Lafayette Jefferson BANDS
Congratulations Wind Ensemble
~ 2018 Concert Band State Finalist ~
4/30/18 - LSC Jazz Night a Huge Success!
"Congrats" to students from across our program who participated in the LSC Jazz Concert at Sunnyside Intermediate School on Monday, April 30th. The Tecumseh Jazz Band, Jefferson Jazz Combo, Staff Combo, and Jefferson Jazz Bands all shared the stage with guest artist, Mr. Ned Boyd for an outstanding evening of music!
Before moving to his current position, serving as Director of Bands at Logansport High School, Mr. Boyd taught at Sunnyside, and actually started our current senior class when they were 6th graders! It was great to see Mr. Boyd share the stage with so many of those students tonight!
Jazz is alive and well in LSC, and we are so proud of all of our students and staff who made tonight an incredible event!
4/29/18 - Congratulations Wind Ensemble!
Students in our Wind Ensemble received the incredible honor of being named one of 16 outstanding bands to qualify for the ISSMA Concert Band State Finals contest on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The Wind Ensemble qualified for this honor by being named one of the top 16 scoring bands across the entire state at the ISSMA State Qualifier contest on Saturday, April 28th.
The Wind Ensemble will perform at 11:15am on Saturday, May 5th at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. After the performance, students will enjoy a good lunch, a relaxing afternoon, and will return to LC for awards at approximately 7:45pm. We are incredibly proud of the outstanding work by our students, and we wish the Wind Ensemble "Good Luck" and "Great Focus" on Saturday.
4/14/18 - ISSMA District Organizational Contest
We have had a great weekend hosting area bands, choirs, and orchestras here at Jeff High School for the 2018 ISSMA District Organizational Contest.
Two of our own bands, Concert Band and Symphonic Band, performed Friday evening, and enjoyed solid performances on the stage and in sight-reading. Both ensembles received Gold ratings for their efforts in performance and in the sight-reading room. Congratulations to all of our outstanding students!
We must give a HUGE "Thank You" to Mrs. Reinhart, Mrs. May, and the army of parent, student, and alumni volunteers who have helped to make this weekend's contest run so smoothly. It is incredible to see the Jefferson Band family working together to ensure a successful event! Thank you to everyone involved.
4/12/18 - Wind Ensemble travels to IPFW WindFest
The Lafayette Jefferson High School Wind Ensemble enjoyed a trip to Ft. Wayne on Thursday, April 12, as they participated in the IPFW WindFest, sponsored by Sweetwater. Students performed very well on stage, and received some very helpful feedback from a great panel of clinicians. The Wind Ensemble students were also fortunate to work with Dr. Stephen Meyer in a brief clinic after their performance.
We would like to thank Dr. John Egger and Dr. Dan Tembras from IPFW for hosting us at this great event.
4/7/18 - Winter Percussion Ensembles Wrap Up 2018 Season
Congratulations to both Winter Percussion ensembles for outstanding performances at IPA State Finals on Saturday, April 7. The "Concert A" ensemble placed 14th out of 23 ensembles. The "Concert Open" ensemble were ranked 8th after an awesome final performance!
Congratulations to all of our students, and thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who helped to make the Winter Percussion season so successful!
4/5/18 - Good Luck Winter Percussion at IPA State Finals
On Saturday, April 7, the Jefferson HS "A Class" and "Open Class" percussion ensembles will be traveling to Terre Haute to participate in IPA State Finals. After a wild weekend of weather on Saturday, March 24th, both groups advanced as finalists in their respective classes.
The "A Class" ensemble will perform at 2:04pm at South Vigo HS in Terre Haute. Awards are at 6:00pm.
The "Open Class" ensemble will perform at 4:30pm at the Hulman Center on the campus of Indiana State University. Awards are at 10:00pm.
Good luck to all of our students!
4/4/18 - Color Guard Tryouts
On Wednesday, April 4, we welcomed many motivated students, who are interested in performing as members of our Color Guard program. If you missed the audition, or would like any additional information, please visit our Color Guard page, or contact Mr. Paulson. We are still happy to accept any students who are willing to work hard, make great friends, and make life-long memories!
3/22/18 - Calling all Interested Future Marching Bronchos!
On Thursday, March 22, we were happy to welcome students and families who came out for information related to next year's marching band! In addition to sharing information about the organization, we were pleased to be able to unveil this fall's competitive show! There is a great deal of excitement from our membership about what promises to be an unforgettable year!
If you are interested in getting involved, please visit our Marching Band page, or contact Mr. Paulson. We would love to have you as a member of this incredible ensemble. The future is bright for the Marching Bronchos!
3/22/18 - Wonderful Music Featured at Spring Concerts
On Tuesday, March 20th, the Jefferson High School Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and "A Class" percussion ensemble presented a concert that featured an impressive variety of music. The "A Class" percussion ensemble performed their competition program called The Highway, and the Concert and Symphonic Bands a variety of literature, some of which will be performed at ISSMA District Contest in mid-April.
On Wednesday, March 21st, the Wind Ensemble shared a concert with the Sunnyside Intermediate 6th Grade band. In addition to wonderful performances by each group, the concert featured two 8th grade soloists from Tecumseh Junior High School, who were accompanied by the High School Wind Ensemble. Sunnyside 6th Grade band students performed five pieces of music, and during the final number, 6th grade students were joined by seniors and selected upperclassmen from the Wind Ensemble. This concert truly showcased the great music being made throughout our entire LSC band program!
3/17/18 - Winter Percussion Places Well at Plainfield Invitational
The Jefferson "A Class" percussion ensemble placed 7th in their class on Saturday, and the "Open Class" ensemble placed 2nd in their class! Both groups had wonderful rehearsals through the week, and made a great deal of growth and progress. Their performances were truly reflective of that growth! Keep it up!
3/17/18 - Varsity Winter Guard Performs at IHSCGA State Finals
Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard who performed on Saturday at the IHSCGA Open Class State Finals competition! The Varsity Guard performed their show Swept Away, and placed 8th in their class. Congratulations to all Color Guard members for a season that featured a lot of growth!