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JCJC hosts Mississippi Lions All-State Band

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The musical tunes of some of the best high-school musicians in the state can be heard on the campus of Jones County Junior College as they come together to form the Mississippi Lions All State Band on June 27th.   

One of the band members selected, Karen Chan, says there's nothing like playing with the greatest.

"Every year it's just like wow.  I can't get over it, said Chan.

After over one thousand auditions, 145 high school students from around the state were chosen to represent Mississippi in a patriotic parade in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Lions Band has won nine times over the last 11 years at international competition. When asked about the band's expectations for this year's competition, Director Jeff Cannon said "It's not about winning. It's about excellence and the journey to excellence."

There will be a free concert open to the public at JCJC's Fine Arts Auditorium on Friday at 6:30 p.m. before the band departs for Hawaii.

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