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Bishop Dwenger Music Boosters

Purpose: 

The objectives of the Bishop Dwenger Music Boosters are: 

  1. To arouse and maintain enthusiasm among parents of students who are enrolled in or may consider enrolling in the Music and Color Guard programs of Bishop Dwenger High School and arouse and maintain enthusiasm among individuals and businesses affiliated with Bishop Dwenger High School or within the community who are interested in or wish to support the Music and Color Guard programs of Bishop Dwenger High School.   
  2. To give all possible support, both moral and financial, to the Music and Color Guard program of Bishop Dwenger High School.   
  3. To build and maintain a membership which will promote the activities of the Bishop Dwenger High School Music and Color Guard programs and cooperate with the Bishop Dwenger High School administration and its Directors of Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras in giving students the best possible music education.   
  4. To maintain a positive flow of communication for the betterment of the Organization.

Contact:
President: Juan Giron,  gironluley@yahoo.com

Meetings:
General Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the band room.

BAND AND GUARD

Concert Band

Curricular ensemble open to all woodwinds and brass players. Class meets daily, and the students typically perform three-to-four concerts a year. Performances occur outside the normal school day (typically on weekends).

Percussion Ensemble

Curricular ensemble open to all percussionists. Class meets daily, and the students typically perform three-to-four concerts a year. Performances occur outside the normal school day (typically on weekends).

Orchestra

Curricular ensemble open to all orchestral string players. Class meets daily, and the students typically perform three-to-four concerts a year. Performances occur outside the normal school day (typically on weekends).

Jazz Band

Description: Extracurricular student ensemble with a specific focus on jazz performance and improvisation. The jazz band meets once a week after school between November and April.

Activities: Performance at designated school functions, such as the Christmas and Spring concerts. Off campus performances—such as the ISSMA Jazz Festival—may be scheduled as the opportunity arises.

Requirements: All instrumentalists must be enrolled in a curricular music class (or by special permission).

Marching Band

Description: Extracurricular student ensemble that combines music and movement to create a competitive Marching Band show featuring woodwinds, brass, percussionists and color guard.

Activities: The Marching Saints rehearse through out the summer months, during which time they participate in the 3-Rivers Parade and hold band camp. During the Fall Semester, this competitive ensemble competes at ISSMA Marching Band competitions throughout Northern Indiana. Competitions begin the first weekend of September and typically conclude the first weekend in November. The group also performs at most home varsity football games.

Requirements: All instrumentalists must be enrolled in a curricular music class (or by special permission). Color guard auditions will take place in May of the previous school year (before school lets out for the summer). Participation in all scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory.

Pep Band

Description: Extracurricular ensemble dedicated to playing pep music at home varsity basketball games.

Activities: Perform at selected home varsity basketball games. Also provide music for pep sessions and other school events.

Requirements: All instrumentalists must be enrolled in a curricular music class (or by special permission).

Winter Guard

Description: Extracurricular student ensemble that combines dance and equipment work to create a competitive show that is performed at IHSCGA competitions throughout Northern Indiana during the Winter months.

Activities: Rehearsals begin in November (typically two to three nights a week). Competitions typically begin the last weekend of January and conclude in mid-to-late March. Additional performances at school functions may be scheduled.

Requirements: You must be a member of the fall Marching Saints (or by special permission). Participation in all scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory.

Winter Percussion

Description: Extracurricular student ensemble that combines percussion music with movement to create a competitive show that is performed at IHSCGA competitions throughout Northern Indiana during the Winter months.

Activities: Rehearsals begin in November (typically two to three nights a week). Competitions typically begin in late January and conclude in mid-to-late March. Additional performances at school functions may be scheduled.

Requirements: You must be enrolled in a curricular music class or be a member of the fall Marching Saints (or by special permission). Participation in all scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory.

Show Choir Band

The Show Choir Band is a small instrument ensemble that accompanies both Summit Sound and Elegance show choirs. Pop, rock, jazz, and musical theatre genres are played in this ensemble.

Activities: Competitions are held on Saturdays, January through March.

Requirements: Auditions are required for instrumentalists.

Rehearsals are required.

Moderator: Christy Maloney (cmaloney@bishopdwenger.com)

THEATRE

The Fine Arts department performs two annual productions, usually a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Performers as well as stage crew members are needed.

Requirements: Open to all students. You must audition for play and musical parts. If interested in stage crew, inquire for available positions.

Cost: $20

Moderator: Kia Miller, kiapmiller@gmail.com 

Past performances: Little Women, Children of Eden, A Zombie Double Feature, and Check Please!

VOCAL

Advanced Choir

Curricular ensemble for singers who have learned basic sight-singing and vocal technique. This ensemble is audition based. Class meets daily, and the students typically perform three-to-four concerts a year in addition to participating in ISSMA adjudicated competition. Performances occur outside the normal school day (typically on weekends). This ensemble also acts as the Liturgical Choir for school Masses. Opportunities for other auditions and solo opportunities are also available through this course. This is a weighted course for 3rd and 4th year in choir.

Beginning/Intermediate Choir

Class meets daily, and the students typically perform three-to-four concerts a year in addition to participating in ISSMA adjudicated competition. Performances occur outside the normal school day (typically on weekends). Opportunities for other auditions and solo opportunities are also available through this course.

Summit Sound

Mixed Show Choir competing throughout the Midwest from January through March. This is an extra curricular ensemble rehearsing evenings and weekends. Members sing, dance, and perform many genres of music.

Requirements: Auditions are required.

Moderator: Christy Maloney (cmaloney@bishopdwenger.com)

Elegance

Treble choir competing throughout the Midwest from January through March. This is an extra curricular ensemble rehearsing evenings and weekends. Members sing, dance, and perform many genres of music.

Requirements: Auditions are required.

Show Choir Band

The Show Choir Band is a small instrument ensemble that accompanies both Summit Sound and Elegance show choirs. Pop, rock, jazz, and musical theatre genres are played in this ensemble.

Activities: Competitions are held on Saturdays, January through March.

Requirements: Auditions are required.

Moderator: Christy Maloney (cmaloney@bishopdwenger.com)