Deptford Township High School Spartan Marching Band
575 Fox Run Road, Deptford, New Jersey 08096
Band Director: Mike Armstrong -
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Please note a parade practice has been added to the schedule for May 22. If they are in ROTC and have awards, students may understandably miss. If they have work, please try to switch if possible. But if they can not at this late notice that is ok, too.

Pretzel fundraisers went home tonight with students from practice.

NEXT DBPA MEETING - May 28, 2019 7pm 

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.

***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 snack or meal before games on Fridays. Slices of pizza can be purchased at the band parent table at practice during the week, Tuesday/Wednesday, for $1.25 a slice. 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.

HOW CAN I HELP?  If one parent can help with even One task for One event, that would be a big help.  Have lots of time? Pit Crew-helps place the stationary instruments on/off the field. Have only a little time?-help hand out uniforms before or after a game/comp.  Help is also needed immediately prior/after performances simple tasks like putting the headpieces (plumes) on the helmets.  Fundraising help-during events, Home Show, Basket Auctions, dine out nights, mums, poinsettias etc

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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