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Band Email 11-1-18


Thursday - Our after school performance has been cancelled due to rain.
Friday - Home Game vs Westerville Central
5:15 - Report Time
Competition Uniform AND Warm-Up Uniform (always bring ball caps)
Color Guard - Competition Uniform AND Warm-Up Uniform
Special Performance: (Maybe...) We are hoping to perform a "Post-Game" performance where we can video tape the show one more time.  This is dependent on the weather and if we can get the show back up and running after all the rain.

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

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.  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. 

Concert Instruments "Step-Up Sale"

There are many stores having their "step-up" sales for concert band instruments.


Buckeye Brass and Music and Arts have a sale this week as well: See store for Details

Many students will have their 6th grade instrument and then have a "nicer" horn for concert band. These "step-up" horns are of higher quality and allow the students to play with a better tone and are easier to play technical passages.

Philly/NYC Trip Meeting (Parents Only):

We will be having a meeting for parents (this was listed as both parent and student in another email) whose children are going on the trip on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.  in the Coffman PAC.  It is very important that all participating families attend, as we will be going over important items such as rules for the trips and specifics of the itinerary.  The meeting will last about 1 hour.  
Mrs. Reeves will be available to notarize forms (only needed if there are medical changes since band camp) from 6:00-6:30, before the meeting in the band room lobby area.  She is also available in the Sells office from 12:05-12:45 every school day.  

Next Week:

Nov. 8 - After School Practice for the Playoff Game (if we win or better said, when we win)
Nov. 9 - Playoff Game - Location TBA

Future Dates To Remember:

Nov. 2 - First Playoff Game 
Nov. 3 - Mattress Sale - All Student Sales will benefit the Philly/NYC Trip
Nov. 8 - Trip Meeting for Philly/NYC for Parents
Nov. 9 - Possible Playoff Game
Nov. 12 - Band Banquet

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