Deptford Township High School Spartan Marching Band
575 Fox Run Road, Deptford, New Jersey 08096
Band Director: Mike Armstrong - armstrong.m@deptford.k12.nj.us
 
 
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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 - May 22, 2017 (7:00 pm)

Clothing Fundraiser 
We are in NEED of a marching band parent to continue our clothing collection fundraiser. Kathy Caltagirone, our current organizer and storage monitor, will be leaving us in June. This will not require a lot of your time and will help us to maintain a huge fundraiser for the band. You will have to collect the items and either meet the families at the storage unit or drop the items yourself to Fox Run Storage. If you have any questions, please ask Kathy. 

Board Members
We will be needing at least 2 new board members beginning in July 2017. All positions are available. If you would like to run for any board position, you must be a DBPA member ($5 membership at the beginning of the season), attend at least 3 meetings from July 2016 until April 2017), and be willing to help with many activities. If you are interested in any position and meet the requirements, please let any current board member know ASAP. We do have a lot of fun being board members. I hope you will consider being a board member.



***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
   HAVE FUN

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










South Jersey Championships Video

SEASON PHOTOS



HOME SHOW VIDEO




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DID YOU KNOW:
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

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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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