Beibide, Locke, Spence lead Jets Band

The 2015 drum majors for James Clemens High School Band are Justin Locke, from left, Isabelle Spence and Laurianna Bebide. (CONTRIBUTED)
The 2015 drum majors for James Clemens High School Band are Justin Locke, from left, Isabelle Spence and Laurianna Bebide. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON – James Clemens High School Band members will take instructions from not one but three drum majors this year.

The 2015 drum majors are Laurianna Beibide, Justin Locke and Isabelle Spence.

Locke learned to play tuba for a different experience and found it “extremely engaging.” Initially, he didn’t realize the required time, practice and commitment.

“I’m more then glad I learned because it has proven to be a bunch of fun and has provided me so many opportunities and many more to come,” he said.

He auditioned for drum major to serve his “peers to the best of my ability and make them feel appreciated. I want this ensemble to reach its fullest potential. I always need to set the example for what is right and consistently have a positive attitude,” he said.

Justin’s parents are Christopher and Heidi Locke.

Spence had wanted to play flute and piccolo since she first heard the instrument in Kindermusik classes. She loved its sound.

As drum major, she wants to help her fellow band members “to be the best they can be. The most difficult aspect will be performing in front of so many people.”

Isabelle participates in French Club and track and field. Her parents are Patrick and Nancy Spence.

Beibide joined band in middle school because her mother insisted. “Not my choice … but it was the best thing to happen to me. I can’t imagine quitting,” she said.

Beibide always has admired drum majors as role models “of how to act and what to strive for. I wanted to make someone else feel the same way. I want to make the biggest difference I can in my last year at James Clemens.”

As drum major, Beibide will face challenges “with confidence and do everything in my power to resolve them,” she said.

A clarinetist, Beibide participates with Student Government Association, Math Honor Society and Student Ambassadors. She has a 4.8 GPA. Her parents are Victor and Lisa Beibide.

This summer, Beibide, Locke and Spence attended George Parks Drum Major Academy in Tuscaloosa.

Bob Jones High School

National chess championships open to Madison players

Bob Jones High School

Madison Visionary Partners opens nominations for Madison Visionary Awards

Madison

Interfaith Day of Prayer debuts with people of diverse beliefs

Harvest

Toyota association donates to The Salvation Army’s holiday projects

Madison

Mustangs take down Sylvania 35-28 in Black Friday playoff epic

Harvest

Japan-America Society presents award to Robert Black

Harvest

Ardie Dean’s career in drumming led him to 5 continents and Carnegie Hall

Harvest

Holidays open with Fantasy Playhouse’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

James Clemens High School

Jets dominate Senators in road tilt

Bob Jones High School

Many chess players earn first-ever rating at Queen’s Quest

Bob Jones High School

Take a break: Madison, Triana libraries’ sessions calm holiday stress

Bob Jones High School

Teens: Apply now for American Legion Oratorical Contest

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Nov. 15, 2023

Madison

Madison City Interfaith Day of Prayer debuts Saturday at 10 a.m. at City Hall

Harvest

Apple Festival honors hospital’s therapy dog, entertains employees

James Clemens High School

Jean Downs accepts AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award

Bob Jones High School

Patriot, Jets actors and one-act plays advance to state drama festival

James Clemens High School

Hoover punishes James Clemens in playoff blowout 42-16

Harvest

Nelson founds Veterans Initiative Program to ease military transitions

Harvest

Ring bells at Red Kettles for young, elderly’s Christmas gifts

Business

BJ’s Wholesale Club opens Friday in Town Madison

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones boys, girls cross country qualify for state championship

Harvest

TARCOG’s Caregiver College to honor those diligent workers

Madison

At Midtown, service dog Millie drives home the threat of distracted driving

x