Keep Your Groove On
2014-15 was a great year for Decatur Bands. All bands made tremendous gains and were sounding seriously tight as the school year came to a close. But the end of the year doesn’t mean the end of great music! This party’s just gettin’ started.
The first jam session of the summer was great, and the next will be even better. Step on up and lay it down with your fellow cats at:
## Decatur’s Summer Jazz Jam Sessions ##
The 2nd session of the summer is coming up soon. Here’s the intel:
Date: Tuesday, 7/14
Time: 3-5 (due to summer building hours), dinner hang out afterwards.
Who: All welcome (You don’t have to be in jazz band)
Theme of the Week: To Be Determined
Any jazz greats you’d like to explore? Drop a comment on the DHS Bands Facebook page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org). We’ll post it as soon as this session’s theme nailed down.
This is a great opportunity to carry the momentum of this year through the summer and start next year that much farther ahead of the game. Plus, it’s gonna be serious fun!
Now that I’ve almost caught my breath, I wanted to take a quick moment to thank EVERYONE involved in this year’s Big Band Showcase. The students, the parents, the bands, the faculty… everyone that worked hard and that contributed to this year’s event. Every person there seemed to enjoy the show, and I’ve heard only positive comments. This was truly one of, if not the best Showcase during my association with the Decatur Band program. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did, and I look forward to seeing everyone again (and a bunch more) at next year’s Showcase!
Quick Reminder – April Booster Meeting Delayed (No Foolin’!)
Due to spring break, the April Band Booster meeting will be delayed until Tuesday the 14th. We will be celebrating and debriefing on the Showcase, and discussing upcoming Band events and adventures. Hope you can make it.
Have a great Spring Break!
Bring your friends and neighbors. Let’s rock the joint and make it a win-win for everyone. Costa Vida is easy to find in the Federal Way Commons Mall.
No Flyer?? - No Problem!! Just bring up this page on your smart phone, click on the above picture and show it during your purchase. The crew at Costa Vida will ensure that 25% comes back to the DHS Band.
See you there!
It appears spring has sprung, and that means March Madness is upon us. Decatur band activities always ramp up in March, and this year is no exception. We have concerts and contests and meetings (oh my), and a couple fundraisers to add to the fun. And I think I heard something about some college basketball thingy, but can’t really remember. Must not have been very important… Anyhow, here’s a couple of near term items you won’t want to miss…
Booster Meeting – Tuesday, March 3, 7:00pm Decatur Band Room
This is the last regularly scheduled Booster meeting before this year’s Big Band Showcase. We need as many students and parents to attend this meeting as possible, and especially all of our designated Big Band Showcase coordinators, so that we can organize our final push to this year’s biggest fundraiser. This one is very important. Please try to attend.
Spring Concert – Thursday, March 5, 7:00 Decatur PA
After hearing them at the Service Area Concert on February 26th, I am very excited for what our bands have in store for us at the Spring Concert this Thursday. Mr. Chang has definitely inspired these students toward musical excellence, and it appears to be paying off. Come on out and show your support for the tremendous progress our bands continue to make and you will be rewarded with an evening of great music.
Fundraiser at Costa Vida – Monday, March 9, 5:00-9:00, Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Restaurant, FW Commons Mall
Why not take the night off and enjoy a nice dinner out at Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Restaurant? Present the Decatur Band promotional flyer with your purchase, and 25% of the purchase price will be donated back to support the Decatur Band. It’s a win-win for all.
There’s a lot more coming up for the Band in March. Check out the “Upcoming Events” sidebar and the link to the full calendar for a more complete list.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!
The February Band Booster meeting is coming up on Tuesday, Feb 3 at 7:00 in the band room. This year’s Big Band Showcase is fast approaching and we’re going to need more help to pull it off. Now is the time to step up and see how you can contribute to the success of our largest fundraiser of the year. See you there!
Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a pleasant and restful holiday season, and you’re ready to jump head first into the new year. I’m sure your new year resolutions include some volunteer time. We can help you out with that.
This month’s Decatur Band Booster meeting is coming up next Tuesday, Jan 6th at 7:00 in the Decatur Band room, and we have opportunities for Decatur Band supporters! Please join us at the meeting to find out what’s coming up. Maybe you’ll hear of something you’d like to get involved with, or maybe you have some additional ideas to consider.
Even if you can’t make it, we need help from everyone in requesting donations for the benefit auction at this year’s Big Band Showcase. It’s not that far away (March 28) so we need to get cracking on this now. Please see the Big Band Showcase Page for more info.
Thanks everyone! See you Tuesday!
With our record warm temps it may not feel like it, but it’s time for the Decatur Bands Winter Concert. Join us on Thursday, December 11 at Decatur High School for an evening of great music from the Decatur Bands. A variety of goodies and refreshment are the norm at the event (donations appreciated). Doors open at 6:30 and the festivities start at 7:00. See you there!
We are exploring the possibility for a DHS Band trip this spring. We will be discussing what we know so far at the Booster meeting tonight. Come on by to learn more about it and add your input. 7:00 in the DHS band room. See you there. Aloha!