JCJC’s Maroon Typhoon exhibition is “for your eyes only!”

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 07:46:38

ELLISVILLE - The Maroon Typhoon Marching Band of Jones County Junior College will continue a long standing tradition on Tuesday, August 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sim Cooley/Bobcat football stadium with its annual band exhibition. At Tuesday’s event, everyone is invited to see and hear the 180-member band’s sneak preview of its 2013 pre-game and halftime shows.
This year’s show pays tribute to more than 50-years of James Bond and the ladies that made him famous, with its show, “Bonded!”  From Pierce Brosnan's suave charisma to Dame Judi Dench's impacting revamp of “M”, the Typhoon’s show, “Bonded!” will feature guest appearances from this Mi 6 favorite and the female icons that made the films timeless.
“James Bond as a character is captivating and instantly recognizable. He translates beyond country and generation. You cannot help but reminisce about the films and his witty interplay with the ladies that made him so interesting,” said Jonathan Helmick, the new Director of Bands at JCJC. “I hope that the audience walks away smiling with what we have planned. Outside of that, I am giving nothing else away. You will just have to see us on the field.”
Some things the crowd will enjoy include favorites such as “Live and Let Die!” as well as the band’s 20 year-old tradition of the pre-game fanfare from “2001:A Space Odyssey,” and new songs like Santana’s hit, “Everybody’s Everything,” featuring the stunning Touch of Gold dancers.
“I am thrilled to be a part of a program that is so embedded in the community and surrounding area. Of course the musical traditions at Jones are great, they always have been. But, the support of the President, faculty, staff, and community is nothing short of incredible. Everywhere I go, every department on campus, every restaurant, every store, someone has a connection to the Maroon Typhoon. Every conversation leads to a story about someone's history with this band - the Macy's Performance, the Rose Bowl Parade, the list is endless! People love this band. In the few short weeks that I have worked with the students, I can see why,” Helmick said.
For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts Office at 601-477-4094.


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