1. Congrats to all who participated in Solo and Ensemble Contest this weekend.  Perry High School musicians earned 43 Superior Ratings and 9 Excellent Ratings out of 52 total events!  Congratulations to all of you for your hard work.

2.  District Contest week is 3 weeks away.  Time to buckle down and spend some extra time practicing those parts!  Our Pre Contest Concert will be held on Monday, March 14th, at 7PM in the Boys Gym.  We will take pictures of each group prior to the performance.  District Contest times should be coming soon.

3.  Rich Kibler from Lake High School will be working with Winds this Wednesday.  Galen Karricker from The University of Akron will be working with Concert Band on Thursday.

4.  On March 3rd, Thursday, Jeff Shellhammer from Capitol University will be working with Winds.  Please clear your schedules for this very important rehearsal.

5.  Jazz Ensemble trip is this week!  The bus will roll at 4PM on Thursday.  Remember that dress for Friday is all black (dress pants, dress shoes, and dress shirt…not jeans and tee shirts!)

6.  Winds/Concert Band auditions will take place the week after the musical.  You will need to prepare 30-40 measures of your choosing, plus a required etude, in addition to scales.  Any student who auditions and makes the 2012 OMEA All State Band will automatically be placed in Winds for next year.  You can’t make the All State Band if you don’t audition!  We encourage ALL students to audition for this prestigious group.

7.  Final two Pep Bands are this Tuesday and Thursday.  Please sign up in the band room ASAP!