This month’s Band Booster meeting is tonight. We will have the latest news on the upcoming trip to Disneyland, and discussing a few other items that are on the agenda. This will definitely be a shorter meeting than the previous few meetings. See you there!
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.
As it always is, March is a very busy month for the Decatur Bands. The Big Band Showcase is already behind us and went very well (thanks to EVERYONE for their support and assistance with this huge undertaking). We have a concert on Thursday, March 6 (all bands), Windfest on Saturday, March 8th (Wind Ensemble), and events on the Saturday March 15 (Large Ensemble) and Saturday Mach 22 (Graham Kapowsin Jazz). YIKES, that’s a lot of music this month.
Considering we are still recovering from the Big Band Showcase and we have two more band events in the next 5 days, we have decided to reschedule the March Band Booster meeting to Wednesday, March 12. We will be debriefing on the Showcase, discussing recent and upcoming near term band events, and will hopefully have more information to share about this year’s trip to Disneyland.
See you there!
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!