Depoali Middle School Band Program - Daniel Barthel, Director

  • Depoali Middle School Band



    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.


    10/24/23 (Tues)

    Adv Band visits Damonte Ranch HS Band Practice

    5-7pm (tentative)

    Damonte Ranch HS

    12/08/23 (Fri)

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal


    Depoali MS

    12/13/23 (Wed)

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

    Evening (see website)

    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



  • 8th Grade Disneyland Trip!

    May 1-4, 2023

    -See this note for trip info

    -Next payment due dates are Nov 16 and Feb 22.

    -Here is the trip registration form.

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    1. Read the Band Handbook (the handbook for your grade level can be found on the Useful Band Documents webpage)
    2. Complete the Band Registration Form by Friday, August 18. This form includes:
      1. Band Class Agreement (to complete after reading the Handbook)
      2. Needed student information (shirt size, etc)
      3. School Instrument Rental Request Form (for those wanting to rent an instrument from the school)
    3. Order the needed supplies for your child’s instrument. You can buy these through the band using the Supply Order Form (cheaper & easier!). Here is the 6th Grade Supply Order Form. Here is the 7th/8th Grade Supply Order Form. This can be brought in with check or cash to school starting Tuesday, Aug 15. You can also see the supply list in the Band Handbook and order the supplies yourself from a local or online vendor.
    4. Set your Infinite Campus Message Settings to push teacher messages to email. Most teachers use Infinite Campus as the primary means of communication with families. Instructions for this can be found at the bottom of the home page of the Band Website.


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  • RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA - Jazz Education Offerings

    Saturday Jazz Workshop

    This is for Jazz Band Students. These are workshops to help jazz musicians work on improvisation & jazz combo performance.

    -Workshop dates: Saturdays from 11am-1pm starting 9/16 and ending 11/12 (you don't have to attend every Saturday to participate)

    -Click here for more info (and to register)

    Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra

    -Description: this is an "Honor Jazz" type of group that meets once per week and plays several concerts. They meet at Billinghurst MS to rehearse (in NW Reno)

    -General Group info note

    -Audition Info Note

    -Pre-Audition workshop info

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    *Make sure your Infinite Campus settings allow teacher messages to go straight to your email. Mr. B uses this often for communication (as do many other teachers). Click here for instructions about how to make sure you have this setting enabled.



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