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The Jefferson High School Band program offers a balanced curriculum providing opportunities at all stages of musical development. Thad K. Driskell and Chad Allard lead the Band program that includes three concert bands, the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Ninth Grade Concert Band, The Band of Blue Marching Band, Jazz Band and two pep bands. The Band of Blue has earned national recognition through performances in the 1995 and 2001 Orange Parade, the 1998 Tournament of Roses Parade, the 1999 Fiesta Parade, the 2004 Pan-Pacific Parade in O'ahu, Hawaii, the 2006 Citrus Parade, the 2010 Holiday Bowl Parade and Half-Time Performance in beautiful San Diego, California, a return to O'ahu, Hawaii in 2008 and 2015, and a parade performance last March in Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The Band of Blue has earned numerous awards including 39 consecutive Division I Superior ratings at the State Marching Band Festival and numerous awards and recognitions in competition.

The Wind Symphony has been selected to perform at the 1993, 1997, and 2004 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. The ensemble has served as a Rehearsal Lab Ensemble for the 2010 and 2017 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference and the prestigious international Midwest Clinic in Chicago in 2010. The Wind Symphony has earned 43 Division I Superior ratings in the last 44 years at the State Large Group Festival.

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