This Week in DHS Band and Guard

April 25 - May 1, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, April 25th

  • Return from Dallas Trip, 3:45 pm
  • Percussion Sendoff, 4:15 pm
  • Battery PE, 4:30-5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 25th

  • Band hall open to practice for marching portion of SLT try-out, 8 am
  • Color Guard Student Leadership Team teaching round during class
  • Auditions for band placement begin during class for wind players
  • Drumline performance at Fine Arts Decision Day - 2nd period
  • Student Leadership Team Try Outs, 4:45-5:45 pm
  • 5th Period Percussion Ensemble, 4:45-6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 27th

  • 6th Period Percussion Ensemble, 4-5:30 pm
  • Early Release
  • Jazz Band will start next week due to early release this week

Thursday, April 28th

  • Drum Major Try Outs, 4:45-5:15 (All Winds and Percussion, Color Guard welcome to attend)
  • Drumline Auditions, 5-8:30 pm

Saturday, April 30th

  • Percussion Rehearsal, 9 am-noon

Auditions for 2022-2023 Band Placement

We will be having auditions for all wind players for band placement for the 2022-2023 school year starting April 26th during class. Audition music can be found here.

2022-2023 Davenport Band Booster Exec Board

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Davenport Band Booster Exec Board!

  • President - Chris Lachance
  • Vice President - Joe Hernandez
  • Secretary - Shannon Rainey
  • Treasurer - Traci DeGolier

Band Banquet

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

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.

Band Obligations

Obligations for unpaid fees have been turned in to the front office. Students will not be able to exempt final exams if they have any unpaid fees.


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, 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

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