Canton Youth Symphony

The Canton Youth Symphony is looking for high school musicians for the following instruments:  Trombone, Tuba, and Oboe.

If you are interested, please see Mr. Smith ASAP.  The CYS rehearses on Tuesdays from 6PM-8:30PM.  Performances typically take place on a Sunday afternoon.


Fair Show Announcements

The Stark County Fair Band Show is this week!

Monday Practice:

•  Buses roll at 5:15PM

•  Practice on track from 6-7PM (shorter if you do well)

•  Return to PHS around 7:30PM


Tuesday Performance:

•  Full uniform/no hats- please make sure your hair is appropriate

•  Doors open at 4PM

•  Buses roll at 4:45PM

•  Return to PHS around 7PM


•  A reminder that there is no after school practice on Tuesday

•  March-a-Thon money is due this Friday!

•  A friendly reminder that clarinets should not have fingernail paint on for performances.  Earrings for all should be small studs only, and limited to one pair.


Back To School Announcements

•  Welcome back!  Both Concert Band and Symphonic Winds will be rehearsing on Monday so be sure to bring your instruments/supplies in working order.

•  Be sure to sign up for a bus.  Bus sign ups are on the doors.

•  On Friday, we will do our annual Pfeiffer Pep Rally/Band Recruitment.  The marching band will depart PHS around 1:50PM and perform a brief concert for the 6th graders.  We should be finished by 2:30/2:45.  Dress for the event is black band shirts.

•  Friday game vs Butler:  Doors open at 5:30, Warmup at 6:15PM.

•  Need a new mattress??  The PHSMB will be holding their annual mattress sale on October 1st.  Spread the word!


Perry Community Day Parade

We apologize for the late notice, but we just received news about this:

On September 10th, the PHSMB will be involved in the annual Perry Twp. Community Day Parade.  This is a short/easy event and details will be out to you as soon as possible.  The parade takes place in the morning and goes from Doctors Hospital to PHS.  It should not take more than an hour of your morning.

Dress will be your black band tee shirt, jeans, and band shoes.


Summer Update and HOF Parade Info

•  We are off to a fantastic start!  Mr. Smith got a little carried away this morning learning sets, so we will slow it down tomorrow and review, and hopefully finish off the remaining sets of the opener.  It’s going to be hot again, so remember to stay hydrated on your breaks.  We will get you inside during the hottest part of the morning again.  Thanks for hanging in there today!

•  La Pantera needs to be checked off!  Get it memorized and play it for your leadership team so you can march in the HOF parade.  Next up will be the opener and all of Pre Game.  The sooner you get it memorized (correctly) the easier rehearsals will be.

•  Dress for the HOF parade will be full uniform, minus hats and gloves.  You need to have a BLACK tee shirt, band shoes, and full length black socks.  Biker/tight athletic shorts should be worn for comfort if you choose.

•  Many sections have gatherings the evening for the HOF Parade.  This is a great opportunity to bond with your fellow band members.  Parents:  Please make sure they get some sleep, and aren’t drinking soda and eating junk food all night long.  Odds are that the parade will be hot, and this will lead to them not making it to the finish.  Eat a light breakfast!  Eating 18 pancakes and then marching 2.5 miles will not end well.  Drink plenty of water before you leave as none will be available downtown.

•  Parade Day:  Doors open at 6AM, buses roll at 6:45AM.  We should be back at PHS around 11AM, possibly sooner.  We have an early spot this year!

•  We still need some parent volunteers to chaperone the Sandusky HS Marching Band the night before the parade.  We need 2-3 people for 2 shifts:  7PM-Midnight and Midnight-5AM.  If you prefer, you can stay the whole night.  Email Mr. Smith as soon as possible if you are available.

•  We would like to have some bell covers made for our new baritones and mellophones to help protect the silver.  If you are good with sewing, and would be interested, please contact Mr. Smith for details.


Dot Sheets and Charts

Marching Band Dot Sheets are now available on the website.  Visit the Marching Band page and you will find the link under show files.  EVERY member of the PHSMB must have their dot sheet with them at all times.  You can print them off at home by finding your sheet in the file and printing just that page.  You can also load them onto your phone if you choose (someone from your section can probably show you how to do this).  We will provide each person with a copy of their dot sheet tomorrow.

Charts for Field Commanders and Leadership are also available online.

Please note:  For those of you using the Pyware app to view your dot sheet/drill, this has not been updated/uploaded yet.  That’s a ways off yet!


Parent Volunteers Needed

On the evening of August 5th, we will be hosting the Sandusky High School Marching Band at Perry High School.  They are traveling to perform in the Hall of Fame Parade and needed a place to sleep.  We have offered to house them in our gymnasiums.

We are in need of 3-4 parents who would be willing to stay overnight at the high school to keep an eye on things.  I will have exact times soon, but the hours would probably be around 8PM to 6AM.  This can be done in shifts.  Please email perryband@gmail.com if you are willing to help.