This Week in DHS Band and Guard

May 2 - 8, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, May 2nd

  • Drumline Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal, 4:45-6:15 pm

Tuesday, May 3rd

  • Wind Ensemble Woodwind Rehearsal, 4:45-5:45
  • 5th Period Percussion Ensemble, 4:45-6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 4th

  • 6th Period Percussion Ensemble, 4:45-6:30 pm
  • Jazz Band, 4:45-5:45 pm

Thursday, May 5th

  • Wind Ensemble Brass Rehearsal, 4:45-5:45
  • Percussion Stomp, 4:45-6:30 pm

Saturday, May 7th

  • Hosting Director's Choice Music Festival, volunteer shift 7 am - 12:30 pm, sign up in the band hall
  • Band Banquet, 7 pm, Garden Ridge Event Center

Sunday, May 8th

  • Hosting Heart of Texas Concert Band Concert (Community Band), 3 pm, DHS Auditorium

Student Leadership Team Try-Out Results

We will be posting the roster for next year's Student Leadership Team at 4:30 pm on Monday in the band hall.

Auditions for 2022-2023 Band Placement

We will finish hearing auditions for 2022-2023 bands this week. We will be posting results on Monday, May 9th. Next year we will have three bands. All three bands will be a part of the Varsity Marching Band and will go to all varsity football games and marching competitions.

Band Banquet

Band banquet is Saturday, May 7th from 7-10:30 pm at the Garden Ridge Event Center. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be at 7 pm, and awards will start at approximately 7:45 pm. Dress for banquet is semi-formal or dressy casual. We ask that all parents in attendance excuse themselves after awards and pick up their student at 10:30 pm.

Please consider donating something from this amazon wish list for band banquet.

Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert is May 10th at 7 pm in the DHS Auditorium. The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be doing their final performances of their UIL programs before we switch gears to prepare for graduation.

Band Registration

Band Registration is Saturday, June 4th and is required for all students participating in band or color guard during the 2022-2023 school year. We will be collecting fees and ordering uniform parts. TPC Family Medicine will be at Band Registration on June 4th to give physicals. Physicals will be $25 through TPC Family Medicine.

Band Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year

Click here for the band calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. We will release dates and times for rehearsals in August ASAP. We are waiting on the final professional development schedule for teachers in August.

Please make sure to leave these dates open for marching contest next Fall.

  • October 1 - USBands Hill Country Regional
  • October 8 - Comal Classic Marching Festival
  • October 15 - UIL Region Marching Competition
  • October 29 - UIL Area Marching Competition
  • November 5 - USBands San Antonio Finale
  • November 9 - UIL State Marching Contest

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.


All band students - Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band - will be performing at Graduation. We will be performing 15-20 minutes of music before graduation begins. We will be wearing tuxes and dresses. Students will be responsible for getting their tux and dress dry cleaned after the graduation performance.

Upcoming Events

Band Spring Concert with DMS Wind Ensemble, May 10, DMS @ 6 pm, DHS @ 7 pm, DHS Auditorium

Wind Solo Auditions for Marching Band, May 19, 4:45-5:45 pm

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, July 18-21, 9 am - 4pm

Student Leadership Team Camp, July 28-30

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