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ISSMA JME 2018      jazz bulldog

Dawn Forsythe 
Band Director 

Thank you parent volunteers!
Jodi Pine: Oct. 15 Jazz Ensemble Red Ribbon Week Kickoff performance
Nov. 20 Jazz Ensemble St. Paul's performance

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. 2, 2019 results:

Clarinet solo: Laniyah Exum and Madison Ring received gold medals.
Alto Saxophone solo:  Abby Gray, Marley Annis received Gold medals. Audrey Martin received a silver medal.
Tenor Saxophone Solo: Ryan Brown received a gold medal
Bari Saxophone solo: Evelyn Ringer received a Gold medal with a perfect score!
Trumpet solo: Isaiah Rivas, Reese Kissel, Gilbert Clear and Sebastian McChesney received Gold medals
Farrough flute trio: Catherine Farrough, Emma Goodling & Abby Demler received gold medals.
Ringer Sax trio:  Marley Annis, Sarah Kline and Evelyn Ringer received gold medals.

Martin Sax trio: Audrey Martin, Abby Gray and Evelyn Ringer received gold medals.

Marshall Trumpet trio:  Reese Kissel, Sydney Marshall and Isaiah Rivas received gold medals.
Alexander brass trio: Richie Alexander, Gilbert Clear & Sebastian McChesney received gold medals.
Soto trombone trio: Nissi Soto Quinones, Grace Hetler & Joelle Turner received silver medals.
Chapman Percussion Trio:  Paddy Chapman, Garrett Pillow & Elijah Maldonado received gold medals. 

Jefferson Bulldogs came home with 28 gold medals and 4 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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