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Rehearsal on Dec 5 to be at St. Joe's
Because Ridgeland HS is having their Christmas concert on Dec 5, 2016, they will be using all their percussion and most of their music stands in the auditorium. Therefore, we will have our rehearsal on December 5, 2016 in the band room at St. Joseph's Catholic School. See directions to the location here. Only two rehearsals to go until the concert, so please BE THERE!
MCSB/Mississippi Swing! Wins 2016 Governor's Award!
A huge round of applause and a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to David Schommer and everyone who helped with the MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DRIVE last year. We just received notice (on February 8, 2016) that the Musical Instrument Drive has been named a 2016 Governor's Award recipient for outstanding community partnership.
To date, six schools representing three districts have received instruments for the drive, and more instruments continue to come in. David Schommer is planning another instrument distribution in the near future.
Besides David Schommer, who has been the principal coordinator and impetus for this drive, we also thank and congratulate everyone involved in the project, including those who donated funds, those who donated instruments, those who helped repair instruments, those who helped test repaired instruments, those who worked the information table during our concerts, and all other individual and corporate sponsors and supporters.
Way to go, everyone!
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Rehearsals Now At Ridgeland HS
Hopefully all rehearsal venue changes are behind us now, and we will have all our rehearsals for the foreseeable future at Ridgeland HS. See directions to RHS here.
Thanks to everyone for accommodating our rehearsal on July 27 at St. Joseph's Catholic School, and special thanks to Ronnie Russell and Tom Riley for making this possible.
See you at rehearsals at RHS from now on..
May 2015 Patriotic Concert CD Now Available!
WOWIE! For the first time in YEARS, we finally have a new MCSB Concert CD in production. We have ordered 100 of them, and they should arrive the Wednesday before the concert - which means they'll be available AT the concert! Hooray!
However, if you just can't wait, or if you want to order a big batch of them - after all, who WOULDN'T want a big batch of them? - you can order them online, directly from the manufacturer. Just click THIS LINK to order right away.
NEW Concert Schedule Cards Now Available
We have NEW concert schedule cards available now. (These have the correct date for the October concert.) Be sure to pick up a big batch of them at rehearsal, and make it your goal to give them all out before the next rehearsal. THIS is one of the ways we can get a huge audience at our concerts.
2015-2016 Concert Schedule is Now Available
We have now finalized our concert schedule for the 2015-2016 season. Our initial schedule is now finalized, except for one change - our May concert will now be held on May 14.
We are already looking for people to SING IN THE CHOIR! for the May concert! Contact any of the Board Members for more information.
DIRECTIONS - Click HERE for a map and directions on how to find the venue.
New BYLAWS Now In Effect
The MCSB Bylaws have been replaced with a major rewrite. LEARN MORE HERE.
MCSB Auxiliary Membership NOW OPEN
Now, for the first time ever, NON-PLAYERS have the opportunity to be a part of the MCSB.
Please click here to read more about it.
MCSB Auxiliary Chairman DON WEST is doing a great job with this wonderful new group of MCSB assistants. Find out about the Auxiliary, and JOIN US!.
CUMC Venue Working Well
Some Empty Seats, but Still GREAT Crowds
Feedback from audience members indicates almost everyone is happy with
the new venue. Even though there are some kinks still to work out, we continue to grow into our new concert space.
We need SATB Singers for This Year's Patriotic Mass Choir
We need up to 50 singers in each section (SATB) to join us for FOUR TUNES during the finale to our May 14 patriotic concert. CLICK HERE for more details.
The MCSB Emerging Young Artist Award
In 2016, for the fourth time, the MCSB will award a SCHOLARSHIP to a deserving young musician in the greater Jackson area. For details, click HERE.
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A NAME TAG: Wear your name tag to rehearsals and to the concerts. This will help us get to know each other more quickly, and it will help new members learn who you are.
To get your name tag, print your name and instrument on a piece of paper, just as you want it to appear on your nametag. Give this paper along with $10 to cover the cost of the nametag, to Bobby McClellan (bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet), band treasurer. He will order your nametag.
Concert Schedule Cards Available Now for 2014-2015 Season
We have concert schedule cards available now. If you need some to get started passing them out early, please call your section leader. Section leaders, if you need some, please call Bobby McClellan or Ben Cain.
It seems the more we give out these Concert Schedule Cards, the more we seem to need! If you haven't seen them yet, they're a business-card sized concert schedule, super-easy to carry around and give away, and easy for people to keep handy. Several band members report "I've had people asking me for these!"
You can see the schedule for the concerts this year on our Concert Information Page.
MCSB Products On Sale:
Embroidered Band Logo items are now available. Please CLICK HERE to see ordering instructions.
The MCSB Is Available For Concerts
We are a continually looking for performance opportunities. We would be happy to play for any of our local communities (twelve cities and three counties), for a church, or for a consortium of private or commercial entities. If you are interested in having the MCSB perform, please contact a member of our Board of Directors.
We Are Growing! Even though the band is not yet a decade old (our first concert was May 24, 2004), we have already had over 200 players sign up to play! Some of them can't make it right now because of their schedules, and some have already moved away, but we do have right about eighty regulars. What a great band we're building!
Information for Band Members:
If you are a band member or potential member, please check here for the latest information about rehearsals, concerts, and other events.
If you are even thinking about joining the band, click here and fill out our online form, so we can have your contact information, and let you know about things that are happening. Also, click the link above to sign up for our News and Events Newsletter.
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We will post updates and new information on this website as soon as they become available.
If you're really excited about helping this band get better and better, Call any of the Board members now (see Contact Information).