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Dixon Bulldog Band

Website Updated on 11-27-17 11:00am Look below to find remind 101 MANDATORY SIGN UP

MAJOR CALENDAR UPDATE SEE BELOW!

 Below are videos for your personal use only. No videos may be posted on Youtube and if share on facebook, can only be for friends and not public.

We do not own the rights for video publishing and we can be fined

DIXON NORTHSIDE PERFORMANCE 10-7-17

Dixon White Oak Classic 10-14-17

Dixon Topsail Pirate Invitational Video 10-21-17


 

All District Information

Any student wishing to audition for all district band must pay a $10 registration fee. You will not be about to audition until you pay this fee by Nov 17!!!

All students will be screen before leaving. Meaning that I will hear everyone play their solo/scales and if their solo/scales are not up to level, they will not travel to audition and money will NOT be refunded. There are several hundred students auditioning and to minimize time, students who wont make it based on musical prof. will be cut from auditioning that Saturday.

 

All District Scales Sheets and information (Click Here)

All District Solo Recordings (Click Here)


 

All County Students Selected


Shauna Campbell- Flute

Brennley Williams- Clarinet

Jarod Smith- Clarinet

Hollyn Allnut- Clarinet

Angel Acevedo- Bass Clarinet

Emma Sorrell- Bass Clarinet

Josie Sanders- Alto Sax

Logan Allnut- Alto Sax

J'Len Morgan- Horn

Luke Larsen- Trombone

Madelyn Smith- Trombone

Ryuichi Reynolds- Tuba

Jessica Minervini- Percussion

Dont be discouraged if you didnt make the list. There is still the possibility to be added as we get closer to the All County Date!

Important dates to keep open for All County

January 9th 600pm-830pm Part Placements and Sectionals (Northside High School)
January 26th 100pm-800pm (Jacksonville High School- Dinner Provided)
Transportation is provided to site but you must have a ride for pick up after
January 27th 830am-330pm 
You must provide your own ride (Jacksonville- Lunch Provided)

Concert Begins at 330pm at Jacksonville High School


 

IDEAS FOR A BETTER SOUND!

Fuller's Music Step Up Instrument Show

This Saturday from 930-500 

Fullers Music of New Bern

All of the following items can be found on woodwindbrasswind.com

Clarinets/Saxophones- Step up Ligatures

Optimim Ligatures

Trumpets- Bach 3c (9th-10/11th grade)or Bach 1 1/2c (11-12th grade) Mouthpieces 

Saxophones- Optimum Mouthpieces

Reeds- Vandoren all the way!

Please don't go cheap on reeds.

Percussion- Individual sticks/mallets


 

Holiday Concert Recordings

Click on the names below to listen

Fantasia for Christmas 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Away in a Manger

Silent Night

Christmas Lullaby

Yuletide Festival

The Christmas Song (Link coming soon)

 


 

 MEET THE BAND STAFF

Mr. Saenz- Director of Bands at Dixon High School

Mr. Saenz was born in California and Moved to North Carolina when his family was given orders to be stations in Camp Lejeune. He attended Western Carolina University where he perforned with the "Pride of the Mountain Marching Band." While in residence, he performed at 2 Bands of America Regional Events Held in Atlanta, GA,  Bands of America Grand National Championship held in Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament held in Albuquerque, NM, and was a Performer and Soloist in the 2011 Rose Parade in Anaheim, CA. Mr Saenz was a Drill,Visual and Brass tech for Tuscola High School in Waynesville North Carolina from 2008-2011 where he did his intership. He graduated with two dregress, Bachelors of Science in Education K-12 Choir/Band/Orchestra and a Bachelors of Music for instrumental. He started working at Dixon High School in 2012 with a wind band of 19 members.

