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JCJC's band prepares for their centennial celebration

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - While school doesn't officially start at Jones County Junior College until next week, members of the Maroon Typhoon marching band were busy Wednesday rehearsing numbers for the school's upcoming centennial celebration.

All sections of the band are practicing this week in preparation for a very busy schedule in the fall. Members are learning songs that channel JCJC's one hundred year history.

For example, students are learning big band era "Swing" numbers. On the weekend of September 24th, the Maroon Typhoon is welcoming back former members for a reunion performance at the college.

Between two and three hundred alumni of the band have expressed interest in picking up their instruments once again and performing a tune. Caroline Ramagos is Jones County Junior College's Vice President of Advancement. She is helping to organize the college's centennial activities.

According to Ramagos, "The band was formed in the early thirties, and so it's been around for a while. And over the years they have performed in various parades such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Orange Bowl Parade."

The Maroon Typhoon's first performance of the year is scheduled for August 30th. It's JCJC's annual Meet the Bobcats event.

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