Sunday, February 22, 2015

2/22/15 UPDATE

March will be a very busy month for the JA Band students. Below are the upcoming events for guard and band.


SUNDAY, 3/1 - Rehearsal 2:00 - 6:00

SATURDAY, 3/7 - Pearl HS MIA Show

TUESDAY, 3/17 - Rehersal 3:45 - 6:30

SATURDAY, 3/21 - St. James SCGC Show

THURSDAY, 3/26 - Rehersal 4:00 - 6:00

SATURDAY, 3/28 - MIA Championships, MS Coliseum


MONDAY, 3/2 - Jazz Band at Features Pageant, PAC

WEDNESDAY, 3/4 - Concert Band at Cophiah-Lincoln CC. Dismissal 11:30, will be back to school about 3:30

TUESDAY, 3/17 - Concert Band rehearsal 7:00 - 8:30 pm

TUESDAY, 3/24 - Concert Band rehearsal 7:00 - 8:30 pm

FRIDAY, 3/27 - MAIS Concert Band Festival, PAC, approximately 2:00 performance

MONDAY, 5/4 - JA Band Spring Concert

MONDAY, 5/11 - JA Band Banquet

Regular Schedule for Sectionals this week:

MONDAY - Saxes
TUESDAY - Percussion, Flute, Clarinet
WEDNESDAY - Trombones
THURSDAY - Trumpets

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2/15/15 UPDATE


We have some updated important dates for the Concert Band. Please mark your calendars.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 - Concert Band Festival, Copiah Lincoln Community College

The band will be dismissed at 11:30, have lunch in the band hall, and travel to Co-Lin using the school bus, driven by Mr. Bunch. They will be back at JA by about 3:30 that day.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - MAIS Concert Band Festival in the JA PAC - approximately 2:00 performance time

MONDAY, MAY 4 - JA Band Program Spring Concert,  PAC

This concert will showcase all members of the JA Band Program, including the Sixth Grade Band, the Seventh Grade Band Class, the High School Concert Band, the Jazz Band, and a Senior Ensemble.


MONDAY - Holiday
TUESDAY - Flutes, Clarinets, Percussion
WEDNESDAY - Trombones
THURSDAY- Trumpets
FRIDAY - Saxes


JA Band members Will Tribble, Hannah McCowan, and Tyler McClellan were on the 12-student team from JA that competed at the Science & Math competition at Mississippi College last week.

The team finished 3rd in the oral portion and 4th in the written, out of 45 teams.

Individually, Hannah placed in the top 1% in Biology and the top 10% in Chemistry. Will placed in the top 10% in Math.

Congratulations to Will, Hannah, and Tyler!


Congratulations to the guard for another successful weekend competition.  They traveled to Brandon HS, where they earned the highest score of all groups at the event both overall and in every caption!

Upcoming Guard schedule:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - Rehearsal 2:00 - 6:00

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 - Rehearsal 2:00 - 6:00

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - MIA Pearl HS Competition

Here are a few photos; more are posted online: WINTER GUARD 2015

Thanks as always to the hardworking "roadies" on the mat crew. These band members come to every guard event  to help out.
 JA Guard members volunteered to help the Choctaw Central guard with their mat:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2/8/15 UPDATE


Congratulations to the JA Winter Guard for two great runs at the WGI Nashville Regional Championship this weekend. The guard earned a 71.99 score in their finals performance, sixth best of the 27 units at the competition.

Thank you to Brent & Terri Fisher, Nikki Williams, Bob and Hope Burford, and Noel Alford for driving to Nashville.

Here is the guard's next event:

SATURDAY, 2/14 - MIA @ Brandon HS
2:00 - Meet at JA to travel to Brandon
6:00 - Performance Time
7:45 - Retreat


We will have the usual sectional schedule this week:

TUESDAY - Flute, Clarinet, & Percussion
WEDNESDAY - Trombone
THURSDAY - Trumpet

Please ensure you have the rehearsal and festival dates listed on the right on your calendars.


A few photos from the WGI trip:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2/1/15 UPDATE


Best of luck to the winter guard as they travel to Nashville this weekend for the Winter Guard International Regional Championship. The event will have 27 participating groups from 9 states.

Here is the guard schedule for the week:

4:00 - 7:00 - Rehearsal
6:30 - 7:00 - Mat Crew

10:55 - Guard & Mat Crew dismissal
11:30 - Depart

WGI Regional Championship - Antioch HS, TN


We will have the usual sectional rehearsal schedule this week:

TUESDAY - Flute, Clarinet, & Percussion
WEDNESDAY - Trombone
THURSDAY - Trumpet