 

Tiffany Riggs- Colorguard Instructor/Choreographer

 

I was born in Morehead City, NC and grew up right on the water. In 1995, I moved to Swansboro, NC. I marched with the Swansboro Marching Band for 4 years as colorguard and graduated in 2004. In 2005 I met the love of my life, my son, born in Shreveport,LA. I graduated from the Cheveux School of Hair Design in 2008 as a Cosmetologist. In 2010, my little boy was diagnosed with autism and it changed our lives forever. I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I completed in early childhood education in 2013 with a certification in exceptional children and now i work as a preschool teacher specializing in preschool aged children with mental and physical disablilites. I love music and have been playing for the majority of my life. Colorguard is a passion for me. The idea of creating visual effects using weapons, flags, props, and dance is so intriguing. Colorguard challenges your mind and body and creates emotions like nothing else.

 

Breathe in the music, breathe out the performance 

Samantha Toney- Low Brass Coordinator 

Tucker Sanders- Percussion Coordinator 

 


 List of Dates to Remember!!!

 2017/2018 Band Schedule 

How to get 100, Bring a working instrument everyday, have your music in your black folder 3 ring binder, pencil, participate!
Concert Wear for Concert Band/Wind Ensemble
Men required to wear, Black pants, white long sleeve dress shirt, Neck tie (No Bowties)
Women required to wear, long black dress/skirt(Knee length sitting down) or black dress pants and White top
 
December 2     New Bern Fuller's Music Step Up Instrument Show 930am-500pm

Decemeber 14          Dixon High School Choir and Band Holiday Concert 6pm Band reports ay 525

January 6     All District Auditions- All day event

January 9     All County Chair Placements 600-830pm Northside High School

January 20   East region Jazz Auditions- All Day event

January 26   All CountyBand at Jacksonville High School 1-8pm (Dinner Provided)

January 27   All County Rehearsal/Concert 800-330pm Concert begins at 330pm (Lunch Provided)

February 1   Students who make All District Depart for ECU

February 2   All District Clinics ECU

February 3   All District Clinics/Concert ECU

February 16 Jazz Clinics

February 17 Jazz Clinics

March 20     Wind Ensemble MPA

March 21     Concert Band MPA

March 30-April 8 SPRING BREAK

April 28     Prom

May 3,4,5  Musical Performances


 Band Volunteers 

Parent Volunteers/(Bus Chaperones- Must be finger Printed)

 

November 4      HHS Crystal Coast Classic 

Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 1. Mr. Saenz
Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 2. Tiffany Riggs
Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 3. Andra Drushal
Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 4. Mrs. White
Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 5. Samantha Toney
Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 6. Mrs. Merrick
Bus/Pit Crew Chaperone 7. Mr. Sorrell

Trailer 1 20' Tom Drushal
Trailer 2 15' Mr Minervini

 


 

I can't chaperone or help in pit... What else can I do???  

We need your help with several things in the band program. If you are unable to help out by chaperoning or in pit crew, I would like to ask your help on a few items. We need the following items to keep the band running successfully. The cost of field striping paint can add up after a while, especially after a raing day. One case of 6 cans will cost 24.98 at homedepot. Anyone willing to donate a case or even donating one can, will help us out tremendously. 

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Professional-18-oz-Flat-White-Striping-Spray-Paint-6-Pack-P2593849/100153693 

 

I encourage everyone to attend our home football games, competitions, and concerts. I cant begin to tell you how important it is to show support for the arts program and the students involved. Nothing is better than having parental support in the stands. As being a high school student (years ago) it was always nice to hear my name being shouted from the stands and occassionally embarrassed. The band and cheerleaders ARE the number one fans in the stands and we need our number one parents supporting them. Please dont hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here to help out in anyway I can.

 


  

PARENTS AND STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP!!!

 

Band- Remind101  text alerts- text the class code to the number below then follow instructions and you will recieve updates/news about upcoming parent meetings, auditions, schedule changes and alerts during game days and competitions!

 Text this number 81010 and then type @278G  

Students and parents are highly encouraged to sign up for these text alerts. We can alert people as soon as possible for impending weather, bus relocations or after school rehearsal changes!


