RAYMOND – The Hinds CC band’s top assistant will remain the group’s resident artist with the state.

Randy K. Mapes, of Clinton, has been approved by the Mississippi Arts Commission for renewed listing on the Mississippi Touring Artist Roster. Mapes, who began at Hinds in 1995, will be listed on the roster for the next three years along with many of the state’s finest musicians, artists, dancers, and actors.

Roster status allows local nonprofit organizations such as arts councils, museums, schools and libraries to apply for minigrants through the Mississippi Arts Commission.

For more information, visit www.arts.ms.gov.

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