This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of October 17, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, October 17th

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5 pm - 7:15 pm (Please note rehearsals are ending at 7:15 pm this week due to the sun setting earlier.)
  • Pop Up Sale, 7 pm, selling hoodies, vests, beanies, and more!

Tuesday, October 18th
  • Percussion Sectional, 5 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Pop Up Sale, 7 pm, selling hoodies, vests, beanies, and more!

Wednesday, October 19th
  • Color Guard Sectional, 7:30 - 8:55 am
  • Woodwind and Brass Sectional, 5 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Pop Up Sale, 7 pm, selling hoodies, vests, beanies, and more!

Thursday, October 20th
  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Pop Up Sale, 7 pm, selling hoodies, vests, beanies, and more!

Friday, October 21st
  • Pep Rally, 4:00 pm, DHS Gym, report to band hall in jeans and band polo after checking in with 7th period teacher
  • Davenport v. Lampasas, 7:30 pm, Wolf Stadium

Lampasas Home Football Game

Parents, please consider signing up to volunteer as a chaperone or load crew if you have already completed the CISD background check here. The sign up to volunteer is here. Parents who are not volunteering as load crew or chaperones may not enter the band section in the stands.

Students need to bring these items with them to school on Friday.

  • Jeans and band polo for pep rally
  • Grey Wolf Band water bottle filled with ice and water
  • Band uniform parts – long black socks, marching shoes, compression shirt and shorts, gloves, band ball cap, athletic shorts for run-through.
  • Color guard uniform parts – show hair and makeup, bodytights, black socks, show undergarments, and guard shoes.

Schedule for the day

  • 7th period - check in with teacher and report to band hall for pep rally

  • 4:00 Pep Rally

  • 4:30 Feed the Band

  • 5:15 Run through at practice field

  • 6:00 Move equipment to stadium

  • 6:40 Inspection and march to the stadium

  • 7:00 Pre-game ceremonies

  • 7:30 Davenport vs. Lampasas Football Game

  • 10:45 Approximate pick-up time at DHS Band Hall

UIL Area Update

We officially advanced to the UIL Area Marching Contest by earning a first division rating at the Region 12 UIL Marching Contest. We are now able to apply for funds from the district for charter busses and hotel rooms. We will be booking hotel rooms early this week, and we will get an email out with hotel information as soon as they are finalized.

Our plans are to have a run thorough rehearsal after school on Friday, October 28th. We will load the truck then leave for our hotel in Corpus Christi between 7 and 7:30 pm. Our prelims performance is at about 10 am the next morning at Calallen HS. The top 10-12 bands out of about 35 bands will advance from prelims to finals. The top 6-7 bands from finals will advance to the UIL State Marching Contest on November 9th at the Alamodome.

Remind Groups

We have two sets of remind groups.

  • The first is for directors to communicate with both parents and students. We used this Friday to let everyone know the game was delayed 30 minutes due to rain.
  • The second is for section parents to communicate with parents in their section.

Please take a moment to join the appropriate groups by texting the code including the @ to 81010.

Directors to Students/Parents

  • Woodwinds - @99edfh to 81010
  • Brass - @dhswolfb to 81010
  • Percussion - @kdb2aa to 81010
  • Color Guard - @dhswolfba to 81010

Section Parent to Parents (no students)

  • Flute - @eaddkbd

  • Clarinet - @33628ef

  • Saxes - @3fb7bhb

  • Trumpets - @edfbeg

  • Mello - @2428cb7

  • Trombone - @ebdakk7

  • Baritone/Tuba - @g3c79b

  • Percussion - @kkgdg99

  • Color Gaurd - @942kc8

Fee Payments

Here are the links for making a credit card payment for your convenience if you are making monthly payments on your band or color guard fees. We are still accepting cash or check.

Fee payments (Use this link for everything except instrument usage fees.)

Instrument usage payments

Upcoming Events

  • October 29th, UIL Area Marching Contest, Calallen HS
  • November 4th, Davenport v. Marble Falls Football Game (Parent Night), 7:30 pm
  • November 5th, USBands San Antonio Regional Marching Contest, Davenport HS - last marching contest unless we advance to state :)
  • November 11th, Veterans Day Program, DHS Auditorium, AM
  • November 18th, Butter Braid Fundraiser Kickoff, during class
  • November 28th, ATSSB Region Band Auditions, Davenport HS, 5:00 pm

Band Staff

Jeffrey Keyes

Director of Bands

Davenport HS

Dean Ponseti

Associate Band Director

Davenport HS

Kim Booher

Color Guard Director

Davenport HS

Alexis Dillon

Color Guard Assistant Director

Davenport HS

Kelsey Lien

Director of Bands

Danville MS

Nichele Gonzales

Assistant Director of Bands

Danville MS