12Feb/11

Announcements Week of 2/14/2011

1.  If you haven’t turned in your Band Dance money, it is due no later than MONDAY.  Please turn in all $$ in an envelope with your name clearly marked.

2.  After school Winds on Wednesday, Concert Band on Thursday.  Keep working and practicing as District Contest is just around the corner!

3.  Solo/Ensemble Contest this Saturday at Massillon-Washington HS.  Schedule will be available on Monday.  If you group needs help, please see Mr. Smith or Mrs. Martin ASAP.

4.  Aultman Hospital Blood Drive:  Donate blood and earn money for the Band!

5.  Early plans for the 2011 Marching Band trip to Kalahari are under way!  The trip will be October 15-16, and will cost each student approx. $150.  Price includes charter bus transportation, Kalahari Waterpark Pass for Saturday/Sunday, overnight lodging at Kalahari, and admission to Cedar Point.  Details and payment options coming soon!!  In addition, we will be performing October 15th at the Perkins HS Band Competition.

6.  Jazz Ensemble trip to Louisville Kentucky is next week!!!  Check out the schedule on perryband.com

7.  PHS Band Booster Meeting this Monday at 7PM at PHS.  All parents are welcome!

01Feb/11

Louisville Itinerary

Jazz Ensemble members:  Below is the itinerary for the Louisville Trip.

Thursday, 2/24/2011

4:00PM         Depart PHS via charter busses

7:00PM         Stop for dinner

10:00PM       Arrive at Days Inn, Jeffersonville IN. (812-288-7100)

11:00PM       Lights Out

Friday, 2/25/2011

9:00AM         Breakfast

9:30AM         Load busses and depart for Univ. of Louisville

10:30AM       Performance by Fairfield Jazz Ensemble(Fairfield, OH)

10:55AM       Performance by Columbus East HS (Columbus, IN)

11:20AM       Performance by Highlands HS (Fort Thomas, KY)

12:00-1:00    Jazz Improvisation Clinic with Jamey Abersold

1:50PM         Report to Warm-Up Room

2:25PM         Performance by Perry High School Jazz Ensemble

3:00PM         Load busses

3:30PM         Depart to Mall St. Mathews for shopping and dinner

6:30PM         Depart to University of Louisville for evening concerts

7:45PM         Performance by Antonio Hart and the University of Louisville

Jazz Ensemble

10:00PM       Return to hotel

11:00PM       Lights Out

Saturday, 2/26/2011

8:00AM         Breakfast/Check out

9:00AM         Depart for PHS

12:00PM       Skyline Chili for lunch

3:00PM         Arrive at PHS

All performances will be held in Comstock Hall at the University of Louisville- Louisville, KY

30Jan/11

Announcements Week of 1/31/2011

1.  It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the Perry Band Scotch Doubles Tournament!  The event is this Saturday at HOF Lanes.  Ticket sales will end on Wednesday, so hurry before you miss out on this great event.

2.  Pep Band this Friday!  Sign up sheet will be in the band room.  Community service hours are available for this event.  Mrs. Martin would you to arrive at 6:30.

3.  Please visit the announcements page for information on the Perry Band Blood Drive.  A great way to earn money for the bands and serve the community.

4.  Jazz Ensemble auditions are this week.  Please see Mr. Smith Monday for an audition time.  We would like to hear everyone on Monday and Tuesday after school.

5.  S/E Contest is quickly approaching.  Be sure that you are meeting with your groups and that you are ready to go.  If you would like coaching after school, please see any staff member.  We will be MORE than willing to work with your group.

26Jan/11

Perry Band Uniform Pillow Sale

As most of you are aware, the Perry High School Marching Band will be outfitted with new uniforms for the 2011-2012 season.  However, we have 200 “old” uniforms to get rid of!  The Perry Band Boosters are turning the old uniforms into keepsake pillows.  Please see the attached order form for more info!

Band Pillow Order Forms

26Jan/11

Pfeiffer Band Announcements

1.  There is still time to purchase Scotch Doubles tickets!  Information is on the Perry Band website and  tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Martin or Mr. Smith.

2.  The first day to turn in orders for the magazine fundraiser is Thursday.  Please refer to your information  packet for future dates to turn in your orders!

22Jan/11

PHS Band Announcements Week of 1/24/2011

1. Solo and Ensemble is fast approaching! Be sure you have lined up your accompanist and are busy preparing your solo/ensemble. If you need help, we will be happy to work with you after school.

2. It’s not too late to sign up for the Booster Bowling Night Fundraiser! This is a great way to fundraise for the Band program without selling anything. Visit the scroller on the homepage for more info. Tickets are available from Mr. Smith or the Band Booster president.

3. The OMEA All State Band takes place this week. Two of our Perry students, Matt Lunsford and Claire Kendig, will be representing our bands in this prestigious event. We are very proud of their talents and hard work.

4. Any student interested in auditioning for the Jazz Ensemble for 2011-2012 should see Mr. Smith ASAP for audition information. Enrollment in this class is by audition only.

5. Winds/Concert Band auditions will be held in late March. You should be preparing a piece of your choosing for this audition, along with major scales. We will provide you with an excerpt later this month, in addition to your prepared piece.

6. The Marching Band schedule for next year will be coming soon! Pencil the date for our Kalahari/Cedar Point trip as October 15/16! We will be leaving Saturday morning and travelling to Sandusky, OH for our stay at Kalahari, followed by a performance at the Perkins High School “Northcoast Band” Competition. Sunday will be spent at Cedar Point, followed by a parade in the park before we return home.

7. Information on The Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium will be available soon.

8. The 2011 Leadership Retreat will tentatively be held on July 14th. This will be a canoe trip on the Tusc. River, followed by an overnight stay at the NTR Campground. More info coming soon. Parents interested in chaperoning/cooking a meal, please contact us at perryband@gmail.com

15Jan/11

Announcements Week of 1/17/2011

1.  Thanks to those students who participated in the Pep Band this past Friday.  We heard many positive comments from community and school board members.  We appreciate all that you do for the Perry Bands.

2.  We have been asked to have a Pep Band at all remaining home basketball games.  A sign up sheet will be posted in the main band room on Tuesday.  We will be offering 2 hours of community service for each game attended.

3.  Scotch Doubles Night at HOF Lanes is February 5th.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend this evening of fun!  Please see Mr. Smith for tickets!

4.  Jazz Band minor scales test begins on Tuesday.

5.  Plans are underway for Marching Band.  The schedule, including Rookie Camp, will be updated soon with all dates.  It will be an exciting year for the Perry Bands as we keep getting better and better.