Music News

  • County Chorus Update

    All County Chorus activities scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to the weather forecast. The public concert will be held at Gettysburg High School, 1130 Old Harrisburg Rd, Gettysburg, Friday 1/18 at 7 p.m. Students must bring around $5 to pay for their lunch as they go through the line. Dinner will be pizza for which you have already paid. Parents are asked to attend the 7 p.m. concert and take your children home from Gettysburg. Concert admission is $6/$4. Any parents who cannot attend the concert or pick up their children at Gettysburg HS at 8:15 p.m. should make arrangements with other parents to bring your children home from Gettysburg. There will be no bus home from Gettysburg.

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  • And so it begins...

    With 2019 upon us, Beauty and the Beast season (henceforth to be known as B & B) is ready to begin! Our first rehearsal for the cast, pit, and crew will be Sunday, January 6. Crew members will be needed 1/6 from 4:00-6:30 p.m., along with all available parents, cast members, and pit members to clear the stage. Cast and pit members should then stay for rehearsal 6:30-9 p.m. Parents and crew members are welcome to leave at 6:30 or stay through rehearsal. Please enter via the faculty parking lot on Delone Avenue for all rehearsals.
     
    All cast and pit members will need a pencil for every rehearsal. Water bottles and a sweatshirt/sweater are also recommended. Cast and pit members who received a folder and/or book should bring those to every rehearsal as well. All cast and pit members should plan to rehearse on Sundays 6:30-9. Selected cast and pit members will also be needed for rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-9. A detailed schedule will come out each week so that students are not sitting around at rehearsals where they are not needed.
     
    Students failing 2 or more classes are NOT allowed to attend rehearsals or crew sessions. Repeated appearances on the failure list may result in your replacement. We need to be able to count on everyone. Please note that there is a Spring Musical Echalk page for news and schedules. The public page is  www.delonecatholic.org/groups/12906/spring_musical/spring_musical 
     
    Tuesday 1/8 - All pit members will rehearse 6:30-9.
    6:30-9 - Belle; 6:30-8 - Maurice; 7:30-9 Gaston.
     
    Thursday 1/10 - All pit members will rehearse 6:30-9
    6:30-8 - Gaston, Le Fou, Silly Girls; 7:30-9 Lumiere, Chip, and Mrs. Potts.
     
    Sunday 1/13 - No crew or parent volunteers needed. 
    Full cast & pit 6:30-9.  
     
    Sunday 1/20 - Crew and parent helpers should meet at Delone at 1:00 PM to go to Pennsylvania Academy of Theatrical Arts by Brittany Stevens (henceforth to be known as PATABS) and load in Show Set / Tech. Crew and parents will work through the end of rehearsal. Cast and Pit are also encouraged to help with the load-in at 1:00. Pick-up trucks and parent drivers would be very helpful. Student & parent helpers should bring money for a local restaurant (or pack dinner.) Cast & pit will rehearse 6:30-9 after dinner break.
     
    Sunday 3/17 - Immediately after the final performance, Sunday 3/17 around 4:30 p.m., all cast, crew, and pit members (along with all available parent volunteers) will be needed to strike the set/Tech and return equipment to PATABS. Pizza will be brought in for all students and adult helpers before we get down to work. Pickup trucks and parent drivers would be very helpful for returning equipment. Please don't schedule a cast party or family gatherings right after that final performance, as ALL students will need to help with the strike. 
     
    Mr. Doug's complete crew schedule is below.
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  • Elementary Band Begins

    Elementary Band rehearsal will begin Monday night, January 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room at Delone Catholic High School.  Please enter the building via the faculty parking lot on Delone Avenue.  Students should bring their lesson book and their instrument.

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  • DCHS Music Dates 2018-19

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  • Instrumental Registration Meeting

    There will be a meeting Monday night, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Delone Catholic for students in grades 4-8 interested in staring to play a band instrument.  At the meeting, we will give an overview of our program and allow the students to "test drive" the instruments.   If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mrs. Yealy at music@delonecatholic.org as soon as possible. 

