Perkins/Kalahari Information

Our long awaited trip to Kalahari is finally here!  Please read through and share the following information so we can have an enjoyable and stress free trip!

1.  Please remember that this is an overnight trip, not an expedition to Mt. Everest.  You only need to bring one bag.

2.  When we depart, you must take your uniform, swim attire, ON THE BUS with you.  Our rooms will not be available until later in the day, however there will be locker rooms for you to change in Kalahari.  You will have a garment bag for your uniform (issued by the Uniform Crew).  Pack your marching shoes and black tee shirt/shorts/socks in the garment bag.  YOU MUST NOT PACK ANYTHING UNDER THE BUS THAT YOU WILL NEED ON SATURDAY.

3.  A separate bus for students not participating on the trip portion will depart PHS at 2PM.  Students on this bus should bring $$ as you will stop at a fast food establishment on the way home from Perkins.  This bus should arrive back at PHS around 11PM.  The Perkins Competition is NOT OPTIONAL.  Your attendance at this event is required.

4.  Adults/Students participating on the entire trip must be at PHS no later than 9AM on Saturday.  We will depart at 9:30.  Please have your name on any luggage, and be ready to load at 9:30.

5.  In addition to being an amazing water park, Kalahari has a huge arcade.  If swimming is not your thing, be sure to bring some extra $$$ to enjoy the arcade and/or the many other things Kalahari has to offer.  In addition, you will need to bring money for meals.

6.  Keep an eye on the weather forecast, and pack accordingly.  In the event of rain, we will spend Sunday at the water park.

7.  We will arrive back at PHS on Sunday, at 10PM.  If you have homework, remember that you will have 4 hours on a bus over the weekend.  This is an excellent time to get your studying/work done.

8.  Our performance at Perkins will take place at 7:45 PM.  We HIGHLY encourage parents to come and support your Panther Marching Band at their first OMEA Marching Band Contest in school history.  The address for Perkins HS is 3714 Campbell St., Sandusky, OH 44870.  The trip to Perkins can be made in just under 2 hours.

9.  We will have a Marching Band meeting this Monday during mods 17/18 to discuss rules for the trip, etc.  There will be no Winds/Concert Band rehearsals.

10.  The complete itinerary can be downloaded by clicking here!  Please note that this may be amended to allow a bit more time in the parks.  Please print a copy of this to bring with you on the trip.  You will be ON YOUR OWN at Cedar Point, but still expected to be on time.


North Coast Competition Schedule

5:15PM  Van Burn HS      Class C

5:30PM  Woodmore HS   Class C

5:45PM  Bethel Local HS  Class C

6:00PM  Wellington HS  Class C

6:15PM  Break

6:30PM  Wauseon HS  Class B

6:45PM  Madeira HS  Class B

7:00PM  Break

7:15PM  Ashland HS  Class A

7:30PM  Marion Harding HS  Class A

7:45PM  Perry HS  Class AA

8:00PM  Perkins HS  Class A


Announcements Week of 10/3/2011

1.  Homecoming game is this week!  Halftime will be Don’t Stop Believing for the Homecoming Court.  Don’t Stop needs to be checked off before Thursday’s rehearsal.

2.  Senior night is next week.

3.  Final Kalahari Itinerary will be available soon.  Our performance at Perkins HS will take place at 7:45 PM.  Any parents wishing to watch the entire show, the first band will perform at 5:15PM.  We will post direction to Perkins HS later this week.  The bus with non-trip participants will leave Perry at 2:15PM.  You will return around 10:30 PM.  A reminder that those students not going on the trip are still required to perform at Perkins HS.

4.  Reminder that the final game of the year, we will be wearing Halloween costumes for halftime only.  When choosing your costume, keep the following things in mind:  They must be school appropriate and you must be able to march and play your instrument!


Announcements Week of 9/26/2011

1.  Great performance with the 8th Graders on Friday!  What a bright future we have for the Perry Bands!

2.  Basketball band schedule will be coming soon.  A reminder that ALL students need to sign up for 2 games (you can sign up for more if you like!).  Each game will earn you 1 hour of community service.  Hang on to your stand tunes/flip folders so we can make an easy transition.

3.  University of Akron and Ohio State Honor Band materials are on the bulletin board.  All students are encouraged to audition for one of these great bands!

4.  Friday at Lake:  Doors open at 5:30, busses roll at 6PM.  We should return no later than 11PM.

5.  Make sure to have drill cards for rehearsals this week.  We will spend MUCH time cleaning forms for the British Show, as well as start setting new drill for the Journey show.

6.  We are requesting that each student bring a bag of candy for treat bags at the end of the season.  Please deliver your bag of candy to Mr. Smith or Mrs. Martin.

7.  Winds page will be updated this weekend with MP3 for The Sinfonians.  Start practicing!


Announcements Week of 9/19/2011

1.  Great performances at Hoover and Massillon this weekend!

2.  8th Grade Night is this Friday.  We will rehearse with the 8th graders on Thursday.  Tunes for Friday will include Louie Louie and Land of 1000 Dances.

3.  Doors will open at 6PM this Friday.  Warm up and inspection at 6:30.

4.  For our final game vs. Glenoak, band members will be permitted to dress up in Halloween costumes for halftime.  (regular uniforms for Pre-Game)  To help celebrate this event, the Boosters would like to make treat bags for the students.  We ask that you send in one bag of candy with your students over the next few weeks.  Please give the candy to Mr. Smith or Mrs. Martin (we promise not to eat it!)


Announcements Week of 9/12/2011

1.  Another great performance on Friday night!

2.  Louie Louie and 1000 Dances must be checked off by next Tuesday for 8th Grade Night.

3.  Football @ Hoover this Friday.  Doors open at 6PM, busses roll at 6:30.

4.  Massillon Band Show is this Saturday.  Times will be announced, but we will most likely have doors open at 5:30 with busses leaving at 6PM.

5.  Winds scale test this week:  Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, and B major scales.


8th Grade Announcement

8th Grade Band Marching Band Night Information



Thursday, September 22


All 8th grade band members will meet in the Edison Middle School band room at 2:50pm and walk to the PHS band field to rehearse with the marching band.  You must have your instrument, flip folder, and music with you for this rehearsal!  Please have rides pick you up at PHS at 4pm.


Friday, September 23


All 8th grade band members are to meet in the PHS band room at 6:15pm for attendance and directions.  You will march into the stadium with the marching band, sit in the stands, and perform at half time.  After the half time performance, we will walk to PHS where you will put your instruments away and go home.  Please have your parents   pick you up at the front of PHS at 9:00pm.




Black band polo, jeans, tennis shoes.



*All school rules apply at this event.  Both the rehearsal and performance are required as part of your grade.