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 - June 27th, 2016 (7:00 pm)

Some Important Upcoming Dates:

June 7th - first rehearsal for the 2016-2017 season.  Time:  6:00-9:15 pm.  Please make sure your child is in the band room ready to play at 6:00 pm.  Arrival time should be closer to 5:45 pm so that your child can be ready to begin at 6:00.

June 8th - second rehearsal.  Time:  6:00-9:15 pm.

It looks like most rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  If you have not received a calendar yet, please ask for one at the first rehearsal.

July 25th through July 27th.  Mini Band Camp.  Time:  3:00 pm until 9:15 pm

August 15th through August 19th:  Full Band Camp.  Time:  9:00 am until 9:15 pm

** 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.

South Jersey Championships Video




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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