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Carey Honor Band

This year William Carey University will hold its sixth annual Honor Band Clinic March 1-3, 2018! William Carey is proud to sponsor this event for your strongest musicians and students. The conductor for the 2018 Honor Band is Artie Adams. Mr. Adams was the band director at South Jones High School, in Ellisville, Mississippi, for over 20 years. Under his direction, the South Jones band program became one of the premiere programs in the state. He is a tremendous musician and a man of very high moral character and we are blessed to have him this year as the conductor of the Red Band for the 2018 Carey Honor Band Clinic. The three-day honor band will be filled with great concerts and pleasant surprises. Students make certain that your director nominates you this year…you don’t want to miss it! I pray the event has a great impact on your life as a musician and as a young person.

General Information
  1.  All nomination forms must be postmarked by Monday, November 14th.  The nomination forms are available from your band director or on this webpage.
  2. Band directors will be notified about selected participants by email in early December.
  3. If selected, confirmation forms with your non-refundable payment of $65.00 must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 11, 2018.
  4. Every school that nominates students is guaranteed at least one participant.
  5. EVERY student that attends the clinic is guaranteed a scholarship to attend William Carey!!!
Honor Band 2018 Guest Director

Artie Adams began his teaching career in Taylorsville, Mississippi in 1988. In 1993, he accepted the position of director of bands at South Jones High School in Ellisville, Mississippi. Mr. Adams is a Hall of Fame and Honors graduate of Jones County Junior College. He received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Adams has received numerous awards and honors during his teaching career including the 1993 A. E. McLain Outstanding Young Band Director for Mississippi; Mississippi Lion’s All-State Band staff director 1998, 2001, 2007, 2015; Jones County Award of Excellence in Education; Who’s Who Among American Teachers; STAR teacher for South Jones; South Jones Teacher of the Year; two term president of the Southeast Mississippi Band Director’s Association; and 2009 Outstanding Bandmaster for the State of Mississippi. In 2013, Mr. Adams received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association. After teaching band for twenty-nine years, Mr. Adams retired in 2017. In the summer of 2017, Mr. Adams participated in an international music project in Colombia, South America. This program was sponsored by the Southern Baptist Mission Board to introduce and encourage music education among the indigenous people in remote locations of Colombia. Mr. Adams holds memberships in Phi Beta Mu, Mississippi Band Masters, Phi Mu Alfa, National Federation of State High Schools, and the American School Band Directors Association. Mr. Adams is an active member of Sand Hill Baptist Church near Ellisville where he sings and plays drum set in the praise band. Artie has been married to his high school sweetheart, Sheila, for 29 years.

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