Band Banquet and Philly Trip Meeting Tonight

> The Banquet is Thursday, Nov. 20. (Please remember that all students attending the banquet must turn in the banquet form, even if they are going alone.) Dinner begins promptly at 6:00 pm, with awards following immediately after (probably close to 7:00).
> Immediately following the Awards portion of the Banquet there will be a quick meeting for all those whose students are attending the Philadelphia/New York City trip. We’ll just go over the final itinerary and answer questions. The Final Itinerary is attached for your review. Those of you who will be attending as chaperones please review the itinerary and come prepared with questions regarding our duties, etc. Most of the duties will be pretty straightforward. Please keep in mind we’ll have a tour director from Bob Rogers Travel with us the entire time to guide and assist.

Football … more Football!

Congratulations AGAIN to the Scioto Irish Football Team! They defeated Worthington Kilbourne in the 2nd round to go on to play Olentangy! The next game will be Friday night, 11/21, at 7:30 pm, at Westerville Central HS. Report time for students will be 5:30 pm. Please remind the students to dress warmly!! They can bring coats and blankets, hats, gloves to wear in the stands!! (Handwarmer packets are very handy as well!)

Philly Thanksgiving Parade to be Televised

The Parade will be broadcast on WWHO
thanks to the work of WSYX General Manager Tony D’Angelo. Please see the
following information:

Thanks to Tony D’Angelo, GM, at WSYX:

Please note the following program change for WWHO/CW Columbus…

WWHO will air the “Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade” on Thursday,
11/27/14, 9am-12pm, LIVE from Philadelphia.

*The 95th edition of America’s longest-running Thanksgiving Day Parade is a
great start to the holiday season. WWHO viewers can expect the best in
family entertainment, from huge production numbers, to the stars of stage
and screen, to giant balloons, the beloved characters from Walt Disney
World, fabulous marching bands and more. Speaking of marching bands, there are three local bands participating in the parade: Coffman High School Band, Jerome High School Band and Scioto High School Band.*

*A one sheet for the Parade is attached. *

*WWHO/CW Columbus*

*Thursday, November 27, 2014*


*Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade*

*Please don’t hesitate in getting the word out.*

Upcoming Music Performances!

Upcoming Concerts and Events in the Scioto Music Department:

December 11 — 7:00 pm — Choirs, Orchestras (6:15 report), & Irish Fiddle Fetish (6:15 report) Concert
January 24 — Solo & Ensemble Contest (report time & performance times vary — all students are encouraged to participate)
February 27 — 8:00 pm — The Willis Clan Concert (tickets required)
March 3 — 7:00 pm — Irish Fiddle Fetish & Orchestras Concert (6:15 report)
March 5 — 7:00 pm — Choirs Concert
April 16 — 7:00 pm — Bands & Ensembles Concert (6:00 report)
April 24 — 7:00 pm — Choir Awards Concert
May 12 — 3:00 pm — Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal (All music students)
May 13 — 7:00 pm — Prism Concert (6:15 report)(All music students)

Special Orchestra Events:
December 10 — 7:00 pm — DMS 5th & 6th grade Beginning Strings Concert — Orchestra and Irish Fiddle Fetish Students are encouraged to attend (6:00) to help with tuning, etc.

Special Irish Fiddle Fetish events:
December 2 — Woodlands Asstd. Living — 1:00 (leave class 11:00 am; return approx. 3:00)*
December 6 — DSHS Santa Breakfast — approx. 9:30 — as many IFF students as possible can play for this (good first gig for newbies)*
December 6 — HaPenny Bridge Irish Imports Dublin — 1:00-4:00 pm — some students have volunteered for this
December 12 — Worthington Mall — 8:00 pm (good first gig for newbies)*
December 13 — HaPenny Bridge Irish Imports Dublin — 1:00-4:00 pm — some students have volunteered for this
January — TBD — Otterbein Univeristy — present clinic on Irish music and teach university string orchestra
February 27 — The Willis Clan Concert — IFF students will have a clinic with TWC during the day, perform evening
March — St. Patrick’s month! We get lots of requests in March (2014 we did 8 concerts in 2 weeks! Bring it on!)
March 3 — Cory Piatt — IFF students will have a clinic with Cory Piatt during the day, perform evening
March 4 — All Saints Lutheran Church — 12:00 pm (leave class approx. 10:30 am; return approx. 2:30)
March 8 — Highlands Presbyterian Church — 2nd Sunday Concert Series — 2:00 pm (1:00 report)
March 13 — Hilliard Senior Center — 12:00 pm (leave class 11:00 am; return approx. 3:00)*

