This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of February 20, 2023

This Week's Schedule

Monday, February 20th

  • No school

Tuesday, February 21st

  • JV Winter Guard 4:45-6:45 pm
  • Varsity Winter Guard 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Mid-Winter Concert, 7 pm, DHS Auditorium

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • Wind Ensemble French Horns, 8-8:50 am
  • Wind Ensemble Low Brass, 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Varsity Winter Guard 5-8 pm
  • Davenport Band Booster Meeting, 6:30 pm, Auditorium

Thursday, February 23rd

  • JV Winter Guard 7:30-8:55 am
  • Wind Ensemble Trumpets, 8-8:50 am
  • Wind Ensemble Woodwinds, 4:45-5:45 pm

Friday, February 24th

  • Makeup Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Sectional, 8-8:50 am

Percussion Sectional Schedule

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Mid-Winter Concert

Our Mid-Winter Concert is Tuesday, February 21st at 7 pm in our auditorium. The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band will perform. We are wearing our concert uniforms, which are school owned tuxedos and dresses.


  • 6 pm - Students start changing into concert tuxes and dresses @ DHS
  • 6:45 - Symphonic Band on stage, Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble in auditorium seating dressed with instrument and music
  • 7 pm - Concert begins
  • 8:15 pm - Approximate parent pickup

Students need to provide the following items for their uniform.

  • Black dress shoes (closed toe, can be marching shoes)
  • Black crew length sock or hosiery
  • White undershirt for boys

All students are required to stay until the end of the concert. We are asking students to help move equipment back to the band hall. Students will be ready to be picked up at about 8:15 pm after all equipment is back and concert uniforms are turned back in to quartermasters.

TCGC Winter Guard Contest Volunteers Needed

Our Winter Guard’s amazing work ethic and spirit have been amazing all of us (and the judges!) so far this season. We now have the opportunity to witness all of it firsthand and show the community—as we have been all year—how amazing the Wolf Band Family is.

On March 4th the Winter Guard comes home as we host our own annual competition. We are so proud to show off how awesome it is to be part of this organization and school, but we need your help. Starting at 9:45 on that Saturday, we will have several shifts of all kinds of jobs that need to be filled. PLEASE come on out and help our Winter Guard (and to raise some money) on their march to State!

There is also set-up on Friday night and tear down after the event on Saturday. If you are able to come out I promise a good time. Meals will be provided to all volunteers.

Sign up here or at the link below.

Color Guard Letter Jacket Opportunity

Color Guard students in the JV Winter Guard will be given the opportunity to letter in color guard by earning a first division rating at the TCGC Solo and Ensemble Competition on May 13th. More information to follow.

Pre-UIL Concert Rescheduled

Our Davenport HS Pre-UIL Concert has been reschedule from March 28th to March 23rd. Please mark your calendars. Our Pre-UIL Concert will be during the school day.

The Middle School Region Band and High School Jazz Band Clinic and Concert has been rescheduled to March 28th.

Florida Trip Update

We are having a mandatory trip meting for all students attending the trip on Monday, March 6th at 7 pm. The student and one parent are required to be at the meeting to get information.

Here are the bus and hotel room assignments.

Also, here is which park we will be starting and ending our day while on the trip. Students will be able to park hop starting at 2 pm when we are at Disney parks.

Sunday, March 12 - Magic Kingdom (11 am entry)

Monday, March 13 - Hollywood Studios

Tuesday, March 14 - Universal

Wednesday, March 15 - Epcot (Workshop day)

Thursday, March 16 - Magic Kingdom

Here is an updated itinerary. We are now leaving at 3 pm on March 11th and will be returning on Friday, March 17th.

2023 Summer Band Dates

Here are dates for next year's Summer Band Camps.

2023 DHS Marching Band Summer Dates (required)

  • May 30-June 1, June Camp
  • June 3, Band Registration
  • July 15-16, Drum Major Camp
  • July 17-19, Student Leadership Team Camp
  • July 24-28, Drum Camp
  • July 24-28, Color Guard Camp (tentative)
  • July 27th, Summer Band begins for all (Winds, Percussion, and Guard)

Saxophone Lesson Information

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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

  • February 28th, Percussion Solo Recital, Davenport HS, evening
  • March 6th, Florida Trip Meeting, 7 pm
  • March 7th, Jazz Night, Pieper HS, 7 pm
  • March 11th-17th, Florida Trip
  • March 23rd, Pre-UIL Concert, Davenport HS, AM
  • March 28th, Region Jazz Clinic and Concert, Davenport HS
  • May 26th, Graduation, Wolf Stadium

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