Summer Lesson Sign Up
If you missed the meeting Tuesday, May 16th, about starting to play a band instrument it is not too late to sign up. Please contact Mrs. Yealy at email@example.com by May 23rd for more information.Elementary Music/Junior Band
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"There's Mermaids out there!"
By special arrangement with Musical Theatre International, Delone Catholic High School will present Disney's The Little Mermaid on Friday 3/31/17 at 7 p.m., Saturday 4/1/17 at 7 p.m., and Sunday 4/2/17 at 2 p.m. Admission will be payable at the door - $6 for adults and $4 for students. Delone students, administration, faculty, and staff will be admitted free with ID.Spring Musical
Up-to date "Little Mermaid" Practice Schedule
The up-to-date "Little Mermaid" practice schedule can be found here at any time: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10R2aQMw5Ib8GJfkxx9WhYcoPcHviIMLgHbiMtrTLKV8/edit?usp=sharing . It will be constantly updated as the weeks go by. Please bookmark it and check it often.Spring Musical
Junior Band 1/11/17
The Junior Band rehearsal and pizza party will be held at Delone tonight as scheduled, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Music
The Delone Catholic Music Association will hold a Zumba-thon Sunday, January 29, 1-3 p.m. in Delone's Sheppard Gym to benefit the DCHS music program. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per student. The public is invited for a healthy afternoon of fun and fitness! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.Music
Elementary Band Begins January 9, 2017
As was stated at the initial instrumental meeting, an essential element of your child’s musical education is learning to play in a large group. Elementary Band is for all first year students. We will begin Elementary Band rehearsal Monday, January 9, 2017. Students need to report to the Delone Catholic High School band room by 7:00 p.m. Practice will be over at 8:00 p.m. We will practice every Monday at this time. The closest entrance to the band room can be found on the Delone Avenue side of the school. The door in the small parking lot under the catwalk will always be open. After you enter the building, the band room is down the hall to your right. There will be signs posted leading the way.
Please know that Elementary Band is a very low key, non stressful event. It is a place where we can all learn very slowly and carefully how to play together as a group. Some students are anxious about attending rehearsal. Students never have to play by themselves. We do lots of unison playing at the beginning until the students are comfortable. In addition to playing as a group, we also do activities and play games that reinforce important music concepts. It is also a place where students can meet people from other schools.
Every week students should bring their instrument (this includes percussionists), lesson book, a pencil and a folder that will be passed out at the first rehearsal for any extra music. It is important that everyone have these items at all times. All students are required to attend Elementary Band rehearsals. If there is a conflict, a note should be presented at lessons in school explaining the absence. If there is an emergency or unexpected conflict, please email or send in a note the following week.Elementary Music/Junior Band
Junior Band Rehearsal
Junior Band rehearsal will resume Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 in the band room. Please be prompt.Elementary Music/Junior Band
Grade School "Little Mermaid" Auditions
Delone Catholic High School will accept fifteen 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Conewago Deanery Catholic Grade Schools to participate as ensemble cast members in its upcoming production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid." The production will run March 30-April 2, 2017. Auditions will be held in the Delone Catholic HS band room on Thursday 1/5 at 6:30 p.m. Auditionees should have some talent in singing or dancing (or both.) Young men are especially in demand, but young women will also be accepted. Auditionees will sing the first 5 notes of the major scale at different pitch levels, and excerpts from a few "Little Mermaid" tunes. Parents should plan to stay to help fill out a questionnaire. Bring a pen or pencil. Students will decide what order they enter the room to audition, and each will be free to go after their individual audition is done. Specific questions can be directed to email@example.com .Spring Musical
Grade School "Little Mermaid" Auditions
Delone Catholic High School will accept fifteen 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Conewago Deanery Catholic elementary schools to participate as ensemble cast members in its upcoming production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid." The production will run March 30-April 2, 2017. Auditions will be held in the Delone Catholic HS band room on Thursday 1/5 at 6:30 p.m. Auditionees should have some talent in singing or dancing (or both.) Young men are especially in demand, but young women will also be accepted. See http://www.delonecatholic.org/groups/12906/spring_musical/spring_musical for more info. Specific questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .Music
Christmas Practice and Concert
All Saturday music practices are now cancelled. Some groups are asked to report early on Sunday. See times below.
The mandatory Christmas concert is Sunday 12/18 at 6:30 p.m. Flute Choir members report to the Old Gym at 4:30 p.m. Chorus members report to the Sheppard Gym by 4:45 p.m. with band uniforms or nice dress clothes under choir robes (dress or skirt for women, ties for men, dress shoes for all.) Junior Band members report to the cafeteria by 5:30 wearing nice dress clothes and dress shoes. Concert Band report to the cafeteria by 5:30 wearing full band uniform (white pants, blue jacket, white band shoes, tall white socks.) All students should plan to stay for the entire concert, which should end by 8 p.m. Admission is free; but any free-will offerings will be happily accepted at the door.
Christmas Practice and Concert
Due to poor weather conditions, the Junior Band and Flute Choir rehearsal is cancelled for Saturday 12/17. Chorus will practice 1:30-2:45, Concert band 2:45-4:00. Chorus and Concert Band members should check their email again before leaving the house for possible weather-related changes.
The mandatory Christmas concert is Sunday 12/18 at 6:30 p.m. Flute Choir members report to the Old Gym at 4:30 p.m. Junior Band members should report to the cafeteria by 5:30. Please wear nice dress clothes and dress shoes for the event. Plan to stay for the entire concert, which should end before 8 p.m.Elementary Music/Junior Band
Little Mermaid Auditions
Spring Musical Auditions will be held in the band room at Delone Catholic High School on December 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Audition PDFs and practice audio files are attached. Everyone has two audition sheets to sing - one that is gender-specific, and one sheet to be sung by everyone. For the "Everyone" sheet, it is recommended that men sing most of the songs high and women sing most of the songs low. For song 4 on the "Everyone" sheet, The top notes should be sung first, then the bottom notes. It is recommended that everyone sing song 4 low until the last line. On the "Women" sheet, all women should sing the top notes of song 4 high as written.
The Original Broadway Cast Album can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtsMfy1hhHU&list=PL35E80C0D7567D65E
Students need only attend one of the two audition days. If you cannot attend either day, set up an appointment with Mr. Yealy. All Delone Catholic students are welcome - NO previous acting, singing, or dancing experience is required.Spring Musical
We're not going to the parade.
Dear MB Families,
I've been watching the forecasts all day. We're going to err on the side of caution to protect our students, uniforms, and equipment, and cancel our participation for tonight. We already have several sick children in band and a busy weekend ahead of us. There is still at least a 50% chance of us getting rained on at the parade site. We are the only band that uses electronics, so extra caution is warranted. Also, I'm not sure our tractor will be able to pull three carts full of students and equipment on wet roads. Please make sure your friends received this message. See you Saturday at 1:00.
The Littlestown Game is on. Marching Band members should report to the student parking lot at 4:30 unless you gave me a note. There will be no after-school supervision for students to remain on campus between 3 and 4:30. (Posted Fri 9/30 @ 1:30 p.m.)
Thank you!Marching Squires
All are Invited to Join the Music Association
The Music Association meets on the second Tuesday 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.Music
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Upcoming Music Events
Hanover Memorial Day Parade - 8:30 a.m.Hanover Memorial Day Parade - 8:30 a.m. All senior high concert band and color guard members (including Class of 2017) are required to attend. Grade school instrumentalists are not required to participate. Provide your own transportation to the corner of Carlisle & Chestnut Streets in Hanover by 7:20 a.m.Marching Squires
Music Groups at Delone Catholic
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.