It is time to complete the Intention Form for next school year. This is a tool we as a staff use to plan for the future. The information from this form helps to plan instrument purchases, band numbers and teaching schedules, marching band items such as show design and music work, plus a host of other items crucial to creating a successful and comprehensive music program. We take these commitments very seriously and we ask that you do the same. If you do not plan to continue in band, please be honest and upfront now!! We will obviously be sad to learn of your decision, but we ultimately want each student to find the place that is right for them. While we hope that place is band, we also know that is not always the case.
Please have this form competed by Friday, February 1st.
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. They were both passionate about private lessons and provided affordable lessons to interested students for years.
The winners will be chosen by a selection committee that will determine the most deserving students based on their applications, director input, and financial need. 30 students will be selected to receive the scholarship, of which 10 will come from each of the 3 schools (Tharp, Weaver, and Davidson). The scholarship will fund 6 months of private study, further details will be shared with the winners after selection.
In addition to this scholarship, the directors will be hosting the 2nd Annual Handshue Scholarship Faculty Benefit Recital to help fund this opportunity. ALL ARE WELCOME- tickets are $5 at the door for any student or adult, children 10 and under get in free. We hope to gather a big audience to both show support of this scholarship as well as for the directors. They will be joined by some special friends for this evening of fun and music making, so please plan to attend!
This will be held in the Davidson PAC at 7pm on Tuesday, December 4th. The scholarship winners will be announced this evening, so mark your calendars NOW if you plan to apply.
We are constantly impressed and amazed at the support this program receives from the Hilliard Community. We are so thankful for everything you do for us and all the ways you show your appreciation for the arts. If you were at home on Saturday, August 25th, you likely had someone come to your house and ask for support. We are also fortunate enough to be able to offer an online donation option. If you would like to donate to the music program, please follow the link below. Thanks for everything you do!
Now that we are into the school year, please remember that practice is everyday Monday- Thursday after school from 3-5pm. If you have an issue with attending all or part of a rehearsal, please be sure to communicate this to Mr. Shultz PRIOR to the absence. As always, being water and your best attitude to rehearsal. It may also be wise to bring a snack for after school as many students eat lunch before 11am. Thanks.
Please also see our Calendar of Events to make sure you know what is coming up on the horizon. We work hard to get everything we can possibly think of posted on that calendar. With that said, please reach out if you find something we have missed or incorrectly publicized- we would LOVE to know about those items so we can all stay accurately informed.
We had a FANTASTIC event this year and that is thanks to all those who helped organize, manage, fundraise, advertise, and run the event. It takes many months and hours of planning to get an event like this to be as successful as ours and we are so grateful to everyone for their work.
Stay tuned for details about next year’s event and how you can get involved! Please reach out if you have ideas, feedback, or want to express interest in helping for future races. We are always eager to improve and love welcoming new faces into our community.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see our Calendar of Events tab for a complete listing of all our 2018 Marching Band season performances and activities.
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.
Pictured left to right: Rachel Jakes, Kyle Qain