Band Email 10-9-19
This Week's Schedule:
Thursday - All Members from 3:15 - 5:30
Friday (NO SCHOOL) AWAY @ Central Crossing
Competition Uniform (Don't forget your Ball Caps)
4:30 - Report
Saturday - Band On The Run 5K - ALL Students Report approx. 8:15am and ALL Students will be done no later than 10:30am.
Students will be receiving detailed information of their report time, what to bring and what to wear on Thursday via the Remind Text.
Students wear Jeans, Tennis Shoes, Warm-Up Jacket and Ball Caps. In the event of rain, bring Ponchos.
Next Week's Schedule:
Monday - Brass and Woodwinds Only 3:00 - 5:00 (Music Checks on "Letter R to the End")
Tuesday - All Members from 3:15 - 5:30
Wednesday - Color Guard and Percussion from 3:00 - 5:00
Thursday - All Members from 3:15 - 5:30
Friday - AWAY @ Hilliard Davidson
Saturday - Double Contest Day - Springfield Shawnee and our own Dublin Band Showcase at Jerome High School.
Report time will be 9:00am. Students will need to bring a packed lunch but dinner will be provided. Performance time at Springfield Shawnee is 2:00pm and 9:15pm at Jerome.
Dublin Bands Showcase
Trophy Sponsorships - FEW SPOTS STILL OPEN
Families will again be able to sponsor a trophy to be presented at the Event. Trophy sponsors are publicly acknowledged, and your student will be able to present the sponsored trophy to the winning band in that category. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daaae2aa7fd0-dublin8
Volunteer Opportunities - PLEASE FILL A SHIFTFor the Dublin Bands Showcase, our main responsibility is to run the concession stand.
This is a big job from roughly 2:00pm-9:30pm. We usually run two shifts. Knowing that we are participating in a contest in Springfield that day, we have a performance time of 2:00pm. If we could have any parent able and willing to work the concession stand at 2:00pm, you could then see your son/daughter perform at 9:30pm in Dublin. OR vice versa. We need a lot of help from 6:00 - 10:30.
PLEASE KNOW THAT IF YOU VOLUNTEER ON SATURDAY NIGHT, WE WILL SHUT DOWN THE STANDS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN WATCH THEIR CHILD PERFORM AT JEROME. WE STILL HAVE 14 SLOTS TO FILL FOR SATURDAY NIGHT! (Free Admission......) :)
To volunteer in the Concession Stand, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094ca4a922a0f94-20193
Honor Band Opportunities
Thanks to the students that have been interested in participating in the Capital and the OSU honor bands. Since both universities are picking students from director recommendations, this opportunity is fairly selective. Each school is trying to get a diverse group of students from many different high schools and not necessarily the top students from the State of Ohio.
We've had a week of information overload! We've learned 14 difficult and fast paced sets and we can't wait for you to see the ending to the closer (Eiffel Tower will come next week). The sets are fast and they hit every 8 counts. The music is fast, loud and powerful! This makes for a lot of velocity on the field but it also makes for a lot of brain activity! We will be performing to the end of the closer this Friday and we will add the Eiffel Tower set next week in preparation for the last 4 contests.
As you watch the kids for the last four weeks, please take the time to view their coordinate cards. We will have 83 different coordinates in this show which we hope everyone is no more than 3 inches off their "dot". Add in all of the choreography from spinning in the color guard, to dancing in the winds to nailing down the pulse by the percussion, makes what our kids do pretty amazing.
This year has been very special for many reasons but mostly its because we have a great group of kids as well as the staff that I get to work with who make my job so much fun. As we enter the final 4 weeks, we hope you are able to enjoy all of the hard work that our kids have done but also all the work that the parents have done to make this year special.
Director of Bands
Dublin Coffman High School
Performing Arts Lead Teacher 9-12, Dublin City Schools
Grammy® Finalist, Music Educator of the Year, 2019