 Why do we fundraise!!!

The items below are what is needed for this year. This is the average cost for the band and all of this is very obtainable. The program needs your support and your efforts to make this happen. Please go out and get those sponsors!

 

4000 New Trailer

1700 Support Staff

   850 Reusable Props and Backdrops

5000 New Uniform Jackets needed to be Ordered (11)

 2400 Estimated Bus Cost

 1000 Guest Conductors for Marching and Concert Season

   450 New Shako Boxes (No more Cardboard boxes)

  950 Show Plumes

 16350 Total needed this year!

  This is very achievable but this is up to you!


 

2017 Percussion Placements 

Drums for Field Performance (Halftime/Competitions)
Vibraphone- Thomas R (Pit Section Leader)
Marimba 1(Treble)- Richard J
Marimba 2(Bass)- Jakob P
Xylophone- Alan D
Aux Bass 1- Jon B
Aux Bass 2- Ethan M
Aux Sus Cym 3- Jacob W
Aux Crash Cym 5- Michael P
Snare 1- Justin L (Section Leader Drumline Captain)
Bass 1- Sailor T
Bass 2- Jessica M(Bass Section Leader)
Bass 3- Ian M
Bass 4- Austin M

PepTunes (Parades, Pep Rallies, Stands during Football Games)

Snare 1- Justin L
Snare 2- Michael P
Bass 1- Sailor T
White Bass 1- Ethan M
Bass 2- Kristian A
White Bass 2-Jakob P
Bass 3- Ian M
White Bass 3- Thomas R
Bass 4- Austin M
Tenor 1- Jessica M
Tenor 2- Richard J
Cymbals- Jon B
Cymbals- Jacob W 
Cymbals- Alan D 

The following students have been selected to participate in the 

2017 Dixon High School Marching Bulldogs Colorguard.

The numbers below do not represent ranks, just spots in the guard.
Thank you for everyone coming out to the clinics.

1. Caitlyn Louramore
2. Samantha Wallace
3. Sammy Sacco
4. Isabelle Stamper
5. Caroline Hufnagle
6. Autumn Kelly
7. Kristen Midgett
8. Halaina Shropshire
9. Jasmine Toudle
10. La Niya Presha
11. Kayla Rosser
12. Alondra Felix
13. Alyssa Necaise
14. Caleb Branaugh
15. Jade Channell
Alt- Savannah Guildin
Alt- Charles Hallmark

If you didn't make the list, please be aware that you may be called to fill in a spot for those individuals that have dropped out.


 

2017 STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Drum Majors
Whitney Ranck, Eliani Sanchez, Dani Parrish

Woodwinds
Clarinet- Brennley Williams
Alto- Josie Sanders
Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet- Caleb Kent
Brass
Mellophone- J'Len Morgan
Trumpet- Ariana Fleury, Brittani Carrell 
Trombone- Luke Larsen
Sousaphone/B. Sax- Ryuichi Reynolds
Woodwind- Captain- Shauna Campbell
High Brass- Brittani Carrell
Low Brass- Captain- Luke Larsen
Percussion
Drumline Captain- Justin Liverman
Bass Section Leader- Jessica Minervini
Front Ensemble Section Leader- Thomas Ryan

Colorguard- Caitlyn Louramore


 

WIND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS SPRING 2018

Flute- Shauna C, Apollonia L, Zion C, Rebecca Marchburn
Oboe- Tyler Morgan
Clarinets- Whitney R, Jarod S, Brennley W, Ashley B, Radni S, Hollyn A, Eliani Sanchez
Bass Clarinet- Angel A
Alto Sax- Josie S, Logan A, Jack H
Tenor Sax- Caleb K
Bari Sax- Koral K
Horn- Jlen Morgan
Trumpet- Brittani C, Ariana F, Hunter T, Hunter P, Andrew J R, Jesse N
Trombone- Luke Larsen, Dani P, Madelyn S
Baritone- Trevor S
Tuba- Ryuichi R
Percussion- Thomas R, Justin L, Jessica M, Michael P, Sailor T, Ian M

All students selected for Wnd Ensemble course must selected 4th Period Band Spring Semester. All students in Wind Ensembler must be enrolled in marching band in the Fall Semester. It is manditory!

