Jefferson Middle School Symphonic Band
This is the 7th and 8th grade all inclusive group. Students in this group hit the ground running on what would be considered the "typical" middle school band repertoire, on the Georgia Music Educators Association grade 2-3 level. Students are auditioned for each concert cycle for seating and the group plays at least 5 concerts each year.
Students in this group are allowed to participate in all kinds of events that pertain to the school as well as outside district and state events. Over the years, students in this group have performed at the school's pep rallies, performances at system feeder schools, and holiday performances for the student body. 8th grade students are encouraged at least once a year to perform in the Jefferson Dragon Regiment's 8th grade night, where they play alongside current Regiment members and get a taste of what high school marching band could be like.
In addition, Students in this group are allowed to participate in the District 14 Solo and Ensemble Festival in April. Students may be nominated to participate in the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival held in December, and may also choose to audition for the prestigious GMEA District 14 Honor Band and the GMEA All State Band.