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2019 MS Swing! Brass Band
Celebrating 14 years in the St. Paddy Parade, this year's band was comprised of 27 volunteers including -
Trumpets: Ryan Coffey, Stephen Buccola, David Schommer, Scott Britton, Jeff Carter, Trey Bennett (slide trumpet), Chris Nail.
Trombones: Jay Bennett, Trey Bennett, Silas Murray, Andrew Develle, Ian Samuel, Troy Taylor, Matthew Templeton, Michael Griffith.
Tuba: Andy Johnson
Tenor: Jim Logan; Maurice Hillman, Jim Darnel
Clarinet: Tom Riley
Snare: Steve Cook
Bass Drum: Jeremy Hilton
Banjo: Ron Welch
Leprechaun: Caty Coffey;
Banner Holders: Caty Coffey, Elizabeth Schommer;
Cart / Bead Throwers / Auxiliary Percussion: Gay Logan, Terry Foreman, Linda Foreman
Jackson Convention Center '18
2018 MS Swing! Brass Band
Winner of the 2018 Arthur Mahoney Spirit Award!
2018 Mississippi Swing! Brass Band
This year's band was comprised of 30 musicians, bead throwers and a leprechaun! Thanks again for another great year! Chameleon was a hit! Fine musicianship throughout! Soloists were fantastic! While the planetarium will be missed, we did get to play at Hal and Mal's...which is pretty cool stuff! A special thanks goes to Jeff Carter for staking out our territory at 10:30 this morning! And hats off to Keith Buccola (trumpet), who drove all the way up from New Orleans to perform in the parade. Keith plays professionally with many bands down in New Orleans including the Victory Big Band at the World War II Museum. Thanks is also in store to Lorinda and Cora DesRoches, who designed and attached instrument drive promotional tags to 500 beads that were thrown today! Great teamwork everyone! And THANK YOU to the MCSB, and our friends at Ardenland Entertainment and Hal and Mal's for supporting this worthwhile endeavor!
Trumpets: Ryan Coffey, Stephen Buccola, David Schommer, Scott Britton, Lorinda DesRoches, Keith Buccola, Jeff Carter, Trey Bennett (slide trumpet), Titus Taylor, Addie Elliott. Trombones: Jay Bennett, Mike Weidick, Todd Taylor, Troy Taylor, David Miller, Trey Bennett, Oscar Dunaway. Tuba: Andy Johnson, Robert McGee, Tenor: Jim Logan; Clarinet: Tom Riley, Cathy Wilson; Melodica: Carter Elliott, Snare: Jeremy Hilton; Bass Drum: Tim Dunaway; Leprechaun: Caty Coffey; Banner Holders: Caty Coffey, Elizabeth Schommer; Cart / Bead Throwers / Auxiliary Percussion: Cora DesRoches, Kathy Clem. Dawn Mackie