Photos: Big Red Band members and former directors help lead Mississippi Lions Band to 38th International Championship


Recently, John Kyle Beckham and Grayson Blaylock, both members of the Kosciusko Big Red Band, earned the honor of participating with the Mississippi Lions All State Band and helping the band win its 38th international championship in Australia.

Also present were Krista Blaylock and former directors Mickey Mangum and Stephen Culpepper.

The group completed a grueling one week training camp then extensive touring and competing in Sydney and Melbourne.


  1. Patricia Bain
    Patricia Bain
    July 1, 2024 at 8:51 AM

    The talent and determination these students came together and portrayed was amazing. They sounded and looked great. Very proud of all of you. Thank you for representing Mississippi in this amazing way.

  2. Wanda Ashmore
    Wanda Ashmore
    July 1, 2024 at 8:01 PM

    So proud that our young men and women had the opportunity to show a great side of mississippi to the world

  3. Phillip Mink
    Phillip Mink
    July 2, 2024 at 1:24 AM

    What an amazing achievement for these talented kids! Congratulations.


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