This Week in DHS Band and Guard

Week of October 3, 2022

This Week's Schedule

Monday, October 3rd

  • Comal ISD Band Exhibition, 7:30 pm, Smithson Valley HS Stadium

Tuesday, October 4th
  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 5th
  • Color Guard Sectional, 7:30 - 8:55 am
  • Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally, 6 pm
  • Pep Rally, 7 pm, Paul Davis Park

Thursday, October 6th
  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, October 7th
  • Drumline Performs at Garden Ridge ES, call time 6:45 am
  • Pep Rally, 8:55 am, DHS Gym, call time 8:30 am in jeans and band polo
  • Davenport v. Taylor (Homecoming), 7:30 pm, Wolf Stadium

Saturday, October 8th
  • Comal Classic Marching Contest, 7:00 am call time, 12:30 pm performance

Comal ISD Marching Band Exhibition

The Comal ISD Marching Band Exhibition is Monday, October 3rd. We are still looking at a few chaperones and load crew for this performance. Please considering signing up here if you have already completed the Comal ISD background check. All 5 marching band in Comal ISD will be performing their marching shows. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go towards college scholarships. Tickets can be purchased here.

Students need to bring all formal uniform parts with them to school on Monday.

Schedule for the day
  • 4:30 pm - Feed the Band
  • 5:15 pm - Change into uniform
  • 5:45 pm - Inspection
  • 6:00 pm - Leave for SVHS
  • 6:45 pm - Arrive at SVHS and unload
  • 7:30 pm - First band performs
  • 7:50 pm - DHS Performance
  • 8:10 pm - Load truck
  • 8:30 pm - Watch bands, last performance at 9 pm
  • 9:30 pm - Depart SVHS
  • 10:20 pm - Parent pickup @ DHS after unloading the truck

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

We will be marching in the Homecoming Parade and playing at the Community Pep Rally at Paul Davis Park on Wednesday, October 5th. Here is the flyer. We will be wearing our summer uniforms.

Students need to stay after school to take a bus to where the parade begins. Percussion and tuba players will ride the bus back to the school to unload their instrument. All other students will need to be picked up from Paul Davis Park at 7:30 pm and then taken back to DHS to put their instrument away.

Drumline Performance at GRES

The drumline will be performing at Garden Ridge Elementary School Friday morning. Call time at GRES is 6:45 am. We will perform from 7:00-7:30 am. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from GRES with their instrument.

Homecoming Football Game

Parents, please consider signing up to volunteer as a chaperone or load crew if you have already completed the CISD background check here. The sign up to volunteer is here. Tickets to the game can be purchased here. Parents who are not volunteering as load crew or chaperones may not enter the band section in the stands. Please note that parents are not allowed to sit in the students section next to the band.

Students may wear one mum to the football game and pep rally on Friday. They must take their mum off for our halftime performance.

Students need to bring these items with them to school on Friday.

  • Jeans and band polo for pep rally
  • Grey Wolf Band water bottle filled with ice and water
  • Band uniform parts – long black socks, marching shoes, compression shirt and shorts, gloves, band ball cap, athletic shorts for run-through.
  • Color guard uniform parts – show hair and makeup, bodytights, black socks, show undergarments, and guard shoes.

Schedule for the day

  • 8:30 am - Call time for pep rally dressed in jeans and band polo
  • 4:30 pm - Feed the band
  • 5:15 pm - Run through
  • 5:35 pm - Move equipment to stadium and change into uniform
  • 6:20 pm - Inspection
  • 6:25 pm - March to the stadium
  • 7:00 pm - Homecoming festivities
  • 7:10 pm - Pre-Game ceremonies
  • 7:30 pm - Game starts (perform show at halftime)
  • 10:45 pm - Parent Pickup

Comal Classic Marching Competition

Parents, please consider signing up to volunteer as a chaperone or load crew if you have already completed the CISD background check here. The sign up to volunteer is here.

Spectator entry is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 5 and under. Shirts and patches will be available. We will be competing in the 4A category against 4 other bands. Here is a map with spectator parking information. Here is the contest schedule.

Schedule for the day

  • 7:00 am Call Time

  • 7:15 am Run Through

  • 8:15 am Load Truck, get dressed, and eat breakfast (provided)

  • 9:30 am Leave for Canyon HS

  • 10:00 am Arrive @ Canyon HS

  • 11:50 am Warm Up B

  • 12:30 pm Performance, then watch video in auditorium

  • 1:00 pm Load Truck, change into jeans, eat lunch, watch bands, buy concessions/shirts/patches

  • 2:45 pm Results

  • 3:15 pm Leave Canyon HS

  • 4:00 pm Parent Pickup

Items to Bring on Saturday

  • Band Formal Uniform Parts – long black socks, marching shoes, compression shirt and shorts, gloves, athletic shorts for run-through, hair items
  • Color guard Formal Uniform Parts – show hair and makeup, bodytights, black socks, show undergarments, and guard shoes
  • Jeans and contest t-shirt
  • Gray Wolf Band water bottle filled with ice and water

Video from USBands Hill Country Regional Finals


Students who failed a class on the 6-week progress report will not be eligible to attend football games and marching competitions starting with the homecoming game on October 7th. We will notify students of their eligibility status on Monday.

Burnet Game and UIL Area Performance Time

We received our draw for our performance time for the UIL Area Marching Competition on October 29th. That is the contest where we find out if we advance to the UIL State Marching Competition. We drew 8th, which is approximately 10 am at Calallen HS. This is a much better draw than last year. We will not be attending the Burnett football game the night before on October 28th. We hope to secure hotel rooms so we can leave for Corpus Christi Friday evening. We will share more details as they become available.

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

  • 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
  • October 29th, UIL Area Marching Contest, Calallen HS
  • November 4th, Davenport v. Marble Falls Football Game (Parent Night), 7:30 pm
  • November 5th, USBands San Antonio Regional Marching Contest, Davenport HS - last marching contest unless we advance to state :)

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