Hello DHS Music Boosters!
I hope everyone had a chance to attend the Concert Band District Concert last Thursday! All of Dublin's elementary school bands, Fallon and Wells middle school bands as well as DHS concert band were present. And what a spectacular show they put on! I've always enjoyed this show because you can experience the progressive level of musicianship among the different grade levels and appreciate the wonderful, award-winning music program that we have here in Dublin.
At the show, Mr. Bertelson (of Wells Middle School) made it known that Mr. Carpenter (of Fallon Middle School) had officially announced his retirement! He presented Mr. Carpenter a very nice, red music stand with all of his colleagues' signatures on it. The love shown to Mr. Carpenter from everyone in the gym was just phenomenal!
And with that, I would like to remind everyone that DHS Music Boosters is currently raising funds for a special retirement gift for Mr. Carpenter. We are asking for a non-deductible donation of $20 per family and please make check to DHS Music Boosters and put a note on it that it's for Mr. Carpenter's gift. Please have your student drop it off in the drop box in the music classroom by March 15. We will be presenting the gift to Mr. Carpenter at the Orchestra/Jass/Choir District concert on March 22. Thank you for your consideration.
This weekend witnessed our awesome Winter Guard, coached by Brian Ward, taking 1st place out of 11 in the competition at Oak Grove, SJ. They started the season with a bang and they are looking to keep up the level of excellence throughout the season. Congratulations, DHS Winter Guards!
Our Winter Percussion group also had a successful showing at the Amijo High School NCBA Competition. The groups secured a 1st place in their division, High School Intermediate, and received a score that is 3rd out of all divisions. Congratulations, DHS Winter Percussion!
To close, I would like to remind everyone that we shall have our Boosters meeting on Monday night at 7:30pm. There are several important topics we need to discuss that require your involvement:
1. Upcoming Board election
2. By-Laws review
3. Scholarship review
4. Upcoming NCPA show at Fallon that we will be hosting
Please make time to attend the boosters meeting as your participation is important to our success and the DHS Music Program.
President, DHS Music Boosters