News and Notes for Parents, Members and Friends of the Decatur HS Band
News and notes for parents,
students, teachers, friends and fans of the
Decatur High School Band in Decatur, Georgia.

Marching Band Packet Coming Soon !!!!

Posted April 24th, 2016

The Band Packet contains specific dates, times and locations for Band Camp, as well as the specifics of what to bring, etc.

 

Attention new DHS Band Students – Join our Mailing List

Posted March 24th, 2016

Please click here to join our DHS email list and stay updated on this and other important band news.  You can also click on the link to the right of this post.

We are still in the process of finalizing the location for Band Camp, but for summer planning purposes, please block out July 11th – July 22nd for your student to attend band camp.

A detailed packet will be coming out in May.  You may contact Mr. Truan, DHS Band Director, at rtruan@csdecatur.net with any specific questions.

Band Camp Update

Posted March 24th, 2016

We are still in the process of finalizing the location for Band Camp, but for summer planning purposes, please block out July 11th – July 22nd for your student to attend band camp.  Due to construction at the high school, as well as the football team needing the field for their practices, we do not have a firm commitment from the school but will let everyone know as soon as the dates are finalized.

A detailed packet will be coming out in May.  You may contact Mr. Truan, DHS Band Director, at rtruan@csdecatur.net with any specific questions.

Large Group Performance Evaluation Schedule

Posted February 25th, 2016
Parents are invited to listen to our Large Group Performance Evaluation at Southwest Dekalb High School!
Wind Ensemble: Thursday, March 10th
Performance time: 8:15pm
Sight-reading time: 9:00pm
We are departing at 6:30pm on school buses.  Parents are expected to pick up their student at South West Dekalb HS.  One bus will be provided to return students to the high school if needed.
Symphonic Band: Friday, March 11th 
Performance time: 4:25pm
Sight-reading time: 5:10pm
We are departing at 1:50pm on school buses.  Students will miss their 6th and 7th period classes.  Parents can pick up their students at South West Dekalb HS as long as they check out with a chaperone.   Two buses will be provided to return students to the high school if needed.
The students in both groups have been working very hard and are presenting one of the most difficult programs in the state.  Each group will be judged on their performance as well as sight-reading ability.  The students will have 6 minutes to prepare a new piece of music for performance in the sight-reading room.  Here are the programs:
Wind Ensemble
The Free Lance (1906) by John Philip Sousa arr. Brion/Schissel
“Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin (1850)by Richard Wagner
arr. Cailliet
“Jupiter” from The Planets (1916) by Gustav Holst
Symphonic Band
“March of the Trolls” from Lyric Suite, Op. 54 (1891) by Edvard Grieg arr. Beck
Bloom (2004) by Steven Bryant
Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs  (2002) by Frank Ticheli

Band Presentation at DHS SLT Meeting – We Need You !!!!!

Posted February 25th, 2016

The Band Parents Association will be presenting at the Monday, March 14th SLT Meeting to highlight some of the accomplishments, as well as challenges currently facing our program.  This presentation will include the music programs under the leadership of Mr. Truan including music courses, marching band, symphonic band, and wind ensemble.  As is happening all over our school system, our student population is growing, with facilities and resources struggling to keep up.  We want to make sure that our programs continue at the high level that we expect from Decatur High School.  We urge all families to show their support in the following ways:

Come help prepare our SLT presentation on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7 PM at the Imperial.

Attend the SLT Meeting on Monday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in the DHS Media Center to show your support.