Deptford Township High School Spartan Marching Band
575 Fox Run Road, Deptford, New Jersey 08096
Band Director: Mike Armstrong -
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If your child is going to miss band practice for ANY reason, Mr. Armstrong needs to know 2 weeks in advance.  Please read the handbook and return the paper in the back with the expected dates of absence.  If your child is sick, please email Mr. Armstrong as soon as you know that your child will not be attending practice.

NEXT DBPA MEETING - November 28, 2016 (7:00 pm)

Schedule for Friday, October 28th, 2016

3:00 pm - Report/Rehearsal
4:00 pm - Pack up and eat
4:45 pm - Leave for game
6:40 pm - Pre-Game Performance
 pm - Kickoff
10:30 pm - Dismissal (**approximate**)

Schedule for Saturday, October 29th, 2016

11:00 am - Rehearsal starts
2:00 pm - Lunch (on own)
3:00 pm - Rehearsal continues
5:00 pm - Rehearsal ends, pack up
6:00 pm - ACC Dinner

Schedule for Sunday, October 30th, 2016

10:00 am - Rehearsal (Don't be late!!!)
11:00 am - Pack up, grab food for bus ride
12:00 noon - Leave for Hershey (eat lunch on the way there on bus)
4:45 pm - Gate Time
5:00 pm - Performance Time
7:15 pm - Awards
TBD - Students will call when they arrive back at DHS.  They will be dismissed once we are unpacked, cleaned up, and have our meeting.
***Students should bring money for souvenirs such as:
t-shirts, hoodies, DVDs, etc.  They should
also bring money for food; either at the
stadium or on the way home.***

***All dismissal times after competitions and football games are approximate.  This will depend on a number of factors such as game duration, travel time, etc.  When we are packed up and have had our meeting, they will be dismissed.***

**A bus will be available to take the middle school students from the band room to the high school IMMEDIATELY after school on Fridays**

Students can eat a small snack or meal before we leave.  Pizza will be provided by the Band Parents at $1.00 a slice.  Students MUST purchase at the Band Parent table no later than drop off before the Wednesday rehearsal to reserve slices.  They will have a chance to eat at the concession stand during 3rd quarter as well.

If your child is new to the band, here are a few helpful hints to make this season successful:
   Arrive at least 15 minutes before 6:00 pm so that your child can set up their
     instrument and be ready to begin at 6:00 pm
   Have plenty of water
   Wear sunscreen
   Wear closed toe shoes
   Wear appropriate clothing for weather and rehearsal

If your child is a returning member, the above hints are helpful for them as well.

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Deptford High School "Fight Song" was borrowed from
San Jose State University?

It is said that the Head of the DTHS Guidance Department in 1959, Mr. Roy Wager suggested that our mascot be the Spartans.  Mr. Wager also suggested that the fight song be "The Spartan Fight Song" from his alma mater San Jose State University.

Here is a clip of San Jose State
's Fight Song


Below are some photos of Deptfords 1st Marching Band
from back in 1959

Photos submitted by "Original 1959 Spartan Marching Band Member" Pat Madison

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