Music News

  • Memorial Day Parade 2018

    -           All concert band & color guard members including seniors are needed and expected to march with the concert band in the Memorial Day Parade.  We cannot do the the parade without the class of 2018.  We owe it to our local veterans, both living and deceased, to participate in this parade and honor their sacrifices for our country, even if it may be a little inconvenient for us.   

    -           Please note: all woodwind and brass players (except flutes) need to purchase a lyre to hold the flip folder on your instrument.  Take your instrument to the music store when you go to purchase your lyre to make sure it fits.  Flutes need at least 2 rubber bands.     

    -           Instrumentalists will wear white uniform pants, tall white socks, white band shoes, and dark blue band jackets.  They will not wear hats or gloves.  Guard members will wear the guard uniforms and guard shoes.  All band members should bring any hats, scrub pants, parkas, red school garment bags, or uniform parts still in their possession, to turn them in at the beginning/end of the parade.  Instrumentalists should wear shorts and T-shirts/tank tops under the uniforms so that they can turn in all other uniform parts at the end of the parade route before dismissal.  Guard members must turn in all uniform parts as well – either at the parade route or back at school right after the parade.  Nobody should have any uniform parts in their possession after May 28.  We need EVERYTHING back so we can do inventory and cleaning.

    -           Make sure you have everything you need for the parade: complete uniform as described above; your instrument, flag or banner; mouthpiece, valve oil, or reeds; lyre; flip folder; harness, sticks and mallets; music for "Service Songs Set 2: Marines/Air Force", "Star Spangled Banner", and the drum cadence. 

    -           If you need anything to be loaded on the truck for the parade, please place it on the truck yourself by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25; otherwise it will be assumed that you will show up at the parade site with everything you need.  If anyone discovers that they've forgotten anything, they should report to Delone at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28.  The truck will be leaving Delone around 7:10 a.m. 

    -           Meet in the Royal Farms parking lot near the corner of Carlisle and Chestnut Streets in Hanover about a block north of the square by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28. (Look for the band truck.),-76.97897&spn=0.017212,0.038581 

    -           We will be performing "Star Spangled Banner" at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at the conclusion of the parade along with Hanover HS, South Western HS, The Lyric Band, and the Lancers.  No Delone student will be permitted to leave until after that group performance. 

    -           Have someone pick you up at McCallister Street and Wirt Avenue near Sheppard-Myers Football Field around 10:00 a.m. near the spot where we meet for the Halloween Parade.  Wirt Avenue intersects with Baltimore Street at the cemetery (just north of Giant).  

    • In the event of rain, don't assume that the parade is cancelled. Check your e-mail and the Delone Catholic Music Department home page  for possible cancellations.  (It is always good practice to press F5 or click refresh to make sure you are viewing the most up-to-date version of the home page.)  You can also check WHVR 1280 AM for possible cancellations.  If you don’t hear about a cancellation, you should show up at the parade site as instructed.
  • May 15th meeting for anyone interested in starting a band instrument this summer

    There will be a meeting Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Delone Catholic for students in grades 3-7 interested in staring to play a band instrument.  At the meeting, we will give an overview of our program and allow the students to "test drive" the instruments.   If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mrs. Yealy at as soon as possible. 

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Junior Band Cancelled 1/17/2018

    There will be no Junior Band rehearsal this evening due to school closure.  Please continue to practice your music at home.  County Band students who have not turned in their forms and registration yet please do so the next time you see Mrs. Yealy.  Thank you.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Elementary Band Cancelled 1/8

    Delone Catholic has cancelled all after-school and evening activities on Monday 1/8, so our first Elementary Band rehearsal will be Monday 1/22, 7-8 p.m. in the band room at Delone Catholic. Please enter from the Faculty Parking Lot (under the catwalk) on Delone Avenue.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Elementary Band Begins January 8th

    Elementary Band will start rehearsing Monday, January 8th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the band room at Delone Catholic High School.  Enter the building via the faculty parking lot entrance on the Delone Avenue side of the school.  Please bring your instrument and lesson book with you.  In case of inclement weather after school has been dismissed, please check this page and your email for up to date rehearsal information. 

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Junior Band Resumes January 11th

    Junior Band rehearsal will resume Wednesday, January 11th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Please be prompt and enter the building via the faculty parking lot entrance on the Delone Avenue side of the school.  If you did not turn in your drill book or Sound Innovations book at the concert, please bring it with you.  The spring rehearsal and performance schedule is attached to this post.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Lessons Resume

    Lessons resume the week of January 8th.  Please remember to check your schedule and report to your lesson on time. 

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting

    On Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m., there will be a meeting at Delone Catholic High School in the library for the parents of all music students in grades 4-12.  Every family is asked to have a representative present.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

    The Music Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. All interested parties are welcome to join the Music Association in providing for support for our student-musicians. All music parents are automatically members.

