Director Update 10/22/14

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Friday’s Game AWAY vs Olentangy Liberty
Report Time: 5:00pm
Uniform: Cross-Belt Uniform

Saturday, October 25 – 5K Report Times
Report Time: Varies depending upon responsibility, see below
Uniform: Jeans, Tennis Shoes, DCHS Hat, Summer Uniform Shirt WITH a white or black long sleeve shirt underneath.

Report Times:
Set Up Crew (mainly squad leaders) – 7:15am – Park/Drop off at METRO PARK – Bring Instrument
“Course Marshall” (mostly freshmen and sophomores) need to report to Glacier Ridge METRO PARK at 8:00am WITH NO INSTRUMENT.
Everyone else should report to Glacier Ridge ELEMENTARY at 8:15am WITH INSTRUMENT.  Color Guard needs their PRE-GAME FLAG.
Dismissal: Most students (except tear down crew) will be dismissed at the conclusion of the race at 10:15am.  If they were dropped off at the Park please pick them up at the park.  If they were dropped off at the Elementary, please pick them up at the Elementary.
Tear Down Crew (is any squad leader not on Set Up Crew)

Directions:
Glacier Ridge Elementary (off of Hyland-Croy Rd.)
7175 Glacier Ridge Blvd, Dublin, OH 43017

To get to the PARK, take the third exit at the round-about.  Entrance is on the west side of Hyland-Croy Rd.

Saturday, October 25th Competition at Thomas Worthington High School:
5:00p.m. – Report – Street Clothes bring Competition Uniform
6:30 – Eat/Change/Load – Dinner will be provided
9:45 – Perform
11:20 – Arrive back at Coffman

>> Schedule of Bands at TWHS Contest <<

Next Week Schedule:
Monday – 3:00 – 5:00 – Sectionals ONLY Woodwinds and Brass
Tuesday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Wednesday – 3:00 – 5:00 – Sectionals ONLY Color Guard and Percussion
Thursday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30 – Students will need to BRING a DINNER
THURSDAY – HOME GAME – Senior Night
Senior Parents Report at 6:00p.m. for Run Through on Practice Field (more info to come)
Pre-Game starts at 6:40
Friday – NOTHING!
Saturday – State Contest – Performance time will be ROUGHLY 1:15p.m. at Hilliard Bradley

Private Lessons
We are hoping to elevate the number of students taking private lessons to 75% of all students.  Attached is the list of preferred teachers.  With concert band auditions around the corner, now is the time to start!

Marching Band Schedule During the PLAY-OFFS
The band will rehearse for all play-off games on Thursdays after school.  We will start at 3:10 and finish when the “work is done”.  We are flexible with your schedules but ask that anything “routine” be worked around such as work or doctor’s visits.  Excused absences such as out-of-town trips or practice for a winter sport are all excused absences.  Participation in games are mandatory except where excused by Mr. Bradstreet.

Dublin Taiko Group Performance at DCHS PAC on Oct. 27
Download DTG Legacy Concert – poster v2

Marching Band Directory:
A marching band director is created every year by the Dublin Music Boosters.  A copy was passed out after practice on Tuesday.  There are copies located in the band room on the piano if you child did not bring one home.

DATE CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 31 is has been moved to Thursday, October 30 and the start time is 7:00 not 7:30p.m.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS SENIOR NIGHT.

 

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Director Update 10/15/14

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Friday’s Game HOME vs Westland
Report Time: 5:00pm
Uniform: Competition Uniform (White Pants)
Report Uniform: Students will report in “Street Clothes” and be given a 30 minute break to change and have a quick snack (student provided) before the game.

Friday is Band Parents Night!
Please meet the band by the Tennis Courts at 7:00 for us to pass out the carnations your child bought for you!  We will be asking the parents to stand and be recognized during the Pre-Game Performance.  Thank you in advance for all the support you show all of our kids!  We truly appreciate your support!!

