Solo and Ensemble Update:
For anyone new, Solo and Ensemble is one of the (if not THE most) important time for a young musicians development. All of our soloists will develop more in the next two months than in any other part of the year. Our students performing in an ensemble will be asked to raise their level of musicianship because there is only one person playing each part.
How to Pay for Solos and Ensembles:
NEW FOR 2014! – Payment can be made ONLINE or by check made out to the Dublin Music Boosters. The Band Staff highly encourages you to use the online payment option due to the number of events and the logistics in handling checks/cash.
To pay online go to:
>> http://tinyurl.com/DCMB2015omea <<
If you choose to not pay online, checks should be made out to: “Dublin Music Boosters”. Please deliver check to your concert band director.
For all soloists, you must pay online ($17) AND fill out the form passed out in class.
For Ensemble Captains, you must pay for yourself online ($14) AND fill out the form passed out in class.
For Ensemble Members (Non-Ensemble Captains), you must pay for yourself online ($14).
How to Register for Solo or Ensemble:
Students were given a form today in Band Class that needs to be filled out by Friday. All of the information can be found in the band office area OR at the following address:
This form is not an OMEA form. It is created by the Band Staff. All first chair performers are asked to complete the form that is turned into the Band Staff.
Note about Ensembles:
For the past 5 years, the band staff has hired in local professionals to help teach the ensembles that can not be taught by DCHS teachers. Each student is asked to pay $14 which covers registration and compensates these non-district employees. None of the DCHS Band Directors receive monetary compensation from this event. These extra educators are necessary because with 36 ensembles, Mr. Bradstreet, Mr. Wallick, and Mr. De La Cruz would not see sunlight for 2 months. This creates an unhealthy environment and it is possible that each director might turn into a vampire.
Note about Accompanists:
We have been helping locate Piano Accompanists for soloists for a few years. By providing this service, we hope to fill the void that a private teacher should be providing. PLEASE double check with your private teacher to see if they can help with finding an accompanist. We hope to help the people that CAN’T FIND ONE, not be the first place that you use. If you need an accompanist we need to know by this Friday and the music MUST be in a directors hands by Thursday, Dec. 18 (Exam day). Any music not turned in by this date will need to find their own accompanist. These piano players need time to prepare the music and giving it to them in January is too late for most professional piano players.
Please >> DOWNLOAD the Winter Guard Fees document << for the payment schedule details. To reserve your spot in Winter Guard, the first deposit is due this Sunday 12/14/14.