MAIS Band Clinic, an intense three-day experience which allows band students to sharpen their musical skills with students and directors from across the state, was held January 4 – 6 at Hinds Community College. Students learn new musical pieces and techniques for two days after trying out for and being placed in one of two ensembles; on the final day of Clinic, they perform in a concert to showcase their talents, and it is always a beautiful finale to a worthwhile event.
This year’s Clinic featured 93 participants from 7 different schools. Representing Hillcrest were the following: Jesse Fountain – Alto Saxophone, Luke Tynes – French Horn, Phillip Hutchins – Alto Saxophone, Micah Parkinson – Alto Saxophone, and Jared Bewley – Baritone Saxophone.
Congratulations, gentlemen, on a job well done!