  • 2017 DCHS Marching Band Show Announcement

    A copy of the 2017 DCHS Marching Band Field Show Announcement is attached.

    Marching Squires
  • 2017-18 Field Cleaning Schedule

    A copy of the 2017-18 Marching Band Field Cleaning Schedule is attached.

    Marching Squires
  • 2017-18 DCHS Marching Band Schedule

    A copy of the 2017-18 DCHS Marching Band Schedule is attached.

    Marching Squires
  • 2017-18 DCHS Music Dates

    Attached is a list of all known DCHS music dates for 2017-18.

  • August 28th meeting for anyone interested in staring a band instrument this year

    There will be a meeting Monday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Delone Catholic for students in grades 4-8 interested in staring to play a band instrument.  At the meeting, we will give an overview of our program and allow the students to "test drive" the instruments.  We will also have representatives from a local music store available to talk about instrument rental options.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mrs. Yealy at as soon as possible.  All registrations must be made by Friday, September 1st in order to be put on the schedule.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • First Junior Band rehearsal Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m.

    We will hold our first Junior Band rehearsal, Wednesday, August 30th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on stage at Delone Catholic High School.  Please bring your instrument and the completed permission slip for the DCHS vs New Oxford varsity football game.  If you did not receive an email with the permission slip attached, please contact Mrs. Yealy at  Seventh and eighth grade students in marching band do not need to turn in a permission slip.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Lessons for returning students will start the week of September 4th

    All returning students in grades 5-8 along with the students who started instruction this summer will resume lessons the week of September 4th.  Lesson days have not yet been determined for each school.  You will be notified by email when a decision has been made.  If you have not received any information via email from Mrs. Yealy in the past week, please contact her at

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Summer Lesson Challenge Begins

    Every Sunday, over the course of the next 10 weeks, a new practice challenge will be posted.  Using your lesson book, the internet or any other music book, find a piece of music that meets the requirement.  Practice the piece.  Download the chart on the website to keep track of your selections.  Bring the completed chart, along with all of your pieces, to your first lesson at the start of the school year.  After playing the pieces, you will be eligible for a prize.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Bus and Away-Event Guidelines

    Marching Squires
  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

  • Music Syllabi 2016-17



The Delone Catholic Music Department finds its purpose in the Mission Statement of Delone Catholic High School: Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”

Spiritual growth occurs as students use their talents in praise of God, through the study and performance of sacred music in liturgical and concert settings.

Academic growth and intellectual development are encouraged as students listen to music analytically and critically, making informed judgments about the music and what it means to them. Ear training exercises help students understand what they hear. Music is also approached intellectually as students acquire an understanding of musical terms and symbols as well as the historical, cultural, stylistic, programmatic and personal contexts of major works. Through interpretation, improvisation and composition, students exercise creativity and independent thinking.

Physical skills are developed through instrumental and vocal training including coordination, balance, agility, relaxation, posture, poise and breath control.

Strong social relationships are built within music performance groups which foster teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, respect for self and others, and appreciation for the unique potential of each person. Personal growth is evidenced as members of instrumental and vocal performance groups develop maturity, responsibility, service, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline and excellence through healthy competition.

Aesthetic sensitivity is nurtured as the students come to understand the basic elements of music and the way these elements come together to create an expressive work of art. Students discuss the current importance of the art of music in their lives, and ways in which it will continue to play a vital role after they graduate.

Through vocal and instrumental performance, students integrate these spiritual, academic, physical, social, personal, and aesthetic aspects of life.

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Why should you support your school music program?

Music is Physical
In performance classes and organizations students use, train, coordinate and condition specific muscles through singing, playing instruments, marching or performing color guard routines.

Music is Intellectual
Through studying music theory students learn to think logically and arrive at new conclusions by building upon what they have already learned.

Music is Emotional
Above all, music is an expression of human feeling and experience. Students are able to share the experiences of other artists or creatively express their own feelings through music.

Music is Spiritual
For centuries man has used music to give glory and praise to God. Students continue this tradition through the study and performance of sacred music. Many students also use their musical talents to sing and play in school and community liturgies and services.

Music is Social
Students of diverse personalities and backgrounds come together in bands and choruses to work toward a common goal. They learn the arts of compromise, cooperation, discipline and communication.

Music is Language
Music is a form of communication more universal than any other language. Students learn the meaning of various symbols and how they are put together to create a meaningful composition.

Music is Mathematical
Students learn the complex mathematical relationships of sound and silence durations and metrical groupings. On the football field, marching band members learn to use counts, coordinates, and forms to bring geometry to life.

Music is History
Students learn the role that music played in past cultures as well as its dynamic role in their own time.

Music is Aesthetic
Students come to appreciate the beauty of how great artists combine the individual elements of music (like melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre)to form an expressive whole.

Music is Total Education
In other words, music just might contribute more to the total education of the person than any other single subject.