Band clinic brings musicians to PRCC

February 15, 2011 - 8:35am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - Approximately 230 musicians from 23 South Mississippi schools will be on the Pearl River Community College campus this weekend for the annual PRCC Band Clinic.The middle and high school students will divide into two bands for rehearsals Friday afternoon and night and again on Saturday. The bands will be presented in concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Olivia Bender Cafeteria in Crosby Hall.The PRCC Symphonic Band will perform for the students at 6 p.m. Friday, and the PRCC JazzCats will play at 11 a.m. Saturday. Both performances will be in the cafeteria.Clinicians are Sheily Bell, band director at Dutchtown High School in Giesmar, La., and Anna Schwartz, band director at Ocean Springs Middle School.The clinic began in the 1950s as the Lumberton Band Clinic and is the oldest annual clinic in the state. The clinic has been held at PRCC since 1991.The public is invited to attend the Saturday concert.