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05/14/2018

First Email of DCMB 2018/19

Schedule:

8th Grade and New Member Spring Training for Winds, Percussion and Flags
(Please Wear Athletic Clothes)
May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd: 6:30 - 8:30p.m. at DCHS
 
We understand there might be conflicts for a middle school event. Attendance is extremely important for each new member's development. 
 
June Camp (really May/June Camp...) for Winds, Percussion and Flags
(Please Wear and Bring Sunscreen, Bring a Large Water Bottle and Athletic Wear)
Tuesday, May 29: 8:30am - 12:30p.m.
Wednesday, May 30: 8:30am - 12:30p.m.
Thursday, May 31: 8:30am - 12:30p.m.
Friday, June 1: 8:30am - 12:45p.m.
*June 1 Picnic at Coffman Park from 1:00 - 3:30p.m.


Percussion Schedule:  Click Here

July 4th Camp - ALL MEMBERS

Thursday, June 28: 8:30 - 12:30p.m.  
Friday, June 29: 8:30 - 12:30p.m.  
Monday, July 2: 8:30 - 12:30p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: 8:30 - 12:30p.m.
Tuesday, July 4th Report 10:00 a.m. Parade - 11:00 a.m. (Summer Uniform)

***Please make plans to go down to Red, White and Boom at the conclusion of practice.  Thanks!!!!
 
Any members in town should attend practice, even if for just one day.  If you have scheduled vacation (not work), this is an excused absence until July 31 when attendance is mandatory.
  

Band Camp Information and Required Forms

Attached to this email are the required forms for participation in marching band. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FOR COMPLETING THE OHSAA PHYSICAL FORM FOR 2018-19.  Though physicals are not required for participation, this information helps the staff and the band camp medical personnel assist your child.

Band Camp Forms (do not send in until 7/30/18): Click Here for Medical Forms

 

Show Announcement:

The visual identity of this year's show will be built around the shape of a "Calisson".  The show will progress from dark to light both in color but also in development of the Calisson.  We will manipulate various Calisson's on the field and various identities with the shapes.  This year we will be featuring a Soprano Sax soloist, the color guard will have a costume change and much more.  Be ready for two different woodwind moments, a trumpet section feature, many big brass/percussion moments and many wonderful color guard rifle and flag moments.
 
The music consists of Robert W. Smith's "Inferno" from his composition "The Divine Comedy", Ennio Morricone's "Gabriel's Oboe" and Eric Whitacre's "Fly To Paradise".  
 
Our manipulation of the Calisson, the soprano sax soloist and the changing identity of our color guard will provide a unique setting for a powerful musical performance.  This music is aggressive and demanding.  Our performers will be asked to march fast, play big and spin extremely well.  Now we just need the title....
 
Below are images that we can use on the field to create events and "no" we are not using surf boards....    :)
 Callison
 
 Calisson
Calisson
 
 

DCMB Show Music / Inferno Opener MP3 File:  Click Here


Staying in Contact With The DCMB

“Remind” Text
The following are directions to get “Remind” notices via text.  There is a “Remind” for students and parents.  This is a great way to send timely information, such as return times after away games or just when we need a fast way to communicate with students and parents.

For PARENT text updates (arrival times from games and contests), join Remind by texting: (314) 262-4015 with the message "@dchsbandpa"
For STUDENT text updates (reminders, up to the minute rehearsal info), join Remind by texting:
For General Band (314) 262-4015 @rocksband
For Color Guard (314) 262-4015 @rocksguard
For Percussion (314) 262-4015 @rocksdrums
 
Facebook Pages
We have a DCMB (for students) called “DCMB Student Page”.  This is a place for band members to share band related items.  It is monitored by directors and is a safe, fun place for DCMB members to participate in social media.  It is open to all DCMB students and directors, but closed to graduates.  If a parent wants to be included in this group that is fine BUT we ask that you are just viewing the site, not participating.  

We have a page called “Dublin Coffman Bands” for parents, students and friends. This is also a fun place to share pictures or stories about our band program.  It is NOT intended to be a place for receiving (or asking) information.  When questions are asked on FB, sometimes we miss them or sometimes someone answers the question incorrectly.  If you ever have questions, please email them to me at bradstreet_jeremy@dublinschools.net and I’ll answer as soon as I can.  BUT FIRST, have your son or daughter ask their squad leader or section head and then follow the chain of command until your question gets answered.  We think of our organization as a teaching tool of life skills.  With that being said, we want the student to find the answer through our organization not through parent emails.

PLEASE NOTE: It is also not a place to put any negative feelings or opinions about our band program or school.  I treat this as if it is a bulletin board in the band wing.  If a post crosses this line, we will take it down.  

We also have a page called “Coffman Band Compliments” for students only.  It is run by a student leader and monitored by the directors.  This is an amazing place where people share anonymous compliments to each other.  This is my favorite place on FB.  It is a place for students to see and share all of the hard work that is happening around them.
 
Emails:

To communicate with a director, please email us at one of the emails listed.
bradstreet_jeremy@dublinschools.net
(General questions regarding band)

reeves_wendy@dublinschools.net
(Freshmen or Color Guard Questions)

wallick_kevin@dublinschools.net
(Absences)

danshos@aol.com
(Percussion Questions)
 
DCMB Twitter Page - @CoffmanBand
This page is designed to promote our activities and performances to the community.  We also use this page to publicize arts advocacy.

Summer Uniform:

Summer band uniforms should be purchased before the July 4th Parade from:

Embroidery Design Group          
2564 Billingsley Rd.          
Columbus, OH 43235                
(614) 798-8152                

Prices
Polo (band & guard)     
$13.00 sizes S-XL;
$15.00 for 2 XL

Hat (band only)     
$8.00

Shorts (band only)     
$28.00 sizes 28-42 men’s; sizes 0-20 ladies
$30.00 for sizes 44-52

Color Guard:
Purchase white tennis skirt/skort at Embroidery Design Group ($26) or Dick’s Sporting Goods - ask Mrs. Reeves if you have questions at reeves_wendy@dublinschools.net
 
Sincerely,
 
Jeremy
 
Jeremy Bradstreet
Director of Bands
Dublin Coffman High School
Performing Arts Lead Teacher 6-12, Dublin City Schools
Performing Arts Department Chair - DCHSMBSch

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