This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of November 13, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, November 14th

Thursday, November 17th

  • Butter Braid Kickoff during class
  • Full Band Rehearsal, 4:45-6 pm (required for all band/color guard students attending the playoff game)
  • Winter Guard Try Outs, 5:15-7:30 pm

Friday, November 18th
  • No Pep Rally this week
  • Davenport v. Calallen @ Victoria Memorial Stadium, 7:30 pm

Calallen Playoff Game

Our round 2 playoff game is this Friday, November 18th at 7:30 pm versus Calallen HS at Victoria Memorial Stadium. Playoff games are required for all band and color guard students who do not have a conflict. Please communicate any conflicts with playoff games early in the week.

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.

Schedule for the day (tentative)

  • 5th period - Report to band hall
  • 1:45 pm - Run through
  • 2:00 pm - Load truck, get dressed in half uniform, grab food for the bus
  • 2:45 pm - Load busses and leave DHS for Victoria Memorial Stadium
  • 6:30 pm - Arrive and unload
  • 7:00 pm - Pre-Game Ceremonies
  • 7:30 pm - Game begins
  • 10:45 pm - Approximate departure time
  • 1:30 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.
  • Warm layers to wear under our uniforms. It will be approximately 50 degrees during the game. We will take all jackets off for halftime.

Butter Braid Fundrasier

We are kicking off our Butter Braid Fundraiser this Thursday. We are raising money for next years marching show :)

Here is the link to create an individual Butter Braid accounts.

Here is a video explaining the fundraiser.

We will run the fundraiser through December 7th at 11:59pm. Delivery will be December 14th.

Region Band Auditions

Students, please check this roster to make sure all entry information is correct. Region auditions are Monday, November 28th after school at Davenport HS. Students who earn a chair in the region band will earn a Davenport HS Letter Jacket.

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

Video from UIL 4A State Finals

Senior Night Photos

Here are pictures taken by Joe SA Photography at Senior Night.

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

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 28th, ATSSB Region Band Auditions, Davenport HS, 5:00 pm
  • November 28th, Band Booster Meeting, Davenport HS, 6:00 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