Friday, August 12, 2011

Delmar Band Camp Finale

This afternoon was the final day of band camp at Delmar High School!!! For the last two weeks they have been practicing and at four this afternoon the band did half of their half time performance for the parents and spectators. The finale lasted about a half hour. To see parts of it look at WBOC tonight as they were filming it. The color guard did a super job as they maneuvered the brightly colored flags in rhythm with the music.

above some interested parties looking on, I don't think I saw any Board of Education members or principals there once again, but it was out on that far north field that I think has a Laurel zip code so maybe it was too far for them to walk.

The new High School Band Director is Joshua Palmer, a 2002 graduate of Dover High School and a 2010 Graduate of Delaware State University. Mr. Palmer holds his Bachelor of Arts in Comprehensive Music Education. During the football season of 2010 Mr. Palmer served as the Marching Band Director for Lake Forest High School “The Biggest Little Band in the Land” and has most recently taken over as Director of Bands for Delmar High School “In Line With Pride” in Delmar, DE

The band played a couple of old numbers but most of the numbers are new with some not to be found elsewhere.

I think the band is a little smaller than last year but they sound spectacular. They showed the evidence of the hard work that they had put in over the previous two weeks. Two weeks of sweat rolling off their foreheads, saturating their clothes giving them sort of a funky smell and with a high humidity that would make the toughest clarinet reed buckle. But it’s marching band and by definition you’re going to be outside.

I for one am looking forward to hearing them at their upcoming events.

The school board did not approve funds for the band to travel to away football games again this year. Band Boosters will be raising the money themselves. They are collecting donations from the community, businesses, and families. If anyone wants to make a donation, Band Boosters are tax exempt and they will gladly give you their number so it would be tax deductible! Send a check to the band room. Please write them to Delmar Band Boosters.

Wildcat Pride Day will be Aug 24th. Stop by the Delmar Band Boosters table and introduce yourself!

Delmar Band Boosters will have 2 BIG fund raisers coming up in September. The annual Fall Flower Fund raiser will be coming out soon. Delivery date on flowers will be Sept 17th 12-3pm

Applebees all you can eat breakfast fund raiser is also Sept. 17th!

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