This Week in DHS Band and Guard

May 16 - 22, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, May 16th

  • Drumline Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal, 4:45-6:15 pm

Tuesday, May 17th

  • Color Guard Clinics, 5-7 pm , DHS Cafeteria

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Jazz Band, 4:45-5:45 pm, DHS Band Hall
  • Color Guard Clinics, 5-7 pm , DHS Cafeteria

Thursday, May 19th

  • Wind Solo Try Outs for 2022 Marching Show, 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Drumline Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal, 4:45-6:30 pm
  • Color Guard Clinics, 5-7 pm , DHS Cafeteria
  • Color Guard Try Outs, 7-8 pm, DHS Orchestra Room

Saturday, May 21st

  • All percussion - 3:30 Call Time @ DHS
  • Dress Rehearsal 5-8 pm

Percussion Jazz Concert

Our Percussion/Jazz Concert is May 24th at 7 pm in the DHS Auditorium. All percussionist, our color guard, and our jazz band will be performing at this concert. Percussionist will be wearing all black as well as different outfits depending on which songs they are playing. Students need to start collecting apparel for their songs. The jazz band will be wearing all black - just like the Jazz Night we had in February. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here starting Tuesday.

Show Reveal and Wind Solo Try Outs

Click here to watch the show reveal for our 2022 marching production, "Full Circle".

There are solos for the following instruments.

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone/Baritone
  • Tuba

Students who are interested in playing one of the solos need to stay after school on Thursday to try out. Music is available in the band hall.


We have a correction to make - only Wind Ensemble students will be performing at Graduation on Wednesday, May 25th. We will be wearing tuxes and dresses.

Band Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Click here for the band calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. We have added our August band camp rehearsals. This calendar is tentative until out Parent Meeting on June 2nd at 6:30 pm in the DHS Auditorium.

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

Band Registration

Band Registration is Saturday, June 4th and is required for all students participating in band or color guard during the 2022-2023 school year. We will be collecting fees and ordering uniform parts. TPC Family Medicine will be at Band Registration on June 4th to give physicals. Physicals will be $25 through South Texas Family Medicine.


All students will need to have a physical completed after May 1st, 2022 to participate in Marching Band for the 2022-2023 school year. The Comal ISD Pre-Participation form music be used. You can find the form here. You can get your physical completed at Band Registration on June 4th for $25.


Students will be responsible for getting their tux and dress dry cleaned. Symphonic band students will be sent home with their tux/dress this week to get dry cleaned. Wind Ensemble students will need to get their tux/dress dry cleaned after graduation and turn them back in during June Camp, May 31-June 2.

Congratulations Adrien de Barros Conti

We want to send a huge congratulations to Adrien for receiving his Eagle Scout honor. We are proud of you, Adrien!

Fees for 2022-2023

We are keeping the Fair Share fee at $300 for next year. Most of our apparel (marching shoes, etc) has gone up in price. We will release our final fee sheets with apparel pricing in next week's newsletter.

UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest Update

The UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest has been moved from UT to Hendrickson HS. Here are performance times.

Stanford, Matthew - 8:36 AM

Tuba/Euphonium - 8:40 AM

Phelps, Gracelyn - 9:10 AM

Saxophone Quartet - 10:20 AM

Bliss, Noah - 10:50 AM

Euphonium/Baritone Trio - 11:30 AM

Trumpet Quartet - 11:50 AM

Here is our hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress

300 South Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78704


Friday, May 27th

2 pm - Meet at DHS

2:30 pm - Leave for Austin

4 pm - Check in to hotel

5 pm - Go get dinner

7 pm - Back to hotel

10 pm - Everyone in their room

Saturday, May 28th

6:30 am - Breakfast

7 am - Check out from Hotel

7:15 am - Leave for Hendrickson HS

7:45 am - Arrive at Hendrickson HS

12:15 pm - Leave Hendrickson HS for DHS

*Get lunch on the way home

2:30 pm - Parent pickup at DHS

Upcoming Events

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

Graduation (Wind Ensemble Only), May 25, PM, Wolf Stadium

Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, May 28, All Day, University of Texas at Austin

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

Color Guard Camp, July 18-21, 9 am - 4pm

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

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

Alexis Dillon

Color Guard Assistant Director

Davenport HS

Kelsey Lien

Director of Bands

Danville MS

Nichele Gonzales

Assistant Director of Bands

Danville MS