De Soto Band Band

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4th Consecutive Baker Grand Champions

The De Soto Wildcats Marching Band competed in the Baker University Marching Festival on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. The Wildcats received the highest honor of the festival for a 4th consecutive year as the Grand Champions. Congratulations to all students and directors on this award!

Fall Sports Fundraiser Night at Pegah’s Family Restaurant

Help support our Fall Sports Teams and Activities by joining us for a De Soto High School Fundraiser Night at Pegah’s Family Restaurant. WHO:   Groups Included: Football, Volleyball, Boys Soccer,   Girls Tennis, Girls Golf, Cross Country, Gymnastics,   Band, Cheer, and Dance WHAT:   DHS Night at Pegah’s Family Restaurant, Dinner out with

State Piano Festival Results

Congratulations to the following students who performed at the KSHSAA State Piano festival on February 17th at Wichita State University.  We are proud of their achievements. Emma Blom- II Rating, Hayle Ellis- II Rating, Heather King- II Rating and Ellie Warnes- I Rating.  A II rating is an Excellent Rating and I is an Superior

Color Guard Auditions

The DHS Color Guard will be conducting auditions in April. Monday, April 2: 6:30-8:30pm (AUX Gym) Wednesday, April 4: 6:30-8:30pm (AUX Gym) Friday, April 6th: 6:30-8:30pm (AUX Gym) Any students are welcome to audition for Color Guard. Questions regarding auditions can be directed towards Head Coach Matt Fawcett:

Baker Honor Band

On Thursday, February 8, several students from the DHS Band participated in the 20th Annual Baker University Honor Band.  The students selected performed with over 120 students from across Kansas in a concert that evening.  This year’s Guest conductor was Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, Director of Bands at California State University, San Bernardino.  This year’s participating

Four DHS Pianist Qualify for State

This Past Saturday, the DHS Music Department had five students compete in the KSHSAA Regional Piano Festival at Baker University.  Emma Blom, Heather King, Hayle Ellis, Ellie Warnes all received a “1” Outstanding rating which advances them to the KSHSAA State Piano Festival at Wichita State University on Saturday, February 17.  Emily Kresin also competed

NEKMEA District Honor Band

Congratulations to the following students who made the NEKMEA District Honor Band this year. Trenton Biggerstaff – French Horn Alt. Jared Carlton – Bassoon Connor Cravens – Bari Sax Alt. Josh Daniels – Trumpet Quinton Marschall – Contra Bass Clarinet Savannah Stine – Trombone Daniel Smith – Trombone Zach Yarbrough – Euphonium

Baker University Grand Champions

The DHS Marching Band earned the title of the Baker University Marching Festival Grand Champion on Wednesday, October 11th. This is the 3rd consecutive Grand Champion at the Baker University Marching Festival for the DHS Marching Wildcats. The Drumline and Color Guard (Dazzlers) also both received the highest rating of 1 during this competition. Baker

Four State Honor Band Concert

34th Annual Four State Honor Band Concert The 34th Annual Four State Honor Band Concert was held in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, in Pittsburg, Kansas on May 4th, 2017. Two hundred high school musicians, selected from across the four state region of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, met to prepare for the

State Band Rankings

On April 29th our Band Students performed at the State Music Festival. Here is a list of their Rankings: Trenton Biggerstaff 2 Jared Carlton 1 Josh Daniels 2 Kayla Deghand 1 Zaid Gratz 1, 1 Sam Howe 1, 2 Makenna Kerr 2 Savannah Stine 2 Evan Sullivan 2 Trevor Whitlow 1, 1 Aneka Zarger 2