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    DHS Concert Band
     
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     The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania School District analyzed its 1997 dropout rate in terms of students’ musical experience. Students with no ensemble performance experience had a dropout rate of 7.4 percent. Students with one to two years of ensemble experience had a dropout rate of 1 percent, and those with three or more years of performance experience had a dropout rate of 0.0 percent.
    Eleanor Chute, “Music and Art Lessons Do More Than Complement Three R’s,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
    April 13, 1998.
     
     
     

    2021-2022

    Fall DIstrict Band Concert, 10/26, DHS Aud, 6:30 pm

    DMS & DHS Winter Concert, 12/2, DHS Aud, 6pm MS; 7pm HS

    Spring District Band Concert, 3/3, DHS Aud, 6:30 pm

    DMS & DHS Spring Concert, 5/5, DHS Aud, 6:00pm MS, 7:00pm HS

     

     

    2019-20

    GOOGLE CLASS CODE FOR CONCERT BAND: suh7a4r

     

     

     

    2017-18 

     October 6, 2017 Homecoming Game & Parade, more info to follow.

     October 13, 2017 Football Game, 7:30 pm game start; call is 6:45 pm, no uniforms.

     October 26, 2017 at DHS Auditorium, District Band Concert, begins at 6:30 pm; arrive at 5:45 pm in Concert Black. 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    2016-17 

    Athletic Band at DHS, no uniforms, call is 6:45 pm; September 16, 2016


    HOMECOMING & Athletic Band, in uniform, call is 5:30 pm; September 30, 2016 
     

    Athletic Band at DHS, no uniforms, call is 6:30 pm:  October 7, 2016
     

     

    FALL DISTRICT BAND CONCERT at DHS October 26, 2016

    Concert begins at 6:30 pm; call is 6:00 pm in concert black.
     ROCK ENCOUNTER, Jay Chattaway
     PRAISES, W. Francis McBeth
     PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Hans Zimmer, arr. Bocook 
     MONSTER, Gavin Brown & John Cooper, arr. Joe Murphy
     

     WINTER CONCERT AT DHS December 6, 2016

    Concert begins at 7:00 PM; call is 6:30 pm in Concert Black.
     
    WINTER WONDERLAND arr. Nowak
    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE, Frank Loesser, arr. Moss
    SLEIGH RIDE Leroy Anderson 
     

     Spring District Band Concert at DHS, March 8, 2017

     Concert begins at 6:30 pm; call is 6:00 pm in Concert Black.

    UNDERTOW, John Mackey
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFYAsvhCtE
    ENGLISH FOLK SONG SUITE Ralph Vaughan Williams
    NIGHT CRIES Elliot Del Borgo 
     

     Spring Concert at DHS, May 2, 2017

     Concert begins at 7:00 pm, call is 6:30 pm in Concert Black. 

    THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE, Smith

    FLORENTINER MARCH, Julius Fucik, arr. Bourgeois 
     
    TOCATTA FOR BAND, Frank Erickson
     
     
    2015-16
     FALL DISTRICT BAND CONCERT   DHS Auditorium   October 27, 2015  6:30 pm
     
     
    FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN      Aaron Copland,  arr. Longfield
    An inspiring fanfare that is traditionally played by advanced ensembles made accessible by Longfield to high school players without losing Copeland's original intent.   http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10033537
     
    CLOUDSPLITTER     Carl Strommen
    A translation of the Algonquin-Deleware word "Tahawas", which is New York State's highes mountain, now know as Mt. Marcy after former Governor William L Marcy.  It is dedicated to the memory of Roger Riccomini [1967-2000], who served as Cairo-Durham HS Band Director from 1998-2000.  This piece depicts Mr. Riccomini's love of the outdoors.  http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2471972 
     
     
     
     
     

      2014-15

    SPRING CONCERT   MAY 6, 2015   7:00 pm   DHS AUDITORIUM and

    NYSSMA MAJOR ORGANIZATION AT FREDONIA HS,  MAY 7, 2015 

     
    NATIONAL EMBLEM March      E. E. Bagley
    YE BANKS AND BRAES O' BONNIE DOON   Percy Aldridge Grainger
    CASCADES   Sean O'Loughlin 
     

    ALMOST SPRING CONCERT   MARCH 12, 2015   7:00 pm   DHS AUDITORIUM

     FANFARE FOR A NEW AGE   Michael Story
    ANCIENT VOICES   Michael Sweeney
    DUSK   Steven Bryant
    FIRST SUITE IN Eb   Gustaf Holst
       III. March 
     
