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Marching Shoe order  

This announcement is for anyone, new or old, who needs that black marching shoes.  The Trade Center is doing things a bit different this year to try and collect in a timely basis.  There is a form in the forms section of this page for you to down load with your information.  Payment needs to be made when you order shoes and the cost is $42.  Checks can be made out to the Trade Center. 

They, also, have flip folders, supplies, gloves, etc. for purchase.

Band camp info  

Apparently some of you can't open this file so here is the text of the document. The 21st date is for student leaders only.  They know who they are.  If you're wondering why this information is coming out so late ask your student when they were given the information!  It could be revealing! :)  Have a great summer and we'll see everyone in July.


Welcome to the JCHS Band
Camp dates: July 24-August 4
Student leaders will meet July 21 at 8:00 AM
July 24-28 Everyone!
8:00 AM to Noon
1:00 – 4:30
5:30-8:00 PM
(Wednesday is the exception. We will only meet until 4:30 with no evening
July 31, August 1, 3, and 4 will be from 5:30 to 8:00 PM only!
All Camp activities will be held at JCHS this year.
Band Parent Meeting at 5:30 PM on July 24 in the JCHS Commons. You will get
student medical forms and Booster information at this meeting
We are excited that you have chosen to be a member of our fine, growing, and fun organization. This letter is to inform
you of summer camp dates, camp fees, and other information that will be important to you as you plan your late
summer activities. Just a reminder; all camp activities are mandatory participation. This is the time that is dedicated
to getting us ready for the upcoming performance season and we need everyone there to prepare.
The Show theme for 2017 is yet to be determined but the music has been chosen. We will send out links to listen
online as soon as everything is finalized. It’s going to be a fun and exciting show with design elements that we have
never used before.
Whether we like it or not, everything costs money. Our band camp fees are some of the lowest in the area but are still
substantial. The fees go to maintain our marching equipment, pay for the show, pay camp instructors, and other
miscellaneous items that we must cover for which the school gives us nothing! It is important that we collect these
Camp fee is $150 and may be paid in cash or check. It is preferred that this be paid at the beginning of camp because
all of the expenses will be due upon receipt during camp. If you prefer, you may make installment payments through
the summer by sending it to:
C/O Greg Jones
115 W. Dumplin Valley Rd
Dandridge, TN 37725
If you need to make arrangements for payment see Mr. Jones and we will work it out with you. Please, don’t drop band
because of cost! We are determined to make this accessible to all who want to participate. We will work something
Make checks out to JCHS Band and return the money to Mr. Jones as soon as possible at the beginning of camp or
throughout the summer.
Remember to have old shoes, a hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen, instrument, music (Hopefully you will have
this before you leave school for the summer!), and a sense of fun and adventure.
You can join the Band Booster Face Book page at “Jefferson County High School Band Boosters” to keep up with all
of the news and some of the Gossip! Make sure you get the Tennessee JCHS not the Kentucky. You should also sign
up for the Remind app. This will be the first line of communication this year. You should text, to 81010, the message
@323hb or go to We will, also, post news on the HS web page for Mr. Jones. Have a great summer.
Greg Jones and Abby Lyon
JCHS Band Directors

New way to stay in contact!  

We are always looking for a better way to stay in contact so no one is left out of the loop on important events and announcements.  With this in mind, I have instituted the use a messaging app. called "Remind".  All you have to do is go to this link: and follow the instructions to sign up and join "Band".  The mobile app is free. 

If you don't have a smart phone but can text, text @323hb (in the message field) to 81010 or to 717-363-8462.

If none of these work for you then the booster FB page and the web site are still up and running.

If you are going to Orlando, this is the primary way that we will stay in touch.  If everything works well then we will use this with next years band members and parents as our first line of communication.

Additions to Forms and Files  

The Summer Band Camp information letter is now posted on the forms section of this web page.  It is in pdf format and can be downloaded for your information and planning purposes. The following forms are now up to date and are ready for download.  Please, fill them out and bring them to band camp with you. (You do not need to bring the Guidlines, just the commitment to excellence saying you have read it.)

Information Form

Committment to Excellence

Medical Affidavit (Please, print but DO NOT sign it except in the presence of a Notary Public.  If you do, you'll have to do it all over again.  You can find Notaries at your bank, insurance office, car dealer, anywhere they work with legal documents.)


The music file for this years show is under the file manager link of the web page.  It is an mp3 download and will be titled mystery instead of Odyssey (Which is our show title for the year).  Happy listening and have a great summer.  Now, GO PRACTICE!

Spring Calendar  

Please, check the calendar for the spring events that we know of at this time.  As always, we reserve the right to amend these dates as events change or school requirements change.  This rarely happens but it could so keep your eyes and ears open.  I will do my very best to adhere to this calendar.  You may also, download a PDF copy in list form from the forms section of this page.

Band Booster Meeting  

We will have a Band Parent meeting on Monday, July 17 at 7:00 in the HS Band Room.  Check out the Jefferson County High School Band Booster Face Book page. (Make sure it's not the one in Kentucky!)  You can get quick information there about the "Sign up genius" to help with chaperoning, concession, etc. as well as updates on calendar events, congratulations, funny stuff, or whatever. 

Also, check the "forms" link on this page to get a welcome information letter, information sheet, Band Guidlines and Committment to Excellence form, the Medical Insurance Affidavit that needs to be notarized, and a calendar for the Fall of 2017.  All are pdf files and should be downloaded.  The information sheet, medical affidavit, and Committment to Excellence should be turned in at the beginning of camp.  PLEASE, make sure your student has turned in these forms.  We need them for school insurance information and emergency contact information!

The calendar is up to date and filled with all of the information that I have at this point.  It will be updated as things develop.


Check the board in the Band Hall!  

As we go through the semester, it is vital that everyone is aware of and adheres to our rehearsal and performance schedule.  Just a reminder that all rehearsals and performances are mandatory for ALL band members.  Each person has a unique assignment and when they are not there the people around them can't function as needed.  We rely on each other to be the best band that we can be.

I have placed dates of importance on the Band Room white board for the next month (and will update it through out the year) so that band students can see and take note of everything that we are doing.  Required attendance dates are in red.  The dates are listed on the calendar area of the this web page, as well, for your convenience.

This year is going to be a wonderful year for the JCHS band.  Let's participate to the fullest to make it great!