Davidson Band

2018-19 Davidson Band Intention Form

It is that time of year again when planning for the future is at the top of our priority list.  This form only takes about 3 minutes to complete but is required for all current band students grades 8-11.  This form allows you to communicate your intentions for next year so that we can plan accordingly.  Please fill this out regardless of your plans for next year.  It is also very important that this be completed on time- please have it done no later than Friday, February 2nd.   We do have the summer calendar updated on the website, so feel free to check that out for any questions about the summer schedule!

To find the form, click HERE.

Handshue Scholarship

The Handshue Lesson Scholarship was established in 2015 as a way to honor the dedication of Dave and Carol Handshue.  The pair served on the band staff for Hilliard City Schools for over 20 years giving tirelessly of their time and energy to help build the outstanding program that we all enjoy today.  The were both passionate about private lessons, providing affordable lessons to interested students for years.  We are excited for the expansion of this scholarship while continuing to honor these two wonderful educators.

 The Handshue Scholarship has historically been given to several deserving high school students to alleviate the financial burden of private instrumental music lessons.  This year, we are dramatically expanding the program to award 30 scholarships, 10 at each of the three schools: Davidson, Weaver, and Tharp.  There will be a scholarship panel assembled that will be responsible for choosing the most deserving candidates based on a completed application, input from respective teachers, and financial need.

This year’s recipients at Davidson High School are:

Aidan Karman

Courtney Elmer

Ethan Andujar

Ian McSurdy

Leo Hamric

Michael Canary

Myles Crawford

Nina Dillahunt

Taylor Koons

Victoria Mateos

Handshue Private Lesson Scholarship

How to make an Online Donation

To make a credit card donation online, follow the instructions below using the link to the Davidson Music Boosters’ Charms Office Assistant Website:


  • Enter the School Code as follows (no spaces): DavidsonMusic
  • If you are a Davidson Band parent or student, log-in to your Charms account, go to the Online Store and proceed as usual.
  • If you do not have a Charms account, select the Guest Shopping icon, then click the Just Browsing button.
  • Choose the HANDSHUE SCHOLARSHIP DONATION option under Available Items.
  • On the next section, click on “Handshue Scholarship Donation” on the left, then “Enter Donation Amount” on the right.
  • Enter amount of donation and UPDATE CART.
  • When you are ready, hit the green “Logon to Checkout” button.
  • You will be asked to create a temporary shopping account.  Once your account is set up and you are logged in, click the green CHECKOUT button.
  • Choose “PayPal” as your payment option and select “Process Payment“.
  • To complete your donation, you will be taken to the PayPal website- you can log in with your existing PayPal account OR you can choose the PayPal Guest Checkout option.

The remainder of the process if just like any other online payment transaction.  You will receive an email confirmation of your donation from PayPal.  If you have any questions or problems with the online donation process, please email Angie Andujar of the Hilliard Davidson Music Boosters at davidsonpoc@att.net.

Upcoming Events and Information

Dates to Save

Friday, Jan 19th – Band Fun night in the band room with our HS and 8th graders!

Saturday, Jan 27th – High School Solo and Ensemble

Thursday, March 1st – Winter Concert in the PAC

Fri/Sat, March 9/10 – High School Large group contest

Sunday, April 29th – Superhero 5K

Thursday, May 3rd – Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 9th – Jazz Band/Percussion Concert


Solo & Ensemble – We encourage all students to take part in OMEA Solo & Ensemble in some way.  We allow students to organize and perform ensembles, which are facilitated and rehearsed during the school day.  If a student wishes to perform a solo, it is required that they be enrolled in private lessons as we do not help to prepare these events.  Again, more information will be sent out over the next few weeks regarding this opportunity.

Solo & Ensemble – Saturday, January 27th, 2018.


Superhero 5K

The 2018 Superhero 5K will be taking place on April 29th, 2018 here at Davidson HS.  Make sure to save the date now.  Registration will open the first of the new year and run through the week of the race.  If you or someone you know is interested in running, supporting the cause, or helping to organize anything for this event, please contact one of the directors OR see our Facebook page for many more details.


Tag Day


Many thanks to everyone who helped make Tag Day a success.  We surpassed our profits from last year and that is all thanks to the wonderful support of the Hilliard Davidson community who all graciously gave to the band members as they canvased the neighborhoods.  We are so grateful to be in a place that values music and the arts and we thank every person who has or does support our endeavors.

You as well as family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones far and wide can still donate to band.

Directions can be found by clicking HERE.


 Come Support the Band!!

Our Calendar of Events has been updated with the events for the remainder of the year and some of the dates for next fall.  Please take a moment to mark your calendars and come support the band.  Also, please check back frequently as we will continue to make this calendar as comprehensive as we can.  Events such as all our Concert Band concerts, Booster Meetings, and other band related activities will be updated as that information becomes known.

Congratulations to our 2017 OMEA All State Participants.

Pictured left to right: Rachel Jakes, Kyle Qain

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