Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Band Parent Association Meetings on Thursday, April 12th

There will be a Band Parent Association Meeting on Thursday, April 12th.  Renfroe Parents are invited to a portion of the meeting specifically for them beginning at 5:45; details about are shown below.  Our regular meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.  Both will take place in the band room.

Information/Agenda for the Middle School Band Parent Meeting
Rising Renfroe 8th and 9th Grade Parent Information Session 
Thursday April 12, 2018   5:45pm - 6:30pm 
Decatur High School Band Room 

On behalf of the Decatur High School Band Director Mr. Truan and the DHS Band Parent Association (DHSBPA), you are invited to join an upcoming parent information session to learn more about the program. 
Please note that this session is geared for a parent audience. Your student has already received visits from Mr. Truan at Renfroe, as well as high school student leaders who visited earlier this month. 
You are welcome and encouraged to stay for our monthly High School Band Parent Association meeting as well, which begins at 6:30. 
Parking: Available in the upper back lot of the high school. Note: DHS students will be on site to help guide you to the band room side door located across from the DHS stadium ticket booth. 

Learn about: 
  • * Rob Truan, Director - his role, his goals for your student, and program aspirations 
  • * The Band Program - In 9th grade, your child will be in one of the three bands (Concert, Symphonic, or Wind); how does placement work? 
  • * Marching Band - This optional (and awesome!) program is available to rising 8th and 9th grade Band Program students (must be enrolled as a Band Program student) What does your child commit to, your parent obligations, and upcoming schedule (including April rookie tryouts, summer required marching band camp, practice schedule and fall game and competitions) 
  • * DHSBPA and Volunteering - how to join up and be part of your child's music experience, provide critical support for the band, and have a great time being part of the DHS band community.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Truan at rtruan@csdecatur.net or the Band Parent Association at decaturband@gmail.com 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Strike Up the Band AND Promote Your Business!

It's Good Business AND Good Citizenship 
Align your business with Decatur High School’s music program. 
Kick off this season by becoming a Business Supporter! 
Click here for details and more information.  

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Information on the Prague Trip

We have two documents available regarding the trip.  You can get information on the itinerary here.  You can get information on registering your student here.  Please contact Mr. Truan with any specific questions - rtruan@csdecatur.net. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Can you imagine a marching band show without sousaphones?

S.O.S. (Save our Sousaphones!)

Can you imagine a marching band show without sousaphones? 

For this school year, a top priority is to replace two 40-year-old sousaphones (marching tubas). These instruments are falling apart and beyond further repair - duct tape only goes so far! 

Cost = $20,000

Help us purchase these wonderful spirited instruments by joining our Musical Membership Program today!

Click here for details on joininghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3LuEM-30fpOWVFZSzlKMWtUNGs/view

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fruit Sales

Fruit Sale orders are due to Mr. Truan on Friday, October 13th.  The order form can be found here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Become a "Musical Member" of the Decatur High School Band Program

Become an official Member of the Band! 

$70,000 of additional Band Program funding is needed every year to supplement funds from the City Schools of Decatur, band dues paid by families, grants, business sponsorships, and valuable individual donors like you!*  This pays for program areas including sheet music, instrument and uniform repair, music instruction, and competition and trip fees.*

The Band program serves all music students who participate in the two concert bands, ensembles, and the marching band including color guard. 

Our needs include:
1.      Replacing old, unrepairable large scale instruments including 2 Tubas - $5,000 each, + 1 French Horn $3,000, Vibraphone $5000, Contrabass Clarinet - $10,000, Marching band instruments - $10,000
2.      Purchasing new Marching Band and Color Guard uniforms too worn out to wear – around $150 per uniform
3.      Provide scholarships to ensure that every band student is funded for special trips and competitions budgeted at $5,000
Click here to download the Musical Membership Form.  Thank you for your help in making the DHS Band program the best it can be!

*Please note the Band is not a sport and therefore not eligible for Bulldog Booster funding.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Band Photo Now Available for $10 Donation

Capture the Marching Band spirit with the 2017 Season Group Photo
Donation of $10 to receive your own high resolution file for your use – print it, frame it, whatever you wish!
Visit our website and click on the PayPal link.  Please indicate $10 in the payment area on the site – Reason for payment is “Donation”.  We will send the file to the email you provide under your payment info.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Last Minute Details About Band Camp

Band Camp starts Monday!  We still have 8 volunteer spots OPEN and ONE donation item needed.  Don’t delay, Please Volunteer – We can’t do this without you!

Volunteers – Dress appropriately, it’s going to be hot! Meet at your volunteer location and Thank you!

Here’s a few important Reminders:

Drop-off and pick-up your student(s) on Robin Street (off Commerce Drive).  Students should cross Commerce Drive at the “cross walk” and head to the PAC each morning. Volunteers will be there to guide students.

Camp participants - start drinking water this weekend AND spend some time outside.

Don’t Forget:

·         SUNSCREEN (Bring plenty and plan to use it!)
·         Hat covering the top of your head
·         Sunglasses
·         Pencil, paper, and a 1-inch binder with page protectors
·         Khaki shorts, white shirt, and predominately white tennis shoes for the Preview Show
·         Bug spray *optional

*Students should be wearing tennis shoes/sneakers to practice.  Flip-flops, open-toed shoes, boat shoes, or any other shoes that doesn’t support the arch of your foot are not acceptable.
*Students must maintain the school’s dress code and follow all school rules while participating in any aspect of the band program.

We also want to have FUN:  Be creative, dress for theme days:

Wednesday, July 19th – Superhero day  
 Thursday, July 20th – Blast from the past day
 Friday, July 21st – Tacky Day
Monday, July 24th – Salad Dressing Day
 Tuesday, July 25th – Twin Day
Wednesday, July 26th  – Section Hype Day
Thursday, July 27th   - Twilight Zone Day
Friday, July 28th   – Blue and Gold (school spirit) Day

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sign Up for Band Camp Volunteer Opportunities Now !!!

Band Camp starts a week from Monday.  Secure your favorite volunteer opportunity now by visiting our SignUp.com page.  You can also click on the "Volunteer" tab of the band's website - www.decaturband.org.  In addition to helping the band, volunteering is a great way to meet other band families.  And if you haven't registered your child for band camp yet, you can also do that on the website or visit our online registration here.