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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.
Congratulations to Samantha Lowrie and Tom Martz who were selected by audition to participate in the PMEA Lower District 7 Band Festival, hosted by Kennard-Dale High School, January 12-13, 2018! This prestigious honors band was composed of the top high school wind and percussion instrumentalists of Lancaster, York, and Adams County. The band was conducted by Dr. Harlan D. Parker, conductor of the Peabody Wind Ensemble and coordinator of the Music Education Division at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD.
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.
Attention Delone Catholic students: If you have ever wanted to try some free dance/flag training, here is your chance! Indoor Color Guard rehearsals start Monday 1/22, 6:30-8:30 in the old gym. Indoor Color Guard only rehearses one night a week, and they get to go on tour to the local Catholic elementary schools in the spring. Come give it a try!
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.
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.
Lessons resume the week of January 8th. Please remember to check your schedule and report to your lesson on time.
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.
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.
A copy of the 2017 DCHS Marching Band Field Show Announcement is attached.
A copy of the 2017-18 Marching Band Field Cleaning Schedule is attached.
A copy of the 2017-18 DCHS Marching Band Schedule is attached.
Attached is a list of all known DCHS music dates for 2017-18.
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 email@example.com as soon as possible. All registrations must be made by Friday, September 1st in order to be put on the schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Seventh and eighth grade students in marching band do not need to turn in a permission slip.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.