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 - September 26th, 2016 (7:00 pm)

Mum orders due by September 7th
Delivery on September 24th - Time TBA

Schedule for Friday, September 23rd, 2016

3:00 pm - Report to Band Room for Rehearsal
 4:45 pm - Eat and change
6:15 pm - Leave for game
7:00 pm - Game starts
8:15 pm - Half Time Performance (approximate)
10:15 pm - Dismissal (approximate)

**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 the concession stand during 3rd quarter as well.

Schedule for Saturday, September 24th, 2016

10:00 am - Rehearsal starts
12:00 noon - Lunch (on own)
1:00 pm - Rehearsal continues
3:30 pm - Pack up
3:45 pm - Dinner and change for competition
5:15 pm - Leave for competition
6:00 pm -Arrive at Collingswood
7:50 pm - Gate time
8:00 pm - Performance Time
????? - Arrival back at DHS (students will call when we leave Collingswood)

***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.***

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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