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!
YAMAHA SOUNDS OF SUMMER MARCHING PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
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-5:00PM; Sunday, June 28, 1:00-5:00PM
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:
The Award Winning Jefferson BAND OF BLUE Marching Band will be holding training and audition sessions for Color Guard for the 2015 season.
Color Guard training will begin next Monday, May 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Jefferson Band Room. Additional dates and times will be provided at that time. No experience is necessary and all students are welcome to attend the training sessions and audition – Bring a friend! Our experienced color guard staff will teach all fundamentals of flag work, posture, dance, and movement for the audition.
Students are encouraged to wear athletic attire and athletic shoes. Equipment will be provided.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Jefferson Band students that participated in the Cedar Rapids All-City Music Contest this weekend at Kennedy High School. We are very proud of the students’ efforts and performances. More work and performance preparation is to be done as we look forward to many outstanding performances this weekend at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival hosted here at Jefferson High School.
All-City Solo and Ensemble Festival Results
Division I+ Superior Rating
Lauren Brown, Clarinet solo
Alec DeCapria, Oboe solo
Hailey Everhart, Flute solo
Clarinet Ensemble – Lauren Brown, Alyanna Subayno, Marisa Willenborg, and Erica Barlow
Wind Symphony Percussion Choir
Division I Superior Rating
Hannah Bertram, Flute solo
Hannah Bertram, Piccolo solo
Lauren Brown Woodwind Duet
Cody Cortez, Trombone solo
Alec DeCapria, Alto Saxophone solo
Carolyn Driskell, Clarinet solo
Hailey Everhart, Piccolo solo
Reuben French and Sarah Steinke, Euphonium Duet
Jack Hanson, Percussion solo
Christopher Haring, Alto Saxophone solo
Ezekial Hillius, Alto Saxophone solo
Makayla Kaune, Flute solo
Makayla Kaune, Piccolo solo
Makayla Kaune Woodwind Duet
Noelle McPhail, Trumpet solo
Jack Richardson, Alto Saxophone solo
Nate Richardson, Violin solo
Brianne Settlage, Flute solo
Brianne Settlage Woodwind Duet
Alyanna Subayno, Clarinet solo
Elizabeth Thompson, Alto Saxophone solo
Haley Varo, Flute solo
Tommy Waltmann, Trumpet solo
Marisa Willenborg, Clarinet solo
Clarinet Ensemble – Carolyn Driskell, Elizabeth Moon, Stephanie Johnson, Clarisa Bruns
Trumpet Ensemble – Tommy Waltmann, Mitch Ficken, and Nate Richardson
Symphonic Band Flute Ensemble
Wind Symphony Flute Ensemble
Wind Symphony Saxophone Choir
Division II Excellence Rating
Mixed Instrument Duet - Collin Kruse and Makayla Kaune
Erica Barlow, Clarinet solo
Emily Barmore, Oboe solo
Hannah Barmore, Oboe solo
Maddie Barmore, Flute solo
Gabrielle Burkett, French Horn solo
Cameron Cox, Alto Saxophone solo
Andrew Ehler, Tenor Saxophone solo
Bob Farrier, Trumpet solo
Joshua French, Trumpet solo
Reuben French, Euphonium solo
Dylan Howard, Tenor Saxophone solo
Stephanie Johnson, Clarinet solo
Kylie Jonas, Tuba solo
Kyle Kazimour, Alto Saxophone solo
Kyle Kazimour, Baritone Saxophone solo
Hannah Kimbro, French Horn solo
Mason Koelm, French Horn solo
Jesse Martinson, Trumpet solo
Bailey Meza, Trombone solo
Elizabeth Moon, Clarinet solo
Hallie Ozburn, Clarinet solo
Morgan Settlage, Alto Saxophone solo
Lauren Sheets, Flute solo
Stephanie Smith, Flute solo
Halas Wilson, Trombone solo
Saxophone Trio – Jack Richardson, Christopher Haring, and Morgan Settlage
Symphonic Band Mixed Brass Ensemble
Wind Symphony Brass Choir
Wind Symphony Clarinet Choir
Wind Symphony Trumpet Choir
Wind Symphony Woodwind Choir
2015 IOWA HONOR BAND
