Congratulations to PHS Band alumna Rebecca Tilton

Rebecca Tilton, a 2017 graduate of Perry High School, recently earned a spot in The University of Akron Symphonic Band.  The University of Akron Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Galen S. Karriker, is the most select ensemble of wind and percussion students on The University of Akron campus. One of the Midwest’s premiere wind groups, the Symphonic Band has performed at numerous national, regional and state conventions, highlighted by performances at both the American Bandmasters Association National Convention in Baltimore Maryland, and the College Band Directors National Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Other major performances include numerous appearances at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Convention in East Lansing, Michigan, and in Kansas City, Missouri, and tours throughout Europe, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Rebecca was a member of the Perry Symphonic Winds, Marching Band, and Jazz Ensemble.  Congrats Becca!


Announcements Week of 8/28/17

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

•  Fair Show performance Tuesday night:  Buses roll at 6:45PM.  Return to PHS at 9:45PM

•  CCHS football on Friday night:  Parade begins at 6:15.  Doors open at 5:30PM

•  If you want to have 3rd quarter privileges this Friday night, you must be caught up on your checkoffs.  No exceptions.

•  Dress for Tuesday and Friday will be full uniform, hats and gloves.  If you don’t have gloves, be sure to bring $$ on Tuesday to purchase them.  Black 2017 band shirts under your uniform.


Congratulations to Abigail Burger

Congratulations to sophomore french horn player Abigail Burger for making the prestigious Ohio All State Band.  Abigail was selected out of over 1000 student auditions for this honor, and will get the opportunity to perform in Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio Music Education Association’s State Conference.  Abbey spent 2 weeks this past summer attending the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.


Welcome Back!

•  A friendly reminder that we have after school rehearsals this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:45-4:45.

•  Bring all concert instruments on Wednesday as both groups will be rehearsing on the first full day of school!

•  Looking ahead to next week, we have Fair Show practice on Monday from 6-7PM and the Fair Show on Tuesday at 7PM.  Exact times will be forthcoming.

•  All music except the ballad and closer needs to be memorized by this Friday.  Students who miss the deadline will lose 3rd quarter privileges, and eventually will lose their spot.  Get your music checked off!

•  We will be traveling to Pfeiffer this Friday to perform for the 6th grade.  Please wear your 2017 Band shirt.

•  Room list sign ups for the Disney trip will go up next week.  If you are chaperoning and have a preference, please email your rooming request to Mr. Smith.

•  Have a great first day back to school!


Services and Information for Raistlin Brown

Raistlin Chester Brown, 14, of Canton, passed away Sunday, August 13th, unexpectedly at his residence. Born in Canton on September 19, 2002, a son of Joshua and Emmaline Brown. Raistlin would have been starting his sophomore year at Perry High School and was a member of the Perry High School marching band drumline. Besides his parents he is survived by 3 sisters Rayna Brown, Regan Brown, Rowan Brown, 2 brothers Riddick Brown, Rory Brown, all of the home; great-grandfather Ivan Yost; grandparents Cindy and Rick Grimm; 2 aunts Shannon Newman, Shellie (Tony) Venezia; 3 uncles Paul Miller, Robert Richards, Jacob Stout; cousins Justin Grimm, Kailey Grimm, Isabelle Venezia; Preceded in death by grandmother Sharon Stout, great-grandmother Flora Yost. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 24th at 7pm in the Waltner-SIMCHAK Funeral Home with Matt Conley officiating. A gathering of friends will be held from 5pm until the time of service, also in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers make donations to CSE Federal Credit Union in Emmaline Brown’s name.

HOF Week Announcements

  1.  Make sure you are staying hydrated!  While it’s not scorching hot, there is still plenty of sun.  Keep drinking water and using sunscreen.
  2. HOF Eve:  Please make sure you are drinking water or gatorade.  Eat a light breakfast the morning of the parade.  Try to avoid things like pancakes with a gallon of chocolate milk, etc that morning.  However, you need to eat something!
  3. HOF Day:  Doors open at 6:30AM, buses roll at 7AM.  We “should” arrive back at PHS around noon, hopefully earlier.
  4. Pregame and La Pantera need to be checked off by this Friday.