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 Tuesday, 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.
2017 Contest Results
Eastern Invitational (September 16th) *1st Place in Class 5A (KMEA) *5th overall in prelims/7th in finals (out of 14 bands total) *3rd overall in the music performance caption (out of 14 bands total).
Ballard Invitational (September30th) *3rd Place in Class 2A (Mid-States) just behind state finalists Taylor County and Hart County *10th place overall out of 22 bands total and qualified for finals competition.
Butler Traditional Invitational (October 14th) *4th Place in Class 5A (KMEA) *1st Place in Class 5A Percussion (placing above North Hardin, Ballard, Louisville Male and PRP).
Louisville Male Invitational (October 14th) *2nd Place in Class 5A (KMEA) and 4th overall out of 11 total bands. *2nd place in Class 5A Percussion and 2nd overall in percussion out of 11 total bands. *3rd overall in all music captions out of 11 bands total.
KMEA State East Regionals (October 21st) *8th Overall and Advanced to the Class 5A State Semi-finals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
KMEA State Semi-finals(Oct0ber 28th) *15th Overall in the State.
Mid-States Band Association Championships (November 4th) *The Manual Band Performs at 3:30 pm in preliminary competition with the top 10/25 bands advancing to finals later that evening.
IMPORTANT NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The State Semifinals Lineup and Itinerary for Saturday, October 28th have been posted. PARENTS: We need your help.
We currently are selling Kizito cookie dough for $12 a tub. Please help promote this. All final order forms and money are due October 26th.
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.