This Week in DHS Band and Guard

April 18-24, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, April 18th

  • Band Banquet Tickets go on sale during class
  • Drumline Percussion Ensemble 4:45-6:15 pm
  • Band Booster Exec Board Elections, 6:30 pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, April 19th

  • Student Leadership Team Interest Meeting, 8:15 am, Band Hall
  • 6th Period Percussion Ensemble 4:45-6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Dallas Trip Rehearsal (Winds and Percussion only), 8-8:45 am, Band Hall
  • 6th Period Percussion Ensemble 4:45-6:30 pm
  • Student Showcase Performances, Smithson Valley HS, 5:45 pm Call Time @ SVHS Auditorium

Thursday, April 21st

  • Dallas Trip Rehearsal (Winds and Percussion only), 8-8:45 am, Band Hall
  • Drumline Auditions, 5-7:30 pm

Friday, April 22nd

  • No School

Saturday, April 23rd

  • Call Time for Dallas Trip, 4:30 am

UIL Concert and Sight Reading Results

The Davenport HS Band sent two bands to UIL Concert and Sight-Reading last week. We were the only 4A school in Comal ISD to send two bands. Our Non-Varsity Band received two superior ratings and four excellent ratings. Our Varsity Band received superior ratings from all six judges. The combination of superior ratings at UIL Marching and superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading earned our band program the Sweepstakes award for the year. Congratulations Wolf Band!

Dallas Trip Updates

  • We are having rehearsal for all winds and percussionists going on the trip on Wednesday and Thursday from 8 - 8 :45 am.
  • We will be signing for bus seats this week. Monday - Seniors/Juniors, Tuesday - Sophomores, Wednesday - Freshmen.
  • If you did not get you trip T-shirt last Thursday, please see Mr. Keyes ASAP to get your shirt.
  • We will be using remind to communicate with students on the trip. All students are required to join the Remind group “DHS Fine Arts Dallas Trip”. The class code is @h2fdf7.
  • Click here for the final trip instructions we went over at the trip meeting.
  • Bring at least $50 for food as well as breakfast for the bus.

Auditions for 2022-2023 Band Placement

We will be having auditions for all wind players for band placement for the 2022-2023 school year starting April 26th during class. Audition music can be found here.

Band Banquet

Band Banquet is May 7th at the Garden Ridge Community Center at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Students may bring a date who is not in band. Tickets will go on sale on April 18th and are $30 for students and parents. Students will be able to sign up for a table once they purchase a ticket.

Also, please consider donating something from this amazon wish list for band banquet.

Comal ISD Student Showcase Info

The following students are performing at the Student Showcase at the Smithson Valley HS Auditorium at about 6:45 pm.

Trumpet Quartet - Noah Bliss, Jo Callenius, Nathanael Irving, Eli Bliss

Saxophone Quartet - Virginia Simone, Mabry Haley, Dailyn Morgan, Jozie Steele

Tuba/Euphonium Quartet - Alejandro Quintanilla, Tristin Lopez-Hernandez, Keona Solidum Brayden Davis

Students need to arrive by 5:45 pm. We will meet at the Smithson Valley HS Auditorium. Please dress nice.

Student Leadership Team Interest Meeting

We are having a 2022-2023 Student Leadership Team interest meeting on Tuesday, April 19th at 8:15 am in the band hall. We will be going over the process for trying out for section leader, captain, and drum major for next year.

Band Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Click here for the band calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. We will release dates and times for rehearsals in August ASAP. We are waiting on the final professional development schedule for teachers in August.

Please make sure to leave these dates open for marching contest next Fall.

  • October 1 - USBands Hill Country Regional
  • October 8 - Comal Classic Marching Festival
  • October 15 - UIL Region Marching Competition
  • October 29 - UIL Area Marching Competition
  • November 5 - USBands San Antonio Finale
  • November 9 - UIL State Marching Contest

April Band Booster Meeting

We are having Band Booster Exec Board Elections at our April Band Booster Meeting on April 18th at 6:30 pm in the DHS Auditorium. We will take additional nominations for each position at the meeting. Band/color guard parents can still join the booster club at the meeting and vote if they meet the requirements below. Here is the membership form.

Current Accepted Nominations

  • President - Brianna Kay, Chris Lachance
  • Vice President - Kristin Bliss, Joe Hernandez
  • Secretary - Shannon Rainey, Jody Stanford
  • Treasurer - Traci DeGolier

Here are requirements to vote from our bylaws.

  • Have a student currently enrolled and active in program.
  • Have paid Davenport Band Boosters membership dues. The yearly all-inclusive membership fee per family shall be determined by the Executive Board each year ($15). Each adult person's name listed on the membership roster, taken from the sign-up forms, shall be considered a voting member, with up to two votes per family.
  • Have paid annual band obligations or paid to date on approved payment plan.
  • Adhere to CISD Code of Conduct.

UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest

The UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest is Saturday, May 28th. The school district has approved us to stay in hotels on Friday, May 27th in Austin, TX. We will leave in the afternoon on Friday, May 27th. Students will receive per diem. We will return the afternoon of Saturday, May 28th. More details to follow.

Band Obligations

Obligations for unpaid fees have been turned in to the front office. Students will not be able to exempt final exams if they have any unpaid fees.


All band students - Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band - will be performing at Graduation. We will be performing 15-20 minutes of music before graduation begins.

Upcoming Events

Student Leadership Team Try Outs, April 26th, 4:45-5:45 pm

Drum Major Try Outs, April 28th, 4:45-5:45 pm (required for winds to be present)

Band Spring Concert with DMS Wind Ensemble, May 10, 7 pm, DHS Auditorium

Percussion/Jazz Concert, May 24, 7 pm, DHS Auditorium

Graduation (All band students perform), May 25, PM, Wolf Stadium

Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, May 28, All Day, University of Texas at Austin (more info to follow soon)

June Camp, May 31st - June 2nd, 9 am - 4 pm, DHS

June Camp Performance and Parent Meeting, June 2nd, 6:30 pm, DHS

Band registration, June 4th, 9 am - 3 pm, DHS Band Hall

Percussion Camp, July 25-29, 9 am - 4pm

Color Guard Camp, Late July TBA

Student Leadership Team Camp, July 28-30

Summer Band begins for ALL August 1st, Mon-Fri, most days 8 am - 4 pm, DHS

Band Staff

Jeffrey Keyes

Director of Bands

Davenport HS

Dean Ponseti

Associate Band Director

Davenport HS

Kim Booher

Color Guard Director

Davenport HS

Kelsey Lien

Director of Bands

Danville MS

Nichele Gonzales

Assistant Director of Bands

Danville MS