PHS Bands Winter Performance

Please enjoy this “virtual concert” performance of the Perry Concert Band and Perry Symphonic Winds, recorded this January.  We intended to perform this in December, but with quarantines we were unable.  Your students worked hard, under tremendously difficult circumstances to prepare this music.  Enjoy!



HS Solo and Ensemble Information

As we progress through the winter months, the next big event on our schedule is OMEA High School Solo & Ensemble contest.  As with everything else in our lives right now, this event will be held virtually.  OMEA has put together a fantastic program in order to pull this off, and we’re very excited to be able to use this opportunity.  I will include a link for all of the information that you as a student need to know.  Here are some things that are Perry specific:

•  When registering, you will be asked for a “Director Search ID”.  My ID is 541-16116-68107

•  While the due date for OMEA is March 6, our due date will be February 27th.  This will allow me enough time to review everything and make sure it is submitted correctly.

•  Checks should be made payable to Perry Band Boosters. Each solo is $15.00

•  Accompaniment is not necessary, but I highly encourage to try and use either a real accompanist for your recording or use a Smart Music or YouTube accompaniment.  You can register for Smart Music for $10-20 if you choose that option.

•  I HIGHLY encourage you to make your recording in as professional as an environment as possible.  If you choose to do it at home, which is fine, just make sure you are in a neat and tidy space.  Make certain you read through the instructions OMEA has provided on video format.  Your video must be in LANDSCAPE mode.

•  Please click here for instructions and other information.  Please read this document thoroughly.

•  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Smith sooner rather than later.  This is new to me also!


Virtual Band

As we were told today, PHS will be remote for the rest of this week.  Your assignments in band will be done through the Symphonic Winds Google Classroom or Concert Band Google Classroom.  Be sure you are registered for one of these.  (There will be no virtual Jazz Band)

Concert Band Code:  vlolxex

Symphonic Winds Code: tvltc4e

Assignments will be posted daily and must be turned in during or BEFORE the end of mod 17/18.  If you do not complete the assignment, you will receive a zero and will be marked “absent”.

We will both hold “office hours” where you can pop in should you need to ask questions.  You can also email us and we will get back to you during school hours.

Lastly, have a safe and relaxing break!  We’ll be back soon, and hopefully things can start trending towards normal.  Let’s finish out the year strong!


Perry Band Spirit Wear Fundraiser

Attached is a link to an online store where you can purchase Perry Band clothing & accessories.  This is a fundraiser for the band program as a portion of each item sold will come back to our bands. Place your order through the online store by Dec. 1.  Items will be available for pickup at Rego’s store 2-3 weeks later.  Items are a great gift giving option for past, present & future Perry Band members.  Thanks for your support!! 🎶🎵



October 16th Home Playoff Game

The PHSMB will be performing at our first home playoff game on Friday, October 16th.  The game will start at 7PM.  Doors open at 6, warm up at 6:15.

Dress for the game will be:  jeans, black Drillmasters, black socks, band tee shirt, and RAINCOAT.

Details on tickets will come from the main office and Athletic Department.


Symphonic Winds/Concert Band Auditions

Auditions for our concert ensembles will begin on Monday.  All students need to perform with their bell covers/face guards and bring your mask.  Auditions will be held in one of the band rooms.  You will be asked to perform a scale, chromatic scale, and the provided etude (see top post on perryband.com)

Monday:  Flutes at 2:30, Clarinets at 3:30

Tuesday:  Saxophones/Double reeds at 2:30, Trumpets/Horns at 3:30

Wednesday:  Low Brass at 2:30

Thursday:  Percussion TBD