DCI Dinner – Sunday, July 23rd

Just wanted to remind all of you who have signed up to help with DCI this coming Monday, July 24th that there is a volunteer dinner/meeting at 6PM on Sunday, July 23rd.
Please join us at the Wildcat Stadium for a wonderful dinner cooked up by the Pit Pops and then a meeting to go over what you have volunteered to do on Monday!
We are so thankful to each of you for joining us to help with DCI. If you have not signed up to help and would like to, please contact John Stem at 214-682-4278 or jhooks2@swbell.net.

DCI Update


1.     DCI (Drum Corps International) is happening in just 10 days!!! Please remember that this is our largest fundraiser each year raising $40,000 and requires a multitude of volunteers from our parents and our students. This one day helps to reduce band fees by nearly 50% as well as reducing Spring trip expenses.

2.     Adults, we still need help in the following areas – please sign up to help! Keep scrolling to find these open slots. We need more adult volunteers! Every job is important! 2017 DCI Dallas volunteer registration is now open! The Sign Up Genius link is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44abad2aa57-dci2017

# slots

Volunteer Description



Adult Concessions



Adult Concessions



Adult Front Gates



Adult Onsite Parking



Adult Parking Corps Buses



Adult Set Up Event

9AM – 1PM


Adult Tear Down Event

10:30PM- 12AM


Adult Ushers



Adult Yearbook Sales


3.     DCI Volunteer Meeting Sunday July 23rd at the LHHS Wildcat Stadium all adults and students invited to have dinner at 6PM and meeting at 6:30PM.

4.     Please bring 2 cases of water to the DCI volunteer meeting with you.

We hope that you can join us either as a volunteer to help on the 24th or as a spectator! Be sure to sign up to volunteer or get your tickets to watch!  If you have DCI specific questions, please contact John Stem at jhooks2@swbell.net or 214-682-4278.

If you can’t get in touch with John or have other questions, feel free to contact one of us …

Bob Brashear             brashearrw@cdmsmith.com     214-341-9936

Jennifer Newman       jfernewman@sbcglobal.net      469-441-5468


DCI Volunteer Sign Up

DCI Volunteer Registration is now open!

Drum Corps International (DCI) is our largest fundraiser each year and requires dozens of volunteers from our band parents and students.  Your DCI volunteer efforts help to significantly reduce band fees and Spring trip expenses.

Our show this year is on Monday, July 24th and includes several World Championship Corps.

  • The SignUp Genius link for volunteering is here.
  • If you have questions, please contact John Stem, 2017 DCI Dallas Chair, at jhooks2@swbell.net, 214-682-4278

NO prior experience with DCI is needed to volunteer.  We’ll have Coordinators and returning volunteers who will help out new volunteers.

Additionally, we’ll have our Volunteers Dinner & Meeting on July 23, 6 PM at the stadium to inform everyone about their volunteer roles and communicate final information from DCI.

Thank you for your involvement in the band program and your support of this important fundraiser!

Lake Highlands Advocate Article on DCI

Photos from past DCI events:





DCI Booster Planning Meeting

The first meeting for Drum Corps International (DCI) will be Tuesday May 2nd at 7pm in the choir room.

There will be several topics discussed.

  • Lead positions will be filled for:
    • Concessions
    • Parking
    • Ushers
    • VIP
    • Box Office
    • Volunteer Check In
    • Treasurer
    • Volunteer Room
    • Some of these positions have been filled, but I would like all who are interested to attend this meeting.  Each position deserves a shadow that could fill the lead position next year.
  • Schedule Flyer:
    • This is the first year that LHABC will be responsible for printing the Schedule flyer to be handed out at the gate.
    • Sponsorship for the flyer and possibly a Play bill program (for sale) will be discussed as additional revenue sources for LHABC.
  • Advertising the event.
  • Housekeeping issues and logistics will be discussed along with a tentative production schedule for the weekend before and day of show.


DCI generates an incredible amount of revenue for LHABC.  This year’s line-up is unprecedented for the DCI competition held at any High School with 4 World Champion Corps competing this year at Wild Cat Stadium!  This is a recipe for record breaking attendance!

All hands on deck LHABC parents and students!

See you Tuesday night!

DCI: Mark your Calendars!

The Wildcat Band will be hosting DCI on July 24th.

We have another excellent line up of Corps this year:

Blue DevilsConcord, CA – (2015 & 2014 Champions)
BluecoatsCanton, OH – (2016 Champion)
Boston CrusadersBoston, MA
The CadetsAllentown, PA
Carolina CrownFt. Mill, SC – (2013 Champion)
ColtsDubuque, IA
CrossmenSan Antonio, TX
Jersey SurfCamden County, NJ
MandarinsSacramento, CA
TroopersCasper, WY

Hosting this event is the bands largest fund raiser and we will need everyone’s help to make it another successful event!