DeLay Band

Contents: Beginner Band, LHS Events, Background Checks, Richland Contests, Churampi DSO Performance, Solo Contest, Spring Concert, Epic Waters.

Beginner Band 2019-2020

We had successful beginner placement drives this month! Mr. DeSoto will be traveling to schools to place the rest of our future band kids.

LHS Band Upcoming Calendar Events for Current 8th Graders
Wednesday, April 17 - 4:30pm - Band Physicals in the LHS B Gymnasium
Saturday, April 27- 9:00am-2:00pm - Marching Band Rehearsal in the LHS Band Hall
Tuesday, April 30 - 4:30pm - LHS Band Auditions (no percussion) in the LHS Band Hall
Saturday, May 18 - 9:00am-3:00pm - LHS Band Hall (Instruments Issued)

Volunteer Background Checks
A background check is required to chaperone any field trips and will last 3 years. We need help with our Spring Trip to Epic Waters, so sign up if possible.
To check if you're cleared:
  • Go to
  • Click the PURPLE LOG IN button
  • Log in with your email and password that you created.
  • Once logged in, click on My Application in the purple menu bar.
  • Then click on Application (in the white menu list on the left)
  • Directly above your name is the current status of your background check.
Spring Band Contests
at Richland High School
Wednesday, April 24 - Beginner Band
Friday, April 26 - Symphonic and Honor Band
We chartered buses and need two parents to come with us on each of these trips.

4/241:30 PMBeginners load buses and depart for Richland HS
4/242:45 PMBeginner Warm UP
4/243:15 PMBeginner Performance
4/243:45 PMBeginner Load Buses
4/245:00 PMReturn to DeLay

4/262:00 PMSymphonic and Honor Load Buses and Depart for Richland
4/263:15 PMArrive
4/263:30 PMSymphonic moves to audience
4/263:45 PMHonor Warm Up
4/264:15 PMHonor Performance
4/264:45 PMSymphonic and Honor Dinner
4/265:15 PMSymphonic Warm Up
4/265:45 PMSymphonic Performance
4/266:15 PMSymphonic Honor Load Buses
4/267:15 PMReturn to DeLay

Elmer Churampi, Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presentation
Mr. Churampi will perform for us on May 1 at 4:30PM in the DeLay Gymnasium.

YouTube Video

Spring Solo and Ensemble Contest - May 4
All DeLay Band students will perform a solo and an ensemble at DeLay Middle School on Saturday, May 4.
Families and friends are encouraged to watch students perform.
Students should dress formally, so no jeans or shorts. Polos will work.
We are working on the schedule, so please let us know about time conflicts. 
Students not performing will at the contest must perform for class instead.

Spring Band Concert - May 11
All DeLay Band Students will perform their Spring Concert at 6:00pm.
We will feature our award winning Beginner Band, Symphonic Band, Honor Band, and then we will combine to end with the LHS Fight Song!
The uniform will be our band t-shirt and jeans.

Epic Waters - Calling All Parents - May 17
Calling all Parents! We need 1 chaperone for every 15 students to be able to go.
Chaperones are free as they won't be swimming.
$0 - Students that have attended all required concerts and rehearsals and have passed off all their objectives.
$10 - Students that have passed off most objectives, attended all concerts and most rehearsals.
$30 - Students that have unexcused absence from concerts, did not pass off many objectives and did attend most rehearsals.

Parents will also need to fill out a waiver for their child to enter the park along with the school permission slip.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."