Parents, Students, Supporters,
(You are receiving this email because you are either a member of the DHS Marching Band, a parent of a student, or a supporting staff member.)
First off, I would like to thank the many parents and volunteers for your support of the marching band so far this year. Parents and boosters have done a fantastic job organizing and supporting the band. There have been a number of parents coming in to donate time and helping out where they can. We have also had quite a few donations that are going to help us continue to improve our program. Again, on behalf of the students, THANK YOU.
The DHS Marching Band has had one schedule change since the band calendars went out in May. We will not be participating in the MIZZOU Band Day that was scheduled for September 10th in Columbia. Instead, we will be going to the Farmington Marching Invitational on September 17th in Farmington, Missouri. All student fees need to be paid before students will be permitted to perform at Farmington.
This competition is an afternoon event, allowing for any students wishing to take the ACT the ability to do so. Our tentative performance time is 2:30pm. Students will receive an itinerary when this time is confirmed by the festival manager.
Also, as a reminder, we will be rehearsing on September 8th, 2016 from 6-9pm. This rehearsal has been on the calendar. This will be our weekly rehearsal due to the football game being held on Tuesday of that week.
The De Soto Bands continue to grow and improve. Right now we have approximately 120 students in the HS Bands, 50+ in the JH Symphonic Band, and 90+ in the 7th Grade Band. Last night at our instrument display night, our music company SOLD OUT of instruments! I believe the students are excited, parents are excited, and the community is excited about the future of this program.
I wish you well during the Labor Day weekend, and look forward to seeing you soon!
Director of Bands
De Soto High School