ABOUT THE JIM HILL HIGH SCHOOL BAND OF DISTINCTION
"Maintaining the Legacy"
Jim Hill High School is one of seven high schools in the Jackson Public Schools District in Jackson, MS.
This band is a proud cornerstone of the West Jackson community.
Our band has consistently received Superior and Excellent Ratings at both marching and concert evaluations.
The Jim Hill High School Marching Tiger Band of Distinction is highly requested and currently has 150 members that perform music spanning genres that range from classical, funk, jazz, hip-hop, to R&B.
The "Marching Tiger Band of Distinction" is well known and recognized throughout the southeastern region of the United States, participating in parades, festivals, competitions, and “Battles of the Bands” in territories that include Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
In addition, the symphonic and concert bands have been just as successful, receiving Superior and Excellent Ratings for much of the last two decades. Our students experience a well-rounded scope of literature during both the fall and spring semesters.
Students during the last decade have garnered scholarships totaling more the $4,900,000.
2010-Present Home to Mississippi Music Institute
2014 Mr. Hollands Opus Award Winner
2015 City With Soul Music Awards "Most Outstanding Marching Band"
2016 Resolution-City of Jackson City Council
2016-2017 Millsaps College Honorary Marching Band
2018 Special Recognition-City of Jackson City Council
2019 Mississippi Pepsi Pops Participant
2019 Superior Rated Concert Band
2019 Superior Rated Marching Band
1st Place Finish 2019 Copiah Marching Festival
Lifetime invitation to Mardi Gras-New Orleans, LA
Invitation to 2020 Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
Invitation to World War II Memorial Day Parade-Honolulu, HI
The band program has been under the direction of Mr. Christopher Little since his arrival in 2010.
JOIN THE BAND
New Members Welcome
Have you always dreamed of belonging to a Marching Band? Do you have what it takes to be a permanent band member? Jim Hill High School Band of Distinction is actively looking for new members with the talent and discipline to succeed in this world. Click below to find out about the application process and if you have any further questions, get in touch.
Never Miss a Show!
Southern Heritage Classic BOTB & Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic BOTB
Whitehaven High School & Lancaster High School
September 12, 2020
September 26, 2020
The Marching Tiger Band of Distinction will be participating in the Annual Southern Heritage Classic Battle of the Bands at Whitehaven High School with a chance to perform Pregame Activities between Jackson State University and Tennessee State University. The band will also participate in the State Fair Classic Battle of the Bands with a chance to perform Pregame Activities between Prairie View A&M and Grambling State University.
Copiah Marching Festival
October 3, 2020
The Marching Tiger Band of Distinction will be adjudicated at the Copiah Marching Festival at Copiah Academy. All parents are encouraged to attend. Times are to be announced
MHSAA Marching Evaluations
Pearl High School
October 10, 2020
The Marching Tiger Band of Distinction will be adjudicated at the Region IV MHSAA Evaluations at Pearl High Schools. All parents are encouraged to attend. Times are to be announced