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    Calling All Band Alumni!

    All alumni of the Delone Catholic High School 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, Oct. 13, 2017. Mr. Yealy can supply some drums, but most alumni will need to bring their own instruments. Color Guard alumni and former instrumentalists who do not have access to an instrument are also invited to join us in the bleachers. All participants are asked to register online by Wednesday Sept. 27. 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.  If possible, participants should plan to meet in the bleachers around 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. Contact byealy@delonecatholic.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Class of 2017 By The Numbers

    We are proud to share these impressive numbers from our 2017 graduating class.
    - 95% of our 2017 graduates continued to higher education
    - $8,599,000 of scholarship money was offered to our 2017 graduating class.
    - 66% of students pursuing higher education were offered scholarship money.
    - 15,372 hours of community service.
    -  62.5% of this class graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Inclement Weather Reminders

    For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible. You may also call the school at 717-637-5969 and the recording will notify you of a delay or closure. WGAL is notified immediately upon the decision to delay or close. In addition to T.V., closures and delays are posted on http://www.wgal.com/weather/closings

    For early dismissals: Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • REMINDER: Dismissal Procedure for Inclement Weather

    Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion.

    This year, WGAL will be posting all closing online and not sending customized emails as they have in the past. Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • eChalk Update FYI

    For your information, an update to eChalk made this past weekend allows for calendar subscriptions.  If you use your phone's calendar or if you use a calendar service like Google Calendar, use the new subscribe link on eChalk calendars to access the iCal address that can be added to your calendar service.  Remember to set the calendar to sync on your mobile device.

    You might consider subscribing to: the Delone Catholic High School calendar, the Spiritual Life Calendar, the Guidance Calendar, the Athletics Calendar, the Music Calendar, the Athletic or Music Association calendars, or the calendars for any of your classes or groups. 

    If you have questions or need help, please see Mrs. Fuhrman or email webmaster@delonecatholic.org.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Office of Development and Alumni Relations Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a volunteer with good organizational and communication skills to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. This position will match interested volunteers with volunteer tasks/positions as needed for the operation and advancement of the school. The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in the volunteers’ preparation for each task/position, collect and communicate feedback from volunteers about their experience, and assist in demonstrating our appreciation for our volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must have or be willing to get all clearances and training required by the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for adults who work with minors. Interested parties should send a resume to Eric Lawrence, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 or elawrence@delonecatholic.org.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • eChalk Parent Accounts Now Available

    Parent accounts are now available for eChalk. Please note, you will need your child to login to his/her student account as part of the sign up process. Watch this video to learn about parent accounts on eChalk. https://vimeo.com/184025961

    Disclaimer: Although the new eChalk features a gradebook, the MMS parent portal remains the official repository of students' grades.

    Delone Catholic High School

Music News

  • Calling All Band Alumni!

    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, October 13, 2017. Mr. Yealy can supply some drums, 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 Wednesday September 27. 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.  If possible, participants should plan to meet in the bleachers around 6 p.m. on 10/13. Contact byealy@delonecatholic.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!

    Music
  • 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.

    Music
  • 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.

    Music
  • 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 music@delonecatholic.org 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 music@delonecatholic.org.  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 music@delonecatholic.org.

    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
  • Music Syllabi 2016-17

    Music
  • Cooperation/Contribution Grade 2016-17

    Music
  • Lessons

    Lessons will begin September 6th for all returning instrumentalists.  Please bring your instrument and music to school on your lesson day.

    Anyone starting to play an instrument will begin the week of September 12th.  You will need your instrument and $13.00 for a woodwind or brass lesson book/$18 for a percussion book .

    Elementary Music/Junior Band

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.

Music at Delone Catholic

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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.