Decatur High School

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Happy Banquet Week!

Thanks to everyone who attended our inaugural coffeehouse. The event raised over $1,100! A huge thank you to our parent crew that produced the event: Cathy Marella-Luce, Kendra Felando, Sally Girard, Maggie DeFilippo, and Cathy Carlomagno. The event would not have been possible without the leadership of this team!

Mr. Jenkins's Email Address: Mr. Jenkins is set up with a CSD email address – you can reach him at ijenkins@csdecatur.net.

Photos from the Coffeehouse: Mr. Mejía took wonderful photos at our Coffeehouse. They are accessible here and can be downloaded with the password #DHS2022. Thank you!

Australian Up-Country Tune: Back on April 14, the Decatur Wind Ensemble recorded Percy Grainger's Australian Up-Country Tune, originally written for wind band in 1930. The trumpet soloist is Madelyn McElroy, and the recording engineer is Matt Carmichael. You can access the recording at this link. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Marching Band Registration Closes this Friday!

Start by reading the information packet and our Fall calendar, then complete the below three steps. Mr. Jenkins has reviewed and tweaked these documents, but changes are still possible as he transitions into the Band Director role.

 

0. If you don't have an account on decaturband.org, create one. Parents must create the account, not students.

1. Submit the Registration Form under "My Account" on our website.

2. Submit your $125 deposit to the website. Our website will prompt you after you fill out the registration form.

3. Upload your Physical to DragonFly Max by July 1.

 

 

 

Band Banquet and Award Ceremony – Wed, May 18

Our Band Banquet and Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 18. Your entire family is welcome to join us for this event (the meal, slideshow, and the awards!) All band and color guard students are welcome at the banquet. Awards will be given out to students in different band classes, marching band, color guard, and jazz band.

6:30 PM Enjoy your Jason's Deli sandwich box in the cafeteria or courtyard. The box contains a sandwich, chips, a pickle, and a cookie. We will have bottled water available, but you are welcome to bring your own beverage too.

6:50 PM End of year slideshow in the cafeteria

7:00 PM Awards start in the courtyard

Rising Ninth Graders – You are more than welcome to attend our banquet and award ceremony, but the awards will be featuring our current DHS Band students.

 

Graduation Performance Information

GRADUATION INFORMATION

All non-Senior Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students are required to perform at Graduation. Concert Band students are welcome to join us, as well! This is an incredible opportunity for our Band to serve as the soundtrack in the lives of hundreds of young people (and their families) as they prepare for their next step in life.

 

AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL – WED MAY 25 – 3:45 to 4:45 PM

We will rehearse after school on Wednesday, May 25 from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM. Pizza will be provided afterward! This is a required/graded rehearsal for all participating students and is necessary to synchronize students from three different classes.

 

GRADUATION DRAFT SCHEDULE – THURS MAY 26.

Here is a draft schedule for Thursday, May 26. I am waiting on confirmation from the administration on a few details, but this should be fairly close to our final schedule.

 

DRAFT Schedule, May 26

Marching Band Leadership and Percussion Arrive @ 3:15pm

All Students Arrive at DHS @ 3:45pm

Sound Check in Stadium @ 4:15pm

Dinner Break and Change into Concert Attire @ 5:15p

Seated in Stadium and Tune @ 6:15p

Begin Prelude Music @ ~6:30p

Ceremony Begins @ 7p

 

GRADUATION – WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR

BRING: A BIG water bottle, a bagged dinner, and sunscreen. 

 

WEAR: Please wear "business casual/dressy nice" attire. Dress shirts/blouses, button-ups, polos, khaki pants, dresses past the knee when seated, etc. Please have your entire stomach covered. Please use discretion and air on the side of more coverage. You may wear your black concert attire if desired, but you are not required to wear all black.

 

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR: Shorts, flip flops, sneakers, t-shirts, jeans, or athletic clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Patron of the Band

 

 

Through a new initiative, Patron of the Band, you can help make a difference and provide a richer, fuller experience for our talented musicians. 
 
 
Click here to find out how.


Thanks to our Business Sponsors

The generous support of our business sponsors helps with the critical financial support needed for the band program.  Click here to check out all of our fantastic business sponsors. Please be sure to thank and patronize these great organizations in our community!

 


 

Support our Passive Fundraisers

Please follow this link to access our Passive Fundraisers through Amazon Smile and Publix Partners. Thank you for supporting the band!

 


Decatur Band Joins Kroger Community Rewards

The DHS Band is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! 

  • Go to the Kroger website.
  • Log into your account.
  • Search for "Decatur High School Band Parent Association" by name or by the code UJ255.
  • Click Enroll.

If you don't have a Kroger account, you can create one with some basic information and a valid email address. 


 

21-22 Private Lesson Teacher List

Here is my list of private teachers in the area for this school year. This is not exhaustive, but it can serve as a starting place to find a great teacher.

I am always happy to connect with parents and students to find a teacher that can best support each individual. Please contact me with any questions or if I can help. Thank you!

 


 Spirit Wear

 

Show your support of the DHS Band Program with items from our Spirit Store! 

Car magnets, water bottles, T-shirts! 

You can even get your hands on a vintage Show Shirt, while supplies last!

 

 

"Porch-drop" delivery available in City of Decatur.

Click here to see items & order.

 


 

Check your email 

for the latest info & updates

from our band director Mr. Ehrlich


 

Follow us on Social Media

If you aren't yet following us on social media, click here to like our Facebook page, and here to access our Instagram account. Enjoy!

 


 

 

Please note - This website does NOT replace communication between the Band Director and students 

 

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