Cloverleaf Competition/September 14

•  Doors open at 3PM

•  Depart PHS at 3:45PM

•  PHSMB performance at 6:15 PM

•  Arrive back at PHS around 8:30 PM

•  Admission for spectators i $7.00

4:00 PM Waterloo HS Class C
4:15 PM Black River HS Class C
4:30 PM Buckeye HS Class B
4:45 PM Perkins HS Class B
5:00 PM Highland HS Class B
5:30 PM Marion Harding HS Class A
5:45 PM Norton HS Class A
6:00 PM Avon HS Class AA
6:15 PM Perry HS Class AA
6:45 PM Cloverleaf HS Host
7:00 PM University of Tiffin Exhibition
7:15 PM Awards  



Friday vs. East

•  Doors open at 5:30, warmup at 6:10.  We will march to Hartwick Park for a brief performance, then head into the stadium

•  Halftime will be the opener + 8th grade night tunes

•  Following the game, we will perform the full competition show

•  Please turn your March-a-Thon forms/money in today after rehearsal.  Prizes will be distributed next week.


Announcements Week of 8/26/19

•  Fair Show practice tonight-  Buses roll at 5:15PM, return by 7PM.  Doors will be open at 4:45PM

•  Fair Show performance Tuesday night-  Buses roll at 6:45PM, doors open at 5:30.  We should return by 9:45PM

•  There will be no practice after school on Tuesday or Thursday due to the busy schedule this week

•  Thursday night vs Central-  Doors open at 5PM, parade begins at 6:10PM.  Buses will bring us back following the game.


Back to school announcements!

•  Welcome back!!

•  A reminder that after school practices begin this week on Tues, Weds, and Thurs from 2:45-4:45.

•  All PHSMB members need to wear their band tee shirt this Friday as we will march to Pfeiffer to perform for the 6th graders.  We will be at Pfeiffer from 1:40-2:00PM.  Please plan on needing a ride home as the timing to get back in time for busses will be very tight.

•  There is no football game this week.  Enjoy your free weekend!

•  Fair Show practice next Monday night:  Buses roll at 5:15PM.  Return to PHS at 7:15PM

•  Fair Show performance next Tuesday night:  Buses roll at 6:45PM.  Return to PHS at 9:45PM.  Dress for the Fair will be full uniform, no hats or gloves.  Band tee shirt under the uniform!

•  CCHS football next THURSDAY night:  Parade begins at 6:15.  Doors open at 5:30PM.  We will march to Central Catholic HS and you will be bussed home following the game.  Dress for the game will be full uniform.  If you don’t have gloves, be sure to bring $$ on Tuesday to purchase them.  Black 2019 band shirts under your uniform.

•  If you want to have 3rd quarter privileges for football games, you must be caught up on your checkoffs.  No exceptions.



HOF Week

•  It’s 2-a-days week!  A reminder that we have rehearsal from 7-11AM and 6-9PM each day this week.

•  Music Checkoffs-  All of pregame, La Pantera, and the opener are due this Friday.

•  We are going to do pictures slightly different this year in hopes we can get you home quicker.  Anyone who is having an individual photo taken needs to be in the stadium by 5:00 PM (including all seniors).  Doors to the uniform closet will open at 4:15 PM.  The group photo will take place promptly at 6:00 PM.  We are hoping to be finished by 7 if all goes smoothly.  In the event of rain, pictures will be moved to the gym.

•  HOF Parade day-  We are near the middle of the lineup.  Doors open at 6:15 AM, buses will depart at 6:50AM.  We should return to PHS between 10:30 and 11AM

•  Parents-  It is imperative that you have someone to pick up your child from PHS when we return.  Please don’t plan to watch the entire parade and then come to the high school as we will most likely be back long before you are done viewing the parade.


Mid Summer Update

We hope everyone has had an enjoyable and relaxing summer so far!  Here are some upcoming events and items that need your attention:

1.  A reminder that uniform fittings are July 8th and 10th in the band room.  Please be sure you have ordered your Black Drillmaster band shoes.  Rookies:  You will want to wear these during the first week or so of Marching Band to break them in.  This will help avoid blisters during the parade.

2.  A friendly reminder that marching band rehearsals begin on Monday, July 15, at 7:00 AM.  Please be in your seats and ready to play at 6:55AM.  Do not walk in the door at 6:59 and expect a positive outcome.  Please note that summer rehearsals are not optional.  If you are not there (and haven’t previously emailed Mr. Smith about a vacation), your spot will be given to someone who is there and on time.

3.  If you have lost touch with your instrument, now is a great time to reconnect with it and reintroduce yourself.  The better you sound on July 15th the more pleasant all of our lives (including yours) will be.

4.  Bring all music, instruments, flip folders, and lyres.  We will be outside for part of the first day.  Rookies, check in with your leadership team to make sure your instrument group uses a lyre (most do).  Do not show up on day one without these items.

5.  Wear comfortable shoes.  No flip flops or sandals are permitted.  Rookies:  It’s a good idea to wear your brand new marching band shoes to these rehearsals so you can break them in before the parade.

6.  We will give you water breaks each hour.  It is YOUR responsibility to bring water jugs, etc.  You will not have time to run inside to use the drinking fountain…bring it to the field with you!

7.  Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!  Marching Band rehearsals are not the place to try getting a suntan for the first time of the year and sunburns are not an excused absence.  If you haven’t ventured outside of your home since June 1st, start spending sometime outside to get acclimated to the heat.  Wear lots of bright/light colors to rehearsals.  Try to avoid black.

7.  If you haven’t memorized La Pantera and the Fight Song yet, get busy.

8.  Practice!


Band Officers and Rookie Camp Info

• Rookie Camp will be held on the last day of school from 12PM-2PM. All leadership team members and incoming freshmen are expected to attend.

• Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Band Officers-

President- Jake Kleve

Vice President- Toree Fogle

Secretary- Esther Scott

Treasurer- Haydon Carter

Historian- Logan Gongaware