Mississippi Swing Brass Band!

What started out as a one man band in 2005 grew to a record 40 volunteers in 2014 and 5 time winner of The Otha Turner  Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014), winner of the O.C. McDavid Award (2013), winner of the Arthur Mahoney Spirit Award (2015), and led the parade in 2017 - The Mississippi Swing Brass Band! brings a robust, local musical flavor to the ever popular Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade. A spinoff of Mississippi Swing! and the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band, the group plays New Orleans old school brass band favorites like When the Saints Go Marching In, Second Line, and Down by the Riverside as well as contemporary brass band classics like Do Whatcha Wanna. Click on the podcast link at the bottom of the page to see the video clip when they won the Otha Turner Marching Band Award at Hal and Mals in 2008. When you get to the site - click on the Parade Awards video. Scroll to the 3 minute 30 sec spot in the video - that's when the award was given. In 2009, the Mississippi Swing Brass Band! was invited to lead the Red Hat Parade at the new Renaissance, in Ridgeland.

An all professional version of the brass band is available upon request. For more information, contact Bandleader David Schommer at 601-951-9091...

2021 MS SWING! BRASS BAND

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE 2021 ST. PADDY PARADE WAS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

2020 MS Swing! Brass Band

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THE 2020 ST. PADDY PARADE WAS CANCELLED. 

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