Welcome! to the official website of the DeWitt Band Boosters
Students from all DHS Bands are honored at Band Awards Night held in the DHS Auditorium. Please join us at 6:30 for a cookie reception, Awards to follow at 7pm. Band Awards are given out in spring of the school year. Students can receive a variety of Awards, listed below. All students receive an award based on the following:
Freshman - Lyre Pin and Service Bar
Sophomores - Service Bar
Juniors - Service Bar
Seniors - Service Bar
The Senior Color Guard members are given a Crossed Flag Pin.
Seniors in Marching Band are given a plaque in appreciation of their effort in Marching Band
The Drum Majors receive a Drum Major Pin.
Band Letters are awarded once a student has earned 6 points. Points are earned by type of Band Class that the student has completed. In the year the student earns the Band Letter, they do not receive a service bar.
Marching Band - 1.5
Symphonic Band - 1.0
Concert Band - .5
Jazz Band - .5
Pops Band - .5
Mr. Norman awards several certificates in different categories each year and the following four National Awards.
This award was introduced in 1994 in honor of the legendary bandmaster and impresario. Patrick Gilmore(1829-1892) and his band joined General Burnside's expedition to North Carolina in the Civil War. Gilmore also played for every president of his day, including Abraham Lincoln. This beautiful award honors outstanding high school band students and their achievements and commitment to the band. The student will receive a plaque.
The John Philip Sousa Award
This award was introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in the high school band. The award recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster. The student receives a desk sized trophy.
2013-14 Recipient - Chelsea Clark
2014-15 Recipient - Amanda Ayriss
Learn about upcoming performances, competitions, events, and related requirements through these methods:
Be sure to have a Cut Time account – it allows Mr. Norman, Mr. Pike, and DeWitt Bands to email parents and students directly. Each parent should have a Cut Time account. Go to cuttime.net and follow the Student/Parent SignUp instructions.
Sign up for text alerts through the Remind app. Smartphones go to
Other phones, text the message @99k832 to the number 81010. Mr. Norman uses this to alert students
to requirements; it’s helpful for parents to receive these too.
Join our FaceBook Group, DeWitt Bands – Panther Pride! Posts provide last minute information, quick tips, and an easy Q and A format for all parents.