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  • Deadlines for Returning Students

    Re-registration of current students is taking place this Spring. All returning students need to see their guidance counselor with completed course selection sheets, and to receive the registration packet. They will also receive directions to register for their courses online  from their counselor. 
    Each student's completed course selection and online verification sheet, as well as the registration packet, and the registration fee must be turned into Mrs. Williams by the following date:
    Class of 2020 - Monday, April 3
    Class of 2019 - Monday, April 17
    Class of 2018 - Monday, May 1
    If a student is not returning, you must submit a letter (printed or e-mailed) to Mrs. Williams, by the date listed above. 
    Delone Catholic High School
  • Spring Open House and 8th Grade Scholarship Competition April 23

    The Spring Open House will be held Sunday, April 23 from 12-3 p.m. Tours from current students will be available and all are welcome!
    The 8th Grade Scholarship Competition will take place at 1 p.m. during  Open House. For more details or to register, please click here. Students must register by April 19 to be eligible to participate. 

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Students Participate in York County Science and Engineering Fair

    Five Delone Catholic students recently participated in the York County Science and Engineering Fair (YCSEF) held at Penn State York.  This is the first year that Adams County schools have participated in this fair instead of the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair (CASEF).  The statewide fair directors made this change so CASEF could be expanded northward to ensure that all school districts in PA were able to participate in a regional fair.

    Lucy Rogers ‘20 and Madison Sieg ’20 took a third place award with the team project “How Do Aerosols Vary in Different Regions?”

    Lanquin(Michelle) Cao ‘18  also took a third place award for “The Effect of Different Carbohydrates on Type 2 Diabetes Patients.” 

    Kristen Landsman ‘18 received Honorable Mention for “How Does Music Affect Blood Pressure and Heart Rate?”

    Clayton Hillson ‘19 received a first place award for “Does Scholastic Performance Influence Health Among Children?” Clayton also received a special fair-wide award for use of mathematics in his research. This is the second year in a row that he has been called back for a second day of interviews to contend for Grand Champion.


    Delone Catholic High School
  • Tuition Assistance Application - Deadline is April 15

    The 2017-18 Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available here:

    All Pennsylvania AND Maryland residents will use the FACTS program.
    In previous years, Maryland families were directed elsewhere, but that is no longer the case.

    For Pennsylvania Families - Attached is a guide for the Neumann Scholarship through the Diocese of Harrisburg. Your application is still entered through the link posted above, but this guide provides more details. This is for Pennsylvania residents only. 

    The deadline to apply is April 15.

    All reports are available online in real time. Preliminary assessment results for online applications are available immediately upon submission by the parents. Final assessments results are updated once FACTS receives the supporting tax documents for an applicant. Please allow a two week processing time once all applications and applicable tax documents have been submitted.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Job Opportunity - Technology Coordinator

    The position of Technology Coordinator requires a person who is both technically trained and able to adjust to new situations and technologies. The Technology Coordinator should have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related program with 5-7 years of experience. Individuals with other majors, but appropriate background experience may also be considered.

    The primary skills required are a good working knowledge of the following: Microsoft Server 2012, Active Directory, Group Policy settings (MCSA or better is preferred), Microsoft Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10, VMware, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2016, wireless networking, troubleshooting and repair of intel based computers and Chromebooks, MMS Generations, GoGuardian, Cisco SG-200 and SG 300 switchgear, Google Apps for Education (especially the Administrative Console). 

    Applicants should have or be able to prove the equivalent of a Comp TIA A+ and Network+ certification, and should possess a basic understanding of fiber optic cable and networking using fiber optics.  Prior use of Lightspeed content filter and Sophos Anti-Virus is a plus.

    Other valuable skills include interpersonal, writing, project management, budget, and the ability to work independently and take on new assignments. The Technology Coordinator must be able to use hand tools, climb ladders, and work in tight spaces.

    All Delone Catholic employees must be able to pass and maintain clearances as required by the Diocese of Harrisburg. The Technology Coordinator must also abide with and communicate Diocesan Policies concerning technology.

    The position is currently part-time with the possibility of becoming full-time. Hours are flexible but primarily during the school day of 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Interested applicants should submit their resume to Principal Dr. Maureen Thiec no later than April 18 by emailing or mailing to the school at 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown Pa. 17344.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Music Association Mulch Sale

    The annual Music Association Mulch Sale will be held Saturdays April 1, April 8 and April 22 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Deliveries and curb sales are available. Free delivery for 10 bags or more is available to the McSherrystown-Hanover area. The cost is $5 per 3 cu. ft. bag. For questions or to place an order please contact Kim Lowire at 240-217-7570 or 

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Dress Code Agreement and Guest Form for Prom - Due April 12

    As we prepare for Prom this Spring, please review the Dress Code for Formal Dances (Prom) available below. The guidelines are the same as last year, and include sketches for clarification. 


    Just like last year's Prom, and this year's Homecoming, there is a dress code agreement that needs to be signed by both parent and student. If you are bringing a guest, that student and their parent need to sign the dress code agreement and guest permission form. Both forms are available in this Prom Packet available below. 


    All forms (dress code agreement, and guest forms) are to be turned into your class moderator. Moderators are Doctora Brown for seniors; Mrs. Heberling for juniors; Mr. Staub for sophomores; and Mr. Hatez for Freshmen. The deadline to turn in forms is Wednesday, April 12, the last day of class before Easter break. Tickets will go on sale the following Tuesday, April 18 and be available until Friday, April 21. 
    Delone Catholic High School
  • Delone Catholic Music Department Presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid"

    The Delone Catholic Music Department is proud to present the Broadway musical, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" on stage March 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m. and April 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children and DCHS students are free with ID. Advance ticket sales are available online here

    "The Little Mermaid" is originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and the book by Doug Wright. Based on Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is presented with special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 2017 Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic Presented by Pat Flaherty '74

    The Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic is back for 2017! Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty '74 will once again personally run drills and teach offensive line techniques on Saturday, June 24 at J.T Flaherty Field. 
    Registration is due by Friday, June 9. The registration form is attached. 
    Delone Catholic High School
  • "Under the Sea" Tea Party with Ariel & Friends

    Join us before the Sunday showing of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" on April 2 for an "Under the Sea" Tea Party with Ariel and Friends!

    From noon to 1:30 p.m., guests will enjoy lunch, autographs and photos with the cast before the show begins at 2 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP by March 24. For more information or to RSVP, please email and include name, phone, number of adults, and number of children. 

    Delone Catholic High School

Music News

  • Up-to date "Little Mermaid" Practice Schedule

    The up-to-date "Little Mermaid" practice schedule can be found here at any time:  . 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.

  • 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.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Zumba-thon

    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 for more info.

  • 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 .

    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 for more info. Specific questions can be directed to .

  • 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.

    Mr. Yealy

  • 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:

    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.

    Many thanks,
    Mr. Yealy

  • Littlestown Game

    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.

  • Bus and Away-Event Guidelines

    Marching Squires
  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

  • Music Syllabi 2016-17

  • Cooperation/Contribution Grade 2016-17

  • 2016-17 DCHS Music Dates

  • 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


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.