Solo and Ensemble

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Solo and Ensemble contest yesterday!  Regardless of your final rating, and whether you are happy with it or not, you improved through the process and that is what is important!  Many of you challenged yourselves by pushing to the next level of difficulty, and the directors are proud of all of you.  If things didn’t go as well as you liked, then you know what to work on for next year.  Always remember, strange things happen at contest:  nerves, reeds, etc. etc.  Don’t beat yourself up if you prepared well but didn’t get the rating you wanted.  There is no such thing as a perfect performance.

Your comment sheets will be available in the band office on Tuesday morning.  Please be sure to pick up your music if it was left with a judge.

If you are not a senior, and earned a Superior rating on a Class A solo, you need to consider auditioning for the OMEA All State Band.  Please contact Mr. Smith and your lessons teacher if you are interested.


Solo and Ensemble Schedule

Please click here to download the Solo and Ensemble schedule for next Saturday.  Please arrive at Massillon HS no later than 30 minutes before your event.  Our homeroom/warmup room is A213.  We are looking for a few parent volunteers who are willing to sit in the homeroom to “guard” equipment.  We need a parent from 8AM-Noon and Noon-4PM.

All scores must be numbered and given to your judge prior to your performance.

Please be advised that rooms D211 and D218 have switched.  (If you were in D211, go to D218, and vice versa.)

Please click here to download the schedule.


District 8 Honors Band

Any high school clarinet, trombone, or french horn who is interested in participating in the D8 OMEA, please contact Mr. Smith via email ASAP.  An audition is not necessary.

The schedule for the honor band is:

February 11 from 9AM-4PM  Rehearsal at Mount Union University

February 18th  1PM-4PM(Rehearsal) 7PM(Performance) at Alliance High School

Please email Mr. Smith at Ryan.Smith@perrylocal.org if you are interested.


Disney Trip Information

A packet of information regarding the 2017 Florida Trip was sent home with your student yesterday.  Please click here to download the packet

We are working with the boosters to drop the price of the trip a bit.  Once that information is available, we will share information on the website and it will be reflected in your payment balance.

We will also be adding a new page to the website for all trip documents and information!


Weekend Update


• Congratulations to our Marching Panthers on another fantastic season.  You’ve marched in 30 football games in 2 years and we appreciate the extra time that each of you put in to support our football team and community.  A huge thank you goes out to the parents who donate their time and energies to support our program.  Without them, none of our success would be possible.  We’d also like to thank the Perry community for that awesome reception at halftime last night!

•  If you didn’t turn in your uniform last night, please contact Tina Metcalf to get that taken care of.

•  Baritones and Mellophones:  Please be sure your instruments are at the band office by the end of the day on Monday.

•  We will have Disney trip info for you this coming week.

•  Have a great weekend and enjoy the day off by practicing!