Georgia Bandmasters Association to attend concert festival this week

Published 1:40 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Georgia Bandmasters Association is a non-profit professional organization composed of Band ensembles, Band Directors and was founded for the purpose of improving and promoting instrumental music in our schools.

This year the GBA concert festival will once again be hosted by the Decatur County Band Department, with all the county band directors providing student help and some equipment to ensure the festival is a success for all bands that will be attending.

The GBA was founded by former Bainbridge High Director of Bands Paschal Ward who now serves as the organizations Executive Director.

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There are currently 29 bands scheduled to perform at this years event. The Festival will be held on March 7th and 8th 2019 at the Kirbo Center. The Bainbridge High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mr. James Sewell, The Bainbridge High Schoo Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Will Parker, along with the Bainbridge Middle School Band under the direction of Mr. Will Parker and the Hutto Middle School Band under the director of Miss Jessica Light will be Decatur Counties bands to participate.

Adjudicators for this years event are Mr. Steve McLendon past Alabama Bandmasters President, Mr. Gary Taylor AMEA President and Mr. Randall Key from Hartselle, Alabama.

This years event has been schedule since June of 2018 and it is free to the public. A complete schedule of times and bands performing is listed


***All times are EASTERN time***
Warm-up Performance Group
8:00AM 8:30 Bainbridge Middle School 7th Grade
8:20 8:50 Hutto Middle School 6th Grade
8:50 9:10 Bainbridge Middle School 8th Grade
9:10 9:35 Pine Grove  Middle 8th Grade Band
9:10 10:00 Worth County Intermediate Band
10:00 10:30 Colquitt County High School Concert Band
10:30 11:00 Lowndes County High Concert Band
11:00 11:30 Lowndes High Symphonic Band
11:30 12:00 Lowndes High Wind Symphony
12:15 Lunch Break
1:00 1:30 Cottonwood Jr/Sr High School
1:30 1:50 Rehobeth Middle School
1:50 2:10 Miller County Middle/High School Band
2:10 2:30 Ben Hill Middle School
2:30 3:00 Fitzgerald High School Concert Band
3:10 3:20 Monroe Comprehensive High School
3:20 4:00 Dothan High Symphonic Band
4:00 4:30 Rehobeth High School Symphonic Band
Dinner Break
6:45 7:30 Bainbridge HS Concert Band
7:15 8:00 Bainbridge HS Symphonic Band
FRIDAY ***All times are EASTERN time***
Warm-up Performance Group
9:00 9:30 Seminole County Band
9:30 10:00 C.A Gray  8th Grade Band
10:00 10:30 Lee County School East Symphonic Band
10:30 11:00 Lee County High School Symphonic Band
11:00 11:30 Lee County Middle School West Wind Ensemble
11:30 12:00 Andalusia High School
11:45 12:15 Lee County High School Wind Ensemble
1:00 Lunch Break
1:25 2:00 Houston County High School
1:55 2:30 Brooks County Concert Band
2:30 3:00 Willie J Williams 7th Grade Band