Two Big Weekends for the DCHS Band
by DC Band Boosters
In addition to supporting the DCHS Football team at Friday night football games, the DeKalb County Fighting Tiger Band spends a lot of time preparing to compete against other high school bands. These contests are held on Saturdays and hosted by various high schools across the state.
The last two weekends have been very busy for the band. On Saturday, Oct 1st, they competed in the Blue Devil Marching Invitational at Lebanon High School. On Saturday, Oct 8th, they competed in the Small Band Championship at ForestHigh School in Chapel Hill. Both performances proved to be successful for the Fighting Tiger Band.
In Lebanon, the DCHS Color Guard and Percussion sections brought home trophies for 1st Place in Class. After reviewing the score sheets, both sections also placed 2nd in the Division, which is a combination of all the small classes. Although no trophies or recognitions were awarded for the Division accomplishments, it is a great indication that the band is going in the right direction.
In Chapel Hill, The Fighting Tigers performed their way to receive 1st Place Band and Percussion Class awards. In addition, Field Commander, Hannah Cantrell, also brought home a Drum Major award for 2nd Place in Class. Band Director, Jonathan Wright said, "I would like to thank our Band Boosters for all that you do to help as chaperones, pit crew, and drivers. Without your dedication, our accomplishments would not be possible.” He continues, “I would also like to extend a special thanks to Eddie Rowland for providing dinner for all of the students, directors, staff, and boosters at our contest this past weekend!" Assistant Band Director, Joey Wilburn said, “I’m really proud of how the band has worked. They have raised their score by over 10 points. I’m very excited to see how far they can go.”
For the next few weeks, the band will prepare for their final contest of the season on Oct 29th in Alcoa, Tennessee. They will also perform at the final two games of the regular season for the Tiger Football Team against Upperman High School on Oct 14th and again on Oct 28th against Livingston Academy.
The DeKalb County Fighting Tiger Band and Boosters would like to invite everyone out to the 2nd Annual Chili Supper at the DCHS Cafeteria on Friday, Oct 21st. Serving begins at 5PM and tickets are only $5 each. Advanced tickets can be purchased from any Fighting Tiger marching band student or Booster member. Price includes a bowl of chili, a grilled cheese sandwich, a dessert, and a drink. Come out and show your support to the band! You can read more about the band and their schedule at www.DekalbBand.com or “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DekalbBand .