About the PA Music & Band Program
Pickens Academy is located in Pickens County in Carrollton, Alabama. Students in grades K3-6th attend music class for 45 minutes once a week. Instruction encompasses a blend of pedagogical styles but is largely based on the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy. Students in 5th grade have the option to learn to play an instrument by joining Beginner Band. Our Marching & Concert Bands are made up of students in grades 6-12. The Marching Band is the most visible ensemble at PA and performs at football games, marching festivals and exhibitions, and various parades and events in the community. In the winter and spring months, the Concert Band is a regular participant in the ABA District V Music Performance Assessment and the Alabama Independent School Association's Concert Band Festival and presents Christmas and Spring concerts annually.
About the Director
The PA Bands and Music Program have been under the direction of Jason Jackson since 2011. Mr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University in 2009. Mr. Jackson completed Level II Orff training in 2016 and is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Alabama Music Educators Association, Alabama Bandmasters Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and the Alabama chapter of AOSA. Mr. Jackson is a 2005 alumnus of Pickens Academy.