PRCC musicians to perform with all-state band

February 1, 2012 - 7:57am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - Twelve Pearl River Community College students have been selected by audition for the Community College All-State Band.They will participate in a band clinic Feb. 9-11 at the University of Southern Mississippi.PRCC students selected as first chair are Paul Ferguson of Poplarville, tenor saxophone; Michael Spotts of Picayune, baritone saxophone; and Christy Noble of Gulfport, trumpet.Others selected for the band are Danielle Rogers of Petal, flute; Kelsey Whitfield of Carriere, Jacob Cochran and Megan Smith, both of Poplarville, clarinet; Stephen Berry of Columbia, alto saxophone; Aaron Carden of Lucedale, trumpet; Adam Mixon of Sumrall and Allen Grace of Hattiesburg, trombone; and Brandon Hutchison of Picayune, percussion.Clinician is David Young, retired professor of instrumental music at William Carey University. He also serves as instrumental consultant for the Mississippi Baptist Convention church music department and is the former band director at Jones County Junior College.The Community College All-State Band will be presented in concert at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, in Bennett Auditorium on the USM campus. Admission is free.