The Downingtown East HS Barbershop Festival was awarded a $500 grant from the Young Singers Foundation of Sweet Adelines International to offset the cost of our next youth festival. The grant was researched by senior DEHS choir student Julianne Borst, who is the chair of the fundraising committee and the proposal was written by senior DEHS choir student Katelyn Mahoney. The grant recognizes the efforts of our choral program to expose students to the genre of Barbershop music and will allow us to purchase sheet music and food for our next workshop as well as offset the transportation costs and offer a possible stipend for the guest clinicians who are specialists in the field to come in and work with our students.
Thank you to the Young Singers Foundation of Sweet Adelines International for their generosity and support of this endeavor.
Congratulations Julianne Borst and Katelyn Mahoney
Wow! Victory is SWEET!!!! – Congratulations to the Downingtown East Marching Band and Mr German on a Great Performance. All the hard work and long hours of practice paid off on Sunday November 12th.
East won Cavalcade of Bands Patriot A division and won the following:
- High Visual
- High Effect
- High Music
- High Percussion
We are so fortunate to be a part of a school district that continues to support and fund music programs in our schools. Look at these talented kids!
We are offering Wawa Shorti certificates, Regal movie tickets, and gift cards to 8 local restaurants. Offer your
$4 for Wawa Shorti ($4.59 value) – $1 goes into DSF account
$12 for Regal movie tickets ($13.05 value) – $3.50 to DSF
Al Pastor (modern Mexican) & Bella Vista (Italian-American Trattoria) gift cards – 15% to DSF
Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches gift cards – 15% to DSF
Liberty Union gift cards – 15% to DSF
Limoncello gift cards – 15% to DSF
Lione’s Pizza gift cards – 15% to DSF
Toucan Swirl Premium Yogurt gift cards – 20% to DSF
Sale ends Wed 11/29; Delivery by Thur 12/14.
East and West Band Updated Medical Form
Download and Save – Mr German updated the Medical form for band trips. This is also listed under Music Notes!
The above picture is a great view of the entire Downingtown Blue and Gold Band, over 300 members strong. The combined band not only played the National Anthem, but also treated the enthusiastic crowd to their parade tune and a variety of pep songs. (Photo – Mary Ann Otto)
The Evening was an awesome success!
We hosted 14 marching bands with grace and friendly hospitality. The concessions provided the delicious food that we have come to expect from them. The Candy Grams and the Programs sales were brisk and energetic. Our 50/50 team crisscrossed Kottmeyer Stadium in their eye catching garb. The crowd control crew professionally kept the audience sight lines open during band performances. The student escorts did not lose a single band 😉
And….. both East and West had great performances. Please take the time to watch the You Tube links below.
Thank you to all the volunteers!
We had so many of you working on Saturday. I know it was a long day. Our legs and feet were tired, and we were hot at 5pm then cold by 9pm. We were sweaty, we were stressed and then it all came together. By my estimate, we had 70 dedicated, tireless volunteers that did everything from frying french fries and selling programs to pushing a dead golf cart through the parking lot. You performed amazing and so did our students. The positive energy of the night gave me goose bumps. I know we all do it for our kids, but I personally want to thank all of you for working so hard to make the cavalcade such a wonderful evening for me and my family and for Downingtown.
– Robin McMillen
Here is a photo after awards of all the Band Drum Majors. Aren’t they amazing? (Photo – Mary Ann Otto)