Jefferson Bands - Practice Makes Permanent

Welcome to the Jefferson Band Web! 

Jazz Bulldog
Dawn Forsythe 
Band Director 

Thank you parent volunteers!

Thank you faculty volunteers!

Thank you!
Faculty and Staff of Jefferson Traditional for awarding me for Building Teacher of the Year 2018.
SBCSC Top 10 Honors Group Teacher of the Year 2018 & $100.00 Tradition of Excellence 2 Book Grant

Thank you!
Alex Almanza for the Grammy Outstanding Music Teacher Nomination 2018

Thank You South Bend Education Foundation!
April 2015 Teacher Grant:  2 Eastman Trumpets & 1 Roland Amplifier
April 2018 Teacher Grant: Jupiter Trumpet, Jupiter Clarinet, Yamaha Concert Toms

Thank You SBCSC Alumni Association & GoFundMe donors
August 2018: Chimes cover & Bari sax.

IBA All-District Honor Band Members 2017
Abby Gray
Olivia Griffith
Chelsea Pillow

ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest Jan. 27, 2018 results:

Alto Saxophone solo:  Abby Gray, Marley Annis and Audrey Martin GOLD
Bari Saxophone solo:
Evelyn Ringer GOLD
Trumpet solo:
Isaiah Rivas, Reese Kissel and Chelsea Pillow GOLD
Trombone solo:
Nissi Soto Quinones GOLD
Shurn Clarinet Trio:  Anthony Wilson, Elijah Gaddey and Grayson Shurn GOLD
Ringer Sax trio:
  Marley Annis, Kane Karkiewicz and Evelyn Ringer GOLD
Martin Sax trio: Audrey Martin, Abby Gray and Olivia Van Meter GOLD
Pillow Trumpet trio
:  Reese Kissel, Sydney Marshall and Chelsea pillow GOLD
Armock Percussion Trio
:  Kenny Brown, Sarah Kline and Micah Cowells GOLD
(thank you for stepping up Micah!!)

ISSMA Jazz Contest March 2, 2018 results:

ISSMA JME Contest March 16, 2018  results:
Cadet Band: GOLD!
Concert Band: GOLD!

We have earned the ISSMA trifecta upcoming award for the All Band Award for the first time in school history!!
-Gold in Solo/Ensemble contest groups V, IV, III
- Gold in Jazz Ensemble Group IV
- Gold in Organizational Group V and III

Love my BULLDOGS!!

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