Annual band clinic set for Feb. 17-18

February 13, 2012 - 10:54am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College band clinic will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, on the Poplarville campus.Approximately 200 musicians from 15 junior and senior high schools will be divided into two bands under the direction of Hardy Adams of South Jones High School and Ben Burge of Northwest Rankin High Schools.The PRCC Symphonic Band will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, and the Jazz Cats at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Olivia Bender Cafeteria.The clinic bands will be presented in concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, also in the cafeteria. The public is invited.The clinic began in the 1950s as the Lumberton Band Clinic and is the oldest annual clinic in the state. It has been held at PRCC since 1991.