Thanksgiving Success!

By , December 1, 2014 1:03 pm

Lisa McClellan
Nov 30 at 8:50 PM

To

me

Please post to website. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Scioto Irish Music
> Date: November 30, 2014 at 3:00:58 PM EST
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Trip Success!
>
> Dear Parents,
>
> You have great kids! Anytime a teacher can take that many students to a big city and not worry means you have great kids!
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> While I understand we weren’t televised during the parade, the students all agreed that it was the most fun parade we’ve done (even beating Disney!). Please ask them about their fun experiences on the parade route.
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> Your kids are real troopers! The weather our first day in Philadelphia was wet, cold, windy, snowy, wet, cold…. but they trudged through the city, hopefully learning some things along the way and realizing our nation’s history.
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> Your kids are great entertainers. Whenever the parade stopped we would all go to the audience and find people to chat with. We had pictures taken with lots of little wide-eyed kids, and even got a few people to dance in the street with us to “Yo Mama!” And they got TONS of compliments.
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> Most of the kids had never been to NYC. They bravely set out with friends and chaperones (and boundaries and checkpoints!) to explore 5th Ave., 6th Ave., Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. They saw Wall St., rode the Staten Island Ferry past the Stature of Liberty, experienced the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and saw the brand new 1 World Trade Center Building. And finally enjoyed a real live Broadway show.
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> We had a group photo taken by a professional photographer in Times Square. If you are interested in seeing it and purchasing it, you can order online at www.groupphotos.com or download an order form from the photographers home page to pay by check.
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> Also see some of the many photos taken by Mrs. Jones at this page. Other chaperone pictures will be coming soon as they consolidate and prepare them.
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> I want to personally thank you for allowing us the privilege of traveling with your kids.
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> Finally, I want to publicly thank the chaperones. They provided support and comfort, guidance and care, and they truly gave of themselves for the benefit of your students.
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> “Thank you” to Cyndi Jones, Lisa Stephens, Peggy Miesse, Linda Whittle, Beth Beatty, Saghar Saadat, Bob Beatty, and Stephen Kron.

Philly Thanksgiving Parade to be Televised

By , November 20, 2014 1:29 pm

The Parade will be broadcast on WWHO
thanks to the work of WSYX General Manager Tony D’Angelo. Please see the
following information:

Thanks to Tony D’Angelo, GM, at WSYX:

Please note the following program change for WWHO/CW Columbus…

WWHO will air the “Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade” on Thursday,
11/27/14, 9am-12pm, LIVE from Philadelphia.

*The 95th edition of America’s longest-running Thanksgiving Day Parade is a
great start to the holiday season. WWHO viewers can expect the best in
family entertainment, from huge production numbers, to the stars of stage
and screen, to giant balloons, the beloved characters from Walt Disney
World, fabulous marching bands and more. Speaking of marching bands, there are three local bands participating in the parade: Coffman High School Band, Jerome High School Band and Scioto High School Band.*

*A one sheet for the Parade is attached. *

*WWHO/CW Columbus*

*Thursday, November 27, 2014*

*9:00am-12:00pm*

*Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade*

*Please don’t hesitate in getting the word out.*

Upcoming Music Performances!

By , November 20, 2014 12:33 pm

Upcoming Concerts and Events in the Scioto Music Department:

December 11 — 7:00 pm — Choirs, Orchestras (6:15 report), & Irish Fiddle Fetish (6:15 report) Concert
January 24 — Solo & Ensemble Contest (report time & performance times vary — all students are encouraged to participate)
February 27 — 8:00 pm — The Willis Clan Concert (tickets required)
March 3 — 7:00 pm — Irish Fiddle Fetish & Orchestras Concert (6:15 report)
March 5 — 7:00 pm — Choirs Concert
April 16 — 7:00 pm — Bands & Ensembles Concert (6:00 report)
April 24 — 7:00 pm — Choir Awards Concert
May 12 — 3:00 pm — Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal (All music students)
May 13 — 7:00 pm — Prism Concert (6:15 report)(All music students)

Special Orchestra Events:
December 10 — 7:00 pm — DMS 5th & 6th grade Beginning Strings Concert — Orchestra and Irish Fiddle Fetish Students are encouraged to attend (6:00) to help with tuning, etc.