     

    WINTER CONCERT   DECEMBER  9, 2014   7:00 pm   DHS AUDITORIUM

     IRISH TUNE FORM COUNTY DERRY   Percy Grainger
    PAGEANT      Vincent Persichetti
    CHRISTMAS BELLS   arr. John Curnow
     

    FALL DISTRICT BAND CONCERT   OCTOBER 29, 2014    6:30 pm    DHS AUDITORIUM

     BACCHANALE from the Opera SAMSON ET DALILA   Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Balent
    ON A HYMNSONG OF PHILIP BLISS     David Holsinger
    FOUNDRY     John Mackey
     
     
     
    2013-14
     
    WINTER HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT, DECEMBER 10, 2013, in DHS Auditorium 7:00 p.m.
     
    RUSSIAN SAILOR'S DANCE      Gliere, arr Johnnie Vinson
     
    THREE CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS   Clare Grundman
     
    GREENSLEEVES      Traditional, arr. Alfred Reed
     
    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE      Frank Loesser, arr. John Moss
     
     
     
    FALL DISTRICT BAND CONCERT, OCTOBER 29, 2013
     
    THREE AYRES FOR BAND                     Hugh Stuart
    I.   The Jolly Earl of Chomondeley   Listen here
    II.  Eventide Ayre       Listen here
    III.  The Fiefs of Wembley     Listen here
    A three movement work based on English Folk Songs.
     
    CON BRIO                                                   Steve Hodges
     
    Con Brio means with energy, to be performed vigorously!  A mixed-meter piece alternating between 5/4 and 3/4 with a dance-like motif that passes through the entire ensemble.
     
    Recording  Courtesy of J W Pepper & Sons, Inc.
     
     
    NIGHT CRIES, real and imagined                                    Del Borgo
    A symphonic poem composed to depict our state of mind as emotions respond to and process sounds in the dark of night.
     
     
     
     
    2012-13 
     
     
     
    NYSSMA Major Organizational Festival, May 7th, 2013
     
    High School Spring Concert, May 9th DHS at 7:00 pm
     
    SPRING DISTRICT BAND CONCERT, March 21st, DMS, 6:30 PM
     
    HIS HONOR                    Fillmore/ed. Fennell
     
    DINOSAURS                  Daniel Bukvich
     
    NOVO LENIO                 Samuel Hazo
     
    CROWN IMPERIAL        William Walton, arr. Bocook
     
    FANTASY FOR BAND    Frank Erickson
     
     
    High School Winter Concert, December 11th 

    MERRY CHRISTMAS MACHINE                                             Mark Williams

    SALVATION IS CREATED                                    Tschesnokoff, arr. Housenecht

    WHO’S WHO IN NAVY BLUE                                                John Phillips Sousa

     

     
    HOMECOMING, October 5th
       Soul Bossa Nova, Quincy Jones, arr. Paul Murtha  
                Hear a recording here:  http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=soul+bossa+nova
    THANK YOU TO MR. BUTCH PIGLOWSKI FOR WRITING OUR FUNK CADENCE
     
    FALL DISTRICT BAND CONCERT, October 30th
       Lament & Tribal Dances, Michael Sweeney      Hear a recording here:  http://www.jwpepper.com/2470621.item
       Down a Country Lane, Aaron Copland
           http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=down+a+country+lane
       Soul Bossa Nova, Jones, arr. Murtha
       
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    Memorial Day Service & Parade, May 28th
     
     
    NYSSMA Solo Festival, Jamestown HS, May 19th
     
     
    High School Spring Concert, May 10th, 2012, 7:00 pm
     
    Ward, AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL
     
    Balmages, AMONG THE CLOUDS
     
    Nelhybel, FESTIVO
     
    Dawson, Jay, ESTANCIA
                   
     
     
    Spring District Band Concert, March 28th, 2012
     
    Daehn, AS SUMMER WAS JUST BEGINNING
     
    Lopez, HEART OF DARKNESS
     
    Goldman, CHIMES OF LIBERTY
     
    NYSSMA Major Organizational Festival, April 26th
     
    Nelhybel, FESTIVO 
     
    Goldman, CHIMES OF LIBERTY
     
    Balmages, AMONG THE CLOUDS
      http://www.fjhmusic.com/band/b1225.htm  then click on RealPlayer's "Streaming Audio"
      
     
     
    Current Repertoire...
     
