Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Update for the Week of January 30, 2017


If your student is participating in District Honor Band this week, we need chaperones. Please visit our VolunteerSpot link at 
http://signup.com/go/D2Q2Tt to sign up for a spot.  Details are included with the sign-up.  Please email Mr. Truan directly if you have specific questions - rtruan@csdecatur.net.

There will be a Disney Trip meeting for students and parents this Thursday, February 2nd at 7 PM in the new band room.

Marching rehearsals for the Disney trip will take place next week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday February 7th, 8th, and 9th from 4 - 6 PM at Winnona Park Elementary School. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Itinerary for Disney Trip



Decatur High School
Performance Tour of Orlando
Including Participation in Disney Performing Arts OnStage
February 16 – 19, 2017

Working Itinerary
(January 4, 2017)

Thursday, February 16, 2017


5:30 am                        Depart Decatur High School early this morning to begin your journey to Orlando. (Approximate drive time is 7 ½ hours without stops, 495 miles.)

Lunch                          Make a stop for lunch en-route.  Meal stipend included ($10.00 value)
                                   
Approx.
2:00 pm                        Welcome to Orlando!  Upon arrival, meet your Gateway Tour Manager.
Gateway Tip:  Download Disney’s “My Disney Experience” app to navigate the parks, schedule FastPass options for the rides, view wait times for attractions, and more!

Disney Parks               Movie magic comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  Step into the action with attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows, and delight in exciting entertainment that puts you center stage.  With the vibrancy of a bustling movie set, this park features 8 sections: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Mickey Avenue and Animation Courtyard areas.

Park Hours (subject to change):  9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dinner                         Disney Youth Dining card is provided for dinner ($10.00 value).

8:15 pm                        Board coaches and depart for hotel.

Hotel                           Your Gateway Tour Manager will assist with hotel check-in. 

 

                                       Radisson Resort Orlando – Celebration

                                       2900 Parkway Blvd

                                       Kissimmee, FL 34747

                                       Phone: 407-396-7000

                                       Website: www.radissonorlandoresort.com




Friday, February 17, 2017

7:00 am                        Enjoy the breakfast buffet provided at the hotel.  It will include sausage, waffles, French toast or pancakes, cereal, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and juice.

8:00 am                                    Load instruments on coaches

8:15 am                         Depart for Epcot® Park

10:30 am                   Your group will march at Disney’s Epcot® Park in the Future World March including a five minute stand still performance by the Epcot Fountain.

Disney Parks               Discover exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions and award-winning fireworks. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot® has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares with guests the culture and cuisine of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.

Park Hours (subject to change):  9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Lunch                          Disney Youth Dining card is provided for lunch ($10.00 value).

Dinner                         Disney Youth Dining card is provided for dinner ($10.00 value).

8:45 pm                        Meet outside “Le Cellier Steakhouse” in Canada.

9:00 pm                        IllumiNations fireworks show (12 minutes in length)
                                    Time of fireworks show is subject to change

9:30 pm                        Board your coaches for your hotel.




Saturday, February 18, 2017

7:30 am                        Enjoy the breakfast buffet provided at the hotel.  It will include sausage, waffles, French toast or pancakes, cereal, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and juice.

8:30 am                        Board coaches for Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park.

Disney Parks               Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A areas. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle.

                                    Park Hours (subject to change):  9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Lunch                          Disney Youth Dining card is provided for lunch ($10.00 value).

Dinner                         Disney Youth Dining card is provided for dinner ($10.00 value).

 

8:30 pm                        Meet outside “Casey’s Corner” on Main Street.

9:00 pm                        Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks show (12 minutes in length)
                                    Time of fireworks show is subject to change

9:30 pm                        Board coaches for your hotel.


Sunday, February 19, 2017


7:00 am                        Enjoy the breakfast buffet provided at the hotel.  It will include sausage, waffles, French toast or pancakes, cereal, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and juice.

Check Out                   Check out of your hotel this morning.  Your Gateway Tour Manager will assist with the check out logistics. 

8:00 am                        Load luggage

8:30 am                        Depart for Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park

Disney Parks               Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park, the largest animal theme park in the world. Home to more than 1,700 animals across 250 species, the park reflects Walt Disney’s dedication to conservation and is committed to animal care, education and research. Explore 7 enthralling lands: Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia and DinoLand, U.S.A. areas.

Park Hours (subject to change):  9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Lunch                          Disney Youth Dining card is provided for lunch ($10.00 value).

2:00 pm                        Board coaches and travel back to Georgia.

Dinner                         Meal stipend included ($10.00 value) for a meal stop en-route.

10:30 pm                       Arrive Decatur High School this evening.







Wednesday, January 4, 2017

DHS Pep Band will be performing at Girls and Boys Basketball Games

Come support the band, our Girls, and Boys Basketball Teams.  The Pep Band will be performing this Friday, January 6th, and Friday, January 27th.  The girl's game begins at 5:30 PM and the boys begin at 7 PM in the DHS Gym.  Hope to see you there !!!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2016 Marching Band Season Group Photo - order yours today!

For a $10 contribution to the band, receive a photo JPEG file for your use.  Order through the PayPal link on the left and specify “Marching Band Photo” as well as the email address you want the JPEG file sent to.

Donate your Old Instrument


Please consider the following for yourself, and in addition, please considering posting to your neighborhood listserv, friends, family, etc. on behalf of our band.

Do you have a student or professional quality band instrument gathering dust?  Donate it to the DHS Band to help with the critical resources needed to insure that every student has the opportunity to participate in our wonderful band program.  Contact Rob Truan Director of Bands at rtruan@csdecatur.net with subject line "Instrument Donation." Please describe the instrument as best as possible.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Become an official Member of the Band - 2016/2017 Musical Memberships are Available Now !!

2016/17 MUSICAL MEMBERSHIPS

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.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Old South Marching Band Festival

At the Old South Marching Band Festival in Newnan, GA, on Saturday, November 5th, the DHS Band received Superiors in every category (Band, Drum Major, Color Guard and Percussion). We also received 3rd place Band, Drum Major and Percussion, 2nd place Color Guard, and 2nd place in Class AAA.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thank you to our Sponsors!!!

Thanks to our 2016 - 2017 band sponsors.  Click on the "sponsor" link above to view the list of these generous band supporters.  You have all helped enhance our year in so many ways !!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Last Call for RAIN marching band t-shirts

We have a very limited supply remaining of our fabulous season’s RAIN tee shirts, don’t miss out on showing your spirit and helping to support the band program.

M,L,XL – First come,  first serve
$20.00 – cash only

Available this Tues and Wed practice


Also available are a limited number of band Jackets $45.00