Lafayette-Jefferson Band Department

With Distinction Award for Wind Ensemble

May 5, 2017

Wind Ensemble was awarded a “With Distinction” designation  for their outstanding performance last week at State Qualifications . The letter was received in the mail today from the ISSMA office. Congrats to the students for their hard work all semester. Let’s have a great performance tomorrow at Finals. You have made this director so  VERY […]


Wind Ensemble ISSMA State Finals

May 2, 2017

May 6, 2017 Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis 6:00AM          Arrive at Jeff, DO NOT BE LATE… be dressed in Concert attire. You will have VERY little time once we get to Lawrence Central. Load instruments on Charter/Trailer 6:15                 leave for Indianapolis-WE MUST LEAVE ON TIME!! 7:30                 Arrive Lawrence Central 7300 E 56th St, Indianapolis, […]


Purdue Summer Concert Band Information

April 18, 2017

Jeff Band Family, Current and Former Students, and Parents: Want to play your instrument this summer???? Please see the below email from our Purdue friends. This is a great chance just to play your instruments and make some music!  You can play your instrument your entire life!!  Think about it! Mr. Barker Greetings from Purdue […]


Students selected for All-Star Marching Band Indy 500 Parade

April 12, 2017

Congratulations to Jeff Band students, Ian Eddy, Vikki Kimbrell, and Riley Pullen for being selected to the National Band Association Indiana All-Star Marching Band. These three Broncho musicians will be performing with students from all around the state in the Indy 500 Festival Parade on  Saturday May 27. Well done students!!


Retirement Messages for Mr. Barker

If you would like to share a memory/picture of Mr. Barker’s time teaching, please use the linked google.doc!  All memories/pictures will be put into a book for Tom!   Memory Link


Alumni Band – Music in May

April 10, 2017

      On Tuesday, May 16, the Jeff Bands will present their last concert of the school year.  Music in May, will be held in the auditorium at Jefferson High School beginning at 6:30pm.  This will also be the last concert for Mr. Tom Barker.  He will be retiring at the end of this […]



March 27, 2017

What: Required Performance When: Saturday, April 8th Wear: Tuxedos & Black Dresses (Ladies – no flip flops – Men – black socks!) Where: Jefferson High School – On SATURDAY, you will NOT be able to enter the music wing until we all enter as a group. You must take your instrument (and “stuff”) out of […]


ISSMA Concert Band contest information

March 24, 2017

Contest is coming!! These are reminders for you and your parents: You will compete in the ISSMA contest here at Jeff on Friday night, April 7. Your attendance is required. You will need to be here dressed in your correct concert uniform (black and white) at 5:10PM. We will meet in a classroom in the […]


Justin Cooper Selected for Indiana All State Band!

February 3, 2017

Congratulations to Justin Cooper for his selection to the Indiana All State Band! Justin, a Junior in the band program will be performing with other top musicians from all across the state at the All State Band weekend held at Purdue on the weekend of March 12th.


Mr. Barker Announces Retirement

Dear Jeff Band Family, It has been my honor and privilege to be working with the students, parents and staff of the Lafayette School Corporation band program since I came here from Tri-County in 1988. All of you have meant so much to me professionally but more importantly, personally all these years.  We have shared […]