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!
Band Camp 2014 will be held over 4 full days at Oxford college. The dates are a little bit different so please be sure to look at them CAREFULLY.
Friday, July 25, FULL BAND report to DHS 9am-12 noon for Fundamentals Camp.
Friday, July 25, FULL BAND report to OXFORD COLLEGE by 4pm for move in, dinner and night rehearsal.
Band Camp will run from Friday night until Wednesday morning, July 30. Please plan accordingly.
On Saturday, the Decatur High School Marching Band performed at the Sprayberry Southern Invitational Band Competition. The band competed against 17 other bands from the southeast, and their hard work and dedication PAID OFF!
The band was awarded:
Best Auxiliaries (dance line and color guard) in Class 2A, as well as in the entire Silver Division (all 2A and 1A bands)
Best Musical Performance in the Silver Division
Best Band in Class 2A
Grand Champions of the Silver Division!
5th place overall ranking in the contest
The Decatur High School Band will be having it annual Yard Sale this Saturday, Oct. 5th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Intown Ace Hardware located at 1404 Scott Blvd. This is your opportunity to get some great deals as well as clean out your basement or attic for a worthy cause.
Congratulations to the DHS Marching Band for your performance on Saturday at the West Forsyth High School Band Competition!
The band received straight SUPERIOR ratings and Windsor Jones, DHS Drum Major was awarded Best Drum Major in Class 2A!
The band ranked 6th overall out of 14 bands who performed!
In addition, several students are performing in honor ensembles this fall:
Julianna Eidle – Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Chelsea McFarland – Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
Julianna Eidle, Lollie Newsome, Madelyne Watkins, Chris Bass, Windsor Jones, Shaifer Jones, Katherine Davis, and Nathaniel Wolff (alternate) – Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble
WAY TO GO, DHS BAND STUDENTS!