This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of November 7, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, November 7th

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5-7:30 pm (B shadows excused)
  • State T-Shirt Pickup, 7-8 pm (all students provided a shirt)

Tuesday, November 8th
  • Wear State T-Shirt to school
  • School sendoff, 4:25 pm, students released from class at 4:15 pm to report to the athletic wing
  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5-7:30 pm (all students required to be in attendance)
  • Senior March, 7:05 pm at Wolf Stadium (parents welcome)

Wednesday, November 9th
  • UIL 4A State Marching Competition, 8 am Call Time, 3 pm performance, Alamodome

Thursday, November 10th
  • Pep Rally PM - wear jeans and state shirt
  • No rehearsal :)

Friday, November 11th
  • Veteran's Day Assembly (Wind Ensemble Performing), 10 am
  • Davenport v. Fredricksburg @ Fredricksburg HS, 7:30 pm

UIL 4A State Marching Band Competition

Our prelims performance at the UIL 4A State Marching Competition is at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9th at the Alamodome. Chaperones and load crew have already been selected for the performance. Transportation will be provided for load crew to and from the Alamodome (charter bus #4).

Check out this article about the Wolf Band attending the state competition. We are so proud of our community, and we cannot wait to represent Comal ISD and Davenport HS at the state level. It has been a team effort, and the support this season has been overwhelming from parents, community members, and our school district.

Here are some important links with information about the UIL 4A State Marching Band Competition

Region Band Auditions

Region band audition entries are due by Friday, November 11th. Students who plan on auditioning for the region band need to complete this entry form and turn in $10 in cash or check payable to Davenport HS Boosters on Thursday or Friday. The audition will be done at Davenport HS on Monday, November 28th. Students who earn a chair in the band will earn a Davenport HS Letter Jacket.

Students, please use these recordings to aid in your preparation for the audition.

Veterans Day Assembly

The Davenport High School Veteran's Day assembly is this Friday at 10 am. Only our Wind Ensemble and Battery will be performing due to limited space on stage in the auditorium. We’re honored to be able to offer this performance to the Veterans in our community who have bravely served our country. Attire for the performance is band polos and jeans.

Fredricksburg Playoff Game

Parents, please consider signing up to volunteer as a chaperone if you have already completed the CISD background check here. The sign up to volunteer is here.

We will be performing The Armed Forces Medley at halftime for Veteran's Day.

Schedule for the day

  • 6th Period (2:47 pm) - Report to band hall instead of 6th period, load, and eat
  • 3:30 pm - Dress into half uniform
  • 4:00 pm - Inspection
  • 4:15 pm - Load and leave
  • 6:30 pm - Arrive and unload
  • 7:00 pm - Pre-Game Ceremonies
  • 7:30 pm - Game starts
  • 10:45 pm - Leave Fredericksburg HS
  • 12:45 am - Approximate Parent Pick Up

Students need to bring these items with them to school on Friday.

  • Grey Wolf Band water bottle filled with ice and water
  • Band uniform parts – long black socks, marching shoes, compression shirt and shorts, gloves, athletic shorts for run-through.
  • Color guard uniform parts – show hair and makeup, bodytights, black socks, show undergarments, and guard shoes.
  • Letter jackets or the Davenport HS Band soft shell jacket purchased through TMF may be worn on top of the band uniform.
  • Letter jackets or the guard warm up jacket may be worn on top of the color guard uniform.
  • Additional layers may be word under either uniform to stay warm as long as they cannot be seen - hoodies can be used under the band uniform with the hood under the jacket.

Water Donations

We are asking for one last round of water donations to get us through playoffs. Water can be delivered to the band hall after practice on Monday or Tuesday.

Canned Food Drive

We are participating in the GVTC canned food drive again this year. The band and color guard are specifically collecting boxes of stuffing. Drop off is at the band hall to Mr. Keyes. We are setting a goal that every band and color guard member donates one box of stuffing. The last day to donate is Monday, November 7th.

Winter Guard

Winter Guard season is just around the corner. We will be having two winter guards this year - a varsity winter guard and a junior varsity winter guard. Both groups will travel, compete, and pay an additional fee for the winter season. The varsity winter guard will have a costume fee of $135 on top of their fair share fee, but they will get to keep their costume. Our junior varsity winter guard will be wearing the same costume we used for marching season.

Here are some important dates for winter guard season.

  • November 14 - Winter Guard Clinic after school
  • November 17 - Winter Guard Try Outs after school
  • December 12 - Winter Guard parent meeting immediately after Holiday Concert

Remind Groups

We have two sets of remind groups.

  • The first is for directors to communicate with both parents and students. We used this Friday to let everyone know the game was delayed 30 minutes due to rain.
  • The second is for section parents to communicate with parents in their section.

Please take a moment to join the appropriate groups by texting the code including the @ to 81010.

Directors to Students/Parents

  • Woodwinds - @99edfh to 81010
  • Brass - @dhswolfb to 81010
  • Percussion - @kdb2aa to 81010
  • Color Guard - @dhswolfba to 81010

Section Parent to Parents (no students)

  • Flute - @eaddkbd

  • Clarinet - @33628ef

  • Saxes - @3fb7bhb

  • Trumpets - @edfbeg

  • Mello - @2428cb7

  • Trombone - @ebdakk7

  • Baritone/Tuba - @g3c79b

  • Percussion - @kkgdg99

  • Color Gaurd - @942kc8

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

  • November 17th, Winter Guard Try Outs
  • November 18th, Butter Braid Fundraiser Kickoff, during class
  • November 28th, ATSSB Region Band Auditions, Davenport HS, 5:00 pm
  • December 5th, ATSSB Region Band Concert and Clinic, Davenport HS, All Day
  • December 8th, Jazz Band Recital, Davenport HS, evening
  • December 12th, Band Holiday Concert and Winter Guard Parent Meeting, Davenport HS, 7 pm

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