All are invited to attend the kickoff meeting which starts our planning for the March 15, 2014 Dublin Scioto Irish Music Department spring fundraiser.
The Kick-Off meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Tim Horton’s on Sawmill and Hard Rd.
Please join us to help plan this important event. The key item needing the most support is the Silent Auction piece. We need parents willing to start talking to businesses now to ask for items for our event. Other duties are coordination of ticket pricing/sales, volunteer coordination, decorations, etc.
We look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday, December 3. Please contact Lisa McClellan at email@example.com if you would like to help but cannot attend that evening.
Riverside Elementary 5th Graders performed “Honoring All Who Served” on November 7.
Olde Sawmill Elementary 3rd grade performed their Veterans Day Program, Monday, November 11, as did Chapman Elementary School. 62 Veterans in the community were recognized.
Daniel Wright Elementary 5th Graders presented their concert November 20.
Chapman Elementary 3rd Graders will present their holiday program on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 pm.
Riverside Elementary 2nd Grade concert, Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 PM.
Olde Sawmill Elementary 5th Grade Concert, Thursday, March 13. Dress rehearsal assembly at 2:45 PM, Performance at 7:00 PM.
Daniel Wright Elementary 4th Grade concert, Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 PM.
Olde Sawmill Elementary 1st Grade Program, Thursday, May 8. Dress rehearsal assembly at 2:45, Performance at 7:00 PM.
We look forward to saluting the 2013 Marching Band Season at the annual Band Banquet at Scioto High School, 6:30 PM, Friday, November 22.
The program will feature photos and videos of the fun, exhausting, and ultimately very satisfying season, keynote speakers, and much reminiscing. The evening will conclude with the poignant passing of the flame from the Seniors to the Junior class members. You won’t want to miss it!
Dinner will be catered by Chartwells foods.
We look forward to seeing you there!
On Friday, November 8, the Dublin Scioto Marching Band took the field for their final performance of The Parting Glass show at the OMEA State Finals, at Brunswick High School, Brunswick, OH.
The band took the field and gave a memorable performance. Their countless hours of practice paid off. A crowd of Dublin Scioto’s faithful fans watched in rapt attention, erupting in enthusiastic, mittened applause at the emotional end of the show.
At long last, the judges announced their assessment: SUPERIOR!
We knew it all along.
Congratulations on a great season. We look forward to celebrating together at the Band Banquet!
On October 24, Dublin Scioto High School hosted a free marching band showcase featuring the award-winning competition shows for all three Dublin high schools. Each year, either Coffman, Jerome or Scioto hosts this event as a thank you to parents, the school and community for supporting the marching bands during each challenging and rigorous marching season.
The Marching Band students represent the proud Irish spirit of Dublin Scioto High School, performing in numerous parades, football games, 4-5 adjudicated competitions and special community events. Thank you for all your support.
Click on the link to see the Scioto Irish Marching Band’s 2013 Showcase performance, entitled “A Parting Glass”. Feel free to share with family and friends.
The Scioto Irish Marching Band had an excellent day at Mason this past weekend.
In what is seen as THE most competitive Championships class in all of MSBA, the Scioto Irish held their own, finishing in the middle of the pack of some of the finest marching bands from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Of the 16 bands in attendance, 10 were to go to Finals. Scioto tied with Talawanda for the last spot to move on to the Finals event with a score of 74.20.
In Prelims the Scioto Irish placed 6th in Music, tied for 10th overall. Only 8 points separated 1st place in Prelims from 10th place in Prelims!!
Our first goal for the day was to make it to Finals. Check.
After listening to some judges’ critiques we were able to make some improvements in our performance. While still finishing 10th in Finals, we did improve our score some to 76.10. Our second goal of the day was to score an 80. Not quite there, but close!
Importantly, the 8th and 9th place Finals bands tied at 76.20! Only .1 ahead of us. And the next two bands only had 3 points on the Irish.
So in THE most competitive MSBA Championships Class, the Scioto Irish held in the middle of the pack all day. Staff is very proud of what they accomplished.
Now… we will try make even more improvements for the OMEA Finals in Brunswick on Friday night. OMEA Finals goal will be to score a Superior rating in every caption!
Note: While each day this week is “as normal”, if we accomplish our goals each rehearsal we may end early.
Monday — as normal
Tuesday — as normal
Wednesday — as normal
Thursday — as normal
Friday — OMEA Finals. Student will start loading immediately after school. See the schedule below for details.
Ohio Music Educators Association Finals — Friday, Nov. 8
2:45 p.m. — load
3:30 — leave DSHS
5:30 — arrive Brunswick HS, Brunswick, OH
5:45 — eat, unload
6:45 — warm up
7:35 — gate
7:45 — Perform FINALS
8:00 — Awards FINALS
8:15 — load
8:45 — leave Brunswick
10:45 — arrive DSHS
So how did Scioto do at Zanesville?
Color Guard received Best Auxiliary in our class, and tied for Best Overall Color Guard (regardless of class).
The band received Best Overall Visual Effect (marching and drill).
The band received 2nd Place in class, just missing Central Crossing by 2.55.
The band received a Superior rating, qualifying for OMEA State Finals.
Music 1 = 83/90
Music 2 = 76/90
Music Average = 83 + 76 / 2 = 79.5/90
Percussion = 8.2
Total Music = 79.5 + 8.2 = 87.7/100
Visual 1 = 45/50
Visual 2 = 40.5/50
Total Visual = 45 + 40.5 = 85.5
General Effect 1 = 89.5
General Effect 2 = 87
Total General Effect = 89.5 + 87 / 2 = 88.25
Total Score = 87.7 + 85.5 + 88.25 = 261.45/300 for second place in our class.
(Central Crossing had a total score of 264 (1st place by 2.55). Lancaster had a total score of 252.4 (third place; Lancaster beat Scioto at Licking Heights by 2.55… but we bested them by 9 this time!).
Color Guard 1 = 75
Color Guard 2 = 84
Total Color Guard = 75 + 84 / 2 = 79.5/100.
Our General Effect score was only 1.5 out of 1st overall. Our music score was only 4 points out of 1st overall.
The Dublin Music Boosters Fund Drive saw growth and success. Thank You to Lisa McClellan and her team for a well-organized and fun evening. The Fund Drive brought nearly $7000 to the General Budget of the Boosters. That evening is so important to the health of the Boosters, the budget they use to support music in Dublin City Schools, and the community perception of this great group of involved parents.
The First Annual Scioto Irish Cruise In & Car Show was also a big success. 55 cars were shown, lots of dogs and brats were sold, and it was an excellent day of fun and music. Thank You to Garry Wolfe and his team for pulling off a fundraiser to help raise nearly $1000 for the Irish Fiddle Fetish. It’s these kinds of creative events that we are always looking forward to.
The Second Annual Luck O’ the Irish Casino Night has been scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center. Time to SAVE THE DATE.