    ON A HYMNSONG OF PHILIP BLISS                            David Holsinger
                           Band version    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWRJQDYR3QE          
     
     
     
     
     
     
    *SPRING DISTRICT BAND CONCERT APRIL 7, 2011
    *NYSSMA MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL FESTIVAL APRIL 2011
    SPRING CONCERT MAY 23, 2011, 7:00 pm DHS AUD
     
    *TOCCATA FOR BAND                         Frank Erickson
               Listen here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v02E_DA1RI8
     
    *AMERICANS WE        Henry Fillmore, Ed. Frederick Fennell
              
     
    VARIATIONS ON A KOREAN FOLK SONG       John Barnes Chance
     
    *VARIATION OVERTURE                                 Clifton Williams
                Listen Here
     
     
    OCTOBER                                                       Eric Whitacre
     
    EACH TIME YOU TELL THEIR STORY               Samuel Hazo
     
     
    HS HOLIDAY CONCERT 12/7/2010
     
    SLEIGH RIDE                                               Leroy Anderson
           Fairly good recording:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2kYQoGllbY&feature=related
     
    OUT OF THE SHADOWS                            Michael Sweeney
          A recording can be heard here http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search
     
    BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
           A "duet" featuring Chris Scott, Trumpet, Kyle Roof, Tenor Sax and Michael Hallmark, Trombone.
     
     
    To hear the vintage vocal version:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=009kRJKf9rg
     
    SEASON GREETINGS                                          Paul Jennings
    A combined finale with the High School Chorus.

     

     
     Fall District Band  Concert 10/28/2010
     
    NIAGARA OVERTURE                                          Richard Fote
              A "forgotten" Wind Band Classic.
     
    This recording is from a 1977 Jr. High Area All-State in Amherst, NY
     
     
     
    OLD CHURCHES                                                   Michael Colgrass
              A 2002 programmatic composition that includes some unusual percussion instruments and aleatoric effects throughout the ensemble.   Mysterious, dark and foreboding at times, this piece is a perfect addition for a nearly...Halloween Concert.
     
    A recording can be heard at JW Pepper and sons,
     
    NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE                     J. P. Sousa, arr. Bullock
              Classic Sousa March.
     
       A recording of the original version, Click Here
     
       A recording of the arrangement,
     
      
     
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    2009-10 Repertoire
    March 25, 2010
    Spring District Band Concert Repertoire
     
     
    RIDERS FOR THE FLAG             John Phillip Sousa, arr Fennell
             
    CASCADES                               Sean O'Loughlin
     
    SUSSEX MUMMERS'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
                                            Percy Grainger, arr Goldman
             
    DER TRAUM DES OENGHUS         Rolf Rudin
     
     
     
     
     
     
    December 10th
    Holiday Concert Repertoire
     
    FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN      Aaron Copland,  arr. Longfield
    An inspiring fanfare that is traditionally played by advanced ensembles made accessible by Longfield to high school players without losing Copeland's original intent.
     
     Recording Courtesy of Hal Leonard Publishing
     
     
    O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM                     Lauridsen, trans. H. Robert Reynolds
    This is a transcription of a beautifully arranged 8-part choral version by the same title. 
     
     
     
     
     
    THREE AYRES FOR BAND                     Hugh Stuart
    I.   The Jolly Earl of Chomondeley   Listen here
    II.  Eventide Ayre       Listen here
    III.  The Fiefs of Wembley     Listen here
    A three movement work based on English Folk Songs.
     
     
    URBAN  (from Cirque du Soleil)            arr. Jay Dawson
    A percussion feature from their "La Nouba" show.
     
    RUSSIAN SAILOR'S DANCE                     Gliere, arr. Johnnie Vinson
     
     
     
    October 29th Concert Repertoire
     
    AMAZING GRACE                            John Newton, arr.  Frank Ticheli    
     
    An exceptional orchestration of this traditional spiritual commissioned by John Whitwell, Director of Bands, Michigan State, in memory of his father, John Harvey Whitwell.
    Recording courtesy of Manhattan Beach Music
     
    ANCIENT VOICES                               Michael Sweeney
     
    This original work incorporates many contemporary compositional techniques such as tone clusters, vocalizing, the creative use of sound effects utilizing standard band instruments (blowing air through wind instruments) and exploring new percussive sounds (pencils).
     
    Recording Courtesy of J W Peppers & Sons, Inc.
     
     
     
     
    Con Brio                                                   Steve Hodges
     
    Con Brio means with energy, to be performed vigorously!  A mixed-meter piece alternating between 5/4 and 3/4 with a dance-like motif that passes through the entire ensemble.
     
    Recording  Courtesy of J W Pepper & Sons, Inc.