BAND CAMP 2012Thanks to all the JA Band members for a great first week of camp!
Thank you also to Hope Burford for all her help this week, and to Chelsea Sekanic, Catherine Arnold, and Charlette Oswalt for helping with uniform fittings.
Bottled water donations are still requested for Camp Week 2 and for the season.
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE & BOOSTER MEETING
As you can see from the photo above of the entrance to the Band Hall, construction of the visitor stands at Raider Field is almost complete. Due to the construction, we will no longer be able to bring the drum trailers into the gym, so the Premiere Performance Friday will now be in the Activities Building, NOT the gym. All JA Band families and friends are invited to the performance of the 2012 competition show, Who Are You?, the last day of camp, Friday, August 3, at 4:30 pm.
After the performance, there will be a Band Booster meeting for all parents. The schedule for the season, important information about the San Antonio trip, and other items will be discussed.
Seven JA color guard members put in some extra hours today with our visiting guard choreographer, Leah Brown. More photos from Sunday's practice session and from the first week of band camp have been posted in the online PHOTO GALLERY, also linked in the menu bar above.
STAY CONNECTEDIn addition to this blog and the JA Band Facebook page (also linked in the menu bar above), the JA Band is now on Twitter.
Don't forget to follow us on @JA_Band, or use the easy link at the top right on this page. We will post daily updates from camp and throughout the season.
FALL 2012Here is the usual rehearsal schedule once school starts, beginning August 13. ANY CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED EACH WEEK IN THE BLOG UPDATE.
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday - 2:10 - 4:00
Tuesday - 2:10 - 3:00
Color Guard - 5:00 - 6:00
Percussion - 5:30 - 6:30
Full Band - 6:30 - 8:00
Friday - 2:10 - 3:00, Football game schedule TBA each week
AUGUST 16 - Football game @PCS, Hattiesburg
AUGUST 24 - Football game @Home
AUGUST 31 - Football game @Home
SEPTEMBER 7 - Football game @Pillow Academy, Greenwood
SEPTEMBER 21 - Football game @Home
SEPTEMBER 28 - Football game @Home - Homecoming
OCTOBER 5 - Football game @Prep
OCTOBER 6 - Band competition @Clinton HS
OCTOBER 13 - Band competition @Pearl HS
OCTOBER 26 - Football game @Home
OCTOBER 27 - MAIS Marching Band Festival @Prep
NOVEMBER 1-5 - BOA San Antonio Trip - Click HERE for a preview video
NOVEMBER 9 - Championship Football Game