We’re starting to get questions about the upcoming big trip to Disneyland, so we’ve added a new page to the site. The “Disney 2014” page has the trip itinerary and a trip guide to help students and parents be a little more informed of what to expect when we head down. Check it out.
Congratulations are in order for Decatur Bands. The Decatur Concert Band received a rating of ‘Excellent’, and the Decatur Wind Ensemble received a rating of ‘Superior’ at this year’s Large Ensemble event last Saturday. This is a full grade improvement over last year’s performance for both bands, and makes Decatur one of the top performing schools at this year’s event. Excellent work by all the students, and by our new director, Mr. Chang.
Due to budget limitations, we are unable to obtain a bus to transport the Jazz Band to the Graham Kapowsin Jazz Festival next Saturday (March 22). We are looking for a few cars and drivers to help get the Jazz Band students and their instruments down to Graham Kapowsin High School so they can participate in this event. We need to leave Decatur at around 9:00 AM and expect to return to Decatur by approximately 3:30-4:00 or so. If you are willing to help out, please contact Mr. Chang at email@example.com.
This month’s Decatur Band Boosters meeting is coming up this Wednesday, Feb 5, at 7:00 in the Decatur band room. Activities to support this year’s Big Band Showcase are ramping up with the Showcase coming up on March 1st. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved and help support the Decatur Bands, this meeting will be a great way to learn what’s coming up in the next few weeks and how you can support.
The Showcase is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The more successful this event, the more we can reduce the trip cost. With everyone’s help, the work remains reasonable for all, and everyone benefits.
Last Call for Lights:
This is one last reminder about our holiday lights recycling fundraiser. Please try to bring any unwanted holiday light strings to the Decatur band room by Wednesday, February 5th. We will collect all that have been donated and recycle them. All recycling profits will benefit the Decatur Band Boosters.
The new handbook is here! The new handbook is here!
The 2013-14 Decatur Band Handbook is now available on the Forms page. Check out the latest information for this year. Download now and enjoy some great reading.
NOTE! The last two pages of the handbook are forms to be filled out and returned to Mr. Chang. DON’T FORGET!