Congratulations to the outgoing Band of Blue Seniors!
Welcome to the incoming Band of Blue Freshmen!

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!

Fundraising updates:
1. We are working on a silent auction to be held at the Band of Blue Night at the Kernels in August.
2. Business letter-writing campaign is underway.
3. Reach out to alumni -- gathering information.

For information or suggestions,
please don't hesitate to contact us!

Kellee Cortez (;
and Nikki Nezerka ( )
Co-chairs, Fundraising Committee

Please find the Individual Donor
and the Business Donor
pdf forms below
Individual Uniform Drive Form
Business Uniform Drive Form
Thank You!
to those that have helped us with our first step
on the Jefferson Band Uniform Drive!!

2015 Jefferson High School Band of Blue Marching Band Drum Line and Front Line Training, Auditions, and Camp

Mon., June 8th through Fri., June 12th
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Mon., June, 15th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Mon., June, 29th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Mon., July, 6th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Mon., July 13th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Mon., July 20th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps
Mon., July 27th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Tues., July 28th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Wed., July 29th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

begin Mon., August 3rd!
NOTE: ALL 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. sessions have a lunch break at noon. 

Students are to bring their own lunch, water, and sticks.


A GoFundMe account has been set up as another alternative for donating to the Uniform Drive.
Band of Blue Uniform Drive - GoFundMe Page

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 in the fall of 2014. A new uniform will cost $400.00.
Our goal is the purchase of 200 uniforms. The Jefferson Band Parent Association is a 501c3 group and your contribution is 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!

Business Donors ($2,000+, Section of Uniforms)
Jefferson Band Parents Association

Business Donors ($400+, Full Uniform)
Alliant Energy (through Matching Gifts)
Benchmark, Inc.
Bob Rodgers Travel (2.5 uniforms)
Buffalo Wild Wings
Hupp Electrical Motors
International Paper
Minntex Citrus, Inc. ($520)
Read Photography

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

Business Donors (up to $99)
Drs. Paul Mazzocco and Ben Petersen

Individual Donors ($400+, Full Uniform)

Linda Alibasio ($500)
Lorie Bateman
Kristin Beatty
George Cleveland ($500)
Shawn Cortez (plus Matching Gift from Alliant Energy)
Earle W. Dickinson
Thad and Elizabeth Driskell
Robert and Shelly Ehler
Harriet Ellison
David and Lexie French
James Houser and Arleen Zahn-Houser ($500)
Terry and Judie Martinson
Donn and Donna Patience
Nancy and Tom Steinke
Dennis and Judy Usher (plus Matching Gift from Alliant Energy)
Ron and Ashley Waltmann
Donna and Kevin Willenborg
Anonymous Donor

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

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

Individual Donors (up to $99)
Scott Gasway
Fred and Ruth Willenborg

CONGRATULATIONS to the Jefferson High School Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band on outstanding performances at the State Large Group Festival hosted at Linn-Mar High School on Saturday.  The Wind Symphony earned their 40th Division I Superior rating in the past 41 years and the Symphonic Band earned a Division II Excellent rating.  Thank you to the students for their diligence and hard work in lessons, sectionals, and large ensemble rehearsal in preparation for the performance.  Special thanks to Mrs. Anderson for leading and conducting the Symphonic Band this year, and our Lesson Specialists including Mr. Dickinson, Mrs. Kegel, Mrs. Wissenberg, Mrs. Drzycimski, Mr. Hoagland, Mr. Sadilek, and Mr. Naylor.  

Congratulations to the Band students for earning Division I Superior ratings in Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Concert Band this year!

June 27-28
Dr. Daniel Moore, coordinator 

A two-day workshop led by Hawkeye Drumline instructor Andrew Veit, Director of the Hawkeye Drumline, and other marching percussion specialists. Students will learn contemporary drumline techniques and participate in hands-on rehearsals, clinics, and sectionals on the instrument of their choice.  Our guest this year is Jeff Queen! He was an original member of Blast! (Battery percussion only; no front ensemble.) 

Schedule: Saturday, June 27, 9:00AM-5:00PMSunday, June 281:00-5:00PM
TUITION = $100.00 (Includes sticks, instructional books, and t-shirt) The application deadline - May 15, 2015 
If you send a group of students from one school we can cut the admission price in half ($100 to $50 per student). The group must be at least 6 members. It's a 2 day all intensive camp: All day Saturday, and afternoon Sunday with a show and tell performance after Sunday's session. More information on the camp can be found here:

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