2018 "Scholastic Class A" Finals ~ 3rd Place
2017 "Scholastic Class A" Finals ~ 2nd Place
2018 Information - "At a Glance"
Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the Marching Band will no longer be meeting as a class during the school day. Marching Band will continue to be a voluntary activity, and will only meet as an extracurricular ensemble going forward.
Directors: Chris Paulson / Bruce Knepper / Jeff Parthun / Matt Finger
Semesters: Extracurricular - (After School) - during Fall semester
Prerequisite: Permission of Director of Bands
The Jefferson Marching Band will be comprised of all instrumentalists at Jefferson who wish to participate in the competitive marching band. Membership in this ensemble requires the willingness and ability to attend all extra-curricular practices and performances for the ensemble. The schedule of additional practices and performances is distributed at the Spring "Call-Out" meeting, prior to the next school year.
Additionally, marching band families will be responsible for paying a participation fee, which covers program design, additional staffing, travel costs for the season, and many other items. Fund-raising opportunities do exist for all families, and assistance from the Jefferson Band Boosters is also possible. Specific financial concerns and/or needs may be discussed with the band staff.
The band will be exposed to advanced techniques related to the marching band idiom, including advanced tone production, rhythmic development, balance and blend, stylistic refinement, and showmanship attributes necessary for their performances.
The marching band will perform extensively through the fall semester, including all home football games and at state and regional competitions. Travel, both in and out of state, is a regular occurrence for this ensemble.