Jefferson Bands - Practice Makes Permanent

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ISSMA JME 2018      jazz bulldog

Dawn Forsythe 
Band Director 

Thank you parent volunteers!
Oct. 15 Jazz Ensemble Red Ribbon Week Kickoff performance Jodi Pine
Nov. 20 Jazz Ensemble St. Paul's performance
Dec. 10 Winter Concert: Melanie Lawwill
Feb. 6: Jazz Tour: Leah McChesney, Valerie Pillow, Melodie Ringer

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
August 2019: 10 trumpet mutes, 5 trombone mutes, 10 tuner/metronomes
October 2019: 2 Trombones 

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

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.

America, The Beautiful.mp3
Black Forest Overture.mp3
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Eagles Among Us.mp3
The New World Symphony
To honor, thank and remember
We Know the Way (from Moana).mp3


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 Jazz Contest March 1 2019 results:
Gold from all 3 judges
3 soloist awards: Audrey Martin-Alto Sax
Richard Alexander-Trombone
Isaiah Rivas-Trumpet


ISSMA JME Contest March 15, 2019  results:

Cadet band: Gold from all 3 judges


 Concert Band: Gold from all 3 judges


Congratulations for qualifying for the ISSMA all-Band award the 2nd year in a row!

 Love my BULLDOGS!!

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