Saturday, October 18th Schedule:
12:30pm – Report – Street Clothes
(Students should have lunch before arrival)
5:15 – Perform at Canal Winchester
5:30 – Eat Dinner (Students will have a dinner provided by the Activity Fee)
7:00 – Leave for Dublin Jerome
9:15 – Perform at Jerome HS (in exhibition)
10:30 – Leave
10:40 – Arrive back at Coffman

Schedule of Bands at Both Contests
>> Download Canal Winchester Schedule <<
>> Download Dublin Showcase 2014 Schedule <<

Next Week Schedule:
Monday – 3:00 – 5:00 – Sectionals ONLY Woodwinds and Brass
Tuesday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Wednesday – 3:00 – 5:00 – Sectionals ONLY Color Guard and Percussion
Thursday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Friday – Game
Saturday AM – 5K Run – All students are required to attend.  We will be done by 10:30am
Saturday PM – Contest at Thomas Worthington – estimated report time 4:30

Philly/NYC Trip Price Increase
You might have received a notice from Bob Rogers Travel late last week.  On Friday, I was notified that there was a $10 increase made to each account due to the miscalculation of students attending from all three high schools.  Because the security guards, NYC guides, BRT guides and a few empty seats on the last bus are “set costs” that are effected by the number of paid participants, we have incurred a slight increase.  We hope this increase doesn’t effect your family budget.  We appreciate your understanding the difficulties in planning a trip that has over 400 participants.

5K Run Fundraiser
I want to take a moment to thank Kelly Merino for all of her hard work in the planning of a wonderful fundraiser and community event that we hope will last a long time.

We have designed this event to be student driven.  Our squad leaders will be heading up the tasks of set-up, tear down, registration and course marshals.  The rest of the band will be performing or acting as race marshals along with the squad leaders.

Next week, each student will be assigned a different report time depending upon their contributions to the race.  Everyone will be done by 10:30am and dismissed to go home until a later report estimated around 4:30 for our evening contest.

This has already become a profitable fundraiser even before we have started the race due to our generous families, sponsors and donors that have helped with the incurred costs of the Columbus Running Company, advertising, race bags, chocolate milk and other costs of starting up this event.  If you own a business or have the ability to persuade your work colleagues to support our fundraiser this year or in the future, we would gladly appreciate your help.  These funds go directly to the Dublin Coffman Marching Band and will directly benefit your child’s experience in band.

If you still haven’t passed along our flyer, please do!  If you would like to participate by running or taking a beautiful stroll, please do!  We are extremely grateful for your efforts in the concession stand and in all the other areas that you assist us.  We want our kids to also experience the act of service for their community and for an organization that has given them many wonderful experiences and opportunities.

Progress Book:
Please check to make sure that all absences have been reported in writing to Mr. Wallick and that all handbook forms have been turned in.  Thursday is the end of the 9 weeks.

Music Check Grades:
The band has now given 4 different music checks for the winds and 2 music checks for the percussion and the color guard (perc and color guard will be posted soon).  These are “floating” grades that are an assessment of their current level and are intended to be improved upon throughout the marching band season through re-takes.  The current music checks will be moved to the second 9 weeks grading period to insure the full allotted time of the marching band season to raise every one’s grade.  Ironically, the percentage from our two music judges at the first OMEA contest was 86% and the average grade of all our music check grades were 86%.

Playing Grade Scale:
100 – Mastery of all technical and musical concepts
96 – All notes, excellent rhythms, excellent balance, excellent tone, excellent intonation
90 – All notes, good rhythms, good tone, slight tempo flux, good intonation

A student must continue to retake all music checks until they pass with a 90% or higher.
85 – Problems with notes and rhythms, fair tempo, fair tone, fair intonation
(This could also be for a person with all notes, rhythms, balance, tone, good intonation but not up to tempo.)
75 – Major problems with rhythm, pitches, tempo, and intonation
65 – Song attempted but not close to above criteria
0 – Song not attempted

Dublin Taiko Group Performance at DCHS PAC on Monday Oct. 27
>> Download DTG Ticket Information <<

Marching Band Directory:
A marching band director is created every year by the Dublin Music Boosters.  A copy was passed out after practice on Tuesday.  There are copies located in the band room on the piano if you child did not bring one home.

DATE CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 31 is has been moved to Thursday, October 30 and the start time is 7:00 not 7:30p.m.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS SENIOR NIGHT.

 

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Director Update 10/1/2014

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Friday’s Game HOME vs Thomas Worthington High School
Report Time: 6:00pm
Uniform: Cross-Belt Uniform/Green Hat
Pre-Game: 7:10pm
Along with our traditional Homecoming Pre-Game Show, our Dublin Graduates who are currently performing with the OSU Marching Band have asked to return to Coffman for a performance of “Hang On Sloopy”.  Returning will be 11 of the 13 DCMB grads in the OSU Marching Band.  Currently, Dublin Coffman has more graduates in the TBDBITL than any other high school in the state.

