Upcoming Events! ( randrews posted on May 1st, 2015 )

Hello parents!

It is hard to believe May is here and school is almost over!  There are a few dates upcoming that you should be aware of:
-May 2 is the Daisy Festival in Nicholson.  Call time is 8:45 and line-up is at 10:00 am.
-May 5 is the spring concert and band booster meeting at 6:30 in the EJCHS auditorium.  Our booster meeting will be held during the concert to nominate and vote on board positions for the 2015-2016 school year.
-May 11 is the Spring Picnic.  The picnic will be at Staghorn pavilion.  The gate will be open at 4:30.  Students have been notified on what to bring.  Band boosters will provide hot dogs.

Students will bring:

Hot dog buns: Saxophones
Sides: Horns, Trombones, and Color Guard
Desserts: Flutes and Percussion
Drinks: Trumpets
Paper Plates/Cups: Clarinets and Tubas

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Untitled ( Laura Becker posted on October 21st, 2014 )

creekview Classic

Join us at the Creekview Classic!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Creekview Classic – Saturday, October 25th ( Laura Becker posted on October 21st, 2014 )

Competition October 25, 2014



Creekview Classic

Creekview HS

1550 Owens Store Road

Canton, GA


*Spending Money $10-$20 should suffice.  Food, fun and for the plethora of souvy�s


East Jackson Eagle Band

Itinerary for 10-25-14

 10:00am Run Show on the Field (singing)

10:15am eat early lunch and watch the Friday�s Fantastic performance

10:35 Uniforms Rolled Out (travel in bibbers only)

10:50am Call Time in bibbers with extra clothes, jacket hung up in bag, and hat box

Attention Called

General Discussion

Checks and Re-check

11:00ish Leave for Creekview HS (pick up lunch before getting on the bus)

12:45 Arrive Creekview HS

Directions and Information will be given upon arrival

Break for restroom

1:25 Head to Equipment Trailer to get equipment.

1:50 Warm-Up Zone �B�

2:30 Leave Warm-up


3:00 Snack Break

3:40 Please be in seats to watch Dalton H.S. and the rest of AAA

5:30 ******Dinner Break **********

6:40 Watch class AAAA and AAAAA

8:45ish Awards Ceremony

11:15pm RETURN to EJCHS

2014 Creekview Classic Schedule

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Erin Frey Bio ( Laura Becker posted on September 22nd, 2014 )

Erin Frey is a former member of the University of Georgia Redcoat Band flagline. She graduated from UGA with a degree in Education and recently completed her M.Ed. in middle grades education. Ms. Frey is currently employed at Malcom Bridge Middle School. She is in her 11th year working with the North Oconee High School flagline and assisting in show design. The NOHS guard has only received superior ratings. She has judged numerous contest around Georgia and South Carolina.

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Dion Muldrow Bio ( Laura Becker posted on September 22nd, 2014 )

Dion Muldrow is entering his eighth year as Director of Bands at Cedar Shoals High School and entering his thirteenth year of teaching. Muldrow began his teaching career at Apalachee High School in Winder, Georgia in 2001. During his tenure at Apalachee High School, he served as Associate Director of Bands and band director at Bethlehem Elementary School. Following his time at Apalachee, Mr. Muldrow served as Director of Bands at Shiloh High School. Bands under Mr. Muldrow’s direction have performed at the Nokia Sugar Bowl and marched through Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios, Universal Studios Theme Park, and Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Ensembles under his direction performed in the world-famous Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall in NYC. The Classic City Sound represented Cedar Shoals and the city of Athens in the 2010 National Fourth of July Parade in Washington, D.C.
A native of Sumter, South Carolina, Mr. Muldrow graduated with honors from Sumter High School in 1995 and received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Georgia in 2001. Prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Muldrow served on the staff of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2000 as a music rehearsal technician.
Muldrow’s professional associations include Phi Beta Mu, the Georgia Music Educators Association, the Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi Band Service Fraternity, and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. Mr. Muldrow’s personal honors include selection for Who’s Who Among American Teachers on three occasions and selection for Who’s Who in America. Mr. Muldrow is an active adjudicator in the state of Georgia and resides in Athens with his wife, Rachel, and daughters Raegan and Daphne and son Berlioz.

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Vincent K. Rosse Bio ( Laura Becker posted on September 22nd, 2014 )

Vincent K. Rosse is the Director of Bands at Stephenson Middle School, Stone Mountain Ga. He also served as Director of Bands at Stone Mountain Middle School, Stone Mountain, Ga. and was the Instrumental Band Lead Teacher for Clayton County Schools in Jonesboro, Ga. An honors graduate of Hardaway High School in Columbus, Georgia, Mr. Rosse received his B.A. in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. in Music Education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, and the Educational Leadership Certification from the State University of West Georgia. His professional teaching career began in Columbia , Mississippi at Jefferson Middle and Columbia High Schools . Mr. Rosse also taught at Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia, Albany High School in Albany, Georgia, North Clayton High School in College Park, Georgia , Morris Brown College in Atlanta, and LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia.

Mr. Rosse is extensively sought after as an adjudicator and conductor in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and California . Bands under his have performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, The All-American Music Festival in Orlando, Florida and Performing Arts Abroad in Mexico City, Mexico. As a performer, Mr. Rosse has performed twice at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic with Hardaway High School and the Tara Winds Community Band. He has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, and the Meridian Symphony. He has also served as the percussion instructor at the Southeastern Music Center at Columbus State University; Guest Conductor and Percussion Instructor at the Encore Music Camp at Georgia College; and Assistant Director for the Atlanta Olympic Band. In addition, he serves as a motivational speaker at schools and churches across the country.

