CENTREVILLE — Senior Julia Jackson is the Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Performing Arts Teen of the Week for her outstanding contributions to the Lions Band Program. She has been an active with the band program for the past four years as a member of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Lions Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and Brass Ensemble. Julia has contributed to these large and small ensembles by playing both trumpet and baritone. Julia is also drum major for 2019-2020.
“Her leadership role with the Marching Lions began during the 2018-2019 school year as the assistant drum major,” said Eric Wright, director of bands. “She had the responsibility of not only being a marching member of the ensemble for their fall field show production, but she was also in charge of leading the Marching Lions for the National Anthem at all home football games.”
After the fall season was complete, Julia became the co-conductor with the drum major for the parades that the marching band participated in for the remainder of the year.
In addition to her leadership role as the drum major this year, she also serves the Marching Band as the chaplain and serves as a senior mentor in the Freshmen Concert Band. In this role, she has given musical assistance to various students and has helped lead the warm-up process of the ensemble from time to time.
Outside of Julia’s busy schedule with the band program at QACHS, she serves as the treasurer of the National Honor Society at Queen Anne’s County High School. She is also an active member of 4-H and the Queen Anne’s County Goat Club. She is also a charter member of the Queen Anne’s County Junior Fair Board.
“Julia has been a great asset to the Band Program for the past four years,” Wright said, “from being a playing member in the various ensembles to holding the top leadership position on the student leadership team. I know that she will continue to be successful in all that she does in the years to come.”
“I am very grateful to serve my peers and for all the opportunities that I have had through my participation in the musical ensembles at QACHS,” Julia said. “My experiences in this program have made me who I am today. I have thoroughly enjoyed making music and sharing my passion with others while making my fondest memories in high school.”
Upon graduation from QACHS as a part of the Class of 2020, Julia plans to attend a four-year college or university and major in acoustical engineering.