DCV Bus to Eden Prairie

Dowling Catholic Vanguard will be competing in the Prairie Colors Marching Festival on Saturday, September 7th in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The band will be departing that morning and returning that evening – exact times TBD.

If you don’t want spend 7 1/2 hours driving to and from the competition, sign-up to ride the DCV fan bus! An extra charter bus has been reserved this competition for DCV family and fans to accompany DCV on this trip. 

The cost to ride the bus will be no more than $50 per person (maybe less if we fill the bus) and the cost will be charged to your family’s band account. Deadline to sign-up is Friday, August 2nd.

Note: If we don’t fill 85% of the seats by August 2, we will need to cancel the fan bus.

Sign-up today!

Band Bash 2019

Dowling Catholic Band Bash

July 22-26, 2019
12:30-2:30 pm daily

Held in the Dowling Catholic High School Band Room.
Open to Student Musicians of All Skill-Levels 
Entering Grades 6 – 8 in Fall 2019

Join us for Band Bash!!

A Fun Supplement to Summer Lessons
Meet Musicians from Other Middle Schools
Practice Playing at DCHS With Mentoring By DCHS Band Members
Fun Break Activities and Snacks

On the Final Day… 
A Student Pizza Party & Finale Concert for Parents
Directed by Mr. Stephen Holland, Director of Bands, 
Dowling Catholic High School

Click here to register today…

ISU Clinic Info

Cyclone Academy 
June 14-15, Iowa State University

ISU Band

2019 Registration Is Open! Must be completed by May 24. Registration is online only.  LINKS BELOW

WHO:  

  • All  Drumline Members (pit and battery) for Percussion track.** Before registering, ALL DRUMLINE MEMBERS NEED TO TALK WITH or EMAIL MR. HOOVER for direction re: which instrument and level to select on the registration form.**
  • All Color Guard Members for Colorguard track. 
  • All Rookie Horn players (brass and woodwinds) for Marching Fundamentals track.

If you are in town, we strongly recommend you attend this camp. Kids will have top-notch instructors, learn marching fundamentals and drills all in a fun, laid back environment. 

Follow this link to sign-in and register. (insert link)

TRANSPORTATION
Bus transportation will be provided for all Dowling Catholic participants except those riding with his/her parents. Bus expense will be charged per student based on the total number of students riding the bus. 

SCHEDULE
Friday, June 14
Bus leaves from DCHS approx. 7:00 a.m. and returns to DCHS after camp dismisses at 6:00 p.m. 

Car pools will be arranged to transport summer school students to ISU after classes dismiss. These students will return via bus at the end of the day. 

Saturday, June 15
Bus will depart DCHS approx 8:00 a.m. Return to DCHS via car pools following the Cyclone Academy performances.  

Any volunteers willing to help drive students to Ames at noon on Friday OR from Ames to DCHS after the performances on Saturday, please email Gabrielle Cahalan drumgirl202@icloud.com


REGISTRATION LINKS/INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click on Link to Appropriate Academy
  2. Click on Register
  3. Login or Create an Account
  4. Complete forms —  Which will again ask you to select which Academy your child will attend. 

Cyclone Percussion Academy
https://www.music.iastate.edu/org/marching/percussioncamp

Cyclone Color Guard Academy
https://www.music.iastate.edu/org/marching/colorguardcamp

Cyclone Marching Fundamentals & Leadership Academy
https://www.music.iastate.edu/org/marching/marchingcamp

2019 Award Winners

Senior Awards

Front L-R Joshua Nguyen; Sarah Degen; Jane Ancona; Katherine Greening; Marcus Castellano
Back Row L-R Bailey Leyser; Jonathan Musel; Kaleb Roberson

The John Philip Sousa Band Award  – Kaleb Roberson
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award  – Alex Schwarte
Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award –  Marcus Castellano
The Reubin Alcoy Memorial Award – Katherine Greening
The Most Improved Senior Award – Jayne Ancona
The Service and Commitment Award  – Sarah Degen
The Woody Herman Jazz Award – Jonathan Musel 
The Quincey Jones Musicianship Award – Joshua Nguyen
The Good Samaritan Award – Bailey Leyser

Freshmen, Sophomore, & Junior Awards

The Michael Cargill Jazz Scholarship Award – John Cahalan (Freshman)  
Sean Runyan Memorial Scholarship Award – Aidan Bird (Junior)
Directors Award for Band Freshman – Zuzia Wheeler
Directors Award for Band Sophomore – Luke McIlhon
Directors Award for Band Junior – Stephen Cahalan