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Marching Band

Our HS Band consists of two units with students participating in both a Marching Band and a Concert Band. The Marching Wildcats consist of a horn line (flutes, clarinets, tubas, low brass, trumpets, saxophones etc…any marching horn), a drum line and pit (mallet instruments) percussion as well as a very talented Colorguard (flags, rifles and sabers) and two field commanders who conduct the group. Matt Suddendorf leads this group with assistance from Joe Vetter, Scott McFarland, Symon Jones and a talented list of technicians. 

The Marching Wildcats have gone to State competitions for the past 20+ years usually bringing home Superior Ratings for our school district. The award-winning Marching Wildcats is the largest student organization; almost 25% of the DPHS student body participates in the band/guard. The Deer Park Marching Wildcats are the most visible ensemble of the comprehensive music program offered at Deer Park HS. The marching band competes in several OMEA competitions in the fall on Saturdays as well as performs  the half time show at all home football games and most away games supporting the team! This group has also been invited every four years to participate in the Magic Music Days at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. 


Marching Band Practice Schedule

Spring/Summer 2017 

  • May 24-26 FRESHMAN WEEK  After Exams, times TBA
  • May 29 MEMORIAL DAY PARADE  Report at 9:15am @ Silverton R/R Station                                                  

****THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST. As such, IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.****  

JUNE 2017  **Color Guard and Percussion rehearsal times vary throughout June**

June 29  Hornline & Color Guard practice  7:00-9:15pm

JULY 2017

July 3, 6,10,13  Hornline & Color Guard practice  7:00-9:15pm
EVENING REHEARSALS THROUGH MID-JULY ON MONDAY & THURSDAYS

July 17-19   Pre-Camp (music only)  12:00-3:00pm
July 20**  FULL BAND - all members  7:00-9:15pm
**Band Camp meeting after practice (9:15pm)

JULY 23-28 BAND CAMP AT Southern OH Church of God Youth Camp [REQUIRED]

AUGUST 2017

August 2-4  Mini-Camp at DPHS  during the day, times TBA
Evening rehearsals will resume on most Mondays & Thursdays until school resumes in August

If you have a date conflict, please communicate with a director via email ASAP! Communication is the key to a successful summer schedule.Please feel free to contact any of these directors with scheduling or other question via email: