Welcome incoming Band of Blue Freshmen!

The program embraces the music of 1987 Jefferson alumnus, Dr. Andrew Boysen, Jr. and includes: Kirkpatrick Fanfare, Song For My Children, Unraveling, and Fantasy On A Theme By Sousa.
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Kirkpatrick Fanfare opens with a driving Irish rhythm and fanfare building to the well-known melody "Irish Tune".

The second production, Song For My Children, opens and closes with mellophone solo and embraces the love and caring between a parent and child and was written in dedication to Andy's own children.

Unraveling develops a single melody passed around the ensemble that builds in energy and tempo driving to a fiery close.

Fantasy On A Theme By Sousa weaves together John Phillip Sousa's march, Fairest of the Fair, and the Jefferson Loyalty and was commissioned by the Jefferson Band Parents Association as a gift to Mr. Earle W. Dickinson upon his retirement from Jefferson High School in 2002.

The Band of Blue
Uniform Drive

We are reigniting the new marching band uniform drive. We are currently just over halfway to our goal of $80,000 plus for the purchase of new marching band uniforms. 
We need your help to reach that goal!


As you know, school systems are under considerable budgetary pressures. Therefore, we turn to the generosity of our West Side parents, alumni, community, and Cedar Rapids businesses.Your financial support will enable the students of The Band of Blue to debut these new uniforms soon. A new uniform will cost $400.00.

Our goal is the purchase of 200 uniforms, and your contribution may be tax deductible. A receipt will be returned to you for your records.

Thank you to the parents, grandparents, community members, and Cedar Rapids businesses that have already donated to the Band Uniform Drive as well as the matching gifts that have been received from Alliant Energy! Thank you for your past and continued support of Jefferson High School and your Band of Blue!

Please find the
Individual Donor
and the Business Donor
pdf forms below
Individual Uniform Drive Form
Business Uniform Drive Form
A GoFundMe account has been set up as another alternative for donating to the Uniform Drive.
Band of Blue Uniform Drive - GoFundMe Page
Business Donors ($2,000+, Section of Uniforms)
Jefferson Band Parents Association

Business Donors ($400+, Full Uniform)
AirFX Trampoline Park
Alliant Energy (through Matching Gifts)
Benchmark, Inc.
Bob Rodgers Travel (2.5 uniforms)
Brecke Mechanical Contractors
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cedar Rapids Oral Surgery
EB Solutions, Inc. (for Garret Bennink)
Guaranty Bank
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Hupp Electrical Motors
International Paper
Linn Area Credit Union
Minntex Citrus, Inc. ($520)
Read Photography

Business Donors ($300, Three Quarters Uniform)
Bimm Ridder Sportswear
My Chiro

Business Donors ($200, Half Uniform)
Brown Law Office - Attorney Mark Brown

Business Donors ($100, Quarter Uniform)
Elite Orthodontics
Storm Steel
Ray Terpstra, Attorney at Law
University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Business Donors (up to $99)
Cedar Rapids Eye Care
Drs. Paul Mazzocco and Ben Petersen

Thank You!
to those that have helped us with our first step on the Jefferson Band Uniform Drive!!
Individual Donors ($400+, Full Uniform)

Louisa and Mario Affitigato
Linda Alibasio ($500)
Lorie Bateman
Kristin Beatty
Ed and Heather Bertch (for Garret Bennink)
George Cleveland ($500)
Shawn Cortez (plus Matching Gift from Alliant Energy)
Earle W. Dickinson
Thad and Elizabeth Driskell
Robert and Shelly Ehler
Harriet Ellison
Joann Everhart
John and Ninette Farrier (for Bob Farrier)
David and Lexie French
James Houser and Arleen Zahn-Houser ($500)
Betty Kruse ($1,000 for Dillon and Allison Barnard)
Lori and Lance Larsen
Terry and Judie Martinson
Donn and Donna Patience
Jan Rosauer (for Matthew Rosauer) $800 plus matching gift from Rockwell Collins
Nancy and Tom Steinke
Mike and Lisa Tortora
Dennis and Judy Usher (plus Matching Gift from Alliant Energy)
Ron and Ashley Waltmann
Donna and Kevin Willenborg
RaeEllen Zahradnik, in memory of Jerry Zahradnik ($4000)
Anonymous Donor

Individual Donors ($300, Three Quarters Uniform)
Joe Fisher

Individual Donors ($200, Half Uniform)
Carol Allen
Harold Becker
Robert Becker
Chris and Nicky Bruns 
Jeff and Lori Donald
Dennis and Judy Dye
Craig and Allison Wilhelm

Individual Donors ($100, Quarter Uniform)
Thad Driskell
Paul June (for Robert Farrier)
Becki Lynch

Individual Donors (up to $99)
Amy Belice
Angela Boisseau
Scott Gasway
Terri Hungergord
Fred and Ruth Willenborg

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