Curtis Gaesser | Kelsey Iverson

2015-2016 Awards | 2014-2015 Awards | 2013-2014 Awards | 2012-2013 Awards 

Jimmie Lowder Scholarship Memorial Fund

Folsom High School Music Program

     The Folsom High School Music Program is nationally-recognized for excellence in music. The Marching Band, Jazz Bands and Choirs, and Orchestra win awards at the local, regional, and national level year-after-year. 

DownBeat Magazine Awards

     DownBeat magazine, the monthly Wallstreet Journal of jazz, blues, and roots music, has served as the book of record for the professional jazz world since 1934.  Its Jazz Hall of Fame at Universal Studios’ City Jazz club in Orlando, Florida honors legends including Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock and many, many more.

     For almost 40 years now, Downbeat also continues to annually honor the best jazz student groups in the nation from middle school through college.  Our Folsom Music high school big band jazz, small combo jazz, jazz choir, and middle school jazz bands have collectively earned over 50 awards in this prestigious national and international forum.  FHS Jazz Band I and Jazz Choir I hold the current 2016 titles as the best in the nation!

We continue to salute and admire Folsom Music’s tradition of excellence in music education!  

  • Best High School in the Nation Vocal Jazz Winner: 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • High School Vocal Outstanding Performance: 2006, 2010
  • Best High School Big Band in the Nation Winner: 1993, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • High School Band Outstanding Performance: 2010
  • High School Jazz Combo Outstanding Performance: 2012, 2015, 2017

Contact Information

Curtis Gaesser    cgaesser@fcusd.org
Kelsey Iverson    kiverson@fcusd.org

Office Administrator: admin@folsommusic.org

PO Box 1464
Folsom, California 95763-1464

Phone: (916) 985-3103
FAX: (916) 985-3307


Folsom High School Music Boosters

The Folsom High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is promoting excellence through music education, and is realized through the efforts and talents of our dedicated volunteers and community.

We provide fundraising and event support to the Folsom High School music program.