This Week in DHS Band and Guard

April 11-17, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, April 11th

  • Wind Ensemble Full Band Rehearsal 4:45-6 pm (Band students are highly encouraged to attend the before school NHS meeting so they can attend all of rehearsal)

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Symphonic Band attends UIL Concert and Sight Reading - Itinerary here, Call time 8 am
  • Wind Ensemble Full Band Rehearsal 4:45-6 pm

Wednesday, April 13th

  • Wind Ensemble attends UIL Concert and Sight Reading - Itinerary here, Call time 6 am
  • 6th Period Percussion Ensemble 4:45-6:30 pm

Thursday, April 14th

  • Dallas Trip Tshirts passed out during class
  • Drumline Auditions, 5-7:30 pm

Friday, April 15th

  • Good Friday - No School

UIL Concert and Sight Reading Itineraries

Please take a close look at the updated itineraries for both Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band by clicking here. Students will need to get to school early on their performance day. We are the only 4A school in our district sending two bands, and we are very proud of everyone’s hard work in preparing for the evaluation. Parent are welcome to attend the concert and sight reading portion of the contest. Video/audio recordings are not allowed in the sight reading room.

Students need to bring these items with them to school the day they go to UIL.

  • Black dress shoes (closed toe), black crew length socks or hosiery, white undershirt for boys.
  • Money for Pizza at Peter Piper Pizza - you will have some time to play games if you would like. The buffet and a drink are $12 with tax.
  • Bring your school clothes with you on the bus so you can change out of your tux/dress at Seguin HS before getting food.

Band Banquet

Band Banquet is May 7th at the Garden Ridge Community Center at 7 pm. Students may bring a date who is not in band. Tickets will go on sale on April 18th and will be sold for one week. Tickets are $30 for students and parents.

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.

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.

Dallas Trip Updates

  • We will be having a rehearsal for all winds and percussion going on the Dallas Trip on April 20th and 21st from 8 am - 8:45 pm.
  • Dallas Trip T-shirts will be passed out in class on Thursday, April 14th.
  • Please send in the consent form from the Dallas Trip meeting this week if you have not done so already.

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.

Upcoming Events

Band Booster Meeting (Board Elections), April 18th, 6:30 pm, DHS Auditorium

Comal ISD Student Showcase, April 20th, Smithson Valley HS

Student Leadership Team Interest Meeting, April 19th, 8:15-8:45 am

Dallas Trip Rehearsal, April 20th, 8-8:45 am

Dallas Trip Rehearsal, April 21st, 8-8:45 am

Dallas Trip, April 23-25

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 27-30 (9am-noon, last day 9 am - 4 pm)

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