Can you believe we have already made it to spring? With spring typically comes the annual spring concerts and we are excited to announce that they are back! On May 11 we will be having a Spring Concert in the DCHS Magic Morgan Stadium. The DMS bands will perform at 6pm and the Jazz band and DCHS band will perform at 7pm. All are welcome and encouraged to socially distance in the stadium. Students need to report(that means instrument ready to play and student all the way to their report location) by 5:30. DMS students wear their DMS DC Band maroon shirt with blue jeans and the DCHS students wear the Uniform maroon shirt and blue jeans. There is a weather date set for May 13 in the case of inclement weather at the same times. We cannot wait!!
Spring break is a great time to clean instruments. Please see our instrument cleaning video page located on the website for helpful tips. Keeping an instrument clean not only keeps it in it's best playing condition, but it also helps it sound its best. Have fresh reeds, grease, oil, cleaning cloths(old shirts are great) to be ready to perform your best.
Students recently gained a new program they can use flat.io. This is a music notation software that lets them create their own music! With this we can explore counting and writing rhythms, creating melodies, learn how dynamics and articulations change how a note sounds and so much more. This program links to their Google Classroom as well. Students also have access to Smartmusic.com. Here they can practice along with pieces they are working on in class, learn new music, work on tuning and tempo and more. Smart Music is like having a teacher at home! Please encourage your student to use this when practicing. It will help so much! Please always encourage practice time. Just 10 minutes 5 days a week can help a student improve dramatically. Pretty outside? Practice outside! Need some quiet? Practice with Smart Music using headphones and silent practice. There are so many ways you can practice that will make you the best you can be!
Thank you so much for all of your support with the fundraising. Your support helped us with so much getting much needed materials and preparing for the future. We do have extras incase you know someone who forgot to order.
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