General Information

Did You Know!

The Coffman Band Program consistently ranks as one of the best in the state, earning the highest large ensemble and individual honors.

14% of all Coffman students participate in band and are also some of the top kids in our school.

In 2013, the DCHS Marching Band was named a National Semi-Finalist at the BOA Grand National Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Over the past 30 years, the band has won 64 "Grand Champion Awards in OMEA Events

Over the last several years, the band program has included:

  • Over 80 National Merit Commended and Semifinalist Scholars
  • Many Valedictorians and Salutatorians
  • Fulbright Scholars
  • 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 graduates with perfect ACT scores
  • Strong National Honor Society representation
  • Coffman Presidential Scholar Semifinalist
  • Military academy appointments
  • State pole vault champion + NCAA pole vault champion
  • Students admitted to medical schools
  • Eagle Scouts
  • Members of the basketball and baseball teams, cheerleaders, robotics club members, Homecoming Court Kings & Queens, and much more!

Students in the Coffman Band program are:
involved, enthusiastic, and proud of their achievements!


 

A Note on Competitions:

I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss an important aspect of our band program: competitions.

It is my intention to create an environment that allows our kids to grow both as musicians and young adults. And where it is naive to think that our world does not consist of competitive people, businesses, situations, and environments, the Dublin Coffman band program uses competition to better ourselves. Not to distance itself from other organizations.

Properly handled, competition can be a wonderful learning tool. We can learn, stretch our abilities, and strive for goals we would otherwise consider to be unattainable. We can also learn from each other and learn to live with each other’s inadequacies as a part of life’s lesson. Not finishing in first place becomes acceptable if the members of the group continue their growth and do not take steps that hinder the learning process.

Being a winner is having the determination to continue to excel.

In our ventures to our multi-state competitions, our goals haven’t changed. We want to continue to improve everyday and to grow as musicians and people. Everyday we have failures and successes. Everyday we use these successes and failures to get better than the day before. Our determination doesn’t come from competing with other bands, but from a drive to become better individuals and a better group. In this type of environment, the bands we “compete” against are participants towards a common goal, not our adversaries.

We hope you enjoy the marching band season. It is a great time for growth both as people and as musicians.

Sincerely,

 


Jeremy Bradstreet
Director of Bands
Dublin Coffman High School
614-764-5905
bradstreet_jeremy@dublinschools.net