Buckeye Invitational

We have been confirmed to perform at the Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium on October 14th!

Our tentative performance time is 7:45 PM.  As the date gets closer, a more detailed schedule will be available.  For now, plan on departing PHS sometime in the afternoon.  Below is a tentative list of scheduled performing groups.



Social Media Policy

Please read the following addition to the Perry Band Handbook.  This policy will be in effect beginning on June 5th.  Have a great summer and we will see you in July!

Social Media Policy

As a member of the Perry High School Bands, you represent the group at all times, including on social media platforms. It is expected that you hold yourself and the group to the highest of standards. Any instances of slander, hate speech, cyber bullying, or other inappropriate comments directed toward individual members or sections of the band, the band as a whole, or it’s directors and staff will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the band.

In an effort to guide social media practices, including group chats, we suggest the following:

  • Understand that freedom of speech is not unlimited. Social media websites are not a place where you can say and do whatever you want without consequences.
  • Think twice before posting. If you would not want your parents, family, teachers, or boss to see your post, do not post it!
  • The internet is permanent. Even if you delete something, it still exists somewhere.
  • Remember many different audiences will see your posts, including fans, alumni, band members, parents, staff, etc.
  • Do not post comments that you would not speak about openly person to person.
  • Remember that directors and staff are aware of what you post on social media. Eventually, we will hear about it.
  • Keep in mind that potential employers and colleges use social media websites to screen candidates. Your career path can be directly impacted by your actions on social media websites.
  • Protect yourself by maintaining a self-image that you can be proud of years from now.

University of Akron Honors Band and Summer Band

Information for the Ohio Band Directors Conference Honor Band at The University of Akron is available!  The event takes place in December, and auditions materials are due in October.  Please go to http://uakron.edu/bands/obdc/honor-band/ for information.  All students who are studying privately should consider applying for this event!

Any student who is studying privately who would like to earn some college credit and have a fantastic summer music experience should consider enrolling in the University of Akron’s Summer Concert Band. Info is below.  Please see Mr. Smith before you enroll to ensure this ensemble is right for you.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Guzzetta Recital Hall)
June 13 (Tuesday) to July 13 (Thursday)
July 13 (Thursday) – CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Coleman Common
(Guzzetta Recital Hall – Rain Location)
For information on how to enroll at UA please visit:
Please select the “tab” that corresponds to the application you prefer:
NOTE: High School Students should select “Other”
Once you have been admitted at UA, please add Summer Band to your schedule:
7510: 130 – 481 (33225) – Undergraduate Credit
7510: 630 – 481 (33226) – Graduate Credit
If for some reason you need to miss a rehearsal or two, please call me (330-697-9233 cell or 330-972-6180 office) to discuss as we can accommodate these situations on a limited basis.

Percussion Ensemble and Bands In The Round!

•  Come out and support the PHS Percussion Ensemble this Wednesday at PHS.  The concert begins at 7PM.  Admission is $6.00

•  Bands In The Round is this Thursday night!  (and it’s only supposed to be 55 degrees!)  HS students need to be in the gym by 6:00PM for the massed bands rehearsal.  Admission to the concert is $6.00.  Band dress for the event is “nice dress clothes”.  (no jeans, shorts, tee shirts, etc)