18 at Brandon HS.
Upcoming Winter Guard Schedule:
SUNDAY, Feb 5 - 1:30 - 5:00
SATURDAY, Feb 11 - 2:00 - 6:00
TUESDAY, Feb 14 - 4:00 - 7:00
SATURDAY, Feb 18 - Brandon Show
MONDAY, Feb 20 - 12:00 - 6:00
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, Feb 24-26 - NASHVILLE WGI REGIONAL
TUESDAY, Feb 28 - 4:00 - 7:00
Future schedule TBA
Thanks to JA Band members Will Tribble, Zack McWilliams, and Chase Oswalt for helping with the mat this season.
A few other photos from Pearl:
The JA Concert Band has been invited to perform at the Mississippi Music Educators Association Conference. The schedule is yet to be finalized, but it will be during the school day either March 22 or 23 at the Jackson Marriott. We will announce further details as they become available.
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI CONCERT FESTIVAL
The Concert Band will again perform at the Central MS Concert Festival at Ridgeland HS on Thursday, March 29, in the afternoon. Further details are TBA.
NORTHWEST RANKIN HS JAZZ CLINIC
JA Band students are invited to attend the Northwest Rankin Jazz Clinic April 12-14. The clinic will start after school on April 12, meet all day Friday, April 13, and finish with a rehearsal and concert on Saturday morning, April 14. Cost is $25 per student.
(See Winter Guard schedule above)
March 6 - Jazz Band at Features Pageant
March 20 - Full Band Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00
March 22 or 23 - Concert Band at MMEA Conference
March 27 - Full Band Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00
March 29 - Concert Band at Central MS Concert Fest, Ridgeland HS
March 31 - Winter Guard at MIA Championships, Coliseum
April 3 - FulL Band Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00
April 5 - MAIS Concert Band Festival, JA PAC
April 12 -14 - Northwest Rankin Jazz Clinic
May 8 - Spring Concert
May 17 - Band Banquet