March 28, 2010
Dr. Larry J Pannell & Malcolm Spencer, Director of Bands and
Assistant Director of Bands will be holding auditions at various high
schools in the New Orleans area on Monday, March 29th-March 30th. You
can contact Mrs. Linda Stringfellow at 3182746257 or Mrs. Janice Cowan
at 3182736157 for specific schools and times.
Mr. Michael Hendrix, Assistant Band Director of Grambling State
University will be holding auditions at various high schools in the
Houston area on Tuesday, March 30th-March 31st. You can contact Mrs.
Linda Stringfellow at 3182746257 or Mrs. Janice Cowan at 3182736157 for
specific schools and times.
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March 27, 2010
Directed by: Jurian Isabelle www.J-Iproductions.com2nd Annual Rocket City Marching Band Exhibition.
April 11th Milton Frank Stadium
March 25, 2010
2010 WCHS Battle of The Bands & Drumline Competition
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BATTLE OF THE BANDS
2009 National High Stepping Champions
Highland Springs H.S. “Marching Battalion” - Richmond, VA
2009 North Carolina State High Stepping Champions
E.E. Smith H.S. “Magnificent Marching Machine” – Fayetteville, NC
HIGH SCHOOL DRUMLINE COMPETITION
Cream Drumline - “C.R.E.A.M.” - Atlanta, GA (2008 Champions)
Redan H.S. “Sudden Impact”– Atlanta, GA
Rocky Mount H.S. “Rolling Thunder” – Rocky Mount, NC
Brooklyn “Express” – Brooklyn, NY
Cardoza H.S. “The Truth” – Washington, DC
Northeast Guilford “Solid Smooth”– Mcleansville, NC
Northwest Halifax High School Drumline – Littleton, NC
Dudley H.S. “Ice Cold”- Greensboro, NC
Warren County H.S. - “Steel Stix” Drumline
North Carolina A&T “Cold Steel” Drumline
Virginia State University “Horsepower” Sousaphone Section
Arkansas Pine Bluff University “Dat Bottom” Sousaphone Section
Virginia State University “Brass Thunder” Trombone Section
Virginia State Univeristy “Orange Thunder” Drumline
Saturday March 27, 2010
Doors Open 3pm -Showtime 4pm
Admission - $10.00 All Ages
For groups of 20 or more contact me at email@example.com
March 24, 2010
Source | The Sun News
The Fort Valley State University Jazz Orchestra will bring some jazz to the Cherry Blossom Festival. The orchestra will make a live recording of its performance 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Douglass Theatre.
“We wanted the ambiance of the historic hall,” said Leonard Giles, director of the band. He is passionate about keeping jazz alive in the Middle Georgia area.
Giles and his 20 students will perform about 10 jazz songs for the recording, but the performance is not part of a set program. That gives the band an opportunity to shine and to improvise, which is an integral part of jazz, Giles said.
Giles said the recordings will be sold to alumni and local groups as a fundraiser for the band.
The group has made about four recordings, but Giles said those have been in a studio or during rehearsal. This will be the first one recorded live. The group also has traveled to the Bahamas and opened for the Count Basie Orchestra.
The money raised by the recording will be used to fund traveling expenses when the orchestra performs at out-of-town locations.
Not all band members study music. Their majors range from music to pre-med, and some students are first-year jazz band performers.
“This is great experience for them,” Giles said.
Brandon Summers is the bass guitar player for the band. He joined the group in spring 2007 “as a musical outlet and a way to learn a second instrument.”
Summers played the violin for 15 years and just started the bass when he decided to join the jazz band.
Much of his success is due to Giles, Summers said.
“I give much kudos to Mr. Giles for that,” he said.
The hardest part about being a jazz player, Giles said, is finding somewhere to play the music.
It didn’t used to be like that. He recalled the music scene in 1970s Macon, which had jazz bars throughout the town.
“Jazz isn’t as popular as it used to be,” he said.
To contact writer Angela Woolen, call 923-5650.