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 - January 23, 2017 (7:00 pm)

Schedule for Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

8:30 am - Report and change for Parade
9:15 am - Leave for Salem Parade
11:00 am - Salem Parade begins
12:30 pm - Travel to Cape May from Salem
**Students will stop off for lunch in between the parades.
Bring money for food**
5:00 pm - Cape May Parade begins   
**TBD - Students will leave Cape May immediately after
the parade is over.  We may stop off on the way back for
food, please bring money. Students will call when close to home.
Hoping for a 10:30 pm dismissal**

***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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