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Fundraising! I's a dirty word!  

This has been a challenging year to say the least.  One of the challenges has been paying for the size of the band and the new ventures that we are embarking on to make the band more competitive in the future.  This has put a new strain on our budget that wasn't totally expected.  With this in mind, we need to raise about $40 per student at the end of the year in order to finish out the years needs, get instruments repaired and updated, and be ready for summer band camp.

On Tuesday afternoon, April 25, the band students will be staying after school to participate in Great American Fundraising's Ultimate Gift Card Sale.  The students will be calling people to purchase the card which is redeemable at the Great American Web site for over 1500 different items.  Please, help the students choose 25 or 30 people to call that might want to help.  Also, try people that you have not contacted previously as well.  It's hard when the same people are asked for money all of the time.

Second, the band boosters will be hosting a Bake Sale/Car Wash/Rummage sale on May the 13th at the American Legion Post in Jefferson City to help raise funds that the boosters need to meet the budget needs for that organization.  The choir program is joining us for a Music Department fund raising push.

Thanks for all you do to help promote music in the school and we hope to hear from you in the coming days.

Calendar Change  

One of the dates on our Spring Calendar has changed.  We will be moving our Spring Concert to Saturday May 6 in stead of Tuesday May 9. Stay tuned for more information on the days activities.

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.

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.

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!

Band Booster Meeting  

We will have a Band Parent meeting on Monday, May 8 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, and a calendar for the Fall of 2016.  All are pdf files and should be downloaded.  The information sheet 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.