This Week in DHS Band and Guard
Week of January 16, 2023
This Week's Schedule
*Please check the UIL Ensemble Coaching Schedule below carefully for your assigned time if you are in an ensemble. Each ensemble only has 3 coaching sessions before UIL, so each one is very important. Students need to arrive early enough to warm up before their coaching time so we can maximize the 25 minute sessions.
Tuesday, January 17th
- JV Winter Guard 4:45-6:45 pm
- Varsity Winter Guard 6:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday, January 18th
- Varsity Winter Guard 5:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, January 19th
- Band Meeting 4:35-4:45 pm
Friday, January 20th
- Drumline Kens 5 Gig, 8:15 am Call Time
Band Meeting Thursday at 4:35 pm
Kens 5 Gig
UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest
All students are required to be academically eligible to attend the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. The 2nd 9 weeks grade will be used for eligibility. Students that failed a class on the 2nd 9 weeks report card can regain their eligibility at the 3rd nine weeks 3 week progress report and still attend the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.
All wind students (woodwinds and brass) not going to UIL Solo and Ensemble will perform a solo at the Winds Solo Recital on February 1st. All solos and ensembles going to UIL will also perform on February 1st to get some final feedback from a judge before going to UIL the following Saturday. All percussion students will perform on the Percussion Solo Recital on February 28th.
All ensembles will also be performing at the Casino Night on February 11th in the evening.
Saxophone Lesson Information
Florida Trip Update
Travel companies are not able to book airfare until 3-4 months before trips. The cost of airfare for our trip to Florida came in over $400 above what was budgeted by the travel company. Instead of passing on the addition charge of $400 per traveler, we have made the decision to drive to Florida. Updated pricing is below. Here is an updated itinerary. We are now leaving at 3 pm on March 11th and will be returning on Friday, March 17th.
Fee payments (Use this link for everything except instrument usage fees.)
- January 31st, Region Jazz Band Clinic and Concert, Davenport HS
- February 1st, Wind Solo/Ensemble Recital, Davenport HS
- February 4th, UIL Solo and Ensemble, Davenport HS
- February 11th, Casino Night, evening off campus
- February 21st, Mid-Winter UIL Preview Concert, Davenport HS, 7 pm
- February 28th, Percussion Solo Recital, Davenport HS, evening
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Director of Bands
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