This website is designed for past, current and future members of the duPont Manual High School Band. If your child is currently enrolled in a middle school band program in JCPS schools or if you have a child interested in participating in color guard and is applying to duPont Manual, please consider continuing their music education with the Crimson Sound!
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT & 8th GRADE OPEN HOUSE Our 2nd Annual Middle School Band Night was a great success. Thank you to all who attended. Our 8th grade open house will take place on November 2nd from 6 - 8 pm. Come and see Mr. Gregory (for Manual and YPAS Bands/Percussion) in the small gym at Manual and Mr. Essig (YPAS Bands) in the band room at YPAS.
1st Contest Was a Success *1st Place in Class 5A and placing above all JCPS bands in attendance (Atherton, Ballard, Butler and PRP) *5th overall in prelims/7th in finals (out of 14 total bands) *3rd overall in the music performance caption. HARD WORK PAYS OFF! KEEP IT UP CRIMSON SOUND!!!
IMPORTANT NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We have a camp day this coming Saturday, September 23rd from 9 am -5 pm at YPAS. The goal is to finish the show out.
The Ballard Contest (September 30th) Lineup has been posted to our website. The Itinerary will come out soon.
State regional draws have come out and we are definitely participating in State. We are assigned to the Class 5A East region which will be held on Saturday, October 21st at Tates Creek HS in Lexington,KY. There are 9 bands in the East region so we have to place above one band in order to advance to the state semi-finals (Sweet 16) the next weekend (October 28th) which will be held at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Our band and PRP are the only 2 high schools out of JCPS participating in the KMEA state regionals this year. Here is a link to state regionals: http://kyband.com/mb/kmea-marching-band-classification/
The 2017 Performance/Fundraising Calendar has been updated to match the Band Handbook.
Our 2017 Staff Page has been updated. Click the "Staff" tab under the "More" drop down menu of the website to view staff bios.
Thank you to all who helped out at the car wash, especially parents that stuck around! Because of your assistance, we were able to profit over 1K. Our next upcoming "group" fundraiser will be the Chili Cookoff at the duPont Manual HS Large Cafeteria on Friday evening, November 17th with setup starting at 5 pm.