More than 250 years – experience! When I did a survey of the members of the JMBAND I calculated in my head (dangerous as it is) that our players have more than 250 years combined experience in the field of EDUCATION.
Full college professors with Doctorates to elementary teachers, to private tutors, to high school band directors are dedicated members of the JMBAND. Not all of that experience is in the field of music either. Nearly all members have advanced college degrees.
So it is no wonder when I asked the band if they would volunteer their time to travel to Joplin from NWA to play at a Jazz camp not one person balked.
Recently we performed for 25 students ages 13-17 at MSSU JAZZ CAMP. What a great night for us. The audience consisted of about 125 supporters of those kids which meant a lot to me as well to see THEM there.
I also had the chance to teach these bright young musicians at the camp and form a jazz ensemble to perform on the concert – and I could not be more proud of their performance!
We RARELY get to perform in a “concert” setting and this gave our guys a chance to spread their wings and shine. It was a night both audience and performers will never forget.
Just one week later the JMBAND performed for an ENTIRELY different crowd. The ages of most of the 200+ in this audience was between 65 and 70 years old. The band was privileged to perform for the 50 Year reunion for the classes of 1964,’65 and ’66 Fayetteville High school reunion. ANOTHER great night for the band and the crowd! JMBAND provided lots of classic Rock ‘N Roll that night which got the crowd out on the dance floor!
If you are looking for a band that will WORK with YOU to make your special event even MORE special – look no further – THE JMBAND OF NWA DEFINITELY DELIVERS!
KEEP SWINGIN‘ – BILL