Davidson Band

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.

 We encourage every student to apply for this opportunity regardless of concert band placement, chair placement, or prior experience with lessons.  We do however require that prior to applying, all interested student not currently receiving lessons do the work to seek out a teacher who is available and willing to teach lessons if chosen as a scholarship recipient.

We will be accepting applications until Friday, December 8th.  We ask that every student who is interested be integral in completing this application.

Handshue Scholarship Faculty Benefit Concert

     As part of this program and in efforts to raise funds for this year’s expansion, the staff at all 3 schools, along with some other fun guests, will be giving an inaugural Handshue Scholarship Faculty Benefit Concert.  We invite students, families, and friends from our attendance area and throughout Hilliard to come and enjoy an evening of fun music making by your music teachers.  There will be classical solos, fun sing-a-long duets, and a grand finale Rock Band set performed by teachers (all the High School staff… yet that includes Mr. Shultz) as well as past scholarship winners.
     This concert will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm.  Tickets will be $5 for adults and students, children 10 and under will get in free.  Again, we invite anyone and everyone to attend.
     Thank you all and we look forward to reading the scholarship applications and seeing everyone at the Faculty Concert.

Upcoming Events and Information

Dates to Save

Handshue Scholarship Faculty Benefit Concert – Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm in the PAC.

Jazz Band Concert – Thursday, December 7th at 7pm in the PAC.

Superhero Run – Sunday, April 29th at Davidson HS.


Other Important Information

Marching Band 2017 DVD – Every year, our wonderful photographers put together a video including a photo collage, our State Finals performance, as well as a few other fun things.  Kathy Mahoney is once again running this sale and will be producing the video this year.  DVDs are $15 or 3 for $40.  Orders will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 17th and can be placed online using Charms or at the Band Banquet (Nov. 13) and the Fall Band Concert (Nov 14).  No orders or money will be accepted in class.  These make great keepsakes and family/holiday gifts, so be sure to order yours! To order though Charms, click the link below to log in.



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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