Pearl River Community College

PRCC anchors All-State Jazz Band

  POPLARVILLE - Fourteen musicians from Pearl River Community College were selected for the Mississippi Community College All-State Jazz Clinic band.
  The clinic was held March 23-25 at Hinds Community College in Raymond with a concert the afternoon of March 25.
  Participating from PRCC were Curtis Peters of Columbia and Josiah Hicks of Taylorsville, alto sax; Jonathyn Masters of Purvis, tenor sax; Tristan Baggett of Picayune, Vincent Canoy of Pass Christian, Garrett Pittman of Gulfport and Alberto Moroyoqui of Bay St. Louis, trombone; Chase Mitchell of Wade, Peyton Stephens of Carriere, Kyle Whitfield of Picayune and Briton Meadows of Pass Christian, trumpet; Tony Especto of Ocean Springs, bass; and Joseph Heitzman of Waveland, drums.
  The All-State Jazz Band was directed by Bart Marantz, former director of jazz studies at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, who works with the jazz education program at The Thelonius Monk Institute in Washington, D.C.