Incoming 7th Grade Students,
I know it is about time to start thinking about registering for classes for next year. I hope that you will consider registering for the De Soto Bands for your freshman year. Being in the
De Soto Band program provides you with a large, but close knit group of friends that will help you navigate through your junior high and high school years.
It has been my goal to create an experience for our students that they are excited for, our parents can take part in, and our community can be proud of. I want you all to be as excited for band as I am when I get to work with you all! That’s why things in the DHS Bands are so different. Students at the HS are able to experience things from a new perspective that is simply not possible at the JH level. Our HS students are working with professional composers learning how to write and arrange music, getting clinics from internationally recognized musicians, and learning to be leaders not just in music, but in life. From leading ensembles in marching band to performing a solo for a crowd, students at DHS are developing musicality as well as skills that will take them far in whatever their future careers may be.
In Band at DJHS, you will learn the fundamentals required to be able to perform well, learn to write music, and most importantly yo will have FUN doing it! This is truly an exciting time for the De Soto Bands as our band program continues to evolve and students are afforded more opportunities. I look forward to working with you all in the De Soto Bands.
If you, or your parents, have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you have not yet registered for Band, please take the survey below to register.
Have a great day!
Director of Bands
De Soto School District #73
De Soto Bands