Announcements Week of 2/28/2011

1.  Congratulations to the PHS Jazz Ensemble for an outstanding performance at the University of Louisville Jazz Festival.  All 3 judges were VERY impressed with your performance.  Also, congrats to John Thompson, Steven Turner, and Nathan Clapper for receiving Outstanding Performer awards!

2.  Jazz Ensemble page has been updated with 2 new tunes for April/May performances:  Told You Twice, and You Dig?.

3.  Winds/Concert audition materials will be available this week.

4.  Winds will rehearse this THURSDAY with Mr. Jeff Shellhammer.  Your attendance at this important rehearsal is expected.

5.  Performance times for District contest will be available later this week.  Don’t forget, we have a concert the Monday before contest at 7PM!


Marching Band Updates For All 2011 Perry Band Members

The full 2011 Marching Band Calendar is now online.  Please visit the calendar link so you can begin planning your summer schedules.  The schedule has been changed to allow more “free” time for you in August (4 day weekends!).  As you begin to plan summer vacations, please keep in mind that your attendance is necessary to assure that you have a spot in our show for this year.

Two dates remain to be added:  The Stark County Fair Band Show, and the Massillon Band Show.  These dates will be added as soon as we have information.

The Kalahari trip is booked on October 15/16.  Details regarding payments will be available soon.  Don’t miss out on this awesome trip.

All 2011 Sophomores, Juniors, and/or Seniors who wish to audition for the position of Field Commander should see Mr. Smith ASAP to schedule a time for assistance in preparing for your audition.

We are looking forward to a GREAT season as we take our Marching Band to new heights and continue on our goal to be the best.


Announcements Week of 2/21/2011

1. Congrats to all who participated in Solo and Ensemble Contest this weekend.  Perry High School musicians earned 43 Superior Ratings and 9 Excellent Ratings out of 52 total events!  Congratulations to all of you for your hard work.

2.  District Contest week is 3 weeks away.  Time to buckle down and spend some extra time practicing those parts!  Our Pre Contest Concert will be held on Monday, March 14th, at 7PM in the Boys Gym.  We will take pictures of each group prior to the performance.  District Contest times should be coming soon.

3.  Rich Kibler from Lake High School will be working with Winds this Wednesday.  Galen Karricker from The University of Akron will be working with Concert Band on Thursday.

4.  On March 3rd, Thursday, Jeff Shellhammer from Capitol University will be working with Winds.  Please clear your schedules for this very important rehearsal.

5.  Jazz Ensemble trip is this week!  The bus will roll at 4PM on Thursday.  Remember that dress for Friday is all black (dress pants, dress shoes, and dress shirt…not jeans and tee shirts!)

6.  Winds/Concert Band auditions will take place the week after the musical.  You will need to prepare 30-40 measures of your choosing, plus a required etude, in addition to scales.  Any student who auditions and makes the 2012 OMEA All State Band will automatically be placed in Winds for next year.  You can’t make the All State Band if you don’t audition!  We encourage ALL students to audition for this prestigious group.

7.  Final two Pep Bands are this Tuesday and Thursday.  Please sign up in the band room ASAP!


Pfeiffer 7th Grade Band Solo and Ensemble

All Pfeiffer 7th grade band members are encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble Contest that will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Tuslaw High School.  All interest forms are due to Mrs. Martin by Thursday, February 17.  If you did not receive a form and are interested in participating in the event, please see Mrs. Martin as soon as possible.


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!


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


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.