Deptford Township High School Spartan Marching Band
575 Fox Run Road, Deptford, New Jersey 08096
Band Director: Mike Armstrong -
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NEXT DBPA MEETING - November 23, 2015 (7:30 pm)

Friday, November 6th
5:00 pm - Report
6:05 pm - Leave for field
7:00 pm - Kickoff
8:15 pm - Half Time Performance (**approximate**)
10:15 pm - Dismissal (**approximate*)

Saturday, November 7th
11:00 am - Rehearsal Starts
2:00 pm - Lunch
3:00 pm - Rehearsal Resumes
5:00 pm - Rehearsal ends, pack up
6:00 pm - ACC Dinner

Sunday, November 8th

10:00 am - Rehearsal Starts (**Do NOT be late**)
10:45 am - Pack up, grab food for bus ride
11:30 am - Leave for Hershey (eat lunch on the bus on the way there)
4:15 pm - Gate Time
4:30 pm - Performance Time
7:00 pm - Awards
TBD - Students will call when they arrive back at the HS.  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 **

** Due to the Powder Puff Game being held on Wednesday, November 4th, we will have to change our rehearsal schedule for that week **

Our new schedule will be:
Monday, November 2nd - 6:00 to 9:15 pm
Tuesday, November 3rd - 6:00 to 9:15 pm
Thursday, November 5th - 6:00 to 9:15
Please make sure that you do your best to make these rehearsals as they are the last rehearsals before ACCs.

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

** All dismissal times after competitions and football games are approximate, depending on the length of the game/competition and the ride home.  We will do our best to adhere to the schedule as closely as possible.  Your students will be instructed to call you when were are usually 15-20 minutes away from the High School **

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 to shoes
   Wear appropriate clothing for weather and rehearsal

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

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.

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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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