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


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.


Pfeiffer Bands

1.  The Perry Band Boosters are hosting a Scotch Doubles Night on Saturday, February 5,  at the AMF Hall of Fame Lanes.  Tickets are $25 per couple and are open to anyone who wishes to participate.  The cost includes shoes, bowling door prizes, food, and fun!  Please see the Perry Band website for more information and to download the flier !  All proceeds will benefit the Perry Band Program.

2.  Playoffs for Monday are as follows:  6th grade band: Lip Slurs 1-3, and Yankee Doodle; 7th grade band: C concert scale and p.19 #1.

3.  Great rehearsals this week.  All of you are working very hard and we are very proud of your accomplishments.  Keep practicing!


Announcements Week of 1/10/2011

1.  Tickets for the Perry Band Scotch Doubles Night are available from Mr. Smith.  Please get your orders in early for this evening of fun and bowling.  Tickets are $25 per couple, and are open to anyone who wants to participate.  Cost includes shoes, bowling, door prizes, food, and fun!  Please see the announcements page for a copy of the flier with info!  Not only will this event be hours of fun, but the proceeds will directly benefit the Perry Band!

2.  Solo and Ensemble money is due this week!  Solos are $15 and Ensembles are $20.  Please make checks payable to Perry Band Boosters.  Ensemble members should turn money into your group leader, and group leaders should turn in ONE check for your ensemble.  Woodwind and Brass Choirs are at no charge to students.

3.  We will be putting together a Pep Band to perform at the Perry Basketball game THIS COMING FRIDAY.  We need your support at this event!  We will meet at 6PM for a quick rehearsal before the game.  Please bring any flip folders/marching band music you have from this past season.  We will play what we can work up in our brief rehearsal.  Dress will be normal clothes (but try to show your Perry Pride!). I can not stress enough how much we need your participation at this event. Please see Mr. Smith or Mrs. Martin if you are able to participate.

4.  GREAT rehearsals by all 3 bands to finish out the week!  We are all so proud of what you have accomplished so far this year.  Now it’s time to put the pedal to the floor and get even better for contest.


Announcements Week of 12/27/2010

1.  When we return from break on Monday, we will be collecting music from the Palace Concert.  Make sure EACH member brings his/her music to rehearsal on Monday.

2.  We will take any last minute solo/ensemble forms next week.  Please remember to fill in what class your solo is.  Many solos are repeated on different class lists, with different movements.  Also, YOU MUST BE TAKING PRIVATE LESSONS IN ORDER TO TAKE A CLASS A SOLO.  No exceptions!

3.  Enjoy the rest of your break!


Band Announcements

1.  AWESOME performances by all 3 HS groups at the Palace!  Congrats!  Now let’s keep working hard and improving to be the best we can be!

2.  Please email me with any solo/ensemble info over break.  We’ll hit the ground running with WW/Brass Choirs when we return.  We will be having our regular sectional rehearsals when school resumes.

3.  Have a safe and relaxing break!  PRACTICE!


Announcements Week of 12/20/2010

1.  Palace Concert on Tuesday night.  All band students should be in balcony seats by 6:30PM.  HS students will store instruments in the dressing rooms under the stage.  Concert Uniforms for this performance.

2.  Palace Set-up Crew should arrive at PHS by 3:00PM.  Please plan to stay after and help tear down/unload at PHS following the concert.

3.  All tickets for the Palace are now sold.  Please tell parents and family members to arrive early to choose their seats.  It will be packed!

4.  Performance order will be:  6th Grade, 7th Grade, Jazz Ensemble, 8th Grade, Concert Band, and Winds.

5.  If you haven’t yet turned in your solo and ensemble form, please do this by Monday.  Money will be due at a later date.  Music can be picked up from Mr. Smith on Monday.

6.  Ensemble leaders should schedule a rehearsal or two with your ensembles over break!  If you want help during rehearsals, send us an email.

7.  Have a safe and relaxing break!!  ALL INSTRUMENTS SHOULD GO HOME!  PRACTICE!