* this event qualifies for service hours

Trophy Sponsors Needed

All – Please see info below on yet another way we can support or seek support from others toward out Oct 18 Dublin Band Showcase event. A special call out to DMB Board member Lisa Snide who developed a trophy sponsorship form and Paypal embedded in the Sign-up Genius to collect sponsor info and for sponsors to pay on-line. Slick!

DSMB Families -

The first annual Dublin Band Showcase being held on Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 pm at Jerome Stadium will truly be an event to ‘showcase’ our fine city and outstanding high school band programs.  How can each of you help serve as hosts?  Sponsor one or more of the trophies that will be awarded to the competing bands.

Your family, your family business, or a business you know can sponsor a trophy.  Your name or business name will appear in the program and be inscribed on the trophy.  You, your band member or representative will be invited to help present your trophy to the winning band.


And, with the revenue generated from this event all going to our three band programs – we all win!


Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the 1st Annual Dublin Band Showcase.  Sign-Up to sponsor a trophy or more today!


Thanks for your help,

Lisa McClellan

DMB – President-elect and Scioto VP

DMB Needs YOU on OCTOBER 18 !

There are so many needs, so many opportunities to volunteer on October 18, that I hardly know where to start! Signup Genius links for all of these opportunities are found under the SIGNUP GENIUS header on the right side of this page.

Each of the High Schools is responsible for a service area at the OMEA Contest being held at Jerome HS. Scioto is responsible for staffing parking. Shifts are available starting at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, or 6:00 PM, each ends at 10:30. Volunteers will certainly be given breaks to be able to watch the bands perform!

Volunteers are also needed to help with Concessions, at all three High Schools that day:

Scioto needs Concessions volunteers in the morning for its Freshman and JV Football Games.

Coffman will be the site of the contests between two Ohio football powerhouses – Cincinnati Moeller and Cleveland St. Ignatius – for Freshman, JV and Varsity football games. This event is expected to attract large crowds (up to 10,000 people over the course of the day) and provide an unparalleled opportunity for us through concessions activities to generate significant funds for the Dublin Music Boosters. This is an all day event beginning at noon.

Jerome will be staffing concessions for the OMEA adjudicated contest and Showcase, and needs some volunteer help for the evening.

Thank you in advance to all who will volunteer this day. It is an unprecedented Showcase opportunity for the Dublin Music Boosters and community. We will be hosting visitors from all over the state, and this is a great opportunity to show what sets Dublin apart!

Signup Genius Links

There are MANY ways to get involved and help YOUR Dublin Music Boosters!

In the right hand column of this page there is a new set of links, to make it easy to sign up to help. Please take a moment to see what works for your schedule! It’s a lot of fun, and makes a positive difference for your kids.

DMB to Host OMEA Contest on October 18

Hello DSMB Families – Please read all of this exciting information fully – some key information for Scioto toward end of message…

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Dublin Music Boosters (DMB) will be hosting an Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Marching band adjudicated event competition, on Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 pm at Jerome stadium. Brian Stevens, Director of Bands for Jerome, will serve as the Event Chair.

The first annual Dublin Band Showcase. An OMEA adjudicated marching band competition where up to 10-12 or so visiting bands from across Ohio will be attending in competition. Our three Dublin bands will perform towards the end of the competition for OMEA rating and exhibition, allowing all Dublin band families to see all three Dublin bands perform. Admission will be $7 and $5 for students and seniors. There will not be advanced ticket or group sales.

