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BAND MEMBERS (players): CLICK HERE to sign up for the MCSB Member News and Events newsletter. This will add you to our mailing list for receiving information about upcoming events such as band rehearsals. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time, and your information will NOT be shared with any other person or business. If you are (or would like to be) a player in the band, you NEED to be on this list, and fill out the form at the link above.
Rehearsal This Monday (7/27/15) At St. Joe's
Because Ridgeland HS is having their band camp this coming week, it would be very inconvenient for us to rehearse there. Consequently, we have set up to rehearse THIS MONDAY ONLY, July 27, 2015, back at St. Joseph's Catholic School. The SWING! will rehearse at 6PM, and the concert band will begin at 7PM.
This is where we rehearsed last year. For those of you who are new (or just need a refresher), directions to the rehearsal location are here.
We will return to Ridgeland HS for rehearsal the following week.
Error in Concert Schedule Cards
We found a big OOPS last week as we were distributing our new Concert Schedule cards for 2015-2016. Those cards say our October concert is on the 17th, when it is actually on October 3.
WHAT TO DO: If you have any of these cards left, please use a pen to change the date of the October concert to Oct 3. If you know of anyone you have already given some cards to, please tell them of the change, and ask them to make that change on their card so they don't show up on the wrong date.
Bummer. But if this is the worst blunder we make this year, we can count ourselved blessed.
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 21.
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 Now Rehearsing at St Jo's
The MCSB has moved our rehearsal venue. We will now meet at our normal times at the SAINT JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL band room.
DIRECTIONS:Click HERE for a map and directions on how to find the venue.
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 16 patriotic concert. CLICK HERE for more details.
The MCSB Emerging Young Artist Award
In 2015, for the third 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.
CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION: Click here
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).