BAND BLOG BULLETS
- Congrats to Samantha Hill and Caroline Burford for earning spots on the 2014 Mississippi Lions All-State Band!
- MAIS Concert Band Clinic signup deadline December 12 - Clinic is January 9-11, 2014
- CORKY'S Fundraiser continues - a great choice for holiday entertaining and family meals. Please support the JA Band by selling CORKY'S through December 5!
MS LIONS ALL-STATE BAND
Congratulations to JA Band members Samantha Hill and Caroline Burford for their outstanding showings at the callback (second round) auditions on Saturday at Pearl HS.
Samantha was 7th overall on Dance, to become only the third JA guard member ever to earn a spot in the Lions Band as a dancer.
Samantha was 6th and Caroline 7th on Flag, after a process that began with over 90 performers from around the state auditioning. The girls will travel with the band to Toronto, Canada in July.
Well done, Samantha & Caroline!
MAIS CONCERT BAND CLINIC
All band members are encouraged to consider participating in the MAIS Concert Band Clinic, which will be January 9-11 at Hinds Community College.
Deadline to register is December 12, and the registration fee is $65. Housing is available at the Eagle Creek Conference Center on the Hinds campus if desired. The cost is $85 per room per night for one or two students per room, and $95 per room per night for 3 or 4 students per room.
All students will audition at the start of the clinic for their placement into one of two bands. The clinic is always a valuable experience for our students, affording them the opportunity to work with quality clinicians and to get to know student musicians from independent schools around the state.
Please let us know as soon as possible if your student would like to participate, so that we can distribute audition materials.
REGISTRATION FEE DEADLINE - DECEMBER 12
MAIS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Thank you to the students for braving the wet and cold to provide support for the JA Football Raiders at the championship game at Mississippi College on Friday. A few photos:
We wish all JA Band Families and Friends a Happy Thanksgiving!