Congratulations to the JA Winter Guard, pictured above on Pensacola Beach. They represented JA and the state of Mississippi well at the Winter Guard International Regional Championship this weekend. The guard earned a score of 74.6, which was the fifth highest score yet achieved in their classification this season at 10 WGI Regionals around the country.
Thank you to Band parents Terri and Brent Fisher, Karen and Clarence Harris, Chelsea Sekanic, and Nikki Williams for driving and chaperoning the students over the weekend. Thanks also to Will Tribble, Chase Oswalt, Zack McWilliams, Michael Payne, Grady Fisher, and Aaron Dallaire for helping with equipment.
Next up for the guard is the Clinton HS MIA competition on Saturday, March 2. Here is the schedule:
1:30 - Meet at JA, rehearse
3:45 - Load, change
4:15 - Depart for Clinton
5:15 - Warmup
6:10 - Perform
After Clinton, the Guard will have no scheduled activities over Spring Break, until their next rehearsal on Sunday, 3/17, 2:00 - 5:00.
Thank you to everyone who worked at the Concession Stand on Friday. Special shout out to Kenneth Niemeyer, who worked FOUR shifts.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE NEXT BAND BOOSTER MEETING, ON MONDAY, MARCH 4. THE FALL 2013 TRIP TO INDIANAPOLIS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION WILL BE PRESENTED. WE HOPE TO SEE EVERY JA BAND FAMILY REPRESENTED AT 6:30 IN THE BAND HALL on MONDAY, MARCH 4!
Note to all Band Families: As the concert band continues to prepare for festival performances, please make every effort to avoid scheduling appointments or other commitments that conflict with your student's sectional rehearsals. Please also note the two evening rehearsals March 19 & 26.
March 4 - Band Booster Meeting - 6:30
March 5 - Band Performance at Features Pageant
March 19 - Concert Band Rehearsal 7:00 - 8:30 pm
March 21 - Ridgeland Concert Band Festival
March 26 - Concert Band Rehearsal 7:00 - 8:30 pm
March 28 - MAIS Concert Band Festival at JA