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All State Jazz - graphic airing on Channel 23 from today Last Changed

The attached graphic will start airing today, October 20th, on Channel 24. 

Georgia Southern University - Important Music Program Information Last Changed
On Tuesday evening, October 21, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at the Cobb Galleria - I 285 at Cobb Parkway, Georgia Southern University will host the first of two Dessert Receptions for students interested in learning more about Georgia Southern and the wonderful educational, social, and cultural opportunities available to them at the university. 

I will be at the reception to to meet with your students and their parents, and to tell them about the exciting musical, cultural, and financial opportunities available to them in the Department of Music and throughout our excellent ensemble program - regardless of their chosen major area of study.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know the Georgia Southern Music Program, and I encourage them and their parents to attend the reception.

Robert Dunham
Director of Bands


Great representation by Fayette County at All State Jazz this past weekend. Last Changed
McIntosh had students pass in 6 areas, Sandy Creek in two areas and Whitewater in one area. Out of the 12 students for our district who passed to the next level, 8 were Fayette County students. These students will participate in an Honors Jazz Clinic in December which will be held on the campus of Valdosta State University and are in the running for membership in the 2015 All State Jazz Band. 

Last Name First Name Instrument High School Director
Dallas Andrew Alto Saxophone Whitewater High School  Jack Jean
Lukehart Steven Trumpet McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Chapman Quincy  Tenor Saxophone Sandy Creek High School  John Kelley
Campbell Michael Bass McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Shim  Sangwoo Tenor Saxophone McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Olson Parker Drum Set McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Lukehart Steven Piano McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Ciancia Joey Trumpet McIntosh High School  Barbara Baker
Ramirez Nathanel Drum Set M.E. Stilwell School of the Arts Derrick Jackson
Spindler Matthew Trombone Sandy Creek High School  John Kelley
Crawford Rasheed Drum Set M.E. Stilwell School of the Arts Derrick Jackson
Boddie Timothy Drum Set Sandy Creek High School  John Kelley



Photos of Band Sections and Lake Lanier Competition Last Changed

Photos of the 2014 Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band sections and of the Lake Lanier Competition have been uploaded to this website. Click on this link to view them: 

Spirit of McIntosh first 2014 Competition - Lake Lanier Last Changed

Congratulations to The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band who competed this past weekend at the Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands at Chestatee High School. The Band Earned Superior Ratings in the following categories: Overall Band, Percussion, Colorguard, Drum Major and Majorette. The band earned a Sweepstakes Award for earning all superior ratings in every caption. The percussion section earned first place in their Division and our Featured Twirler was the high scorer for the day.  

Click here  to view the morning Festival performance of the Spirit of McIntosh at the Lake Lanier competition.  

Click here to view the Festival awards.

The show this year is entitled Space, the Final Frontier.

  Part of the Leadership Team prior to the competition awards ceremony.

Photos of Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band available to view on this website Last Changed

Click on the album names below to view the photos.  

Album: 2014 MB Football Game - Morrow - 09-28-2014

Album: 2014 MB - Saturday Practice - 09-20-2014


Band Student Steven Lukehart at the Fayette County Expo Last Changed

2014 Spirit Of McIntosh Color Guard Last Changed


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Meet with Julliard, Ithaca, Eastman and KSU

Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 2pm-4pm, Kennesaw State University with Ithaca, Juilliard, and Eastman Schools will be presenting information on their undergraduate music programs in the Bailey Performing Arts Center. Register here for this event. This event is free and open to the public.


College Fair

Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7pm-9pm at Cobb County Center for the Excellence in Performing Arts, the Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs will be hosting an event for students to meet college representatives from all over the country. This event is free and open to the public. To view a list of colleges, register today at For more information, please visit


Ludwig Symphony Orchestra

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra is welcoming new string student members for our eighteenth gala season. Comprising 50 adults and 30 advanced string students in full programs with international soloists we invite you to find out more by visiting our website at and calling 770-623-8623 for more information. Do not delay as you can still get in on our November 2 concert at Gwinnett Center of Tchaikovsky’s grand Symphony No. 6. Rehearsals are on Sunday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Roswell.


Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra

The Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra (GPYO) is a competitive high school orchestra under the baton of Maestro Rolando Salazar.

The GPYO is in its second year and meets in North Fulton County at Centennial High School on Mondayevenings. If you are interested in finding out more about the orchestra or audition information, please



Congratulations to Natalie Hung! Last Changed
Congratulations to Natalie Hung who is the 1st chair flute player for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta.

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta is a community-based youth orchestra dedicated to the highest level of music-making in a supportive, caring environment that fosters creativity and camaraderie. MYSO provide young students with unique opportunities to continue their music education in a full orchestral setting.  Instilling in its members a life long love of music.

The 2014-2015 season will be the twenty-fifth anniversary season of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta. We will be beginning another successful year  providing orchestral education and performance of great orchestral literature to talented string, wind, brass and percussion students from the metropolitan Atlanta area.  
Marching Band Show Shirts available for purchase Last Changed

This year's Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band Show Shirts are available to purchase by any volunteer/parent/student (all marching students have received one shirt) for $12. 

 Please contact Ann Williamson or Eileen Hampton if you wish to buy one.

Mercer All State Auditions Boot Camp - October 25th Last Changed

The instrumental faculty at Mercer University and I would like to invite you and your students to spend Saturday, October 25, 2014 with us to focus on assisting your students in their GMEA All-State audition preparations.  As you know, this is an important event in the students’ musical training and that of your local high school band.  We will devote this day to assist your students in everything from how to handle performance anxiety the day of the audition to innovative musical interpretations of the lyrical etude.  The morning session will be devoted to performance anxiety, interpretation of the etude, and developing proficiency in performing the major scales.   After they return from lunch, we will hold mock auditions so they can try out some of the points addressed in the morning session.    The professor for their instrument will be able to give them on-the-spot advice on ways to improve their overall performance in preparation for their first round audition in December.


Our schedule for the day will be as follows:


9 am – Welcome, Faculty Intros, Clinic on Performance Anxiety


9:25 am – Master Classes begin


11:30 am -  Lunch on your own at Mercer Cafeteria or Mercer Village


12:45 – 3 pm -  Return to same location for Mock Auditions


We will have Mercer students assisting throughout the day to show the students around and provide directions to the various lunch options.  The fee for the entire day is $25.00 per student and includes a free “Boot Camp” T-shirt.  Students will need to apply online at:

To submit their application and mail in the payment to the address included on the application.  Our application/payment receipt deadline is Friday, October 15th.


We would also invite any of your students to consider auditioning at Mercer in your senior year as a Music Major or for a Band Scholarship if they plan to major in another field.  Students can visit our website: for additional information on the application process.  Audition dates are Dec. 6, 2014; Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and Mar. 21, 2015.




Dr. Douglas Hill, Professor of Music
Director of Instrumental Ensembles and
Undergraduate Studies
Mercer University Townsend School of Music

Click here for Boot Camp flyer  

Spirit of McIntosh 2014 Leadership Team Last Changed

Band Leadership Team 2014

Drum Majors

Tad Paulsel and Anthony Robinson


Band Captain-Ethan Watson (Student Leader Visual)

            Band President-Daniel Dehan (Student Leader Music)


Brass Captain

John Williamson



Woodwind Captain

Bianca Carthern


Colorguard Captain

Helen Davison


Percussion Captain

Gerald Akenten



Leadership Assistants

Rachel Anders, Katie Ludecke, Mathew Hampton, Jamilla Clark, Ethan Caldwell


Equipment, Facility, Field and Props Leadership

Grace Davis, Eric Greenhaw, Jackson Post, Madeline Lyons


Student Music, Drill, Download Information! Last Changed

If you are a student looking for music, drill information or information you told would be available on the website, see the Forms and Documents Section in the navigation bar on the left.

The Wicked Wizard of Oz Last Changed

Watch the Spirit of McIntosh perform at the Lafayette Marching Band Competition in October, 2013.