Depoali Middle School Band Program - Daniel Barthel, Director

  • Depoali Middle School Band


    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal (required)

    Monday, March 11 from 2-5pm


    Band Zone Concert (required for all except Jazz)

    Wednesday, March 13 in the Damonte Ranch HS Large Gym

    • Description: This concert will showcase all band students from Depoali MS and Damonte Ranch HS! Each grade level will take a turn playing, and then we'll finish the concert with everyone playing a song together. The concert will last about one hour. Bring some cash to donate to our "Mad Minute" fundraiser where we see how much money we can collect in 60 seconds to help our programs finish the year strong.
    • Concert Time: 6:00pm (student arrival - 5:30pm)
    • Student Uniform
      • 6th Grade - band t-shirt and blue jeans
      • 7th/8th Grade - light blue polo shirt with black pants/socks/shoes

    Intermediate Band Trip to UNR & Coconut Bowl (required)

    Friday, March 15 from 7:50am - 1:45pm

    • Description: We will travel by bus to UNR for a clinic from the UNR Band Director and then to Coconut Bowl for fun! The Coconut Bowl portion of the trip is a reward that students must earn. See the info note below for full details.
    • Info Note: Click here for the UNR/Coconut Bowl Field Trip Info
    • The following items are needed from all students by Friday, March 1:
      • Travel Waiver: Click here to download the Travel Waiver (this will be sent home with all students as well)
      • $30 Payment: includes Coconut Bowl all-access package. Checks to: Depoali MS. You can use your band account to pay towards this trip.
    • Chaperones Needed: Click here to volunteer to chaperone (must have Adult Volunteer Form on file with Depoali for this year by Fri, 2/23/24)
    • Student uniform: students are to wear their dark blue band t-shirt and pants/shorts appropriate for playing at Coconut Bowl. Shirts can be purchased for $7 if needed.
    • What to bring: band t-shirt (dark blue), money for lunch at Coconut Bowl ($15+), instrument, music
    • Coconut Bowl Menu: click this link to view the menu and prices

    Intermediate Band Trip to WCSD Band Festival at Hug HS (required)

    Wednesday, March 20 from 1:15-6:00pm

    • Description: We will travel by bus to Hug HS to participate in the WCSD Band Festival (playing for judges!). In addition to playing for judges, we will also get to watch other schools perform. We will load the buses right after school and return to school around 6:00pm. There is no additional cost for this trip as trip costs are included in the Intermediate Band fee paid by all students at the beginning of the year.
    • Itinerary:
      • 1:15pm, load buses at Depoali and depart (snack provided on the bus)
      • 2:40pm, Performance in the Hug HS Theater (families are welcome to come watch - FREE ADMISSION)
      • 3:45pm, parents may sign out students with Mr. B at this time (only a parent/guardian may sign a child out)
      • 4-5:30pm, watch other schools perform (snack provided at this time as well)
      • 5:30pm, load bus & head back to Depoali
      • 6:00pm, back at Depoali MS
    • Chaperones & Snack Donations needed: Click here to volunteer to chaperone or donate food (must have Adult Volunteer Form on file with Depoali for this year by Fri, 2/23/24)
    • Student Uniform: light blue band polo shirt with black pants/socks/shoes (it is ok if they don't have black shoes as I'll just have them wear the socks)

    Advanced Band Trip to WCSD Band Festival at Hug HS (required)

    Thursday, March 21 from 8:30am-1:30pm

    • Description: We will travel by bus to Hug HS to participate in the WCSD Band Festival (playing for judges!). In addition to playing for judges, we will also get to watch other schools perform. This trip will take place entirely during the school day so students will need to bring a sack lunch. There is no additional cost for this trip as trip costs are included in the Intermediate Band fee paid by all students at the beginning of the year.
    • Itinerary:
      • 8:30am, load bus at Depoali and depart 
      • 10:30am, Performance in the Hug HS Theater (families are welcome to come watch - FREE ADMISSION)
      • 11:20am-1:00pm, watch other schools perform (we'll have lunch during this time as well)
      • 1:00pm, load bus & head back to Depoali
      • 1:30pm, back at Depoali MS
    • Chaperones Needed: Click here to volunteer to chaperone (must have Adult Volunteer Form on file with Depoali for this year by Fri, 2/23/24)
    • Student Uniform: light blue band polo shirt with black pants/socks/shoes (it is ok if they don't have black shoes as I'll just have them wear the socks)

    23-24 BAND EVENTS CALENDAR!

    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.

     

    Date

    Event

    Time

    Location

    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

    8:00am - 3:00pm

    Bus to UNR/Wild Island

    March 20-21, 2024 (dates updated on 1/16/24)

    WCSD Band Festival (Intermediate & Advanced)

    TBA

    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

    6:00-7:30pm

    Depoali MS - Amphitheater

    5/20/24 (Mon)

    Intermediate Band After School Rehearsal

    2:00-4:00pm

    Depoali MS

    5/23/24 (Thurs)

    Spring Concerts – All Bands Except Jazz

    Evening (see website)

    Depoali MS – GYM

    5/24/24

    6th Grade Reward Field Trip to Fly High

    During the school day

    Depart from Depoali

     

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