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  • Junior Band

    Junior Band rehearsal will start on Wednesday, August 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the band room at Delone Catholic. 

    All current members along with the Elementary Band Black Belts who received music over the summer should report. 

    All other former Elementary Band members will attend rehearsal starting Wednesday, September 19th unless notified by Mrs. Yealy. 

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  • Lessons

    Lessons will resume the week of August 27th.  You will be notified by email with a specific day and time.

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  • SUMMER MUSIC CHALLENGE

    Week 1.  Find and practice a piece that is in 3/4 time.

    Week 2.  Find and practice a piece from another country.

    Week 3.  Find and practice a piece written by a composer whose last name begins with "B".

    Week 4.  Find and practice a patriotic piece.

    Week 5.  Find and practice a piece written for tv, movies or a musical.

    Week 6.  Find and practice a duet.

    Week 7.  Find and practice an American folk song.

    Week 8.  Find and practice a piece composed before 1900.

    Week 9.  Find and practice a piece with a first and second ending.

    Week 10.  Find and practice a piece of your choice.

     

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  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

    The Music Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. All interested parties are welcome to join the Music Association in providing for support for our student-musicians. All music parents are automatically members.

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  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

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Philosophy

The Delone Catholic Music Department finds its purpose in the Mission Statement of Delone Catholic High School: Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”

Spiritual growth occurs as students use their talents in praise of God, through the study and performance of sacred music in liturgical and concert settings.

Academic growth and intellectual development are encouraged as students listen to music analytically and critically, making informed judgments about the music and what it means to them. Ear training exercises help students understand what they hear. Music is also approached intellectually as students acquire an understanding of musical terms and symbols as well as the historical, cultural, stylistic, programmatic and personal contexts of major works. Through interpretation, improvisation and composition, students exercise creativity and independent thinking.

Physical skills are developed through instrumental and vocal training including coordination, balance, agility, relaxation, posture, poise and breath control.

Strong social relationships are built within music performance groups which foster teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, respect for self and others, and appreciation for the unique potential of each person. Personal growth is evidenced as members of instrumental and vocal performance groups develop maturity, responsibility, service, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline and excellence through healthy competition.

Aesthetic sensitivity is nurtured as the students come to understand the basic elements of music and the way these elements come together to create an expressive work of art. Students discuss the current importance of the art of music in their lives, and ways in which it will continue to play a vital role after they graduate.

Through vocal and instrumental performance, students integrate these spiritual, academic, physical, social, personal, and aesthetic aspects of life.

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Why should you support your school music program?

Music is Physical
In performance classes and organizations students use, train, coordinate and condition specific muscles through singing, playing instruments, marching or performing color guard routines.

Music is Intellectual
Through studying music theory students learn to think logically and arrive at new conclusions by building upon what they have already learned.

Music is Emotional
Above all, music is an expression of human feeling and experience. Students are able to share the experiences of other artists or creatively express their own feelings through music.

Music is Spiritual
For centuries man has used music to give glory and praise to God. Students continue this tradition through the study and performance of sacred music. Many students also use their musical talents to sing and play in school and community liturgies and services.

Music is Social
Students of diverse personalities and backgrounds come together in bands and choruses to work toward a common goal. They learn the arts of compromise, cooperation, discipline and communication.

Music is Language
Music is a form of communication more universal than any other language. Students learn the meaning of various symbols and how they are put together to create a meaningful composition.

Music is Mathematical
Students learn the complex mathematical relationships of sound and silence durations and metrical groupings. On the football field, marching band members learn to use counts, coordinates, and forms to bring geometry to life.

Music is History
Students learn the role that music played in past cultures as well as its dynamic role in their own time.

Music is Aesthetic
Students come to appreciate the beauty of how great artists combine the individual elements of music (like melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre)to form an expressive whole.

Music is Total Education
In other words, music just might contribute more to the total education of the person than any other single subject.