Mississippi has always been known for its music, whether it's country, blues, rock and roll, gospel or classical (and everything else in between). Especially during the Christmas season, there are plenty of opportunities to see and hear Mississippi's musical talent, especially during Christmas parades when marching bands from junior high to universities thrill both young and old. There are also concerts aplenty, singing trees, and lots of church choir programs. Just a few of the musical offerings this year include (from top to bottom) the Madison Christmas parade (right), the Greenville Christmas parade, below, featuring the Coahoma Community College Marching Band, the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band Christmas Concert at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, the Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church in Corinth (a tradition since 1985), and members of the Southwest Mississippi Community College Stage Band, during their Christmas show on the SWMCC campus in Summit.
PHOTO AND IMAGE SOURCES: (1) Madison: Photo by author (2) Greenville: http://www.coahomacc.edu (3) Jackson: Photo by author (4) Corinth: http://www.firstbaptistcorinth.org