Band

2021 Marching Band Champions

Class 6A – Desoto Central – Dennis Cox, Director Class 5A – South Jones – Brian Joyce, Director Class 4A – Stone – Ida Mitchell, Director Class 3A – Booneville – Josh Forsythe, Director Class 2A – Stringer – Joseph Sanchez, Director Class 1A – Sebastopol – Anna Girling, Director

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October designated as National High School Activities Month

Each week throughout the month-long celebration we will recognize various aspects of our sports and activities programs across the state. Participants in these activities are exposed to leadership skills, perseverance, organizational skills and how to be a team player. The lessons learned will stay with them long after their high …

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MHSAA Guidance for Music and Choir Indoor Performances

Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members of their performing groups. The …

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Recommendations for PreK-12 Arts Education

The mission of arts education in Mississippi is to ensure that students know and experience the uniqueness of the arts, understand themselves and their world by creating, expressing, and communicating meaning through the arts, and value the arts as humanity’s most essential and universal language transcending culture, time, and place. …

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Aerosol Study Offers Strategies for Conducting High School Performing Arts Programs

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director As state associations have been developing plans for a safe return to high school sports, the NFHS and other national organizations have been working overtime to preserve opportunities for millions of students in the performing arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the …

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Regional, State Marching Band Evaluations canceled for Fall 2020

July 15, 2020 Per a recommendation from the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, the MHSAA Executive Committee approved a proposal to cancel Regional Marching Band Evaluations and State Marching Band Evaluations for Fall 2020. Marching band performances before, during and after high school football games will continue to be permitted with approval …

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NFHS Releases Guidelines for Return to High School Marching Band Activities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: James Weaver INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 9, 2020) —Similar to the guidance released last month for the nationwide reopening of high school athletics and activities, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced suggested procedures for a safe return to high school …

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