Special Irish Fiddle Fetish events:
December 2 — Woodlands Asstd. Living — 1:00 (leave class 11:00 am; return approx. 3:00)*
December 6 — DSHS Santa Breakfast — approx. 9:30 — as many IFF students as possible can play for this (good first gig for newbies)*
December 6 — HaPenny Bridge Irish Imports Dublin — 1:00-4:00 pm — some students have volunteered for this
December 12 — Worthington Mall — 8:00 pm (good first gig for newbies)*
December 13 — HaPenny Bridge Irish Imports Dublin — 1:00-4:00 pm — some students have volunteered for this
January — TBD — Otterbein Univeristy — present clinic on Irish music and teach university string orchestra
February 27 — The Willis Clan Concert — IFF students will have a clinic with TWC during the day, perform evening
March — St. Patrick’s month! We get lots of requests in March (2014 we did 8 concerts in 2 weeks! Bring it on!)
March 3 — Cory Piatt — IFF students will have a clinic with Cory Piatt during the day, perform evening
March 4 — All Saints Lutheran Church — 12:00 pm (leave class approx. 10:30 am; return approx. 2:30)
March 8 — Highlands Presbyterian Church — 2nd Sunday Concert Series — 2:00 pm (1:00 report)
March 13 — Hilliard Senior Center — 12:00 pm (leave class 11:00 am; return approx. 3:00)*

* this event qualifies for service hours

Signup Genius Contacts

By , September 24, 2014 12:54 pm

For questions about Parking for the Showcase/OMEA Contest at Jerome on October 18, contact Rick McClellan at mcclelr@nationwide.com

Signup Genius Links

By , September 24, 2014 12:53 pm

There are MANY ways to get involved and help YOUR Dublin Music Boosters!

In the right hand column of this page there is a new set of links, to make it easy to sign up to help. Please take a moment to see what works for your schedule! It’s a lot of fun, and makes a positive difference for your kids.

DMB to Host OMEA Contest on October 18

By , September 20, 2014 12:33 pm

Hello DSMB Families – Please read all of this exciting information fully – some key information for Scioto toward end of message…


ANNOUNCEMENT: 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 other’s competition show. It was mostly attended by parents and families of the three bands. The Dublin Band Showcase OMEA competition will now take the place of this event.

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.

Why do bands need an OMEA rating?

Only bands that receive an OMEA rating of I (Superior) are eligible to compete in the state marching band finals.
(Since Scioto opened in 1995 – we have received ratings at state competition of I (Superior) every year!)

What are the ratings at an OMEA competition?

I – Superior

II – Excellent

III – Good

IV – Fair

V – Poor

What are the bands judged on?

Musical Performance – technical accuracy, intonation, rhythmic accuracy and tone quality

General Effect – takes into account all the elements in the band’s performance

Visual Effect – all visual elements (winds, percussion and auxiliary)

Visual performance – total movement responsibility of the individual performers skill, technique, form and control.

Percussion – musical presentation, technique, general effect.

Auxiliary (color guard)- musical interpretation, creativity, execution, timing, precision

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.

Please note that Scioto is in charge of a number of areas. One of immediate need is program development and advertisement sales. If you have experience with or know someone that has experience with printing, layout, advertising sales, etc., please contact Jim Gray.

Jim will also be the point of contact for any ads sold. Anyone can sell ads from people you know at your place of employment, business owners, and other people you do business with, such as attorneys, doctors, auto dealers, etc. The programs will be seen by around 2000 people.

Ad prices:

$50 for 1/4 page

$100 for 1/2 page

$200 for full page

Checks can be made out to the Dublin Music Boosters.

