Degrees and Certifications:
The ninety members of the Concert Band come from grades nine through twelve. Under the direction of Craig Cagle, the bands at Mortimer Jordan have had a history of success in central Alabama and throughout the Southeast. The Symphonic Band was created in 2017 to accommodate the growth of the program’s size. Mortimer Jordan’s concert bands have enjoyed Superiors at Music Performance Assessment, as well as superior performances at a variety of national festivals such as Music in the Parks. In 2007, the band was awarded Grand Champion at Festival Disney.
The “Blue Machine” is the marching band at Mortimer Jordan. They perform at Blue Devil football games, local parades, community events, and regional marching festivals. The Blue Machine has received consistent Superiors at contests and strives to balance competitive halftime shows with entertaining stands tunes. Band students at Mortimer Jordan also participate in Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and various other small ensembles. They can be heard performing at university and state honor bands.
Requirements for membership: Band members must enroll in Band both semesters in order to participate in the program. Auxiliary members who also play instruments must also register for both courses, and will play their instruments during Symphonic Band/Concert Band. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis and require director approval.
Director: Mr. Craig Cagle