Deer Lakes Band Banquet
A special thanks to Mary Matthews for planning and preparing the annual Band Banquet that was held yesterday evening at the Clarion Hotel in New Kensington. It was nice to see so many families together to support all of the students in all of the different band programs. In addition, thank you to Barbara Matthews for putting together the slide shows throughout the evening.
A special congratulations goes out to our award winners:
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award- Corey Grzywacz
John Phillip Sousa Band Award- Renee Schmitzer
Congratulations, once again, to all of the participants of the 2013-2014 Band Programs!
Please see the information below regarding the 2014 Spring Trip to Cedar Point:
7:30am- Report to Deer Lakes HS
8:00am- Depart Deer Lakes HS for Cedar Point
10:00am- Arrive at Cedar Point
1:00pm- Check-Point #1 (location TBD)
5:00pm- Check-Point #2 (location TBD)
9:00pm- Depart Cedar Point for Deer Lakes HS
11:00pm- Arrive at Deer Lakes HS
Meals are NOT provided as a part of this trip, so please make sure that your child has money for lunch and dinner in the park. If there are any additional questions please contact Mr. Snyder.
The end of the school year is approaching and there are several important dates to remember. Performances, Banquets and a Spring Trip fill out the calendar as we wrap up the 2013-2014 school year! Please see the list-agenda below for all of the up-to-date scheduled events.
Wednesday, May 21st- East Union Instrument Demonstration (Jazz Ensemble)
Tuesday, May 27th- Dress Rehearsals (7th and 8th Grade Ensemble & HS Symphonic Band)
Wednesday, May 28th- SPRING CONCERT
Saturday, May 31st- Spring Trip to Cedar Point
Sunday, June 1st- Band Banquet
Friday, June 6th- Deer Lakes Graduation Ceremony (HS Symphonic Band)
Friday, June 13th- Summer Band Picnic
For detailed information regarding times and locations of each event, please click on the calendar page and select an event.
Cedar Point Final Payments Due
Final Payments for the Cedar Point trip on May 31st are due on Thursday, May 15th. If you have not yet paid for the trip in full, the remaining balance is $47. Please submit payment to Mr. Snyder in an envelope with your name and spring trip labelled on the front. Students wishing to use money from their student accounts should contact Melissa Schmitzer directly. If you have any questions regarding your balance, please feel free to contact Mr. Snyder via email.
Drumline Audition Results
The results of the Drumline Auditions are now posted on the Student Resources page. This year we are excited to announce that we will be able to form two separate ensembles that provide performance opportunities for both groups! The Developmental Drumline provides younger students the opportunity to gain experience through instruction and performance while the Competitive Drumline / Front Ensemble continues to raise the bar for experienced percussionists pushing them to reach their full potential.
Congratulations to all that auditioned! The staff is eager and excited to begin working with such a talented group of young students!