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Jarvis Christian College Band




Jarvis Christian College Band members to participate in HBCU-NBDC Convention

Hawkins, TX – Seven Jarvis Christian College Band members will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, in April to participate in the Historically Black Colleges & Universities National Band Directors Consortium (HBCU-NBDC) Convention.

The auditions held in January and results announced in February went to Jarvis Christian College students selected to participate. They include Cierra Harmon, clarinet, third chair Concert Band; Willie Blalock, baritone, Jazz Ensemble and Saxophone Choir; Braxton Beverly, trumpet, fourth chair Symphonic Band; Cedric Germany, euphonium, second chair Symphonic Band; Arieal Goodson, trombone, fifth chair Concert Band; Algenon Lee, Percussion, Symphonic Band; and Jade Wright, Percussion, Concert Band.

The HBCU-NBDC also selected Rodney Chism, Jarvis Christian College Band Director/Assistant Professor of Music, to serve as a clinician for the National Saxophone Choir at the Convention.

“This is a huge honor for Jarvis Christian College,” Chism said.
The HBCU-NBDC provides an opportunity for band directors and students from predominately black institutions to collaborate and develop strategic plans for success in instrumental music programs. The Convention is April 13-17, 2016, at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel.