Winter Concert Dress Requirements

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By , January 25, 2015 1:01 pm

UPCOMING DATES:
Jan. 19 – Jazz Band 1 – Performance at DCHS for MLK Celebration – 10:45am
Jan. 22 – Chamber Music Dress Rehearsal – 3:00 – 5:00
All Students performing in ensembles will play their piece after school for their friends, family and directors.  Since there is no recording or photographs allowed at the official event, this would be the one time you can video tape their performance.
Jan. 24 – OMEA Solo and Ensemble at Reynoldsburg Summit Campus HS
No times have been released but we will get the information to you as soon as we receive the schedule.
Feb. 3 – Jazz Band I and II Concert – 7:00pm
Feb. 24 – Winter Band Concert – 7:00pm
March 6 OR 7 – OMEA District Band Contest – times TBA
March 14 – St. Pat’s Parade*

*The St. Patrick’s Day Parade was scheduled over spring break for 2015.  We will treat this parade just as we do the July 4th parade.  If you are “in town” we ask that you participate.  If you have plans to leave town, this would be an excused absence.  This will still be a graded activity.  Anyone knowing they have travel plans will need to submit this in writing to Mr. Wallick.

MORE DATES ATTACHED SPECIFIC FOR EACH STUDENT:
Please see the attachment for your son or daughters concert band schedule.  Each band has 2 sectionals and 1 after school performance for each student.  Please sign and return the attached form.  PLEASE PRINT THE CORRECT ATTACHMENT.  Mr. Bradstreet directs the Symphonic Band, Mr. De La Cruz directs the Concert Band and Mr. Wallick directs the Emerald Band.

CONCERT DRESS REQUIREMENTS — >> DOWNLOAD Concert Dress 2015 <<
Concert band students are required to dress in uniform outfits for each concert band performance. A portion of the concert grade is based on attendance and proper attire at these events. Failure to follow the listed dress requirements will result in a grade deduction for the individual student.

We have made every attempt to create a Concert Band uniform that will not only look professional on stage but also utilize many items of clothing that our students already own (i.e. black pants, black shoes, etc.)  Our female students have an option to purchase a black “concert” dress or a less expensive option of a black blouse with black pants.  Please see below for specifics.

Men:
-Long Sleeve, button down, black dress shirt (NO SHORT SLEEVES!).
-Black Dress Pants
-Black Socks
-Black Dress Shoes
-Hunter Green Tie (provided by school)
-All Items Solid Black, no patterns (see picture)

Women:
1st choice:
-Black dress or black blouse and black skirt (below the knee or longer.  No sleeveless tops; conservative neckline)
-Black Shoes (flats or low heels)
-All Items Solid Black, no decorative additions (see picture)

2nd choice:
-Black blouse, no sleeveless tops
-Black Dress Pants
-Black Socks
-Black Dress Shoes (flats or low heels)
-All Items Solid Black, no patterns (see website listed below for examples)

Examples: – Please see page >> Concert Dress 2015 <<

*Also, for other examples of appropriate attire for ladies, see the examples at the top of the page at: www.concertdress.com <http://www.concertdress.com

***REMINDER – Symphonic, Concert, Emerald Band concert is Tuesday, February 24th, 2015***

 

Solo & Ensemble Information 1/24/15

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By , January 25, 2015 12:46 pm

See the documents for Solo and Ensemble below.  Please review the documents for important information for soloists and parents.

  • There is absolutely NO RECORDING/PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED of ANY KIND INCLUDING CELL PHONES! Please adhere to this rule, as ignoring it can result in disqualification of the performer(s).
  • To accommodate all schedules (students, directors, ensembles, etc.), we always have to change the times of some events. This avoids things like having a soloist scheduled to perform at the same time as an ensemble that they are in, etc.

There is no school provided transportation.

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

UPCOMING DATES:
Jan. 22 – Chamber Music Dress Rehearsal – 3:00 – 5:00
All Students performing in ensembles will play their piece after school for their friends, family and directors.  Since there is no recording or photographs allowed at the official event, this would be the one time you can video tape their performance.
Jan. 24 – OMEA Solo and Ensemble at Reynoldsburg Summit Campus HS

Reynoldsburg HS-Summit Campus
8579 Summit Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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Feb. 3 – Jazz Band I and II Concert – 7:00pm
Feb. 24 – Winter Band Concert – 7:00pm
March 6 OR 7 – OMEA District Band Contest – times TBA
March 14 – St. Pat’s Parade*
*The St. Patrick’s Day Parade was scheduled over spring break for 2015.  We will treat this parade just as we do the July 4th parade.  If you are “in town” we ask that you participate.  If you have plans to leave town, this would be an excused absence.  This will still be a graded activity.  Anyone knowing they have travel plans will need to submit this in writing to Mr. Wallick.

 

Director Update 12/10/14 – OMEA Solo & Ensembles – Winter Guard

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By , December 11, 2014 10:21 am

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:
http://www.omea-ohio.org/student/index.html

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.

Winter Guard:
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.

 

Philly/NYC Parent Meeting Re-cap
& “Weight Loss Results – Band Director Edition”

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By , November 23, 2014 11:31 am

Band Uniform Clarification:
All white pants and shoes must be cleaned before departure.  Remember it takes the pants some time to dry.  This should be done this weekend to insure that they are dry.

Broadway Show Dress Clarification:
We would like the kids to dress in NOTHING LESS CASUAL than jeans and a “nice” shirt/top on Saturday.  No sweats or athletic wear for pants.  We will be walking around NYC all day and being in dress clothes is unrealistic.

Lanyards:
Mr. and Mrs. Snide have donated 180 zipper pocket lanyards for use on the trip.  The students will wear their lanyard at all times and will provide a safe place to store their money and information for the trip. Thank you!!

Parade Viewing On TV and Live Streaming on the Internet:
The parade may be viewed two different ways.  In Columbus, parents should check their local cable provider for the “WWHO” network.  They can watch the live broadcast from 9:00am – 12:00.  WWHO is a sister station of WSYX and they agreed to specifically air this parade for the Dublin families.

Another way to view the telecast is to log on to the following links.  This is a “Live Feed” and will not be the same as the TV coverage on WWHO.

http://6abc.com
or
http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wpvi/html/parade2014

The personnel at 6abc in Philadelphia think that the Dublin Coffman Band would pass through the televised area somewhere around 9:05 to 9:25 but of course this is not guaranteed.

If you didn’t attend the meeting, we’ve provided the handouts as attachments.
Main Points:

>> Philly / NYC Itinerary (PDF) <<

  1. If your son or daughter takes medications, they need to pick up a card from a director on MONDAY for you to provide the prescription name, dose, frequency and and side effects.
  2. If any medications have changed since band camp, you will need to update your district form
    >> 2340C-F1 <<
  3.  We’ve reached out to every student (and parents that attended the meeting) that used an outdated/incorrect form from band camp that granted permission to go to both band camp and the Philly/NYC trip.  You child received this information last week and we are still missing forms.  This is a notarized form and is attached. >> 2340C-F1 <<
  4. Please review the rules and regulations with your child.  Any serious infraction will result in the student being sent home at the parent’s expense. >> DCS 2340C-F3)<<
  5. Carry-On bag needs to be soft case such as a back pack.
  6. Please read over the packing instructions. >> Packing Instructions – Philly 14 <<
  7. Students need enough money for 3 Lunches and 1 (possibly 2) Breakfasts.  All other expenses is whatever they might want for souvenirs.

Band Director Weight Loss Challenge:
The results are in!!  After three months of grueling conditions, the directors at Dublin Coffman High School have ended their weight loss challenge.  We started with 3 but Mr. Wallick pulled out early due to a conflict of interests.  His publicist put out this statement: “Mr. Wallick loves food too much to not eat it.”

Mr. Bradstreet came up short in the last 3 weeks of the challenge.  He had two options: 1) Go the the gym after school and work out or 2) Work after school on the logistics of the trip to insure an amazing experience for the wonderful band students at Dublin Coffman High School.  Mr. Bradstreet chose #2.  Because of his tireless dedication to the logistics and planning of the trip, he hopes the students, chaperones and directors have a fun trip filled with memories that will last a lifetime.  However, this decision let the door open for Mr. De La Cruz.

Mr. De La Cruz was the convincing winner!  He worked tirelessly at the gym and made many healthy lifestyle choices that have paid off tremendously.  He also took advantage of not having a daughter that eats Pop-Tarts every morning and two sons who love to have their dad make S’Mores in the microwave for them every evening.

In the end, Mr. De La Cruz and Mr. Bradstreet lost a combined total of 50.2 lbs.  Mr. De La Cruz lost 13% body weight and Mr. Bradstreet lost 11% body weight.

Congratulations to Mr. De La Cruz!

 

Director Update 11/19/14 – Three Items

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By , November 19, 2014 3:10 pm

PARENT MEETING TONIGHT:
We will have a Parent Meeting that will discuss all of the logistics, itinerary, medications, meals, and rules for everyone going on the trip on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19 at 7:00p.m. in the PAC.

Please plan on attending.  Students will NOT need to be present at this meeting.  They will go over the rules and regulations the week of the trip during 5th period.

PARENT LOADING CREW THE NIGHT WE LEAVE:
We need a few strong parents to help us move luggage from the cafeteria to the buses on Tuesday night when we leave.  Please use the following link to sign up!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fabaf2aabf94-charter

ADDED MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS:
As of 5th period today we are behind in our preparation.  Because of this, we’ve added two rehearsals to help us prepare for our television debut.  We have asked the kids to come in on Friday after school and Monday after school to help get us ready.

These two practices will be from 3:00 – 4:30.  Sorry for the late notice but we are not where we need to be with music memorization and can not go outside until we learn our notes.  We know that the students might have conflict.  If they can please make an attempt to be at our practices, the band will sound better.

Sincerely,

Jeremy

 

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