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Dates to remember:

Solo and Ensemble
Location: Canyon High School
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

We will be taking the students to perform their Solos, one student playing with a piano accompaniment, and Ensembles, small groups of performers. The first students will begin playing at 7:30 p.m. The last student performs at 9:30 p.m. We should have results by 10:00 p.m., and will be home around 11:00 p.m.


Honor Band Rehearsal
Location: Dumas JH Band Hall
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Honor Band Rehearsal
Location: Dumas JH Band Hall
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Pre-UIL Concert
Location: Dumas JH Auditorium
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.

This is our first opportunity to perform the music we will be preparing for contest. We will be bringing in directors from other schools to listen and critique our bands. Their feedback will help us to finalize our readiness before contest the next week. The band members will need to be in their Concert Uniforms: Band Polo, black pants, solid black shoes, black socks, optional black belt.


UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest
Location: Canyon HS Auditorium and Band Hall
Date: April 12 or 13, 2017

This contest is our biggest contest of the year. The band members will perform their march and 2 pieces for a panel of 3 judges. The band will then perform a piece of music they have never seen before. They will have seven minutes to be taught the music before performing it. The band members will need to be in their Concert Uniforms: Band Polo, black pants, solid black shoes, black socks, optional black belt.


Greater Southwest Music Festival
Location: Amarillo Civic Center
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

This is another opportunity for the students to be able to perform their music for a panel of judges. The band members will need to in their Casual Uniforms: Band Polo, blue jeans, and close-toed shoes.


Faculty Recital
Location: Dumas HS Auditorium
Date: Monday, May 9, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Sanchez, Mrs. Carter, Mr. Carter, Mr. Sedlacek 1, and Mr. Sedlacek 2 will be performing solos and ensembles together on multiple instruments.


Dumas Band Extravaganza
Location: Dumas HS Gym
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.

This is our final performance of the year. All 6 Dumas bands will be performing different pieces with a combined piece at the end featuring our over 500 musicians at once!


Honor Band Sectionals
Location: Dumas JH Band Hall
Date: February 13 - March 31, 2017
Times: 7:10 a.m - 7:55 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. -  4:45 p.m.

Mondays: Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
Tuesdays: Alto Saxophone and French Horn
Wednesdays: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Trumpet
Thursdays: Percussion
Fridays: Make-up

There will be a Cactus bus every Friday morning at 6:50. The bus will pick students up at Cactus Elementary.

These sectionals will help to ensure that every student is performing their contest music to the highest level possible. Your musician needs to attend either a morning or an afternoon rehearsal. If they are unable to make the sectional on their day, they can make up their time on Fridays. We seek to enrich the students musical knowledge and playing level through the performance of more difficult music.

Contacts:

Mr. Carter - Band Director
james.carter@dumasisd.org

Mr. Sedlacek - Assistant Band Director
andrew.sedlacek@dumasisd.org

Band Hall Phone
806-399-5128