It is that time of year again to start planning for the future and the 2020 Intention Form is the first step. At this time, we ask that all 8-11th graders complete this form to the best of their ability regarding their plans for participation in the band program next year. It is our sincere hope that all students find this course of study a rewarding use of time and a welcoming community to be a part of, but we also know that students are afforded countless options as to how free time is spent and choices must be made. Know that we only wish to receive your honest decision and we will follow up with any student and family that seems appropriate.
Please have this form completed by January 31st, and as always the directors are eager to address any questions you have!
This annual event is approaching fast and NOW is the time to register for the race. The race will take place on Sunday, April 26th in the early afternoon at Hilliard Davidson’s Stadium. There will be several updates sent home over the coming months, but as of January 15th, registration for this event is open.
When registering, be aware that there are 3 options this year. The 5K, the 1 mile run, and the Kid’s Dash at $30, $20, and $10 respective. Please see the registration page for more information.
Registration page on Run Sign-up: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hilliard/OrphanRun
Also, you can donate as a private donor online using the following link. If you have or know of a business that would like to sponsor the race, please have them contact Kris Cave RATHER than donating online. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation Page on Run Sign-up: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/OH/Hilliard/OrphanRun
We will again be attending the OMEA sanctioned Solo & Ensemble Event held on January 25th, 2020. Students who are interested in performing either a solo or an ensemble at that event need to complete the permission form and return it to school no later than Monday, December 16th with the appropriate fees (Solo- $19, Ensemble- $24). Specific performance times will be provided in early January.
Please talk to a band director with any questions.
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 within 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.
Congratulations to the 30 winners of this year’s scholarship. Please talk to one of the band directors for more details.
We could not do what we do without the help of every family and support system within this community. You all make this endeavor happen and you do so with such generosity and kindness. Thanks to everyone for your time and effort, but most importantly for continuing to inspire and encourage the performing arts here in Hilliard.
We had a fantastic day canvassing Hilliard on Saturday, August 24th. So many community members showed tremendous generosity and support of our program. Thanks to everyone that helped drive our students, organize the event, and feed our team after all was said and done. We have an amazing group of student and parents always do an outstanding job.
If you want to contribute to the band program, you still can! Use the following link to donate online:
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, bring 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.
There are several ways that you can stay informed of the events, details, and essential information related to the marching band. Please visit the following locations to get the most updated information NOW!
Abigail Davoll, Karina Winer, and Katie Wollard; Field Commanders
Anna Fisher, Band President
Joel Laudo, Band Vice-President
Reegyn Ripley, Band Secretary
Logan Pazzelli, Band Freshmen Representative
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 email@example.com.
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