• Band

  • Welcome to the JCHS Band page!

    The band is directed by

        Ms. Alexis Ligons and Mr. Mike Smith 

         Band Members 

    Raylynn Alexander - Percussion
    Ava Anderson - Clarinet
    Brylee Bailey - Clarinet
    Kaden Corey - Baritone
    Emersan Gibbs - Trumpet
    Megan Hanks - Clarinet
    Joseph Hercules - Tuba
    Matthew McClellan - Percussion
    Cooper Melvin - Trumpet
    Kohana Morgret - Flute
    Nicholas Morton - Percussion
    Hunter Oliver - Tenor Saxophone
    Nya Pugh - Alto Saxophone
    Zakkary Ray - Trombone
    Kaitlin Russell - Flute
    Casey Tanner - Trombone
    Braden Taylor - Percussion
    Ariyanna White - Flute                                                              



  •    All about the teachers

    Ms.Alexis Ligons 

    My name is Ms. Ligons and I am from Kennett, Missouri. I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau in the spring of 2023. I have a Bachelors in Music Education with an instrumental emphasis. This is my first year teaching and I am excited to be a part of the Johnston City faculty! 

                                        Mr. Mike Smith 

    Mr. Smith has spent over 34 years as an educator. He has a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a Specialist degree from Western Illinois University, and a Doctorate degree in Education from the University of Nebraska.   
    Mr. Smith retired in 2019. He joined the teaching staff at Johnston City Schools in 2022 to assist with the band program. 
    In his past career as a band director Mr. Smith's bands received numerous superior ratings at district and state music contests, were professionally recorded, were guest conducted by several nationally known composers and college directors, and were placed as high as ninth nationally as a participant in the North American Music Festivals competition which was part of the opening of the Olympic Village in Atlanta, Georgia.