The Decatur High School Band program is composed of two concert bands, a jazz band, several chamber ensembles, a percussion ensemble, and the World-Traveling Marching Band. The Band gives several concerts throughout the year, including a "Prism" Concert in the fall, a Holiday Concert in the winter, and a Pops concert in the spring. The band also can be seen at all football games cheering on the Decatur Bulldogs, as well as the new addition of a Basketball Pep Band.Band Image
"There must be individual achievement if there is to be achievement in our musical ensembles." -Mark Hindsley
"We must be demanding and refuse compromise, for there is no compromise to an ideal." -Frederick Fennell, Former Conductor, Eastman Wind Ensemble.
The band is supported by the Decatur High School Band Parents Association, a non-profit parent volunteer organization. The mission of the DHSBPA is to support the Decatur High band program (musicians, drill team, and color guard), including financial support to supplement funds from the City Schools of Decatur (CSD) and parental involvement in band activities. The overall goal is to provide an enriching band experience for all students who participate in the band.