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Join the Jefferson Marching Band!

The Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band is unlike anything you will ever do, and it is awesome! The Jefferson Marching Band marches a high-stepping style known as the “Big Ten” style of marching. It is noticeably different, more complicated, and much more exciting than the common ‘corps’ style of marching. The JHS band also marches a new and unique half time show for each home football game, learning a new show in 1-2 weeks of rehearsal, including memorizing all music, while many marching bands only perform one show their entire season. Go Jags!

JHS Marching Band members consist of students in 8th to 12th grade in Bloomington Public Schools. Musicians must be enrolled in the band or orchestra programs at their respective school. Signing up is easy. In the spring, information will be sent home with the kids and out to the parents. Simply fill out the form and send in to the JHS Bands.  Mid-summer, you will start receiving information on practice and performance schedules, fees, and everything else you will need to know to step off on the right foot to have fun. Orchestra students can also be in the marching band by playing a woodwind or brass instrument, or play bells in the marching band. Orchestra students can contact Director Dan Fretland with questions.

Scholarships are available for the Jefferson H.S. Marching Band through the Jefferson Band Booster Club so that all kids may enjoy the excitement of the band! Details are on our web site.

Flag corps tryouts are announced in May. Students from 8th to 12th grade in Bloomington Public Schools can participate.

The Thomas Jefferson High School Marching Band is a proud and honored organization that has been a part of JHS since the fall of 1970 when the school first opened. Members of the marching band have traveled the world through the years representing JHS, all the while cheering on the Jefferson varsity football team at all home football games. Most recently the marching band has performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, the Holiday Bowl & Outback Bowl Parades & Halftime Shows, the Hollywood Christmas & Waikiki Holiday Parades, & the Pearl Harbor Museum & Visitor Center.

See our brochure for more information on how to join. Please fill out the interest form and send us your information to join!
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