DMS Band Weekly Newsletter

Week 13 - 4/11-4/15

In This Newsletter:

  • Week at a Glance/Month at a Glance - CALENDAR INCLUDED
  • Congratulations Percussion and AL All State participants!
  • Spring Concert Dates - May 2 and/or 3, check the schedule!
  • Snap Raise - keep adding emails/sending text blasts!
  • Orlando Updates - First rehearsal this week!
  • DMS Band Memories Google Folder!
  • DRESS UP DAYS for this week: Month of the Military Child!
  • '22-23 Fall Guard Tryout info!
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This Week: At A Glance!

Dress up days included for Month of the Military Child!

("Camo Day") Monday: Jazz Band

("Travel Day") Tuesday:

("Superhero Day") Wednesday: ORLANDO TRIP BAND REHEARSAL! 3:30-5:00

("Purple Up!") Thursday: No Perc Ensemble

("Patriot Day") Friday:

This Month: At a Glance!


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Click above to download the images as PDF files. These calendars contain ALL Discovery Band events, so if you have a question about whether or not your student participates in these events, please email us:

Jazz Band:

WE HAVE A GIG! See below for details!

We will begin meeting on Thursdays as well as Mondays this week if you can join us! Here's what rehearsals will look like:

  • Monday, 4/11
  • Thursday, 4/14
  • Monday, 4/18
  • Thursday, 4/21
  • TUESDAY, 4/26
  • Thursday 4/28
  • Thursday, 5/5


Congratulations: DMS Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble competed for SCGC Championships on Saturday in Tennessee and came back with first place and a superior rating! CONGRATS!

Their show "Danger Zone" can be seen/heard at our Spring Concert on night 2 (May 3rd)!

Congrats, Percussion!

Congratulations: ALL STATE BAND MEMBERS!

Joslin Shropshire (Flute)

Breanna Wilson (Bari Saxophone)

& Alex Fedoseyev (Euphonium)

These students (and Mrs. Rhoades!) had tons of fun and great music memories in Mobile this past weekend! We are so proud of our students who made it through the rigorous audition process to be selected for the Alabama All State Bands!

Alex was a member of the Red Band, and Joslin and Breanna were members of the White Band! Congrats to all!

spring concert dates

We are looking a the general start time for the first group on each night being between 5:30 or 6pm.

Reminder: THIS CONCERT IS THE STUDENTS' FINAL EXAM GRADE. Please plan on being present - and go ahead and plan to spend the whole evening with us. This is a big deal, your students will enjoy all of it and should be very proud of it all!

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DMS+BJHS Jazz Brunch

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Thank you for making sure your student has added 20 emails in for our Snap Raise Fundraiser!

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ADD DMS Band Pics

DMS Band Memories Google Folder

If you have any pictures from the trip or from fun times past in the DMS Band, upload them here!



We will NOT be performing with a percussion ensemble in Orlando. There were too many factors in place working against us and we have decided to withdraw our registration for percussion ensemble.

We WILL perform as a band, so this should only affect percussionists who thought they needed to report Thursdays for rehearsals. Now, they do not.


Email update for trip participants coming soon!

All students need a triple occupancy room package (unless he/she is rooming with a parent). The only people registered for a double occupancy room should be parent+their child combinations.

Mrs. Merritt will send out rooming groups and walk-around group lists this week.

It's our goal to also send out all paperwork (physically and digitally) this week. You'll get permission slips, medical forms, packing lists, etc!

General Info:

Next big group meeting:

THURSDAY MAY 5th - 5:30pm

First trip band rehearsal after school will be Wednesday April 13th until 5pm. This is required for trip participants. Please email us if your student won't be able to attend.

Email us at with questions - and email for trip payment questions, clarifications, cancellations and trip registration changes.



Please see the slideshow below and make sure you have gotten your BIB card (required for all chaps!) from the district!

Please also make sure you have filled out the google form below so we can get your trip shirts ordered! DO NOT FILL THIS OUT FOR YOUR STUDENT and read carefully - We got student shirt sizes in class.


This form is for Orlando Chaperones/Adults/Siblings attending the trip. No DMS Band Students.

ORLANDO TRIP Slideshow: 3/24/22 Meeting

Read through this slideshow and email us with any questions you may have. Students will get color coded paper packets and garment backs in the next couple of weeks - and a calendar will go out very soon with trip rehearsals, dates and info! Thanks!

DMS Bands is low on some school supplies and accepting any donations you may have lying around!

  • Regular copy paper reams
  • Pencils
  • Rubber Bands


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Fall Guard tryouts for 22-23 season!

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OTHER INFO for 2022-2023 season

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Below is a tentative schedule we are working from. Remember: DMS Con&Sym play at the DMS home games only. Subject to change!

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