Band Aid… A Student Perspective

During the 2019 Deep Maroon Serenade, DCV Drum Major Katherine Greening shared her perspective on the band, why it means so much to her, and how you can help.

Each year the Dowling Catholic Band depends largely on donations made to the program at the Deep Maroon Serenade and through this Band Aid Campaign.

We are hoping to raise at least $52,000 in donations through these campaigns to purchase:

  • a new sound system for the marching band
  • 10 more marching uniforms to accommodate a variety of student sizes
  • a second matching drum major podium
  • an additional marching contra
  • props for the marching show
  • support for adjunct staffing who help our students prepare for competitions and ensemble performances

Please give prayerful consideration in helping DCHS Band through a contribution to our Annual Band Aid campaign. The link below is a secure online donation which goes directly to the Band Aid account at Dowling Catholic. Your donation is tax deductible.

If you would like to make a contribution the 2019 Band Aid Campaign, please click here.

How Band Benefits Your Brain! A TED-Ed Video

There are many benefits to participating in an instrumental music program — in addition to learning to play an instrument!

  • Self-descipline
  • Leadership Development
  • Service
  • Friendship
  • Enhanced Brain Function
  • Greater Academic Success

Yep! Playing music is like a full-body workout for your brain. It engages almost every aspect of the brain at the same time. The result:

  • Higher Levels of Executive Function
  • Enhanced Memory Function

Check out this Ted Talk:

Link to full website:

Pay Band/Color Guard Accounts Online!

As of this week, there is a new online option for how to add money to your Band/Color Guard account.

You can pay:

  • Directly from a checking account (no fee) OR
  • Using a Credit/Debit card (3% fee)

More information and instructions are at the link below…

Band and Colorguard Account Payments

Holiday Performances

Students have been busy this month with performances at the Choral Concert at the Cathedral, the annual Dowling Christmas Luncheon at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club, and the Christmas Band Concert. Select pictures below and hundreds more online in Zenfoilo. The link, login and password is in every band email!