This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of November 28, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, November 28th

  • Region Auditions, Davenport HS, check in at 5 pm, 9:30 pm approximate parent pick up

Tuesday, November 29th

  • Band Booster Meeting, 6 pm, DHS Auditorium

Wednesday, November 30th

  • Unified Recruitment Event, 10 am, Drumline performing
  • Unified Recruitment Event, evening time TBA, SLT working table

Thursday, December 1st

  • Varsity Winter Guard Practice, 5-7:30 pm

Friday, December 2nd
  • Jazz Band at Tree Lighting, evening, Garden Ridge Community and Events Center

Region Band Auditions

Region Band Audition are Monday, November 28th. Students that are auditioning may not wear clothing that identifies them as a Davenport HS student.

Schedule for the Day

  • 4:45 pm - Meeting for all adults and students serving as room monitors at library circulation desk
  • 5:00 pm - Check in begins at audition rooms
  • 5:30 pm - Auditions begin
  • 9:30 pm - Approximate end time for auditions

The concession stand will be open in the cafeteria. Students auditioning need to have a plan for dinner - either bring food or purchase from concessions.

We are still in need to volunteers to help host auditions. We need volunteers to serve at room monitors as well as work concession for the auditions. The job for room monitors is to check students in for their audition, then assist with making sure students are in the correct order for their audition. There will be a short meeting at 4:45 pm at the library circulation desk the day of the auditions so we can explain the job in more detail. In addition, we need volunteers to assist with concessions on Monday night. The Concessionaire will donate $10/hour to the booster club for each person that volunteers. The sign up genius to volunteer as a room monitor or work in concessions is below.

Students who earn a chair in the region band will earn a Davenport HS Letter Jacket. The clinic and concert is Monday, December 5th at Davenport HS for students that make the bands.

Here are room assignments for students auditioning. Warm up is in the cafeteria. We will not have access to the band hall between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Instrument - Check In Area, Audition Room

Flute - A.B1.076 and 74, A.B1.075

Bb Clarinet - A.B1.070 and 72, A.B1.069

Alto Sax/Tenor Sax - A.B2.013, A.B2.015

Euphonium/Bari Sax - A.B1.047, A.B1.045

Horn/Alto Cl./Contra Cl. - A.B2.017, A.B2.021

Trumpets - Auditorium, Black Box Theater

Trombone/B. Trombone/St. Bass - A.B2.053, A.B2.052

Tuba/Bass Cl./Oboe/Bssn - A.B1.036, A.B1.034

Percussion - Orchestra Room, Band Hall

Garden Ridge Christmas Tree Lighting

Our Jazz Band will be performing at the Garden Ridge Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 2nd at the Garden Ridge Community and Events Center. The performance will be between 5:30-7:30 pm. Students are encouraged to wear a tacky holiday sweater but may also wear business casual attire – dress pants and a collared shirt or a dress that covers the shoulders. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. We will share more information including a specific report and performance time as soon as we get it from the city.

Butter Braid Fundrasier

We are running the Butter Braid Fundraiser through December 7th at 11:59pm. Delivery will be December 14th. 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.

Winter Guard Results

Here are winter guard results for the 2023 season. Congratulations to all the students that auditioned.

Varsity Winter Guard Roster

Junior Varsity Winter Guard Roster

Here are some important dates for winter guard season.

  • December 12 - Winter Guard parent meeting immediately after Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

Our Holiday Concert is December 12th at 7 pm in the DHS Auditorium. All Color Guard students are also performing at this concert. All band students will need to stay after school for rehearsal from 4:45-5:45 the day of the concert. Students may stay on campus between the rehearsal and the concert. We will be wearing dress pants and school appropriate tacky holiday sweaters. Students who do not wish to wear a tacky holiday sweater may wear business casual attire – dress pants and a collared shirt or a dress that covers the shoulders and goes past the knee when sitting down. No open toed shoes.

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

  • December 5th, ATSSB Region Band Concert and Clinic, Davenport HS, All Day
  • December 8th, Jazz Band plays at Fine Arts Showcase, Davenport HS, evening
  • December 12th, Band Holiday Concert and Winter Guard Parent Meeting, Davenport HS, 7 pm
  • December 13th, Concert Band auditions during class (chromatic scale and 1st phrase of fast region etude)

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