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09/11/2019

Band Email 9-13-19

This Week's Schedule:
Wednesday - Color Guard and Percussion from 3:00 - 5:00
Thursday - All Members from 3:15 - 5:30 (Winds and Percussion Bring Competition Hats in their Hat Boxes)
Friday - Home Game vs. Jerome (Report Time 5:00pm)  (This might be the first game in Full Uniform.  SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS)  If it is too hot for Friday night, we will wear our Summer Uniforms.  Announced on Thursday.
Saturday - Visual Rehearsal
Brass (Not Including Tubas)
8:30am - 11:30
Tubas
1:00pm - 3:30
WW
12:00pm - 3:00
Drums
9:00am - 11:00
Color Guard
9:00am - 12:00
 
Next Week's Schedule:
Monday - Brass and Woodwinds Only 3:00 - 5:00
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 (Bring Competition Hats)
Friday - Away Game vs. Olentangy (Report Time approx. 4:45)  
Saturday - OMEA Competition at Logan Elm High School
1:00 (approx) - Report to DCHS
3:50 - Dinner Provide through your Activity Fee
8:00 - Performance
10:15 - Approx. Return to DCHS (Exact time sent by "Remind Text" on drive home.)
 
 
Apparel Sale 
Ends Saturday, Sept. 14 (See Mrs. Reeves Email for sale extension announcement)
Please take a look at all the amazing offerings for DCMB Apparel!
Click Here for the Catalog and Order Form: https://fancloth.shop/WP9DV
 
All of the ordering is done on-line this year!  If you want to order with a check, find another band member to make a group order.
 

Uniform Instructions for ADDING THE CREASE to the Competition Uniform
(ALL BRASS, WOODWINDS, and PERCUSSION MUST do this before SEPT. 13 (Next Friday.)

Black Pants Uniform (known as the "Competition Uniform")
The hems are adjustable by snaps and bib straps - Most students need to adjust both.  Please take the time to do the following:

Find the hem length that puts the hem of the pants GENTLY touching the shoe laces.  NOTE: Students should stand at playing position to find this length.  You can adjust the hem AND you can adjust the bib straps near the shoulders.

Important: To adjust the hight of the uniform, please make adjustments to the snaps inside the pant leg AND make adjustments to the bib straps at the top of the bib pants.  By utilizing both of these, most of the kids can perfectly achieve the correct length.

Once you find the correct length, all pants should be pressed/ironed with LOW HEAT.  All students will be inspected on Fridays.  Please show your child how to iron.  These are important life skills they need.

All Winds and Percussion need long Black Socks

SEE PREVIOUS EMAILS FOR PICTURES

Bradstreet Notes:
To say that last Friday was a successful "run" was an understatement.  The staff and I are so proud of their performance both in Pre-Game and in Halftime.  The Pre-Game performance was one of the best (if not THE best) first performance of my career.  Halftime was a huge success just because of the amount of information they have to retain.  
 
Retention has been one of the biggest goals we have set for the year.  For us to be successful, it is not about receiving information, it is about retaining information.  This is a key life skill we want them to learn.  As we get older, we know that we shouldn't have to be told to do things twice.  (If my wife is ready this, she knows I'm horrible at remembering to change the laundry from the washer to the dryer, but we all have our faults....)  As young musicians we are also learning about listening to directions the first time.  To be a team, we all have to be committed together and as we give out information, we are focusing on everyone hearing the directions the first time.  Retention and paying attention to directions are two things that we've talked about a lot the past couple of weeks.  
 
Oh yea...and they sounded great too!!!!
 
Please make plans to come to our competitions starting up next week at Logan Elm (8:00pm).  Having a strong cheering section makes for even better performances from our kids.  They feed off of your energy!
 
See you Friday Night!
 
Jeremy

Jeremy Bradstreet
Director of Bands
Dublin Coffman High School
Performing Arts Lead Teacher 9-12, Dublin City Schools
Grammy® Finalist, Music Educator of the Year, 2019

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