Welcome Back! The Fine Arts Dept. has been in full swing since the beginning of DHS Band Camp in August. The Marauders Marching Band will be presenting selections from Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird as their competitive program. Mr. Bolduc will be writing the music and drill and the band is excited to present this show to family and friends in the coming weeks.
Student leaders include seniors David Sullivan, Drum Major; , Guard Captain; Merissa Jansky, Conductor; and Matt Naddaff will be the Wind Section Leader. This years teaching staff includes Assistant Director and DMS Band Director Jeff Daniels, guard instructors Jackie Gaffney and Nicole Stieber, and percussion teacher Ryan Stieber. Marching Band and Guard parents should check the ->Marauder Band site for information on uniforms, season calendar, and the 2013 Band Handbook.
Both the high school and middle school concert bands continue to grow in size and talent. The DHS Concert Band has doubled from last year, and the enthusiasm at the middle school for our instrumental offerings shows in the increased numbers in all groups.
We begin our year focused on presenting demos and finalizing sign ups for our elementary band and string programs. Instrument demonstrations will take place the weeks of Sept. 9th and 16th. Instrument rental nights will kick off our after-school lesson program with students obtaining their instruments on September 24 (band at DHS) and September 26 (strings at Dedham Community House). You can see the info packets handed out at demos by clicking on the forms below.
5th Grade Band Registration (click on a page to open and print)
String Lesson Registration (grades 3-5)