Monday, April 18, 2016

4/17/16 UPDATE


Congratulations to the JA Band for an outstanding performance at the MAIS Concert Fest on Friday. The band received all superiors from all judges in all captions, as well as high praise in the comments. Dr. James Standland of USM said that the JA Band is one of the finest concert bands in the state. He was particularly impressed with the band's "exciting" performance of Samuel Hazo's Arabesque. Thank you to all the families who came out to hear the performance at Jackson Prep.

The band will perform at the morning chapel assembly on May 3, and the Spring Concert on May 9. That concert will incorporate some of the concert band repertoire, as well as jazz band. It will also feature our 6 seniors, whose contributions to the program will be sorely missed.


Vicki Tirman has not received many responses about the Band Banquet, which will be May 16 in the PAC.

Please take a few minutes to RSVP to Vicki at so that she can move forward with planning the event.

The cost will be $15 per person (band members are free), to be paid at the door. Please RSVP Vicki this week to let her know how many family members will be attending.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

4/10/16 UPDATE


TUESDAY, APRIL 12 - Full Band rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - MAIS Concert Band Festival at Jackson Prep

Beginning of Fourth Period - Students dismissed from class. Have lunch, change into black concert attire.

12:15 - Meet at Prep, in the auditorium lobby. Have everything needed for performance.

1:30 - Jackson Academy Concert Band performance in the Jackson Prep auditorium, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please try to attend to support these students, and invite family and friends to attend as well. There is no admission charge. 

Other Upcoming Spring events:

May 3 - Band performance at morning chapel assembly

May 9 - Spring Concert

May 16 - Band Banquet


Be sure to let Vicki Tirman know how many family members will be attending the band banquet on May 16, to be catered by the Rib Cage at the PAC. Email Vicki at

Sunday, April 3, 2016

4/3/16 UPDATE


MONDAY, April 4 - Concert Band Prefest, Jackson Prep

Students will depart JA at the beginning of seventh period. Rides will be provided by older students, by Mrs. Carter, or by the JA school bus if needed. Students will be back at the band hall at about 4:00.

TUESDAY, April 5 - Full band rehearsal, 7:00 - 8:30

TUESDAY, April 12 - Full band rehearsal, 6:30 - 8:00

FRIDAY, April 15 - MAIS Concert Band Festival, Jackson Prep - JA Performance time 1:30 pm


Congratulations to the members of the Jackson Independent Winter Guard, 2016 MIA Class Champions. At the Championships at the Mississippi Coliseum on Saturday, the guard earned the 4th highest score of 62 units from 4 states in attendance. The event drew a record crowd, with 2500 tickets sold.


Please RSVP to Vicki Tirman to let her know which family members will be attending the Band Banquet on May 16 at the PAC, catered by the Rib Cage. Send Vicki an email at


A few more pics from MIA Championships on Saturday: