Announcements Week of 9/16/19

•  Congratulations on a superior performance at Cloverleaf this past weekend!  There is much work to do before Buckeye, so let’s have a productive 2 weeks of rehearsal.

•  Friday @ Jackson-  Doors open at 5:30, buses roll at 6PM

•  Saturday @ Perry Parade-  Doors open at 10:30, buses roll at 11AM.  Dress for the parade is blue jeans, 2019 Band Tee Shirt, and tennis shoes.  If you don’t have tennis shoes, wear your band shoes.  The parade will finish with a brief performance by the PHSMB at Hartwick park.  We should be done around 12:30.


Perry Alumnus earns spot in the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band

Assistant Drum Major Gunnery Sergeant Monica Preston of Massillon, Ohio, joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2019.

Gunnery Sgt. Preston began her musical training on clarinet at age 10. She graduated in 1999 from Perry High School in Massillon, and attended the University of Akron where she earned a bachelor’s in Music Education in 2004. In 2005, Gunnery Sgt. Preston enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Beaufort, S.C. Following Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, N.C., and the Basic Music Course at the Naval School of Music in Norfolk, Va., she was assigned to the Quantico Marine Corps Band in Quantico, Va. In 2009, Gunnery Sgt. Preston was transferred to the Marine Forces Pacific Band in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where she earned the additional military occupational specialty of Combat Marksmanship Trainer. During her time with the Marine Forces Pacific Band, Gunnery Sgt. Preston performed for international community relations events across the globe, visiting American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Cambodia, and Mongolia with the concert band. She returned to the Naval School of Music in 2013 to complete the Unit Leader Course and was then transferred to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band in Miramar, Calif., where she led as Acting Enlisted Conductor and Acting Drum Major. Gunnery Sgt. Preston was chosen to attend the Naval School of Music for a third time in 2016 where she was officially selected for the billet of Drum Major. After graduating the Senior Musician Course in 2017, she served as Drum Major for the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band in Cherry Point, N.C., and in July 2019, Gunnery Sgt. Preston joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band as the Assistant Drum Major.

As Assistant Drum Major for “The President’s Own,” Gunnery Sgt. Preston leads the band in ceremonial commitments and, as the company gunnery sergeant, she is responsible for unit and new member training.



OMEA All State Band and Orchestra

Congratulations to Jack Darnell(trombone) and Abigail Burger(french horn) on the selection to the OMEA All State Ensembles.  Jack will represent Perry as a member of the All State Band, and Abigail will represent Perry as a member of the All State Orchestra.  Both students were selected through a rigorous audition process which included students from all over the state of Ohio.


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.