If you are like many when you read the headline above you probably read it again just to make sure you were really seeing things right. No need to get your eyes checked or clean your glasses. What you are seeing is a fact. Jonesboro-Hodge is looking for a band director. Not just someone who will work an hour or two a day but a full time, all day long, band director. For many that is music to their ears.
There are people in Jackson Parish that have lived their whole life without ever seeing a JHHS marching band perform at halftime of a football game. The there are others who remember when over 100 musicians marched in unison spread from basically one end zone to the other and across the entire width of the field. They remember when upward to ten or more members a year would get college scholarships for their ability. Hopefully those days will be here again soon.
Make no mistake about it there will be several years of growing pains as the person who takes on the challenge will be building the band from the bass drum up and teaching students how to blow a horn for the first time in their life.
Still it is glorious news that once again students at Jonesboro-Hodge and even the JH Middle School will have the opportunity to express themselves through the playing of instruments, something that has been sadly lacking in the school system since 2007-08.
The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor of Music Education -Instrumental Grades K-12. Applications may be submitted on the Jackson Parish School Board website: https://www.jpsb.us/ or call the school at (318) 259-4138.
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