Our rehearsal location is at RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL, located just off Sunnybrook Rd. (about a mile north of Old Agency Road) in Ridgeland, MS.
HOW TO GET TO THE REHEARSAL LOCATION:
The easiest way would be to click on the "View Larger Map" link on the map below, then figure out where to go from where you are. You might want to read the "Continuing Directions from All Approaches" section below so you can find the right building, once you get to RHS.
If you're coming via I-55: Exit I-55 at the Ridgeland Exit, Old Agency Road/Jackson St, exit 105B. Go east on this road (towards Alabama, away from Renaissance shopping center) one short block to the first traffic signal. This is Sunnybrook Road. Turn left (north) on Sunnybrook Road and go north about a mile.
If you're coming from U.S. Highway 51 in Ridgeland or points south, go to the traffic light just barely north of the Natchez Trace (W. Jackson St) and turn west, towards I-55. Go about a mile to the last traffic light before I-55. This is Sunnybrook Road. Turn right (north) and go about a mile.
If you're coming from Madison, you want to be on Madison Avenue, between Highway 51 and Highland Colony Parkway, or more refined, between the south end of Grandview Blvd (the same street on which Walmart is located) and where I-55 crosses over. There you will find the northern end of Sunnybrook Rd, which, inexplicably, is called Cotton Hill Rd at this point. Go south on this road. This is the same road you would take to get to the new entrance to St. Catherine's Village.
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You will see the concrete/stucco sign for Ridgeland High School on the east side of Sunnybrook Rd. (barely north of the sign for the Honda dealer on the west). Turn right into the school property and drive straight down the left side of the school. Turn right into the parking lot behind the auditorium.
You can look for the cars that will be there, or - in the words of the RHS assistant band director - "look for the dumpsters." Well, it's not an elegant way to say it, but it will help you find the entrance to the band room.
MCSB Rehearsals will be Monday evenings from 7 to 9 PM, or maybe a little bit later if we're just having too much fun to quit. If you're playing with the Mississippi Swing jazz band, their rehearsal starts at 5:45 PM.
View Larger Map
The "B" pin on this map is the entrance to the high school. Click the "SAT" and the "+" button to see this. (You can see the auditorium as the building closest to the entrance road.)
The "A" pin is located at the Ridgeland exit from I-55.
You can expand the map with the plus and minus buttons.
You can pan the map by dragging it with your mouse, or by using the directional arrow buttons.
If you click on the "A" pin, a balloon will appear with a "Get Directions" link. Click on this link, and in the resulting web page you can then drag the "A" pin to your own house to see the route to the school.