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Upcoming Spring Art Exhibition dates at MGA Cochran campus.

Here are upcoming Spring Art Exhibition dates for Peacock Gallery inside Russell Hall at the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State College.

January 26 - Gallery Talk/Opening Reception for Len Davis via Skype at 6 pm. February 23 - Gallery Talk/Opening Reception for Ricky Sears at 6 pm. April 6 – Third Annual Juried Student Exhibition for MGSC at 6 pm 


Bleckley band members receive honors

Krissy Trioli and JonHolland Jones, members of the Bleckley County High School band, were selected to the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 11 Honor Band.  Competition was held December 13.  The district is made up of schools covering a wide swath including Lamar and Upson counties.  Both students made first chair with their instruments (flute, euphonium) and both will be part of the GMEA All State Band Finals that will be held Saturday at Houston County High School.

Combined bands helps Bleckley New Year's Eve tradition continue.

Combined bands helps Bleckley New Year's Eve tradition continue.

For the past three years, at least 100 people have spent their New Year's Eve listening to the classic rock sounds of the Cochran-based Double Barrell Band inside the Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance.  This year's show was in doubt due to schedule conflicts.  But late last week, the band announced via their Facebook page the show would go on.

Wednesday night, people again came to the arts alliance to ring in the new year.  This time, it was with a combined effort.  Members of the Double Barrell Band joined forces with Turner Down, another local band founded by Bleckley County High School alumni Paul Turner. The combined effort was called "Double Down."  They performed many of the DBB's familiar numbers along with some  never done including Tom Petty's Mary Jane's Last Dance.

Fourth annual Double Barrell Band New Year's event set.

The Double Barrell Band will have their fourth annual New Year's Eve countdown gathering Wednesday night at 8 pm.  As in past years, it'll be held at the Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance.  A post on the band's Facebook page announcing the event states that due to scheduling conflicts with a couple of band members, Wedneday's show will be a combined effort with another band, Turner Down founded by Bleckley County High School Alumni Paul Turner.

Bleckley's Got Talent Christmas music camp December 13

"Bleckley's Got Talent" Chritmas music camp will be December 11 and 12 at the Cochran city auditorium.  Campers will learn three songs, motions and choreography.  Campers can just sing with the choir or perform a Christmas solo of their own that they'll receive help with including choreography.  A holiday concert with the songs learned will be held December 13 at 7 pm.  Cost is $30.  Forms, due by December 9, should be sent to Mi Waters, 206 Village Circle, Cochran, GA 31014.  Call her with any questions, 478-230-8809.  Download a form by clicking here.

Bleckley school bands Christmas concert December 11.

A Christmas concert by the Bleckley school bands will be held December 11 at 7 pm.  It will start with the beginer band, then go to the seventh and eighth grade bands.  The BCHS Wind Ensemble will close things out.  Admission is free.

BCHS One Act Play Christmas variety show December 8.

Bleckley County High School's One Act Play class will have their Christmas variety show December 8 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students.