Thirteen Jefferson High School Band students have been selected to perform with the 2015 Iowa Honor Band hosted by The University of Iowa on Saturday, February 21. CONGRATULATIONS to the following students:
Makayla Kaune, flute
Hailey Everhart, flute
Brianne Settlage, flute
Alec DeCapria, oboe
Lauren Brown, clarinet
Alyanna Subayno, clarinet
Carolyn Driskell, clarinet
Cameron Cox, alto saxophone
Kyle Kazimour, baritone saxophone
Tommy Waltmann, trumpet
Ford Loskill, trombone
Kylie Jonas, tuba
Alexander Nelson, tuba
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Band students for being selected to the 2015 Coe College Senior Honor Band:
Hailey Everhart, flute
Makayla Kaune, flute
Alec DeCapria, oboe
Alyanna Subayno, clarinet
Amanda Turner, bass clarinet
Justice Pickup, French horn
Mason Koelm, French horn
Alex Nelson, tuba
|CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for being selected to the 2014 University of Northern Iowa Honor Band (The Northern Festival of Bands) to be held Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8: read more...
|The day is almost here! We will begin our 2013 TubaChristmas event this Saturday with registration starting at 10:00AM.
|CONGRATULATIONS to the following Jefferson Band students for being selected to the 2013 Iowa All-State Band: read more...
|CONGRATULATIONS to the Jefferson students on an outstanding weekend and concert at the 2013 All-State Music Festival! read more...
|SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from the Eastern Iowa Brass Band! read more...
|Sixteen students from the Jefferson High School Band have been selected to participate in the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters’ Association Honor Band Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2013 read more...
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for being selected to the 2014 University of Northern Iowa Honor Band (The Northern Festival of Bands) to be held Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8:
Concert Band (9 – 10)
Hannah Bertram, flute, Jada Holliday, flute, Alec DeCapria, oboe, Alexi Bolden, clarinet, Marisa Willenborg, clarinet, Cameron Cox, alto saxophone, Elizabeth Thompson, alto saxophone alternate, Cody Cortez, trombone, Jack Hanson, percussion
Symphony Band (11 – 12)
Aaron Jencks, flute, Hannah Soper, flute, Emily Barmore, oboe, Erica Barlow, clarinet, Lauren Brown, clarinet, Alyanna Subayno, clarinet, Connor Luedtke, trumpet
Tommy Waltmann, trumpet, Tyler Buffington, trumpet alternate, Emily Jonas, trombone, Kylie Jonas, tuba, Austin Vosdingh, tuba
The day is almost here! We will begin our 2013 TubaChristmas event this Saturday with registration starting at 10:00AM.
Registration and rehearsal will be in the old Westside Sewing space right off Center Court. TubaChristmas signs will be posted in the window. Rehearsal will be 10:30-Noon, lunch from Noon-1:15PM and the concert begins at 2:00PM in front of the JC Penney store. Full details are available at www.crtubachristmas.com .
Hope to see you there!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Jefferson Band students for being selected to the 2013 Iowa All-State Band:
Trey Hill, baritone saxophone; Emily Jonas, trombone; Kylie Jonas, tuba; and Marisa Willenborg, Bb clarinet.
Selected as an alternate was
Alyanna Subyano, Bb clarinet, and special mention to Lauren Brown, Bb clarinet, for being recalled to the second round of auditions.
Congratulations to all of the Jefferson band students. Each of you has grown significantly as musicians through the preparation, practice, and audition of the All-State process. Continue the great work!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Jefferson students on an outstanding weekend and concert at the 2013 All-State Music Festival!
Members of the All-State Band include:
Marisa Willenborg on clarinet, Kylie Jonas on tuba, Emily Jonas on trombone, and Trey Hill on baritone saxophone.
