Parents and Students of Current 8th Grade Band Members
Let us know if you have any questions about the Jefferson Band Program moving forward.
Please click here to download the frequently asked questions document

Thanks and Stay Warm!
Mr. Allard and Mr. Driskell

This weekend 15 band students auditioned to be a part of the Iowa All-State Band, which is a 270 piece ensemble compromised of students from across the State of Iowa.  All students had great auditions and their growth throughout the process was incredible.

This year two band students were selected:  Senior, Elizabeth Moon on clarinet and sophomore, Shannon Morgan on trombone.  Congrats to both Elizabeth and Shannon!  They will perform at the All-State Music Festival on November 18th, at Iowa State University.

There were also some band members that were selected to the All-State Choir--congratulations to Riley Walton (bass) and Emily Hanish (soprano) on making the 600 piece All-State Choir.  Ally Olson also got recalled for the choir.


Dear Band of Blue Members and Families,

Please join us for the 2017 Jefferson Band Extravaganza tomorrow evening in the Jefferson High School Auditorium at 7:00 P.M.  The concert will feature the Kirkwood Community College Concert Band under the direction of Mr. Joe Perea, The Band of Blue, and combined performance of the Ninth Grade Concert Band and Marching Band.  Admission is FREE!!

Thank you,
Mr. Driskell

The Jefferson High School Band of Blue is proud to present their 2017 program,
Opera Phan

The program weaves a program of master works by Mozart, Rossini, and Bizet with the melodies of the
Opera House’s most famous guest, the Phantom of the Opera.


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, and a return to O’ahu, Hawaii in 2008 and 2015. The Band of Blue has earned numerous awards including 38 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 42 Division I Superior ratings in the last 43 years at the State Large Group Festival.

There's been a couple of requests for an online version of the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraising brochure. 

We have uploaded a .pdf of the catalog to Charms.  It's under "handouts."  Here's a link:

Also from the fundraising company's website, here is a link to the brochure:

If you click on "download the .pdf" about halfway down the page, you can download and look at the brochure online.

The order form is not online, however.  You will need to fill that out by hand (as it's a multiple copy form) and return that order form with payment for your order.

The Band of Blue Marching Band performs many times through the fall, including:

  • Friday, September 15              Home Football Game vs. CR Kennedy
  • Friday, September 22              Home Football Game vs. CR Washington
  • Saturday, September 23         Competition 1: Linn-Mar Marching Invitational
  • Saturday, September 23         Competition 2: Marion Marching Invitational
  • Wednesday, September 27    Band of Blue Photos and Eighth Grade Performance
  • Saturday, September 30         Competition 1: Bands Across the Prairie
  • Saturday, September 30         Competition 2: The Five Seasons Invitational
  • Thursday, October 5                 Home Football Game vs. Waterloo East
  • Saturday, October 7                 Competition 1: State Marching Band Festival
  • Saturday, October 7                 Competition 2: Valleyfest
  • Monday, October 9                   Metro Marching Band Festival
  • Saturday, October 14               Competition: Waukee Marching Invitational
  • Monday, October 16                 RAIN DATE: Metro Marching Band Festival
  • Friday, October 20                    Home Football Game vs. Mason City – Senior Night
  • Saturday, October 21               All-State Music Festival Auditions
  • Tuesday, October 24               Jefferson Band Extravaganza

Packets will be available to pick up in the band and choir room.
You can also do online ordering.
visit and enter Group Number ( 999970314) in the "start shopping" box.



School code "jeffersonband"
Volunteer Opportunities:
On the calendar page you will see a little hand in the lower left-hand corner of a day,
click on that to bring up the volunteer screen. This will show you what volunteer opportunities we have or are in need of for that day or event. Thank you for your support of the Band of Blue!
School code "jeffersonband" then click "Enter Charms" 

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