Look for Signup Genius emails coming soon about the other areas Scioto is responsible for.

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

Lisa McClellan

DMB – President-elect & Scioto VP

OMEA Results from 9/13

By , September 20, 2014 9:57 am

The band performed well at competition on Saturday, September 13.  This is the earliest in the season DSHS has ever gone to competition (the first week of the OMEA season).

Bands in Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) events are put into classes based on school size.  There were 3 bands in class AA (the largest class): Dublin Scioto, Lancaster, and Watkins Memorial.  There were 9 Bands competing overall.

DSHS came in 2nd in our class with a score of 228.25.   Lancaster was 1st with a score of 232.325.  Lancaster marched all of their show, while DSHS stood and played the third piece, and we still were very close to them.  That means we’re in good shape for future contests, which is what this competition was about; getting comments from judges and seeing where we stand.

DSHS MB did quite well in MUSIC.  We were first in our class with a music score of 83.2 (2nd overall, 1st place music score was 86.6).
Please note the next contest date is October 4.  The Band will do a double-header that day, going to Lebanon for a Mid-States Band Association Contest, followed by Teays Valley for another OMEA competition.
Keep watching the show as it will continue to not only improve, but evolve, with an end goal of having an awesome and entertaining show for OMEA Finals and MSBA Championships.

Community Concert THIS WEEK!

By , September 18, 2014 3:23 pm

The Dublin Scioto Marching Band will perform their first Community Concert of the season at Davis Middle School Stadium, Sutter Parkway, Dublin at 5:00 on Friday, September 19.

Band members will enjoy a meal (otherwise known as a Spread) provided by the Boosters, and then will take the field.  The band will perform some of their standards, such as the fight and pep songs, and will also perform their Contest Show, titled Pandora’s Box.

As an added incentive, Mrs. Barrett at Davis MS has challenged her band students:  take a flyer to the Community Concert, and ask one of the band directors (Mr. Gray, Mr. Chesser, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Lovell) to sign it, and they will receive a 15 point bonus!

Bring your friends and family for this fun, free event!

 

Enjoy the Firsts!

By , September 5, 2014 9:15 am

Parents,  the message below was actually intended for Band Directors, and was written by Scott Lang of Leadership Seminars.  Mr. Lang is heavily involved in helping develop leadership in your adults through the marching band experience.  We’ve taken that letter and modified it slightly for you:

The football season is FINALLY here. Gone are the long days of band camp, and now it’s finally time to see the kids perform!  YES!

This Friday night will be full of some very special “firsts.”  First time loading the bus. First time putting on a uniform.  First time in front of a crowd.  First time under the stadium lights.

It will also likely be full of some not so special firsts!  First time tear.  First malfunction. First time where the melody can’t be heard.  First time a freshman cries out of fear and another out of joy! Yes, Friday will be full of firsts, but not “lasts.” All of these things will occur again (and again and again).

Knowing how special this entire evening of firsts is, I encourage you to sit back, enjoy, and try and take it all in. There will be plenty of time for reflection and rehearsal, but this performance is different.

 

Enjoy the look of terror on the face of your first time marchers.  Enjoy the beaming smiles of parents. Enjoy being under the lights instead of the burning hot sun. Enjoy the look of pride you see in the seniors’ eyes. Most importantly, enjoy watching what they have created and how their lives have been impacted.

 

Friday night won’t be perfect. It may not even be good. But it sure beats the alternative: kids who have nothing to do, no friends to do it with, and no music in their lives!
Enjoy the firsts!

Dress Code Reminders

By , September 5, 2014 9:12 am

The Band will be wearing the summer uniform SHIRT to school on Friday’s.  We will wear the summer uniform ALL at the game this week.  At some point, as the weather begins to cool, we will start transitioning to Spirit Wear shirts and sweatshirts on Fridays.

Friday before a contest students will be asked to DRESS UP.  Most of the guys will wear shirt/tie; most of the girls will wear dresses.

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