Congratulations to the JA Winter Guard for continuing their undefeated season within their class in MIA with a first place finish at the Petal HS show on Saturday with a score of 77.10, almost 3 points higher than second place Clinton HS.
The JA Guard's season will culminate at the Mississippi Indoor Association Championships on Saturday, March 31, at the Mississippi Coliseum.
The championships will feature performances by 18 percussion groups and 39 guard units from public and private schools around the state. Please try to come to the Coliseum to support the JA Guard! Advance tickets are available through Ticketmaster at THIS LINK, or at the Coliseum box office the day of the competition.
JA WINTER GUARD SCHEDULE - FINAL WEEK
FRIDAY, March 30 - Rehearsal 3:30 - 6:00
SATURDAY, March 31
Rehearsal 2:45 - 4:30
Load, snack, dress
Depart - 5:45
Warmup - 6:50
CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE - 7:20
Concessions, watch shows
RETREAT - 10:00
The JA Band had a fine performance at the MMEA conference on Friday. The band received many compliments from the music educators from around the state who attended the session.
Concert Band schedule for the next two weeks:
TUESDAY, 3/27 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL in the PAC - 6:30 - 8:00
WEDNESDAY, 3/28 - Clarinet Sectional - 3:00 - 3:45
THURSDAY, 3/29 - Central MS Concert Festival - Ridgeland HS
6:00 pm - Meet outside the auditorium at Ridgeland dressed in concert black, with instruments
7:00 - PERFORMANCE - Parents invited to attend
7:30 - Students dismissed
If you need help with transportation to Ridgeland for your student, please contact Terri Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, 4/3 - FINAL FULL BAND EVENING REHEARSAL - 6:30 - 8:00
WEDNESDAY, 4/4 - Clarinet Sectional - 3:00 - 3:45
THURSDAY, 4/5 - MAIS CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL - JA PAC - 2:30 Performance
Final schedule for the day of the festival will be announced in the next blog update.
Have an upcoming graduation party? Family reunion? Spring gathering? Enjoy great BBQ and help raise much-needed funds for instruction, travel, and other needs of the JA Band by purchasing Corky's BBQ products.
All the needed information for placing an order is at THIS LINK, also posted at the top right of this page.
The order deadline is March 30, and payment is due when the order is placed.
Smoked Whole Turkey - $31.99
Spiral Sliced Honey Glazed Ham - $41.99
Corky's Smoked Boston Butt - $25.00
Corky's Sauce - $3.00
Delivery date is April 6.
Contact Hope Burford at email@example.com or 601-540-5479 with any questions.
Please support the JA Band!
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