Members of the All-State Orchestra include:
Noah Foreman on bass and Daniel Nguyen on violin. Members of the All-State Choir include:
Jace Hadish, Zane Hadish, Rachel Tortora, Savaun Bounds, Jacob Hasley, Carli Holub, Hailey Maiers, Aria Ball, and Tiara Kane.
Pictures from the event can be found on the Jefferson Band of Blue website by following the link below and selecting 2013 All-State:
The 2013 All-State Music Festival will be broadcast on Iowa Public Television on Thursday, November 28 at 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 P.M.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from the Eastern Iowa Brass Band!
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Young Artists Competition. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band and receive a $250 music scholarship.
The competition is open to all high school brass and percussion musicians enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year. Performers must attend a high school in Linn, Johnson, Cedar, Iowa, Buchanan, Delaware, Benton or Jones County to be eligible.
Please share the attached announcement with your young brass and percussion students and private teachers!
Sixteen students from the Jefferson High School Band have been selected to participate in the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters’ Association Honor Band Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2013. These students will perform in one of two 124 piece, select ensembles made up of instrumentalists from 60 schools in Northeast Iowa.
The students will rehearse all day Saturday and present a concert at 7:00 P.M. in the Oelwein High School Gymnasium. The two bands will be under the direction of Dr. Andrew Boysen, Jr. from the University of New Hampshire (and Cedar Rapids Jefferson alum), and Dr. Timothy Mahr, from St. Olaf College.
The following instrumentalists from the Jefferson High School Band were selected for this honor: Autumn Anderson, flute; Erica Barlow, clarinet; Emily Barmore, oboe; Lauren Brown, clarinet; Jennifer Hughes, clarinet; Aaron Jencks, flute; Makayla Kaune, flute; Connor Luedtke, trumpet; Quinn McIlvanie, trumpet; Alex McPhail, oboe; Noelle McPhail, trumpet; Justin Pugesek, trumpet; Alyanna Subayno, clarinet; Austin Vosdingh, tuba; Tommy Waltmann, trumpet; and Marie Wilhelm, clarinet.
|JEFFERSON BAND 2011-2012 PRESS RELEASES
CR JEFFERSON BAND RECEIVES INTERMEC GRANT
The Cedar Rapids Jefferson Band is honored to be the recipient of a $2,000 grant from the Intermec Foundation K-12 Education Support Program. The Jefferson Band was nominated for the grant by Mr. Rich Struve, an employee of the Intermec Technologies Corporation. Funds from the grant will be used in the purchase of a Bb Contrabass Clarinet for the Band Program. On behalf of Jefferson High School and the Jefferson Band Program, we would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Mr. Struve and the Intermec Technologies Corporation for their support.
|CR JEFFERSON STUDENTS PERFORM IN 2012 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY HONOR BAND
Ten Cedar Rapids Jefferson Band students participated in the Iowa State University Honor Band on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 in Ames, Iowa. Jefferson students participating in the ISU Honor Band were Rachel Edelen, flute; David Frey, oboe; Nathan Helm, euphonium; Adam Houk, trumpet; Makayla Kaune, flute; Alex McPhail, oboe; Brianne Settlage, flute; Hannah Soper, flute; Alyanna Subayno, clarinet; and Austin Vawter, string bass.
The Honor Band experience offered many opportunities to the students while on campus. The Jefferson students participated in full ensemble rehearsals, master classes with Iowa State University faculty members, attended a concert by the Iowa State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Michael Golemo, Director of Bands at Iowa State University, and performed in concert at CY Stephens Auditorium. In addition to the honor of being selected and musical experience, the students had the opportunity to experience the Iowa State campus and reflect upon opportunities beyond high school as well as socialize and work cooperatively with students from across the state of Iowa.
Guest conductors for the Honor Band were Lt. Col. Alan Bonner, former Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C., Dr. William Malambri, Director of Bands Emeritus at Winthrop University, and Mr. Steve Stickney, Linn-Mar High School Director of Bands.