Based on Governor Gregg Abbott's April 17, 2020 message, Denison ISD will be extending our school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Students will continue receiving at-home instruction during this closure and specifically, Denison High School students will continue to receive assignments via Schoology. Meal delivery will continue using established procedures and locations will continue as well until further notice.
Continue to monitor the Denison ISD website on a daily basis for updates: www.denisonisd.net.
Distance Learning for the 6th Six Weeks
The first three weeks of Distance Learning assignments have been uploaded to Schoology and are available on the band website.
The Week 6.2 Assignment is also the 2020 Band Placement Audition.
Looking ahead, we will begin using SmartMusic for the Week 6.3 Assignment. To use the software, you will need to create an online account and join the Touch of Gold Marching Band class by using our code: 6MLTQ-7AWHA. (Some students may already have an account from middle school.) The full instructions on how to create an account are posted on Schoology on the Touch of Gold Marching Band group.
We highly encourage students to continue to watch the free online master class videos from our private lesson staff and play their instrument each day!
2020 - 2021 DHS Band Placement Auditions
Due to the continued school closure, the 2020 - 2021 Band Placement auditions will be conducted entirely online this week.
The recording assignment for week 6.2 will also serve as your Band Placement audition. ALL students need to fill out this Google survey, regardless of if they are doing band next year: https://forms.gle/ppPzC2zsLAFVDuaQ8
We hope to have results emailed and posted by May 1st.
2020 Marching Show Announcement
The 2020 Marching Show will be announced this week on Thursday via Facebook, Schoology and email. Stay tuned!
2020- 2021 DHS Band Leadership Information
Thank you to the many students who applied for the Student Leadership team! We are almost done watching all of these video auditions, and will contact the handful of drum major candidates who are invited to interview this week.
Band Calendars - Second Order
By popular request, we ordered a second batch of the 2020-2021 Band Calendars! If you are interested in purchasing one for $15, please let me know via email.
Band Banquet - Pictures Needed!
I will be discussing with the Denison ISD Administration the best way to safely hold the banquet. I will send out any updates regarding this via email. However, we are moving forward with planning the End of Year Video and Senior SlideShow!
Please share any pictures that you have from this past year that you would like to be included in the End of Year video! We will try to include as many as we can! I have created a Dropbox that you can put pictures in directly: https://www.dropbox.com/request/2idgVRk5zQ5y9i2umA2D
Updates to the Spring 2020 Band Calendar
I have updated the CHARMS calendar to reflect the continued school closure through the end of the school year. The following events in April and May have been adjusted:
Percussion & Band Auditions
Have been moved to an online format
TSSEC Trip to Austin