Jefferson Middle School
This group contains both the entire 6th grade beginning band class as well as the 8th grade secondary band class. Secondary band is an 8th grade class that allows students to learn another instrument in addition the one they have learned throughout middle school up until that point. It also allows the opportunity for any 8th graders outside of the program to join band "late" and learn with students quite comfortable playing, but more on the beginning level. Placing these groups together gives leadership opportunities for 8th grade students and allows the 6th grade to benefit from sitting aside these accomplished young musicians. The group performs 5-6 concerts a year and does attend Large Group Performance evaluation in the Spring.
Students in these groups are allowed to participate in the District 14 Solo and Ensemble Festival in April. 6th graders are nominated for the District 14 First Year Honor Band, annually hosted and organized by Jefferson Middle and High Schools.