His awards and accolades include: Who’s Who in Music in 1980, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1983; Outstanding Young Man of America Award in 1985 and again in 1987; Outstanding Leadership Award in 1989 from Spencer High School; the Golden Apple Teacher Award in 1996; Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1999 and 2000; and Teacher Of The Month in 2003 from Mundy’s Mill High School. He is formerly a member of the Board of Directors for Arts Clayton Incorporated; and a member of the Board of Directors for Troy University – Southeastern United States Honor Band. Mr. Rosse is a 2004 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor and in 2006 was inducted into the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Music Educator’s Association where he served as Multi-Cultural Awareness Chairman, All State Organizing Chair and Chairman of the Music Selection Committee.

His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, 100 Black Men of America , and the National Band Association. Mr. Rosse is a Deacon and the Minister of Music at the Franchise Missionary Baptist Church in Phoenix City, Alabama .

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Ken Beard Bio ( Laura Becker posted on September 22nd, 2014 )

Kenneth F. Beard, Band Director






Mr. Beard is currently in his 8th year at Woodward Academy, in College Park, Georgia, where he serves as the Director of Bands and the Upper School Band Director. While at Woodard Academy Mr. Beard has served as the Lower, Middle and Upper School Band Director.


Mr. Beard taught for 30 years in the Georgia Public Schools including 26 years in Fayette County, at the elementary, junior high, middle school and high school levels (17 years at Fayette County High School). Before that, Mr. Beard taught at Forest Park HS and Newton County HS. A native of Georgia, Mr. Beard earned his Bachelor of Music Education at Georgia State University in 1976 and a Master of Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 1978, with Clarinet as his primary instrument. Mr. Beard was a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Donald Hunsberger, while working on his Master’s Degree.


Mr. Beard has received the “Citation of Excellence” from the National Band Association on eight different occasions and has been listed several times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. His bands have been selected to perform at GMEA State Conventions, Southern Division MENC Conventions, the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, the Southern Division of the National Band Association Conference, the Lord Mayor of London’s New Years Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and were chosen to participate in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.


Mr. Beard believes that helping mentor young band directors is one of his most important missions. As a result of that interest, he is the webmaster of the website www.banddaddy.com, dedicated to providing information to help young teachers improve their teaching skills.


Mr. Beard is a member of NBA, GMEA, NAfME, Phi Beta Mu and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and served in the past as the GMEA State Band Chair and as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Band Chairman. Mr. Beard is the Orchestra Director at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA.

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Help Needed in Hospitality Room for the Contest of Champions! ( Laura Becker posted on September 22nd, 2014 )

Click here for more details!

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Wolverine Classic 2014 ( Laura Becker posted on September 22nd, 2014 )

Wolverine classic

Click here for important information about the band competition on September 27th!

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Stephen McCarthy Bio ( Laura Becker posted on September 16th, 2014 )

Stephen McCarthy, director of bands at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, is a native of Waycross, Georgia, where he graduated from Ware County High School in 1989. He attended Valdosta State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 1993. While at Valdosta State, he was the drum major of the VSU Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band and performed in numerous performing ensembles. Mr. McCarthy received a Master’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in instrumental conducting from Reinhardt University, having studied with Dr. David Gregory and Dr. Thomas Fraschillo.


Mr. McCarthy’s professional experience began in 1993 and includes five years as the associate director of bands at Morrow High School in Morrow, Georgia, nine years as director of bands at Stockbridge High School, in Stockbridge, Georgia, two years as director of bands at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, Georgia, and three years as director of bands for the Social Circle City Schools in Social Circle, Georgia.  The Stockbridge High School Band under Mr. McCarthy’s direction received superior ratings at all evaluated performances, which included eight grand champion marching awards, and an appearance in the National Orange Bowl Parade in Miami, Florida. Also under Mr. McCarthy’s direction, invitational performances for the Stockbridge Wind Symphony included the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference on two occasions, the University of Georgia January Band Festival, the University of South Carolina Conductors Symposium, the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational on two occasions, the National Band Association Southern Division Conference, and the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic. Mr. McCarthy was responsible for starting the band program at Strong Rock Christian School and in two years, the band had grown to nearly one hundred students. The band program in Social Circle tripled in size under Mr. McCarthy’s leadership. In the spring of 2012, the Social Circle Symphonic Band attended the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation for the first time in nearly a decade and earned all superior ratings. Under Mr. McCarthy’s direction, the 2012 Creekview Marching Grizzlies were named the Sound of Silver Marching Invitational Grand Champion, receiving the highest score out of twenty four other competing bands and marking the first marching championship in program history. Invitational performances for the Creekview Wind Ensemble include the 2013 Grand National Adjudicators Invitational, the 2014 Reinhardt University Honor Band Clinic, and an invitation to perform at the 2015 University of Georgia January Band Festival.

Mr. McCarthy has served the Georgia Music Educators Association in numerous capacities which include District 6 Instrumental Chair and GMEA Marching Band Chair. He has served as an adjudicator and guest conductor throughout the southeastern United States. Mr. McCarthy has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence on four occasions, and was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers on four occasions. Professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. Mr. McCarthy is married to Jennifer Hammond McCarthy, band director/music educator. They have two children, Joy, 10 years old, and Jack, 6 years old.


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