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Fundraiser update  

We are into the Third week of our Annual Citrus sale with Florida Indian River Groves.  They did not get blown away in the huricane so they have fruit and we're selling it.  See your favorite band student for details or go to and enter 866849.  It will take you to our page for ordering.  I am sorry to say that the deliver to the customer option is not there anymore.  All items will be delivered to us and we will distrubute them for pre-Thanksgiving delivery.  The is, also, a link you can click in the links section of this page.

Marching Contest at Seymour Oct. 28  

We have received the schedule for the Foothills Classic Marching Contest in Seymour.  Once again, we are last in the contest.  However, we will be leaving early enough to watch the class before ours and let the students get something to eat and relax a little before the performance.  The schedule for the day is following:

1:00 PM  Meet in the band hall for loading equipment and final instructions.

2:00 PM  Leave for Seymour

2:45 PM  Arrive to watch the AAA competition (Eat something during this time and please, watch the bands)

4:45 PM  Meet at the bus to get into uniform/get ready to go to warm up

5:20 PM Warm up

6:20 PM Perform

7:20 PM Seymour Exhibition

8:00 PM Awards

9:00 PM leave for home

9:45ish PM Arrive home.  We will unload before students may leave.

This is the last marching contest for the fall and, depending on the football playoffs, may be the last time we perform this show.  Let's make it our best!  Then we come home and change gears with Night of the Patriots, Christmas Parade, and Winter concert.


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!

Fall Calendar  

Please, check the calendar for the fall 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. 

Band Booster Meeting  

We will have a Band Parent meeting on Monday, November 6 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!