08/05 - 08/09

Schedule for the coming week:


Mon (8/5): Rehearsal 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

>We will be taking some group pictures for the fall sports program... students need to wear a white shirt and black shorts

>Seniors report at 3:30 PM for "seniors only group photos"


Thurs (8/8) Rehearsal 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM


During the school week students need to dress appropriately (or bring a suitable change of clothes) for outside rehearsals on Mon, Tues and Thurs.  Students are always responsible for having water and sunscreen at outdoor practices.  The 4th block course syllabus will go home this Wednesday.  I would like the last page signed and returned by Friday. 


Lastly, I will begin putting in grades this Friday.  The first fall semester grade will be a check off of the national anthem.  A significant majority of the performers with national anthem responsibilities have already passed all of this or most of this off from memory.  If you see an IC grade on Friday that surprises you please remember that students can take, and retake, this playing exam as many times as they need before the end of the first nine weeks (as with all playing tests) for full credit.  The band staff and I expect all students to continue to attempt playing exams until the music is learned.  Please check with your student to make sure that they are on top of this assignment as we will need to move on to other literature in order to prepare for football games, contests and concerts.



Mr. Clark

07/15 - 07/19

Congratulations on a successful week of pre-camp activities. This week's schedule is simple, all members are expected to be at DCHS for band camp from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM this week. Lunch will be provided, all students need to bring a gallon of water, sunscreen, hat and rain jacket. Please remember that all of our scheduled rehearsals are important and mandatory. Students are expected to attend all of rehearsals; absences need to be communicated to Mr. Payton or myself in advance.

7/15-7/19 Band Camp 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thanks, Mr. Clark

Donations Needed!

From the Food Committee: We are needing donations of bottled water, individual bags of chips, protein bars, granola bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, Motts gummies, snacks, etc. to help supplement the lunches for band camp (if your child will eat them, they will too). These items can be brought in at any time. Items not used during band camp will be used other camp or competition days. Questions can be referred to Alicia Wilkerson, Pam Craig, Rena Hamilton, or Amy Vitato.

Week of 07/07/19

Please make sure the schedules below are read carefully. We have many rehearsals occurring this week for specific sections of the band at very specific times due to space constraints at the high school. Section schedules are listed below for the color guard, horn line and percussion sections.

7/8: Booster Meeting (Exec Board at 6:00 PM; General Meeting at 7:00 PM) Location--Choir Room

Rehearsal Schedules

Color Guard: 7/8, 7/9, 7/11, 7/12; 4:00 – 8:00 PM (DCHS Band Room)

Horn Line: 7/8-7/12; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (DCHS Band Room)

Percussion: 7/8 & 7/13 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (DCHS Band Room and class rooms)

Even though these rehearsals are to take place inside ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BRING A GALLON OF WATER to each practice. This will allow students to hydrate as needed and will begin to build the habits that are crucial for outdoor rehearsals that will occur next week.