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Band Email 10-24-18


Friday - Home Game vs Upper Arlington (SENIOR NIGHT)
4:45 - Report Time
Competition Uniform AND Warm-Up Uniform (always bring ball caps)
Color Guard - Competition Uniform AND Warm-Up Uniform
5:30 - Senior Parents Report to Band Field (see below)
Competition Uniform - Bring Ponchos
8:30am - Report
The students will be fed lunch before boarding for Hilliard Bradley
PLEASE NOTE: The time has been moved to 1:15pm (from 1:00)
1:15 - Perform
3:00 - ETA Back to DCHS

Attention Senior Parents:

Senior Parent Report time is 5:30p.m. at the band practice field - We will have a rehearsal on the practice field before Pre-Game. Our main goal is to correctly pronounce your name(s) and learn where on the field to go. 
We will start the Pre-Game ceremony at 6:40p.m. at Coffman Stadium. If you can't make it at 5:30, please discuss where to go with your senior. Parents of each senior will have their names given to the athletic department for free admission, however, everyone else in your family will need a ticket. Please dress however you feel most comfortable.  A Coffman parent will be taking pictures and posting it to the "smugmug" page.  If you are not concerned on how fashionable you look for the picture, neither are we! 

Family Run Through - Thursday, Oct. 25

It is a tradition for our parents, siblings and even grandparents to show up at 5:00 at our last practice and learn the marching band show.  It is a fun time in which we all get to see the hard work our kids have put into this year's show.  It is one of the best days of the year.

Fall Mattress Sale - Saturday, NOV. 3 - All Student Funds Benefit their OWN Philly/NYC Trip

Two times a year we hold a mattress sale.  This year the funds that are collected will be distributed to the students families that sell individual mattresses.  Most mattresses will will be $50 a sale, with items like a Temper-Pedic or a Beautyrest "Black" being $100 each.  
YOUR JOB IS EASY - JUST SPREAD THE WORD!  No pressure or forced sales in the DCMB.  Please just post our Facebook post or the following flyer to friends, family members or co-workers.
DCMB MATTRESS SALE (Click on Link) Flyer

Ohio State Honors Band Info - January 18 – 20, 2019

The OSU Honor Band is traditionally one of the top honor bands in the state of Ohio.  It is a wonderful weekend of music making and you get to meet a tremendous amount of students who are at the top of their craft in high school.

Nomination from Mr. Bradstreet are due by Nov. 1.  (Please provide all of the information below by email:

Include the following information:
  • Student's email address
  • Parent Name
  • Parent email address  

Find details and the online nomination portal at 

So far I have the names of Thompson, Luezinger, Hsieh, and Jacob.  Please email me right away if you are interested.

High School Football Playoffs:

Here is the breakdown of important schedule items for when we go to the playoffs:
  • If you are in the band at DCHS, then you know our team will make the playoffs.  This is an awesome opportunity! (Trust me, you don't want to be the band for a team that doesn't make the playoffs....) 
  • We will only rehearse after school on Thursdays.
  • We will only rehearse as long as we need to.  (Roughly end about 5:00)
  • There is a much broader number of excused absences during the playoffs. Please present any absences to Mr. Bradstreet on Monday of the playoff week.  

Concert Band Auditions:

We are excited to be moving into concert season.  Today, each student received the audition material.  Since this is not a process that can be learned at the last minute, we hope that everyone starts looking at the material earlier rather than later.  Please ask you child to practice both the etudes AND the scales.  Do not forget about the scales!
Auditions will take place starting the week of Nov. 7 and conclude by Nov. 14. 

Next Week:

Nov. 1 - After School Practice for the Playoff Game
Nov. 2 - Playoff Game - Location TBA
Nov. 3 - Mattress Sale at DCHS

Future Dates To Remember:

Oct. 25 - Family Run Through
Oct. 26 - Senior Night
Oct. 27 - OMEA State Finals 1:15 at Hilliard Bradley
Nov. 2 - First Playoff Game 
Nov. 3 - Mattress Sale - All Student Sales will benefit the Philly/NYC Trip
Nov. 9 - Possible Playoff Game
Nov. 12 - Band Banquet

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