GRADUATION BAND

Pomp and Circumstance  


 

Band Trip Chaperones 

All chaperones must be fingerprinted by the Onslow County Schools Office

 


 

 2014 Monarch Invitational Performance video!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzi0QSYzZsjIY1FPNXFVUk43M0U/view#61;sharing

 


 

2014  October 11th White Oak Band Classic Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzi0QSYzZsjIcmd0X3pnZXZfWFU/view

 


 2016 Crystal Coast Classic Video 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzmsyM9zCojWblpVU0hlRllkVGc


 

 


PRIVATE LESSONS

Seanotes Brass Studios,LLC

Carlton Howard

3601 Island Drive

N. Topsail, NC 28460

carlton@seanotesbrass.com

703-345-8501


  Instrument repair options! 

Musicraft 

Ray Silvia
1212 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 545-4770 

Fuller's Music 

2310 Trent Rd, New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 638-2811
 

The Horn Authority 

Michael R. pratt
910-389-3369 


Meet the Sponsors!

Musicraft, Lewis Bros Construction, BFO inc, Rainbow King, Everything Beach, Step Ahead Gymnastics, G Michael Johnson, Surf City Ocean Pier, Alpha Mortgage, Island Delights,  Your Island Treasure, Surf City Pack 777, Golden Touch Paintings, Running Labs LLC, Independence Realty, Hall’s Quality Tractor Service, East Carolina Medical LLC, Auto Clinic, East Coast Medical, Dash Services, Teresa Batts Real Estate LLC, Baked Pizza Company, Providence Baptist Church, DS Painting and Home Improvement, Musicians Toy Store, Jeff and Selma Stephenson, Ms Kea, Rosales Family, Louramore Family, Marlan and Wanda Parks, P.I.G. Motorsports, Goinces Towing and Recovery, James and Wanda Batts, Guy C Lee Building Materials, Freaker USA, Stone Creek Milling, Seanotes Brass, Mid Atlantic Cable Solutions inc, The Shrimp Lady Seafood,SFI Insurance, Graycliff Enterprises, 5678 Dance, Bumble Bee Landscaping, Minervini’s NY Bagel, Hair By Rebecca at Knotty, Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital, Ship on Site of Surf City, Gideon HVAC, Minervini Family, Schmidt Family, Drushal Family, Stephenson Family, Sacco Family, Domyanic Family, Merrick Family, Scambler Family and Efren and Christine Saenz.

 


 Links!!!

http://www.blanksheetmusic.net

http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/freedownload.aspx

http://www.musictheory.net

http://www.prideofthemountains.com

Drumline cadence links and audition materials

http://www.freedrumlinemusic.com/sheetmusic/mp3s/mp3pages/raptor.html

http://www.freedrumlinemusic.com/sheetmusic/mp3s/mp3pages/vomitcomet.html 

 
 
 
 
PAST DIXON MARCHING BAND SHOWS
2018- Coming Soon!
2017- To the Moon and Back
2016- Music- Fighting the Emotions Within
2015- The Phantom of the Opera
2014- Angels and Demons
2013- In Remembrance
2012- Spirits of the Night
2011- The Piano Lesson
2010- Cirque Du Soleil The Journey of Man
2009- Jekyll and Hyde
2008- Civil WarSuite
2007- An Irish Celebration
2006- Earth, Wind, and Fire
2005- Swing Sensation
2004- Pirats of the Caribbean
2003- Tribute to Charlie Brown
2002- John Williams Encore
2001- Aztec Fire
2000- Best of Andrew Lloyd Weber
1999-
~If you remember the shows prior to 2000, please email the director so we can have an accurate record of the show theme~

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