Jefferson Bands - Practice Makes Permanent

Welcome to the Jefferson Band Web! 

Use this form to enroll in band for the 2021-2022 School year:

Dawn Forsythe 
Band Director 
2018 SBCSC Top 10 Teacher of the Year
2020 Quinlan & Fabish Outstanding Music Educator Award

Thank you:
2015: South Bend Education Foundation. 2 trumpets, Amplifier, pTrumpet
2018: South Bend Alumni Assoc Co-Ex Grant. Bari Saxophone, Chime Cover, Cymbal Stand
South Bend Alumni Assoc Co-Ex Grant. 2 slide trombones
2019: South Bend Alumni Assoc Co-Ex Grant. rumpet & Trombone straight mutes, combo tuner/metronome
South Bend Alumni Assoc Co-Ex Grant. Sibelius Ultimate Educational digital version music writing software.
South Bend Alumni Assoc Co-Ex Grant. 

IBA All-District Honor Band Members 2019
The Indiana Bandmasters Association is a group of Indiana Music Educators making a difference in our schools.  These chosen directors bring together top students from our area schools so they can perform together conducted by a guest director every year chosen by the IBA. Congratulations: Laniyah Exum, Dominic Vitale-Richards, Marley Annis, Sarah Kline, Evelyn Ringer, Gilbert Clear, Grace Hetler.

ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest Feb. 1, 2020 results:

Flute solo: Kaelyn McClements received a gold medal. Emma Goodling & Abby Demler received silver medals.
Bassoon solo: Gilbert Clear received a gold medal.
Clarinet solo: Laniyah Exum & Dominic Vitale-Richards received a gold medals.
Alto Saxophone solo:  Marley Annis received Gold medal.
French Horn solo: Ruth White received a gold medal.
Trumpet solo: Reese Kissel, Gilbert Clear and Sebastian McChesney all received Gold medals.
Trombone solo: Grace Hetler received a gold medal.
Exum clarinet trio: Laniyah Exum, Kaelynn Goliver & Aubrie Millard received gold medals.
Ringer Sax quartet:  Marley Annis, Sarah Kline, Kane Karkiewicz and Evelyn Ringer received gold medals.
Clear Percussion Ensemble:  Paddy Chapman, Garrett Pillow, Elijah Maldonado, Dominic Vitale-Richards & Gilbert Clear received gold medals.
Brown Percussion ensemble: Kenny Brown, Sarah Kline & Evie Ringer received gold medals. 

The biggest win of the day was Evelyn Ringer. She played a group 1 Bari Saxophone solo that qualified her for Indiana state contest in Indianapolis on Feb. 29.  Evie is the first student to qualify for state from Jefferson! Congrats Evie & best of luck.

Jefferson Bulldogs came home with 26 gold medals and 2 silver medals!  Congratulations to all participants!

ISSMA State Solo contest in Indianapolis Feb 29: Evelyn Ringer GOLD!

ISSMA Jazz Contest March 6, 2020 results:
Gold from all 3 judges & with DISTINCTION!!
2 soloist awards: Marley Annis-Alto Sax
Evelyn Ringer-Bari Sax



ALL virtual ISSMA contests cancelled for 2020-2021.

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