Sunday, April 26, 2015

4/26/15 UPDATE


THURSDAY, APRIL 30 - NEW EVENT - Parent Meeting - 6:30 pm in the Band Hall

Booster President Charlette Oswalt has requested a meeting of all band parents to discuss the next school year. We hope to see everyone there.

MONDAY, MAY 4 - Spring Concert - 7:00 in the PAC

MONDAY, MAY 11 - Band Banquet

PLEASE RSVP THIS WEEK to to assist in planning. 

Cost is $15 per person -- all band students and guests will need a ticket.

Menu is smoked chicken, ribs, potato salad, green beans, baked beans, rolls, cobbler, & tea.

THURSDAY, MAY 21 - Band Program Pool Party @ Jackson Yacht Club

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4/19/15 UPDATE


The JA Band Banquet will be Monday, May 11 in the JA PAC, at 6:30.

All JA Band students, in grades 6-12, will be recognized for their efforts and achievements throughout the year, and a retrospective slide show will be presented.

The banquet will include a catered dinner of smoked chicken, ribs, potato salad, green beans, baked beans, rolls, cobbler, and tea.

Cost for the banquet will be $15 per person, for both band students and family members.

Please contact Charlette Oswalt ( by MAY 4 to let her know how many tickets your family will need. 


Be sure to spread the word to family and friends about the spring concert on May 4, spotlighting all student musicians from grade 6-12.


From a future JA Band member in the JA preschool:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

4/12/15 UPDATE


All band students, in grades 6-12, will perform at the Instrumental Music Spotlight, on Monday, May 4, at 7:00 in the PAC.

Please invite family & friends to come out to support these student musicians.


Plans are being finalized for the JA Band Banquet, for band students in Grades 6-12 and their families. It will be held on Monday, May 11.

It will be a catered dinner at the PAC. Costs and other details will be announced in the blog next week.

FALL 2015

The complete fall calendar is still being developed, but be sure to mark your calendars for the following important dates:

BAND CAMP - July 27-31 and August 3-7 - 8:30 - 5:00 each day


Sunday, April 5, 2015

4/5/15 UPDATE

Happy Easter to the JA Band family!


The JA Jazz Band has been invited again to perform at the Township Jazz Festival in Ridgeland this Saturday, April 11. The JA Band will perform from 12:30 - 1:00. There is no admission charge. Please spread the word to families and friends.

All band members should report to the tent at the Township at Colony Park (1111 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland) by 12:00 on Saturday. Attire is navy Jazz Band polo shirts, or any navy JA polo, with shorts or jeans.

We encourage students to arrive in time to listen to and support the student musicians of the Ridgeland HS Jazz Band (11:00 - 11:30) and Madison Central HS (11:45 - 12:15).


Congratulations to JA Band seniors Grady Fisher and Maggie Hubbard, and juniors Tyler McClellan and Hannah McCowan, for their induction into the Cum Laude Society this week. They join current member senior Will Tribble.


Mark your calendars and spread the word to family and friends about the JA Band Program Instrumental Music Spotlight, which will be Monday, May 4, in the PAC. All students in the band program, from grades 6-12, will perform.

MONDAY, MAY 11 - Band Banquet - PAC

THURSDAY, MAY 21 - Band Program Pool Party, Jackson Yacht Club

JULY 27-31 and AUGUST 3-7 - BAND CAMP