Band Camp and Summer 2023
The 2023 Season is fast approaching. Attached is the initial calendar for the 23/24 School Year.
Summer Dates Overview
June 8th Volunteer Leadership Work Day
June 22nd: Drum Major Camp Begins
June 26th: 4th of July Camp Begins
July 6th-July 17th: Dead Week
July 31: Full Fall Band Camp Begins
Please share with family and employers. While some dates will change and be added, the majority of this calendar is set and will remain the same all year long. The calendar is also available here on the website for parents and families to see.
This post will be updated on information with CHARMS updates by June 5th, 2023.
Band Rosters 23/24
As we get closer to the Memphis trip it is important that participants stay on top of the trip payment deadlines. Students that fall 2 payments behind will be removed from the trip with no refund. The next payment is due January 20th, 2023. Any families wishing to pay off the remaining balance may do so by cash, check, or card (cards can be used on CHARMS).
Chaperone packets will be going out this week. All information must be completed and returned AND chaperones MUST be Board Approved before we travel in April. This packet is also attached below.
2022 Dessert Auction and Concert
Dessert Donation and Volunteers:
We are asking you to donate one of your prized or homemade desserts for the event or volunteer to assist with the auction. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the dessert auctions, the bid table, check out, and other general help. Please consider volunteering or donating a dessert to help out in this event, we need plenty of volunteers and desserts.
Please sign up to volunteer or bring a dessert ASAP in order to for us to organize volunteer shifts and prepare for the desserts.
You can sign up HERE to volunteer or bring a dessert!
The De Soto Bands will be running a donation drive today in order to help raise funds for a new equipment trailer, additional equipment, and experiences for our students.
Due to the generous donations in the past we have been able to provide our students with opportunities to work with guest artists, clinicians, and composers such as Grammy artist, Steve Wiest. Our students have also been a part of commissions and World Premieres of pieces.
Our students now have access to several software programs, such as Soundtrap, Sight Reading Factory, and our new purchase of UDb App for drill. This provides our students with unique opportunities to compose and improve their skills, leading to events such as the Fountain City Composition Contest.
We greatly appreciate the support of our local community! If you are interested in donating to the De Soto Bands you may do so HERE!
Parent Meeting Items
Register to volunteer with the De Soto Dragon Pride Marching Band below!
Summer Camp Dates
4th of July Camp
June 27th- July 1st
No Contact Week (Dead Week)
Band Parent Meeting - July 28th at 6pm
This meeting will cover all information for the fall season including CHARMS, volunteer registration, all district auditions, and competitions.
We will be utilizing Charms Office more for the band program than the previous few years. This program will handle all of our contact, messaging, email, finances, inventory and much more. To learn more about how to login and utilize Charms follow the Charms tab above. School code is desoto
Fall Band Camp
August 1-5 and August 8-11
NEW THIS YEAR!!!
MSHSAA now requires ALL students participating in Marching Band to have a physical completed before they may participate in the fall. Physicals must be turned into the AD office by August 9th. (Students will be able to participate in our summer camps, but MUST have a physical on file to perform in Marching Band)
THE PHYSICAL MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE DOCUMENT PROVIDED BELOW!!!
De Soto High School is partnering with Hillsboro Sports Medicine to have a sports physicals clinic at DHS on June 16th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The cost of the physical will be $30.00. If you are interested in signing up, please click on the link below to sign up.
Midwest Pediatrics in Potosi is having a FREE sports physicals clinic on Saturday, June 18th. More information below.
Band Rosters 2023
The roster is currently being built as Mr. Boyer and Mr. Howard grade each PLA. Check back for updates. #GoBand
Alumni Big Band
Are you an alumni of the De Soto Bands?
Did you play in one of the Jazz Bands?
Are you free and interested in playing in the Alumni Big Band?
Come join some former classmates and play in the DHS Alumni Big Band at the 2022 Jazz Showcase Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 6:30pm.
Beginning Band Instruments