Depoali Middle School Band Program - Daniel Barthel, Director

  • Depoali Middle School Band



    7th/8th Grade Honor Band & Honor Jazz Band Auditions (optional)

    Wednesday, November 29 from 3:30-5:30pm at Mendive Middle School

    • Description: students will sign up for an audition number when they check in. Once they have completed their audition, they can leave. Most auditions will be done by 5:00pm.
    • Make sure to bring the Honor Band forms with you! They are on the WCSD MS Honor Band Webpage partway down and Mr. B also has them available in the band room.
    • All other Honor Band information can be found on the page linked above as well.

    6th Grade Honor Band Auditions (optional)

    December 6-8th during class

    • Description: 6th Graders can audition to be in the WCSD Intermediate Honor Band. This band will be made up of the top beginning band students from across the district. See information about the band by downloading this note
    • To audition: turn in the note linked above by December 6 and students will play book #40 in class for Mr. Barthel during class on December 6-8. Audition results will be released the week of December 11-15.

    Jazz Band Folsom Jazz Festival Trip

    First payment due by Friday, December 8

    • Description: We will be taking a trip to the Folsom Jazz Fest on January 26-27. The first payment of $60/student and $25/chaperone is due by December 8.
    • Full Trip Info: Click here to see the Trip Info Note

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal (required)

    Friday, December 8 from 2-4pm in the Band Room

    Jazz Band Performance at Double Diamond Elementary School (optional)

    Tuesday, December 12 from 4:15-5:15pm at Double Diamond Elementary

    • Description: Our jazz band has been invited to play at Double Diamond's Winter Festival. We will perform from 4:30-5pm. If you have another child in the Damonte Ranch Music Program, please note that their winter concert is this night as well.
    • Uniform: Band t-shirt and blue jeans (if you need a new band t-shirt, bring in $7)
    • Please RSVP by November 27 to let me know if you can attend or not using this link.

    Winter Band Concerts (required)

    Wednesday, December 13 in the Depoali Gym - times below

    • Concert Times
      • 6th Grade, 12:45-1:05pm (Outside gym doors will open at 12:35pm)
      • Advanced Band/Jazz 8, 6:00-6:40pm (5:45pm call time)
      • Intermediate Band/Jazz 7, 7:00-7:40pm (6:50pm call time)
    • Concert Uniform
      • 6th Grade: Band t-shirt with blue jeans
      • 7th/8th Grade: Light blue band polo shirt with black pants/socks/shoes


    The events listed below are the main required events for the year (and some important optional events). We do have other optional events that will happen throughout the year. All events will soon be posted on the band calendar webpage.


    12/08/23 (Fri)

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal


    Depoali MS

    12/13/23 (Wed)

    Winter Concerts – All Bands (6th Grade during the day)

    (see above)

    Depoali MS – GYM

    1/18/24 (Thurs)

    After School Jazz Band Rehearsal


    Depoali MS

    Jan 26-27 (Fri/Sat)

    Folsom Jazz Festival Trip (overnight!)

    Friday 3:00pm – Saturday at 8:00pm

    Meet at Depoali MS

    02/10/24 (Sat)

    Jazz Band Field Trip to UNR ‘Jazz in the Schools’


    Meet at Depoali

    03/13/24 (Wed)

    Zone Concert – All Bands except Jazz

    6:00pm (5:30pm arrival)

    Damonte Ranch HS – GYM

    03/15/24 (Fri)

    Intermediate Band Trip to UNR/Wild Island

    11:30am - 4:30pm

    Bus to UNR/Wild Island

    March 14-15, 2024 (dates updated on 10/1/23)

    WCSD Band Festival (Intermediate & Advanced)


    Bus to Hug HS

    May 1-4, 2024

    8th Grade Disney Trip (optional)

    Depart 5/1 at 12pm, Return 5/4 at 6pm

    Meet at Depoali

    5/16/24 (Thurs)

    Jazz Band Spring Concert


    Depoali MS - Amphitheater

    5/20/24 (Mon)

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal


    Depoali MS

    5/23/24 (Thurs)

    Spring Concerts – All Bands Except Jazz

    Evening (see website)

    Depoali MS – GYM


    6th Grade Reward Field Trip to Fly High

    During the school day

    Depart from Depoali