This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of September 19, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, September 19th

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 20th
  • Percussion Sectional, 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 21st
  • Color Guard Sectional, 7:30 - 8:55 am
  • Woodwind and Brass Sectional, 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 22nd
  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, September 23rd
  • Comal County Parade and Corral Performance - see below for times
  • No football - bye week

Comal County Parade and Corral Performance

Parents, please consider signing up to volunteer as a chaperone at the parade if you have already completed the CISD background check here. The sign up to volunteer is here. Please note that chaperones will be walking the entire parade route with the band.

We will be wearing our summer uniforms for the Comal Country Fair Parade. Students need to wear their summer uniform when they arrive on Friday at 6:45 am. Students may wear a hydration backpack for the parade.

Summer Uniform

  • Band - Grey band polo, black dress shorts, black belt, black no show black socks, marching shoes, and band ball cap. No makeup or jewelry.
  • Color guard - Black dance capris, CG shirt, black no show socks, and gym shoes.

Schedule for the day

  • 6:45 am Call time in summer uniform @ DHS

  • 7:15 am Depart for DMS to pick up 8th grade band students from DMS

  • 8:30 am Arrive at staging area

  • 9:00 am Approximate parade step off

  • 11:00 am Corral performance at fair grounds

  • 12:30 pm Approximate parent pick up @ DHS

Spot Assignments

Wind players who are sharing a spot will find out their final assignment in our UIL marching show on Monday. Students who are awarded a spot will perform the show at football games and marching contests for the rest of the season. Students who are not assigned a spot in the show will begin learning a spot in our X-block for the marching show. The X-block will perform at all football games. Students in the X-block will be assigned to a prop for marching competitions. Monday will be challenging for some students who badly want to be awarded a spot in the show, but are awarded a spot in our X-block. All assignments are essential to our success at marching competition. Students who fail a class on the 6-week progress report will become ineligible for the Comal Classic Marching Competition on October 8th. We will pull students from our X-block to fill any spots in our marching show due to ineligibility.

Region Jazz Auditions

Davenport HS Jazz Band students competed at ATSSB Region Jazz Auditions on Saturday, September 17 at La Vernia HS. The Wolf Band earned 3 first chairs with 5 overall making the band. Davenport HS alone makes up 25% of the Region Jazz Band. This is a huge accomplishment considering DHS has only had a Jazz Band class for 4 weeks. Here are the students that made the band.

Noah Bliss, 1st chair trumpet, advance to area

Caleb Atkins, 5th chair trumpet

Alejandro Quintanilla, 1st chair tenor trombone, advance to area

Matthew Stanford, 1st chair drum set, advance to area

Madeline Pate, 2nd chair drum set

Remind Groups

We have two sets of remind groups.

  • The first is for directors to communicate with both parents and students. We used this Friday to let everyone know the game was delayed 30 minutes due to rain.
  • The second is for section parents to communicate with parents in their section.

Please take a moment to join the appropriate groups by texting the code including the @ to 81010.

Directors to Students/Parents

  • Woodwinds - @99edfh to 81010
  • Brass - @dhswolfb to 81010
  • Percussion - @kdb2aa to 81010
  • Color Guard - @dhswolfba to 81010

Section Parent to Parents (no students)

  • Flute - @eaddkbd

  • Clarinet - @33628ef

  • Saxes - @3fb7bhb

  • Trumpets - @edfbeg

  • Mello - @2428cb7

  • Trombone - @ebdakk7

  • Baritone/Tuba - @g3c79b

  • Percussion - @kkgdg99

  • Color Gaurd - @942kc8

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

  • September 29th, Florida Trip Payment #2 Due ($300)
  • September 30th, Davenport @ Devine Football Game, 7:30 pm
  • October 1st, USBands Marching Contest, Piper HS, All Day, AM call time, prelims @ 3 pm, final @ night
  • October 3rd, Comal ISD Band Exhibition, Smithson Valley HS, 7:30 pm
  • October 5th, Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally, Evening
  • October 7th, Davenport v. Taylor Football Game (Homecoming), 7:30 pm
  • October 8th, Comal Classic Marching Competition, Canyon HS, performance @ 12:30 pm, Homecoming Dance in evening
  • October 10th, Columbus Day, No School or Rehearsal
  • October 11th, Full Band Practice Rescheduled from Columbus Day, 5-7:30 pm
  • October 14th, Davenport @ Canyon Lake Football Game, 7:30 pm
  • October 15th, Region 12 UIL Marching Contest, Heroes Stadium, 5:30 pm performance
  • October 21st, Davenport v. Lampasas Football Game, 7:30 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