About Our Band
The Jackson County High School Band has a rich tradition of musical excellence dating back to the program’s inception in 1979. The Jackson County Band Program has traveled and performed at numerous locations around the country. The Jackson County High School Band Program is composed of marching band, percussion ensemble, color guard class, three full-sized concert bands, and a jazz ensemble. Some years, we’ve also offered indoor drumline, winterguard, WGI winds, and a second jazz ensemble.
Our marching band has experienced an outstanding level of success through it’s history. In just the last seven years, the marching band has been awarded eight grand championships and were finalists at two BOA regionals as well as a BOA super regional. Our indoor winds program has medaled twice at the WGI Winds World Championships, earning the gold medal in 2016.
Our three concert ensembles consistently earn superior ratings. In the last three years, our wind ensemble has received invitations to perform as invited guests for the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University, The University of South Carolina Band Clinic, the University of Georgia January High School Band Festival, and the Georgia Music Educators Association’s In-Service Conference.
Our jazz ensemble consistently receives superior ratings, and is a two-time participant in the Essentially Ellington regional competition at the University of North Carolina. Throughout the career of Jazz program, the bands have accumulated an enviable record of the highest ratings and twice been selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association’s In-Service Conference.