There are two scheduled band periods at Dempsey. The Orange Band (primarily 7th graders) and the Black Band (primarily 8th graders). Both groups perform their own music for each concert throughout the year (approximately 4) and will perform at adjudicated contests each Spring. Classes meet 5 days a week for 40 minutes each day. Students will have opportunities to work in small groups, individually, use technology and further their skills as a member of these ensembles. One of the highlights each year is "Dempsey Night"; a Friday night football game in which the Dempsey Band students perform at halftime.
Please sign up for Remind101. This service allows me to send out text messages concerning updates and information on a timely basis. I encourage students (and parents) to sign up for this free service.
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
Open a text message on your phone to this number: 567-621-4679
In the body of the text message enter: If 7th grade; @dempseyora
If 8th grade; @dempseyb
You will receive a return message asking you to confirm or identify your name, you must respond to become active
That's it. I will use this service to remind about concert attire, performances, fundraiser pic