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Jones College’s Concert and Symphonic Bands will be performing live before an audience on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

The 55-member Concert Band is conducted by Dr. Lindsey Keay and will feature musical selections, “Swahili Folk Hymn” Arranged by Kevin Mixon, “Fiesta De Los Bravos” by James Swearingen, “Earthdawn” by Randall Standridge and “Lullaby to the Moon” by Brian Balmages.

Symphonic Band Conductor, Dr. Ben Burge has chosen four musical selections for his nearly 60-member band: “Flourish for Wind Band” by R. Vaughn Williams, “Lux Arumque” by Eric Whitacre, “Fanfare Hayabusa” by Satoshi Yagisawa, and “First Suite in E Flat, movement III, March,” by Gustav Holst.

“We are so excited to perform our first formal concert in more than a year!” said Burge. “The COVID-19 Pandemic forced the cancellation of all of our end-of-the-year events last spring. It left us all very disappointed and frankly, rather heartbroken. This concert will be very special to our students and our band staff as we will have some finality and closure, unlike last year. Our students have worked very hard to build a program that was both fun and educational to put together. I am very proud of them.”

Keay echoed Burge’s excitement about being able to share live music with an audience of friends and family again.

“Our students have done a great job rehearsing this literature. They are very excited to perform again on a stage and share this exciting music with their friends and family,” said Keay.

For more information about the Jones College Fine Arts Department or Band program, go to the website:


Symphonic Band

Mason Anglin, Mt. Olive

Lynda Bazor, Petal

Emily Bingham, Petal

Tyler Broadway, Laurel

Brandon Broome, Sumrall

William Brotherton, Bexley, Ohio

Sam Burcaw, Petal

Emma Burge, Oak Grove

Sawyer Campbell, Crosby

Takia Chapman, Quitman

Brandi Cooley, Lucedale

Baylee Cooper, Waynesboro

Tyshauna Ellis, Petal

Logan Evans, Laurel

Graeme Forrest, Richton

Sophia Gordon, Seminary

Tanner Grantham, Oak Grove

Zach Gregore, Petal

Chase Hall, Hattiesburg

Alston Harris, Vicksburg

Rachel Hawkins, Pulaski

Victor Heath, Petal

R.J. Hughes, Laurel

Summer Hughes, Laurel

Jared Jackson, Petal

Chandon Johns, Ellisville

Joshua Jourdon, Laurel

Kaitlyn Little, Oak Grove

Hannah Manning, Quitman

Madison Matthew, Seminary

Sidney Matthew, Seminary

Mary Miles, Oak Grove

Brandon Murray, Laurel

Madison Myers, Columbia

Dixie Pinkerton, Quitman

Kaitlyn Pruitt, Laurel

Raveon Pruitt-Lane, Laurel

William Purser, Oak Grove

Virginia Ramey, Mobile, AL

Ethan Robertson, Kokomo

Korrinn Robinson, Petal

Sarah Runnels, Petal

Haley Ryan, Oak Grove

John Scott, Oak Grove

Jacob Stevens, Vicksburg

Candice Still, Purvis

Andrew Suttle, Petal

David Thompson III, Laurel

Caleb Thompson, Hattiesburg

Dallas Trehern, Mobile, AL

Legend Waldrup, Laurel

Kayla Webb, Biloxi

Elijah Whitehead, Seminary

Concert Band

Shakeeb Anderson, Shubuta

Curtis Boleware Jr., Seminary

Christian Branch, St. Stephens, AL

Emily Briggs, Ocean Springs

Jeremy Corley, Meridian

Alexus Crosby, Laurel

Jarrett Darden, Seminary

Jasmine Decker, D’Lo

Michael Decou Jr., Houma, LA

Jacob Dickerson, Mize

Aubrey Dillon, Collins

Landrew Douglas, Pearl

Taikya Ducksworth, Taylorsville

William Eaton, Jackson

Jamie Eubanks, New Augusta

Anthony Evans Jr., Shubuta

Ke’Mya Evans, Shubuta

Emily Ford, Jackson

Jessica Gardner, Laurel

Alyssa Garick, Laurel

Davis Gibson, Madison

Sophia Gordon, Seminary

Russell Gunnell, Seminary

Caleb Harris, Jackson

Evonda Harvey, Morton

Mehgan Hebda, Poplarville

Mackenzie Herrington, Laurel

Jordan Holifield, Laurel

Cameron Holmes, Laurel

Marquez Hundley, Waynesboro

Summer Hughes, Mize

Colin Ingram, Pearl

Mary Kebodeaux, Richton

Alex Lee, Ovett

Jaiquan Lyons, Moss Point

Sandra Massey, Laurel

Stevonta Mayfield, Waynesboro

Sara-Beth McKellar, Vicksburg

Alexis Millwood, Brandon

Danielle Musgrove, Taylorsville

Marcus Nixon, Soso

Kristlyn Parker, Collins

Dixie Pinkerton, Quitman

Madilyn Pitts, Pachuta

Ines Rivera, Laurel

Robert Satcher, Enterprise

Savannah Satcher, Enterprise

James Schumann, Laurel

Kyyora Sidney, Laurel

Mason Skeen, Seminary

Cecil Smith, Shubuta

Miracle Smith, Shubuta

Hannah Summerlin, Soso

Gwyneth Vanvleck, Beaumont

Bonner Welch, Moselle

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