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Dixon Bulldog Band

 

Your 2018 Drum Majors are...

 Dani Parrish and Josie Sanders 

Website Updated on 2-16-18 5:45pm Look below to find remind 101 MANDATORY SIGN UP

MAJOR CALENDAR UPDATE SEE BELOW!

 2018 Marching Bulldogs Show! 

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


Concert Band and Wind Ensemble MPA Recordings 

MPA Concert Band

Citadel March

Convergence

Arabian Dances

MPA Wind Ensemble

El Capitan

A Time to Dance

Dimensions of Seven

Spring Concert

Possible Wind Ensemble Spring Piece


 

IDEAS FOR A BETTER SOUND!

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


 

 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!!!

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

February 26  Rifle Clinic Date 230-430

March 12      Rifle Clinic 230-430

March 20     Wind Ensemble MPA Required 

March 21     Concert Band MPA Required 2 Chaperones needed

March 26     Rifle Clinic 230-430

March 30-April 8 SPRING BREAK

April 9        Rifle Clinic 230-430

April 21      Prom

April 28      Musical Show Tech Rehearsal

May 3,4,5  Musical Performances

May 7        Middle School Musical

May 16,17,18     Guard Auditions   345-615  (No Jeans/flip flops allowed)

May TBA     Marching Percussion placement clinics for Fall 2018

May 15       Concert Band and Jazz Band Performance

May 22       Wind Ensemble and 8th Grade Combined Concert

 

 

 

Dixon Spin Clinics

Spin clinics are quickly approaching. Please be prepared at all times and follow the set rules in place. 

 

1. Rifle members must wear proper gloves at all times when handling rifle equipment. Students are forbidden to spin on campus without gloves on.
2. Rifle must always be taped. If tape is in bad shape, un-tape and then re-tape with fresh new WHITE electrical tape ONLY, unless another color is stated by Mrs. Tiffany or Mr. Saenz, You are only allowed to tape in the proper way of taping a rifle. If you are unaware of how to properly tape a rifle, please see Mrs. Tiffany for instruction.
3. If you have long hair, hair must be put up at all times. You need full visibility when using rifle.
4. Artificial nails ARE FORBIDDEN! If you plan to spin rifle, you will not be allowed to wear artificial nails. This is implemented for your safety and health. YOU WILL HIT YOUR FINGERS WITH THE RIFLE. There is no way around it.
5. You MUST wear tennis shoes or Guard shoes when using rifle equipment. Anything other than a tennis shoe or Guard shoe is not allowed. (Boots, flats, sandals, etc.)
6. Please wear appropriate attire to all practices, not just rifle practice.
7. Rifles are not allowed on school buses. You will need to be picked up and dropped off if you plan to bring your rifle to practice. Otherwise, you will be permitted to use school equipment but you WILL NOT be allowed to take a school rifle home. You must purchase your own rifle for home use. They are inexpensive, however, if you need help with purchasing a rifle, please see Mrs. Tiffany or Mr. Saenz and we will do what we can for you.
8. You will not attempt ANY rifle technique that Mrs. Tiffany has not taught you or has not approved of you doing. If you have not been trained BY MRS. TIFFANY on how to toss, then you are not allowed to toss. If you are trained to toss, then you are only allowed to toss within the height you have been trained for. This means that you are not allowed to toss any higher than what you can prove to Mrs. Tiffany that you are trained to do. My personal goal for each rifle student is to be able to perform a solid 5 toss with a perfectly solid catch. Tossing over any height that you have not been trained for can result in serious injury.
9. Lastly, any use of the rifle in any way that it is unintended for is not allowed. Any pretend "shooting" at peers or staff or anything that could be taken as a threat of any kind is not allowed. Violations of this will result in immediate dismissal from the current and remaining clinics and will result in adminstrative action. If this occurs, you will give up your spot on the colorguard.
Threatening Acts (BOE Policy 4331)
Students are prohibited from directing toward any other person any language which threatens force, violence or disruption, or any sign or act which constitutes a threat of force, violence, or disruption. This includes written threats. Violation of this policy may result in suspension and may be reported to law officials.
Rifle team is a privilege and I want each of you to be a part of it. Please respect your equipment at all times and care for it as you would anything else of value. As a rifle team member, you're are held to a higher standard and are expected to remain professional during all times. Rifle is serious and takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and PRACTICE. Lots of PRACTICE! Just because you attend all clinics does not guarentee you a spot on the colorguard or the rifle team.

 

 

2018 Band Camp Dates and Events

July 30-August 1      All Percussion and Colorguard (Including freshmen in those sections) 830-530

August 1                 New Member Camp and Student Leaders 830-530

August 2-3              Full Member Band Camp 830-530

August 6-10            Full Member Band Camp 830-530

August 11               Shrimp Parade    TBA morning

August 13-15          Full Member Camp 830-530 with Guest Clinician

September 22         Onslow Invitational Swansboro High

October 6               Northside Monarch Invitational

October 13             White Oak Viking Classic

October 20             Topsail Pirate Invitational

November 3            Havelock High School Crystal Coast Classic

November 17          Holiday Parade

December 18          Holiday Concert 6pm

 

2019 Possible Disney Dates (Chaperones needed)

March 28-April 1

April 4-8

 

Committed Chaperones

Mrs Scambler
Mr. Merrick
Mrs. Merrick

 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,Troutman 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- A Fairytale Disaster
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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