DMB’s interest in hosting an OMEA event is another revenue opportunity for DMB to further support our three high school marching band programs. Proceeds from the Dublin Band Showcase will be designated to the three Dublin marching band programs.

In prior years – the three Dublin bands have performed for each other at an event called the Dublin Marching Bands Showcase. This started out simply as a way for each of the three Dublin high school bands and families to see each other’s competition show. It was mostly attended by parents and families of the three bands. The Dublin Band Showcase OMEA competition will now take the place of this event.

So what does this mean?

As our band travels to other OMEA adjudicated events for competition and OMEA rating this fall, DMB for the first time will be hosting our own OMEA competition where other bands from across the state will be traveling to Jerome stadium for OMEA competition and rating.

Why do bands need an OMEA rating?

Only bands that receive an OMEA rating of I (Superior) are eligible to compete in the state marching band finals.
(Since Scioto opened in 1995 – we have received ratings at state competition of I (Superior) every year!)

What are the ratings at an OMEA competition?

I – Superior

II – Excellent

III – Good

IV – Fair

V – Poor

What are the bands judged on?

Musical Performance – technical accuracy, intonation, rhythmic accuracy and tone quality

General Effect – takes into account all the elements in the band’s performance

Visual Effect – all visual elements (winds, percussion and auxiliary)

Visual performance – total movement responsibility of the individual performers skill, technique, form and control.

Percussion – musical presentation, technique, general effect.

Auxiliary (color guard)- musical interpretation, creativity, execution, timing, precision

How can you help?

The Dublin Band Showcase will depend on parent volunteers from the three Dublin HS band programs. Responsibilities have been divided up and shared by all three schools.

Coffman – All concession workers

Scioto – Parking attendants, Program development and advertisement sales, Judges Hospitality

Jerome – Several event operational areas such as: Tickets and Gates, Signage, Field Set-up, Director Check-In,
Trophies, T-Shirt sales. Watch for Sign-Up Genius emails to sign-up to help in some of these Jerome areas of

Please note that Scioto is in charge of a number of areas. One of immediate need is program development and advertisement sales. If you have experience with or know someone that has experience with printing, layout, advertising sales, etc., please contact Jim Gray.

Jim will also be the point of contact for any ads sold. Anyone can sell ads from people you know at your place of employment, business owners, and other people you do business with, such as attorneys, doctors, auto dealers, etc. The programs will be seen by around 2000 people.

Ad prices:

$50 for 1/4 page

$100 for 1/2 page

$200 for full page

Checks can be made out to the Dublin Music Boosters.

Look for Signup Genius emails coming soon about the other areas Scioto is responsible for.

Mark your calendars NOW to attend the first annual Dublin Band Showcase, Saturday, October 18, 6:00 pm.

Lisa McClellan

DMB – President-elect & Scioto VP

OMEA Results from 9/13

The band performed well at competition on Saturday, September 13.  This is the earliest in the season DSHS has ever gone to competition (the first week of the OMEA season).

Bands in Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) events are put into classes based on school size.  There were 3 bands in class AA (the largest class): Dublin Scioto, Lancaster, and Watkins Memorial.  There were 9 Bands competing overall.

DSHS came in 2nd in our class with a score of 228.25.   Lancaster was 1st with a score of 232.325.  Lancaster marched all of their show, while DSHS stood and played the third piece, and we still were very close to them.  That means we’re in good shape for future contests, which is what this competition was about; getting comments from judges and seeing where we stand.

DSHS MB did quite well in MUSIC.  We were first in our class with a music score of 83.2 (2nd overall, 1st place music score was 86.6).
Please note the next contest date is October 4.  The Band will do a double-header that day, going to Lebanon for a Mid-States Band Association Contest, followed by Teays Valley for another OMEA competition.
Keep watching the show as it will continue to not only improve, but evolve, with an end goal of having an awesome and entertaining show for OMEA Finals and MSBA Championships.
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