Solo & Ensemble Registration

As we head into the winter months, it’s time to start planning for Solo & Ensemble Contest.  This year’s event will be held at Massillon High School on Saturday, January 14th.  This is NOT an all day event.  You only need to be there for your event.  Participation in this event is HIGHLY encouraged.  All students who are taking lessons are encouraged to take a solo to this event.

There are some things you need to do on your end:

  1.  Fill out the registration form, which can be found in the links below, and return it with your fee no later than December 12th.  Please be sure to fill out all applicable information, including the name of your accompanist.  Song codes for your event can be found by accessing the links below    If you have trouble finding it, just let me know.
  2. Fees are $21 for solos and $26 for ensembles.  Please make checks payable to Perry Band Boosters.
  3. Soloists need to contact an accompanist ASAP and meet with them before January 14. (a few times!)  Your private lesson teacher will most likely suggest an accompanist, but we also have a list on under Lessons/Accompanists


Performer Registration Form

Woodwind Events

Brass Events

Percussion Events

Piano Events



We are just a little over 2 weeks away from the Disney trip!  Here are a few last minute items to think about:

•  Please start checking the weather forecast for Orlando, and pack your suitcase (singular) accordingly.  It’s not always 80 degrees and sunny in Florida.  Planning ahead will make for a much more enjoyable trip.

•  We will be in HOF parade uniforms.  No hats or gloves.  Please be sure to pack your marching band shoes and black socks.  If you don’t have these items, you will not perform.  Also, don’t be the person that forgets their instrument.

•  We will be making very limited stops on the trip down and the trip home.  We will stop for dinner on the way down (fast food) and stop for breakfast on the way home (also fast food).  Breakfast at the hotel is free every day, and you will get 1 meal certificate for the parks.  You will need to bring some money to cover other meals, souvenirs,etc so please plan accordingly.  I can’t really tell you how much $$ to bring as each person is different.  Just remember that the more money you bring, the more money you’re likely to spend.  Choose wisely!

•  Prescription medications:  Please only bring enough for the duration of the trip.  All medication needs to be in a prescription container or ziplock bag with instructions.  For us to distribute medication, please turn this in to Mr. Smith no later than December 12th so we can organize everything.  Please note that we do not need to distribute lower end prescriptions such as birth control, etc.

•  Overt the counter medications:  If you are bringing a non-prescription like Tylenol, please only bring enough for the trip. These items can be in the original container or ziplock bag.  We will not distribute any over the counter medications.

Parents and students should review our discipline policies regarding the trip by clicking here.  It is important that you understand that if there is a major violation, your child will be sent home from the trip at your expense.  Major violations include, but are not limited to: theft, drug or alcohol use, threats, out of rooms after curfew, or any behavior that causes removal from Disney or Universal studios.  This is my 13th band trip and in all of those years, we’ve only had to send home 1 student.  Please don’t be the second.

•  You are expected to be adults on this trip.  That means being on time each morning and evening and taking care of yourself during the time that you’re in the parks.  Please know that your decisions impact 130 other people.

•  Any movies you wish to watch on the bus DVD system must be PG13 or lower.  If you bring a sing along movie, you will be left on the side of the highway.

•  You’re going to have a blast.  Plan ahead, packing accordingly, and you will have great memories for the rest of your life.


Palace Tickets and Disney

•  Palace tickets are on sale in the band office!  Tickets are $7.00 each and are pre-sale ONLY.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

•  If your student is taking a daily prescription medication, they are required to bring ONLY enough for the trip.  Medications must be in the original container or clearly marked bottle.  If you need staff to distribute the prescription, please email Mr. Smith at

•  Disney bus signups will be taken down this afternoon.  You haven’t signed up for a bus, we will assign you to one.


Disney Bus Signup

•  Congratulations on a great performance this past Sunday at OMEA State Finals!!

•  Palace tickets will be on sale soon!  

•  Disney Bus signups are now posted in the band room.  Please signup for a bus ASAP!

•  Please take this time to review our Disney page and go over the information. (especially the trip rules/items to bring page)

•  If you intend to use Disney Genie, a link has been added to the Disney page.  If there are certain sit-down restaurants you wish to eat at, I suggest making reservations now.

•  We will have a brief after school marching band rehearsal as we get close to the trip.  (less than a 30 minute rehearsal)


OMEA State Marching Band Finals Info & Weekly Announcements

•  There will be a playoff game this Friday at Massillon!  Doors open at 5:15, buses roll at 6PM.

•  Jazz Band after school today until 3PM.  We will meet, pass out some music and make sure everything is set for next week when rehearsals will begin on Thursdays.

•  State Marching Band Finals will be this coming Sunday at Piqua High School!  The PHSMB will perform at 2:30 PM.  Doors open at 9:30AM, buses roll at 10AM.  Please be sure to eat a decent breakfast as this will be a long day.  We should arrive back at PHS around 6-7PM.  The “plan” is to stop somewhere for dinner if we can find a good location.  If you are interested in purchasing an OMEA State Finals shirt, hoodie, etc you will have time to do so at the event.  Click here to see what is available and cost

•  State Finals spectator/parent info:  Please click here to visit the OMEA Marching Band Finals website for ticket info, directions, etc.