Next Week Schedule:
Monday – 3:00 – 5:00 – Sectionals ONLY Woodwinds and Brass
Tuesday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Wednesday – 3:00 – 5:00 – Sectionals ONLY Color Guard and Percussion
Thursday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Friday – Game

Band Handbook Forms: Due tomorrow!  (Thursday)
DOWNLOAD: >> Student Handbook 2014-15 <<

Scrip Orders:
The next Scrips order for this Fall is due October 1.  Please DOWNLOAD >> SCRIP Order Form << for more information regarding Scrips and feel free to email Mrs. Farahay with any questions.

Marching Band Directory:
A marching band directory is created every year by the Dublin Music Boosters.  A copy was passed out after practice on Tuesday.  There are copies located in the band room on the piano if you child did not bring one home.

Apparel Sale:
The apparel purchased at the end of August has arrived and will be passed out on Thursday after practice.  Thanks for participating in this fundraiser!  It was an amazing success.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DUBLIN MUSIC BOOSTERS:
The Dublin Music Boosters (DMB) will be hosting an Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Marching band adjudicated event competition, on Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 pm at Jerome stadium. Brian Stevens, Director of Bands for Jerome, will serve as the Event Chair.

The first annual Dublin Band Showcase. An OMEA adjudicated marching band competition where up to 10-12 or so visiting bands from across Ohio will be attending in competition. Our three Dublin bands will perform towards the end of the competition for OMEA rating and exhibition, allowing all Dublin band families to see all three Dublin bands perform. Admission will be $7 and $5 for students and seniors. There will not be advanced ticket or group sales.

DMB’s interest in hosting an OMEA event is another revenue opportunity for DMB to further support our three high school marching band programs. Proceeds from the Dublin Band Showcase will be designated to the three Dublin marching band programs.

In prior years – the three Dublin bands have performed for each other at an event called the Dublin Marching Bands Showcase. This started out simply as a way for each of the three Dublin high school bands and families to see each others competition show. It was mostly attended by parents and families of the three bands. The Dublin Band Showcase OMEA competition will take the place of this event for this year.

So what does this mean?

As our band travels to other OMEA adjudicated events for competition and OMEA rating this fall, DMB for the first time will be hosting our own OMEA competition where other bands from across the state will be traveling to Jerome stadium for OMEA competition and rating.  All three Dublin Bands will perform in exhibition and will receive ratings and “comments only” by judges who are routinely selected for our state adjudicated event.

How can you help?
The Dublin Band Showcase will depend on parent volunteers from the three Dublin HS band programs. Responsibilities have been divided up and shared by all three schools.

Coffman – All concession workers

Scioto – Parking attendants, Program development and advertisement sales, Judges Hospitality

Jerome – Several event operational areas such as: Tickets and Gates, Signage, Field Set-up, Director Check-In, Trophies, T-Shirt sales. Watch for Sign-Up Genius emails to sign-up to help in some of these Jerome areas of
responsibilities.

If you have interest in sponsoring a trophy or running an add in the program, please contact Brian Stevens at: stevens_brian@dublinschools.net

The DMB’s Marching Band Contest committee along with the three high school directors discussed the role of the contest and the Community Concert.  In trying to balance the busy schedule of the students, the directors and the Dublin families it was decided not to hold the Community Concert this year but encourage others to attend the new OMEA contest.  As with anything new, we will judge the success of the event along with the pro’s and con’s of the Community Concert to develop the best schedule for our kids in the future.

Mark your calendars NOW to attend the first annual Dublin Band Showcase, Saturday, October 18, 6:00 pm.

Dublin Coffman’s Band On The Run 5K Run
October 25, 2014 – DOWNLOAD >> 5K Band on the Run Flyer << for more information.

Join the Dublin Coffman Marching Band for a scenic run/walk/march through Glacier Ridge Metro Park. Funds received from this inaugural event will support the students in the Dublin Coffman Marching Band. Bring the little ones out for the Kids Run / Kazoo March, too! Come and be a part of the fun while the band serenades you through a great 5K experience!
>> CLICK HERE for more details and online registration. <<

DATE CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 31 is has been moved to Thursday, October 30 and the start time is 7:00 not 7:30p.m.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS SENIOR NIGHT.

 

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