Current News

Halloween Concert and Parade

Mon. Oct. 23rd is our first performance of the year, our Fall/Halloween concert at 7pm in the auditorium. Students should arrive by 6:30 for warm up and tuning. Students should dress in a school appropriate costume, or can wear all black if they choose not to dress up in a costume. There will be trick or treating for little kids beforehand, performance at 7pm, costume contest (with Peoples Choice tickets for sale) in the middle. Performance is free to the public. Also on Fri. Oct. 27th at 7pm Jefferson Orchestra will collaborate with the Cedar Rapids Community String Orchestra to participate in the first ever Cedar Rapids Halloween Parade through NewBo and Czech Village, come out and see us at both events!

JOPA Meeting Oct 10th

Our Parent Association meetings (JOPA) are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, and our next one will be Tues. Oct. 10th at 7pm in the Orchestra Room. Come and meet other parents, the teacher and learn about what plans we have for the orchestra this year.

Facebook and Emails, etc

If you would like updates on Jefferson Orchestra you can join our Facebook group page and make sure your email has been entered into Charms.  Our unofficial Flickr page is here.

Use Amazon Smile to support JOPA!

You can now select Jefferson Orchestra Parents Association as your preferred charity when shopping! Try to remember us when doing your holiday shopping this year.

Banquet May 22nd

The end of the year is nearly here!  We celebrate surviving another year of Jefferson Orchestra with a year end potluck banquet on Monday May 22nd.  We will be having a potluck dinner in the band room.  Families with the last name starting with letter A-H  will bring a main dish, I-R will bring a side dish, and  S-Z will bring a dessert.  Dinner will start at 6pm in the band room and there will be various student performances.   Remember to bring your own plates, utensils and drinks!