I am delighted to welcome you to the Davie High School Band. As a member of the War Eagle Band program, you are taking the next step in your journey, a journey that will be filled with excitment, knowledge, and fun, as you work to become a better musician and a part of something very special.
I look forward to our time together!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: As an eighth grader, what classes do I need to register for?
A: Freshmen must register for BOTH semesters of Concert Band.
Q: Does it cost anything to be in High School Band?
A: Yes, students are required to purchase a method book to use in class. These are purchased from the band director. Students are also asked to purchase new, upgraded mouthpieces that they will need for more advanced playing.
Q: When can I audition for Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble?
A: Any band student may audition for Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble at the end of the Fall semester of Freshmen year.
Q: Can I be in Marching Band and participate in sports?
A: Yes. Most definitely! Staying fit and healthy is an important part of being a good musician. The band works with all coaches in making it possible for students to have equal time at after school sports practices and band rehearsals.
Q: If I sign up for Marching Band do I have to go to Marching Band camp?
A: Band Camp is mandatory for all Marching Band students. You must attend all days of band camp. If there is an issue with this, email Mr. Jimeson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: When is Band Camp?
A: August 8th - 16th. There will be no band camp on Saturday or Sunday.
Q: When are after school practices for Marching Band?
A: Marching Band rehearses each Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30-5:00PM until October 31.
Q: How can I audition for drum line?
A: In order to be on drum line you must pass the drum line audition and you must attend scheduled drum line practices during the summer.
Q: Can I take band and still take AP and Honors classes?
A: ABSOLUTELY!!! You can take band and still have room for honor classes. The fact is, the majority of the AP and Honors students at Davie High School participate in band and other arts classes. By the way...Students in Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band receive Honors Credit for the class each semester!
Q: What about the STEM program? Can I be in band and be in STEM?
A: Certainly. A lot of what we do everyday in class is related to the skills you use in STEM classes. Take a look at this graphic - CLICK HERE
Q: When the band travels where do they go?
A: Other than our usual football games and band festivals we go on one trip every other year. In the past the band has performed in Hawaii, London England, Germany, Austria, Washington D.C. and Florida. This Summer the band is traveling to 7 European countries and the DHS Marching Band will be marching in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day parade in Chicago, Illinois.
Q: Is there financial aid available to assist in situations of need?
A: Yes. The Band Boosters do offer scholarships to assist students in covering most band expenses.
AVAILABLE BAND COURSES
Concert Band I - Fall.......................Grade 9
Concert Band II - Spring..............All Grades
Symphonic Band I - Fall............Grade 10-12
Symphonic Band II - Spring..Audition Only
WIND ENSEMBLE (Honors Credit)
Wind Ensemble I - Fall...........Audition Only
Wind Ensemble II - Spring....Audition Only
SAMPLE 4 YEAR
These are actual Davie High School
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
The High School Band is always in need of volunteers to help with many things. Without parent involvement in the High School Band Program it is extremely difficult and near impossible to function. The most important thing you can do to help is to join the Band Boosters. The Band Boosters meet once every other month during the school year and provide support for our students in the following ways…
- Issuing and cleaning uniforms
- Assist with small alterations
- Ensures the transportation
of equipment to all events
- Assists in coordinating fund raisers
- Chaperoning all band trips and
all athletic events
- Help ice down hundreds of drinks at
- And Many other things!!!