December Clinic!

Congratulations to everyone on an outstanding marching band season! The fun doesn’t have to end here. Join us for one of our FREE upcoming clinics on December 9th at Desert Vista HS to refine your skills and continue improving in the marching arts!

  • Ira Jenkins for Educators/Staff & Judges
    • Ira Jenkins is the newly appointed Director of Bands at Decatur High School in Georgia. Prior to joining Decatur High School in July 2022, Mr. Jenkins was the Director of Bands at Alpharetta High School. While at Alpharetta High School, the concert bands were featured performers at GMEA's In-service Conference, UGA's JanFest Honor Band Clinic, Music For All's Southeastern Concert Festival, and a host of other special performances. The marching band was a Bands of America regional finalist as well as Grand Champion at the Jacksonville University Invitational. Alpharetta's Indoor Percussion ensemble was GIPA's Scholastic A champion in 2022 as well as the WGI Atlanta Scholastic A champion. All three of Alpharetta's winter guards have been repeat SAPA championship medalists. In 2019 the Alpharetta varsity winter guard was a Winter Guard International World Championships finalist.

      Prior to Alpharetta High School, Jenkins taught elementary, middle, and high school bands in City of Atlanta, Cobb County, Fulton County, and in Westchester County (NY) as well as Bergen County (NJ). His bands consistently earned superior ratings at performance evaluations, and his winter guards have received state championships honors. Jenkins' students have earned chairs in county and district honor bands as well as all-state bands and university honor clinics. Many of his students continue their passion for performance in college bands, professional ensembles, drum and bugle corps, independent drumlines, and independent winter guards.

      Mr. Jenkins' responsibilities have extended far beyond the classroom. He has served as an assistant high school marching band director, visual caption head, color guard caption head, and director of numerous winter guard programs throughout the east coast. He has also served as band chair and the district chair for GMEA's District 5 as well as vice president of the Southern Association for Performance Arts (SAPA).

      Mr. Jenkins' professional affiliations include marching band and winter guard adjudication with the WGI, DCI, BOA, USSBA, and various circuits around the country. He holds memberships with GMEA, NAfME, and NBA.

      PhD. (in progress); Music Education, Georgia State University (2024-anticipated)
      Ed.S; Music Education, University of Georgia
      M.Ed; Education Administration, Kennesaw State University
      B.M.; Music Education, Georgia State University and Florida A&M University
  • Students
    • Niko Matsamura Equipment Master Class for Students
    • John Escalante Movement Master Class for Students
    • Jordan Casey Flag Master Class for Students
      • Jordan Casey has been involved in the pageantry arts since he started marching band back in eighth grade. Jordan has performed with various DCI groups, WGI groups, and spent time performing internationally with BLAST! The Music of Disney. Jordan has continued his passion for pageantry through the realm of education and choreography by working with high school programs as well as independent groups throughout the country. While he is not in a gym or on a field for colorguard, Jordan enjoys outdoor adventures and spending time with friends and family.
  • w/ Vision Percussion
  • Beginner and Intermediate/Advance Tracks for Students
  • w/ Foreword Winds
  • Brass & Woodwinds Pedagogy for Students

Students, remember to bring your own equipment, athletic wear, & water!

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