This Week in DHS Band and Guard

April 4-10, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, April 4th

  • Low Brass (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba) Sectional 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Drumline Percussion Ensemble, 4:45-6:15 pm

Tuesday, April 5th

  • Trumpet 1 Sectional 8:10-8:45 am
  • Flute/Clarinet Sectional 4:45-5:45 pm
  • 5th Period Percussion Ensemble 4:45-6:30 pm
  • Dallas Trip Meeting (see below for more info), 7-7:30 pm, DHS auditorium

Wednesday, April 6th

  • French Horn Sectional 8:10-8:45 am
  • Saxophone/Bass Clarinet Sectional 4:45-5:45 pm
  • 6th Period Percussion Ensemble 4:45-6:30 pm

Thursday, April 7th

  • Trumpet 2/3 Sectional 8:10-8:45 am
  • Drumline Auditions, 5-7:30 pm

Friday, April 8th

  • Hosting American Classics Music Festival

Saturday, April 9th

  • Hosting American Classics Music Festival

UIL Concert and Sight Reading Itineraries

We have performance times for the UIL C&SR Evaluation. Please take a close look at the itineraries for both Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band to the right of this paragraph. 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.

UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest

The UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest is Saturday, May 28th. We will be taking a school bus and will be leaving early that morning to get to UT Austin for the performances. We will have more information to share soon.

Dallas Trip Meeting

We are having our mandatory Dallas Trip meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 7 pm in the DHS auditorium. It is required for the student going on the trip and a parent/guardian to be at the meeting for all students going on the trip.

Fine Arts Decision Day info for Seniors

This event is Tuesday, April 26th at 10:00 am in the Wolf Den. We will celebrate our Class of 2022 who are joining the military, continuing in fine arts programs, going into a career from the CTE program, and those going into trade school programs.

Students must sign up to receive a table and be recognized. The sign up is found at The deadline to sign up is April 8th.

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.

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.

May Performances

We have had to make some adjustment to the May performance schedule due to conflicts with the 8th grade awards ceremony on May 23rd and DHS Graduation on May 25th. Please mark your calendar with the following dates.

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

May 24 - Percussion/Jazz/Color Guard Concert, 7 pm, DHS Auditorium

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

Upcoming Events

Wind Ensemble Full Band Rehearsal, April 11th and 12th, 4:45-6 pm

UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation, April 12th-13th, Seguin HS

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

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

Dallas Trip, April 23-25

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