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.

Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade and After-Party on Sat., Feb. 6

Posted January 26th, 2016

See the details of this fun event below.  Sign up here to volunteer at the after-party.  We will need students to run the game booths and a few parents to be in charge of the money.


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Maker’s Faire

Posted September 22nd, 2015

Maker’s Faire is coming up fast on October 3 and 4!  This is potentially a huge money-maker for the band, but we need lots of help from both student and parent volunteers to pull it off.  The Maker’s Faire organizers estimate that there could be up to 50,000 visitors, and they usually come at least a little hungry and thirsty.  So, we need you!  The Volunteer Spot sign-up is still available by clicking this link but there will also be sign-up sheets available in the band room for the students.

We are also looking to borrow tents with sides, dollies and handtrucks for the weekend.  If you have any of these to loan or any questions, please contact Melissa Thomson at 404-274-1100.

Marching Band Camp 2015-2016

Posted June 5th, 2015

Download the Band Packet 2015-16 for Decatur High School Marching Band Camp. This contains valuable information for the marching band season.  Download document here.

Draft budget for 2014-2015

Posted May 7th, 2014

This is the proposed budget for discussion.  We’ll vote on it at the next meeting.

DHSBPA Draft Budget 2014-2015

Introducing – Fabulous band pictures of our children!

Posted November 4th, 2013

Thanks to Jo Ellen Holmes for this update:

This year, the band booster thought it best to offer pictures of our children straight from the marching field. It seems like the best pictures of our children come while they are in action or unsuspecting of the camera rather than the posed head shots.

My friends Lynn Farmer (long time resident of Decatur, retired school teacher, and alum of DHS from the 1960s era) and Andrew Gee (an “adopted uncle” of several band members, past and present) volunteered to come to the games and make these fantastic pictures.

Here is the link. The pictures are for sale. And – 100% of the funds go to the band. I hope that you can find something that you can purchase and enjoy!