MISSISSIPPI LIONS ALL-STATE BAND COLOR GUARD WORKSHOPS
JA Guard members Annie Campbell, Samantha Hill, Caroline Burford, and Sarah Allen Bowman participated in workshops this weekend to prepare for All-State Lions Band auditions, which will be held in November. The All-State Band will travel to Hamburg, Germany in July 2013. Best of luck to our guard members at auditions.
JA BAND SCHEDULE AUGUST 27 - 31
NOTE: The impending storm will likely have an impact on this week's schedule. Please watch your email and this blog, and ask your student about announcements made in class, for updates throughout the week as information becomes available.
MONDAY, 8/27 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 4:00
TUESDAY, 8/28 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 3:00
Color Guard - 5:00 - 6:00 - Activities Building
Percussion - 5:30 - 6:30 - Activities Building
Full Band - 6:30 - 8:00 - Activities Building
WEDNESDAY, 8/29 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 4:00
THURSDAY, 8/30 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 3:00
BACKYARD BRAWL - MC vs. Millsaps College game, 7:00 pm kickoff - Drumline in the stands
NOTE: The details about timing, and dropoff and pickup at Millsaps for those families not attending the game, will be announced early this week when they are finalized, if the weather does not cause a cancellation.
FRIDAY, 8/31 - Rehearsal 2:10 - 3:00
HOME FOOTBALL GAME v. RIVER OAKS - 7:30 Kickoff
6:00 - Report for warmup on the parking lot - band in half uniform, guard in shorts and band t-shirts
FIRST & SECOND QUARTERS - Drumline in stands
HALFTIME - Competition show - parent help needed!
THIRD QUARTER - Break - students may visit concessions
FOURTH QUARTER - Drumline in stands
END OF GAME - Band will march as a group back to the band hall. Students will be dismissed when all equipment is put away.
A few photos from the pep rally, game warmup, and pregame this past week:
SMALL BANDS VIDEO
The information posted last week about the BOA Symposium clinicians including the JA Band in a presentation about small bands reminded us of a video presentation produced by the JA Band Boosters on the same topic back in 2004. The techniques presented are still valid eight years later.
The video is linked here: SMALL BANDS: MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE, and also in the YouTube video section at the top right of the page. Clips of JA Band performances through the years are included in the video.
AUGUST 30 - Backyard Brawl - MC v. Milsaps
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 1-4 - BOA San Antonio Trip - See Preview Video above
NOVEMBER 9 - Championship Football Game