This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of February 6, 2023

This Week's Schedule

Monday, February 6th

  • Sophomores Sign Up for Bus Seats for Florida Trip

Tuesday, February 7th

  • Freshmen Sign Up for Bus Seats for Florida Trip
  • JV Winter Guard 4:45-6:45 pm
  • Varsity Winter Guard 5:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8th

  • Band Directors out for All-State Convention through the end of the week - no percussion sectionals Wednesday or Thursday
  • Sendoff for Swim 7th period - drumline only
  • Varsity Winter Guard 5-8 pm

Saturday, February 11th

  • Casino Night! 6:30-10 pm, Columbus Club, click here for directions

Percussion Sectional Schedule

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Thank you to everyone who has been hard at work to help prepare for Casino Night. It has been amazing to see so many people work together on this event. Students that are performing need to wear their state shirt and arrive at least 30 minutes before their approximate performance time. Parents are welcome to come in to watch their student's performance without buying in, although we hope you do! The event is off campus at the Columbus Club.

Please help spread the word. You can buy in for $30 ($10 less than at the event) by pre-registering here.

What is a Casino Night?

Normally in Vegas it’s you against the house. Well in our case, the casino is there for only one reason—to teach you the game so you can have as much fun as possible. Never gambled before? No problem. We will have professional dealers, equipment, and tables on hand to give you a full Casino experience!

$30 gets you in the door with $1000 worth of chips. Those chips are exchanged at the end of the night for raffle tickets for some spectacular items.

Also on hand—an incredible silent auction and raffles with merchandise such as:

  • Custom-built Davenport Fire Pit
  • One-of-a-kind Wolf Band Artwork
  • Booze Barrel
  • Custom Work by Max’d Alt
  • Health and Beauty Packages
  • JJ’a Grit and Grace Boutique
  • Student Section Custom Baskets
  • DHS Adirondack Chairs
  • Handmade Woodwork Wall Flags
  • Handmade Precious Metal Jewelry
  • ….and more!

Items are being added every day and all profits go to YOUR Wolf Band. Spread the word, sign up (link below or QR code in flyer) and we’ll see you at the Casino!!

Letter Jacket Fittings

Please check the list here for your name if you think you have earned a letter jacket. We have submitted your name and email addresses to be sent information on purchasing a letter jacket. The school pays for the jacket and letter, and the student is responsible for paying for any add ons. Please let us know if you think your name should be on this list or if you do not receive ordering information from Herff Jones by the end of this week.

The fitting for letter jackets for the students that lettered this year is Thursday, February 16th at 4:30 pm in the band hall.

Here is how to qualify for a letter jacket in band and color guard taken from our Band Handbook.

All band members may be eligible to earn a letter jacket if they meet any of following requirements:

1. Must be in band for three years with at least 75% participation in full ensemble UIL competitions and be enrolled in band for their senior year. (Move-ins will still be eligible when they are seniors)

2. Make the All-Region Band or earn a 1st Division rating on a solo or ensemble at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.

3. Completing a full season as a member of the Varsity Winter Guard.

Pre-UIL Concert Rescheduled

Our Davenport HS Pre-UIL Concert has been reschedule from March 28th to March 23rd. Please mark your calendars.

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.

Sophomores and Freshmen will finish signing up for a bus seat this week on Monday and Tuesday. Here are the 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 24-25, Drum Camp
  • July 24-25, 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 16th, Letter Jacket Fitting, 4:30 pm, DHS Band Hall
  • February 21st, Mid-Winter UIL Preview Concert (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band only), Davenport HS, 7 pm
  • February 22nd, Band Booster Meeting, 6:30 pm
  • 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, 7 pm
  • 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