Music News

  • DCHS Music Dates 2018-19

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  • DCHS Band Alumni Get-Together 9/28/18

    All alumni of the DCHS Band (marching or concert, any graduation year) are cordially invited to play in the bleachers with the current Marching Band at the upcoming homecoming game on Friday, September 28, 2018. Mr. Yealy can supply some drums and keyboards, but most alumni will need to bring their own instruments. Color Guard alumni and former instrumentalists who don't have access to an instrument are also invited to join us in the bleachers. All participants are asked to register online by Friday 9/21. Playing participants are kindly asked to make a one-time $5 donation at the game to help the band purchase additional copies of the iconic "yellow books" for alumni to use. Alumni who participated last fall do NOT need to make another donation. If possible, participants should plan to meet at the west end of the home bleachers around 6 p.m. on 9/28. The 2018 DCHS Marching Band will hopefully have time to perform their field show around 6:35, following the pre-game homecoming crowning. Latecomers are welcome to join us any time that evening. Please click here to register.

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  • Instrumental Registration Meeting

    There will be a meeting Monday night, August 27th 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.   If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mrs. Yealy at music@delonecatholic.org as soon as possible. 

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  • Junior Band

    Junior Band rehearsal will start on Wednesday, August 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the band room at Delone Catholic. 

    All current members along with the Elementary Band Black Belts who received music over the summer should report. 

    All other former Elementary Band members will attend rehearsal starting Wednesday, September 19th unless notified by Mrs. Yealy. 

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  • Lessons

    Lessons will resume the week of August 27th.  You will be notified by email with a specific day and time.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • SUMMER MUSIC CHALLENGE

    Week 1.  Find and practice a piece that is in 3/4 time.

    Week 2.  Find and practice a piece from another country.

    Week 3.  Find and practice a piece written by a composer whose last name begins with "B".

    Week 4.  Find and practice a patriotic piece.

    Week 5.  Find and practice a piece written for tv, movies or a musical.

    Week 6.  Find and practice a duet.

    Week 7.  Find and practice an American folk song.

    Week 8.  Find and practice a piece composed before 1900.

    Week 9.  Find and practice a piece with a first and second ending.

    Week 10.  Find and practice a piece of your choice.

     

    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.

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  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

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Philosophy

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.