Promo Video: Homecoming: Jimmie Lunceford's Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremony
What: A Homecoming 109 Years In
Trail Marker Ceremony For
Jazz Great Jimmie Lunceford
When: Saturday 6/4/2011
(Fulton City Hall On The Town
213 W Wiygul St, Fulton, MS 38843
Time: 12:30 PM Central
About Jimmie Lunceford
Jimmie Lunceford was the first Memphis City Schools high school band director and started music education in The Memphis City Schools back in the 1920s. He was not even hired to be a music instructor but yet believed in the power of music to change lives and wanted to share his passions with young people...He took his band, composed of his best high school students and buddies from Fisk University, left Memphis and became the house band at the famous Cotton Club...His orchestra was also the number one attraction at the legendary Apollo Theatre for a decade and was known as the Harlem Express, the number one band of choice for African Americans IN THE NATION DURING THE 1930S AND THE 1940S...He Was Known As The King Of The Battle Of The Bands Because His Orchestra Would Constantly Beat Those Lead By Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller in popularity contests and cut throat competition...
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