Scholastic Class A
Marching Band is a voluntary activity, and will only meet as an extracurricular ensemble.
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 is 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.
FORMS & INFORMATION
Parents, please sign up to help where you can! Check the Volunteers page for more information.
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2020 Marching Bronchos
All scheduled rehearsal and performance dates are included on the Calendar.
NOTE: All competitive marching band invitationals and events have been cancelled for the 2020 season.
Links to competition itineraries will be provided below as they become available. You'll be able to click on the underlined event name to open the document.
Show Title: "Black Swan"
08/22/20 - Cancelled: Preview Show
08/28/20 - Football Game vs. Lawrence Central, 7:00pm
09/11/20 - Football Game vs. Harrison, 7:00pm (8th grade day)
09/12/20 - Cancelled: Brownsburg Invitational
09/18/20 - Football Game vs. Kokomo, 7:00pm (homecoming & senior night for band)
09/19/20 - Cancelled: Northwestern Invitational
09/26/20 - Cancelled: Star City Invitational (home show exhibition)
10/02/20 - Football Game vs. Richmond, 7:00pm (senior night)
10/03/20 - Cancelled: Homestead or Plymouth Invitational
10/06/20 - Fall Festival Concert
10/10/20 - Cancelled: ISSMA Scholastic Prelims @ Plymouth
10/23/20 - Cancelled: Bands of America Indianapolis
10/24/20 - Cancelled: ISSMA Scholastic Finals @ Lawrence Central
11/21/20 - JHS Band Gala (standstill performance)
12/05/20 - Lafayette Christmas Parade
Have you ever wondered how the ISSMA marching band classifications are determined?
Open Classifications are based on school enrollment size for grades 9 – 12:
Open Class A (1660 and Up)
Open Class B (925 – 1659)
Open Class C (562 – 924)
Open Class D (Up to 561)
Scholastic Classifications are based on number of band participants:
Scholastic Class A (Up to 110)
Scholastic Class B (Up to 55)
Lafayette Jefferson is a Class A school based on enrollment. If the marching band has less than 110 members, we can choose to compete in Scholastic Class instead of Open Class.
2019 ISSMA Scholastic Class A Finals ~ 1st place! ... "The Persistence of Time"
2018 ISSMA Scholastic Class A Finals ~ 3rd Place ... "Nature's Burden"
2017 ISSMA Scholastic Class A Finals ~ 2nd Place ... "Breaking the Cycle"
2019 Marching Bronchos