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Jump5 - Christian Tween Band

Christian Tween Band Profile




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Jump5 Members

Jump5 Biography - The Early Years

Jump5 hit the airwaves in 2001 as a "family-friendly alternative to the sex-driven teen pop scene being played on airwaves all over the country." Brother and sister Brandon and Brittany Hargest, along with their long-time friends, Lesley Moore, Libby Hodges and Chris Fedun, quickly became the teen phenominom known as Jump5.

After only three years and a ton of success, the group downsized when Libby left the band. The rest of the group continued forward as "teen idols", but with a difference ...

"All along," said Brandon in a press release, "we wanted to do more than just entertain people; we wanted to help them too."

Jump5 chooses to give ’tweens and teenagers what they want without sacrificing what they need — healthy, positive messages about being true to yourself, respecting and accepting others, and enjoying all life has to offer. The beauty of it was (and still is) that they never had to stoop to wearing scanty clothes or bringing undercurrents of sex into the picture to be popular.

Jump5 Hits the Mainstream

Being able to cross the boundries usually associated with Christian musicians has allowed Jump5 to perform in front of millions, with appearances on Nickelodeon, ABC Christmas Morning with Regis and Kelly three years in a row, two walk-ons on CBS Early Show, performances on Crystal Cathedral, PTL and the Disney Channel. They are as "at home" on major stages as they are in smaller churches.

Four Jump5 songs have landed on major motion pictures (The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Sleepover, Ella Enchanted, Brother Bear), and a performance for President George W. Bush at The White House rounds out an impressive resume for anyone ... and they are only teens!

“We love this life, and we wouldn’t want to miss these opportunities we’re having right now,” Brandon says. “We’re just having fun with it. We think it’s a blast! We wouldn’t change anything.”

Jump5 Says Goodbye

In mid-2007, Jump 5 announced that they will be performing a farewell tour in the fall before going on with their now adult lives. In an interview with Christian Today, Chris shared that he will be moving to California to study acting while continuing to dance and create music. Leslie, who is in school in Nashville, announced that she is engaged to be married and brother and sister duo Brandon and Brittany told interviewer Courtney Lee that they will be staying in music by way of their own band, GUEST.

Jump 5 Discography

Jump 5 Fun & Trivia

Jump 5 News & Notes

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