Depoali Middle School Band Program - Daniel Barthel, Director

  • Depoali Middle School Band

    Band Events for the 22-23 school year are posted on the band calendar


    Solo & Ensemble Festival: Saturday, April 8
    -Schedule to be released by the end of break. This event was rescheduled from Feb 25 when we had to cancel due to snow.

    After School Jazz Band Rehearsal: Mon, April 24  2-5pm
    -This rehearsal is to help us prepare for the Reno Jazz Festival

    Reno Jazz Festival, Jazz Band Trip: Saturday, April 29  6:45am - 1:30pm

    • Overview: we'll take a bus from Depoali to UNR and participate in the Reno Jazz Festival (along with about 125 other jazz bands!). Students will perform for judges, receive a clinic, and we'll get to watch other groups. Let me know ASAP if your child can't attend so I can adjust music part assignments
    • Tentative Schedule
      • 6:45am, meet at school and load bus
      • 8:00am, Jazz 8 Performance (exact location TBA, admission is charged)
      • 10:00am, Jazz 7 Performance (exact location TBA, admission is charged)
      • 12:00pm, load bus and head back to Depoali
      • 12:30pm, back at Depoali

    Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting: Thurs, April 27 6:30-7:30pm

    -This is for all chaperones who are going on the trip. We will probably meet in the band room (enter through school main doors to get there, Room 511)

    Disney Trip Full Group Meeting: Tues, May 2  6:30-7:30pm

    -This is a required meeting for anyone going on the trip AND one parent/guardian. We will go over trip info/rules and then we will collect everyone's baggage so it's ready for the next day.

    Disney Trip: May 3-6

    -See general info note here. Updated info will be posted here as the trip approaches.

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal: Thurs, May 11  2-5pm

    -This is a required rehearsal to help us prepare for Band Festival.

    Spring Jazz Band Concert: Thurs, May 18  6-8pm

    -Our Spring Jazz Concert will take place in the Depoali Amphitheater in the back of the school. Bring a picnic dinner and your lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of jazz on the lawn! The Damonte Jazz Bands will also join us for this concert.

    Spring Intermediate & Advanced Band Concert: Tues, May 23  exact time TBA - AT UNR

    -Overview: We will perform in Nightingale Concert Hall at UNR as part of the WCSD Band Festival and we'll also use this as our Spring Concert because it's such a nice performance venue. We will leave Depoali by bus during the school day and students will be picked up by parents at UNR. Exact schedule is TBA.

    -Parking: the best place to park is in the Brian J Whalen parking structure (bottom level - pay to park). You then walk South along Virginia Street and enter the Church Fine Arts building through the big glass window entrance.

    -Times are TBA but should be between 5-7pm

    Spring 6th Grade Band Concert: Thurs, May 25 at 5:00pm

    -Our Spring Concert will take place in the Depoali Gym. It should be done around 5:30pm