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DCMB Update 8/27/14

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By , August 28, 2014 9:50 am

Fridays Game at St. Charles High School
Report Time: is 4:45p.m. at DHCS Practice Field (Students will be bused to the game)
Game Time: is 7:30 at St. Charles
Uniform: Summer Uniform (everyone should be in white tennis shoes or the white band shoes)
St. Charles Preparatory School – 2010 E Broad St – Columbus, OH 43209
This is a small stadium and extremely limited seating. It is being advised that you park in Wolfe Park (across the street – Broad St)
Arrival Back at Coffman will be between 10:00 and 10:30p.m.

New Texting System:
We will be utilizing our NEW Texting Service “Remind” to communicate our arrival time at DCHS. Please make every attempt to pick up your students within 25 minutes from arrival to allow the directors to head home to their families.

REMIND (a text notification system)
We are moving away from our Twitter account. The Remind app/text service will enable us to send information (140 characters or less) to the students and parents. This will not replace the weekly email but it will be the best way of letting everyone know about arrival times back to the school, last minute reminders, etc.

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

Next Week Schedule:
Monday – No School
Tuesday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Wednesday – Practice from 3:10 – 5:30
Thursday – No Practice – However, we have the Fund Drive starting at 5:30 – 8:30p.m. This is a mandatory event that is our major source of funds every year.
Friday – Game at Scioto HS – report time – TBA

Helpful Hints for Student Pick-up

Picking up students for rehearsals and home games:
It is best to set up a designated pick-up location rather than park in the “loop” outside the band room. The best AND EASIEST location is in the teacher parking lot on the south side. Easy parking and Easy to get on Coffman Rd. Students may exit through the stage doors.
Picking up students after away games and contests:
THIS MUST BE FOLLOWED. No one is allowed to park in the loop where the buses drop off the kids. There are many dangerous situations when parents try parking next to the bus that makes it frustrating for everyone else to get into the parking lot. Students also are put in a dangerous situation when they try walking in-between buses and then through the driveway. The best place to park is in the south side teacher parking lot.
Student safety is the number one concern for all of us. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure all kids are picked up without incident. Thank you.

Script Orders:
The next Scrip order is due MONDAY
SEPTEMBER 1 at 5:00pm.

Scrips can be ordered monthly September through May (we do skip January).
Currently, Scrip rebates will go toward the 2014 Philly/NY trip. 75% of the rebate will be applied to your student’s account and 25% will go to the Dublin Music Boosters.

Please visit to shop for Scrips. Shopping for Scrips is simple and convenient.
Scrip Order Form Coffman

Any questions, please contact:

Mary Beth Farahay
Coffman Scrip Coordinator

Rehearsal Ending Times

During the summer schedule, all rehearsals end at the scheduled time and students are dismissed accordingly due to parents work schedules. However during the school year, all rehearsals end at the scheduled time and then the students and directors make their announcements. It is advised that parents do not pick up their students before 5:50p.m. after a listed after-school rehearsal. Some days there are no announcements and some days there are 15 minutes of announcements.

Picture Day will be Friday, Sept. 19th. Order forms will be passed out to the students in the coming weeks.
*Please make sure that all hemming is taken care of before the above date!!!!*
*Please refer to the information handed out at Uniform Issue with regards to the crossbelt uniform.*

Please pay special attention to hemming info – the hem should be TEMPORARY. It should be made so the crease on the front of the pants doesn’t break at the top of the shoe – the pants should stop right at the top of the tongue of the shoe. The hem should be NO MORE than 3 inches off the ground. (see attached picture labeled “crossbelt”)

Below is the information for EJ Alterations in Dublin. They have worked on band uniforms before, and since sewing is a dying art, we thought we would provide their contact info in case you need assistance. In the past they have charged $12 for a temporary hem (the type needed on the crossbelt uniform pants).

EJ Alterations
75 S. High St.
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 761-2652

Please plan ahead so the hemming process is taken care of prior to Picture Day on Friday, September 19th.

Also, please note that all students will need a White button-down shirt with a button-down collar to wear with the crossbelt uniform.

New Premium Reserved Seating – Available Online NOW!!!

This information comes from the Quarterback Club at DCHS. New this year is the installation of Green Dream Seats in the center of the reserved section. This special Reserved Seating Option is now available Online.

Questions: Call Steve McElroy (614) 886-9395
NEW Premium Reserved Seating DOC


Uniform Issue and Philly Trip Documents

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By , August 11, 2014 1:01 pm

Student Helpers Needed for Uniform Issue

We will need some band student volunteers TUESDAY right after practice to move uniforms.  Student should meet us in the uniform room.

We also need band student volunteers both Wed and Th evenings.

Band uniform issue dates and times:

Juniors and Seniors: Wednesday, Aug. 13th, 7 – 8:30 PM
Freshmen and Sophomores: Thursday, Aug. 14th, 7 – 8:30 PM


If you cannot come on your day of Issue between 7pm and 8pm, please email Jocelyn Alford Monday or Tuesday at
We need some student volunteers to help move cross belt uniforms Tuesday right after band practice ends at 5:00pm.  Please meet us in the band uniform room.  With some good volunteers, this will not take long.
We need student volunteers on both Uniform Issue nights, and especially Thursday evening when freshmen will be going through.  If you can help, please come at 6:30pm to be assigned a job.

Some things to remember:

  1. Students enter through Door #6 (the “band” door); Parents should accompany students but enter through Door #5 and wait for students in the commons.
  2. Students should wear a T-shirt and athletic-type shorts.  Uniforms will be fitted over your clothing.  (Allow approximately an hour for fitting.  Please be patient!)
  3. Don’t forget to take the Uniform Care Guides home with you!  These will be passed out that evening. 
  4. At Uniform Issue, you will be asked to pay for your band fees.  Please bring a checkbook.  These fees include a $40 “pay-to-play” fee (payable to Dublin City Schools), a $60 activity fee, $35 uniform use fee and some charges for the uniform  (raincoat, suspenders, color guard uniform, etc.) These fees will be payable to Dublin Music Boosters.

NOTE TO RETURNING BAND STUDENTS:  If you made a note of the sizes of your uniforms, hats & crossbelt from last year, please bring this along to share this information with the fitters.  This will assist with a faster, more efficient uniform issue for you!

We are still in need of volunteers to help with Uniform Issue.  If you can help, please sign up:

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Philly / NYC Trip Info
Please see attachment for documents for our Philly Trip.  This will be the last chance to register before setting up room assignments and picking the Broadway show.


Volunteers Needed for Flag Tracing & Cutting

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By , August 11, 2014 9:38 am

Volunteers are needed to trace and cut flag pieces Monday, 8/11, and Tuesday, 8/12, from 1-5 p.m.  If we get all of the work done tomorrow, we may not need to work on Tuesday.  

Flag kits may be picked up tomorrow between 5:15 and 5:45 by people who have signed up to sew at home.  The kits will be passed out in the band room lobby.  

If you would like to sign up to help, please visit this website:

** If you wish to contact me (Mrs. Reeves), please e-mail me at   


Wendy Reeves


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