Happy Father’s Day to all of our Band Dads! I hope you’re all having a great summer. A few weeks ago I was in Chicago visiting my dad for his 70thbirthday. Mr. Robinson and I went to see the musical Hamilton. I’m really excited to have our students and parents see it while on our Chicago Trip in November! Here’s some information I wanted to share with you all: 2018-2019 Marching Pride Commitment Forms & Band Fees:If you are on a payment plan or still need to pay off your band fee, you can mail your check/money order to the school at: Palmetto Ridge High School Attn: Annabelle Robinson 1655 Victory Lane Naples, FL 34120 Payments can also be made on the Band Website through PayPal. Please note that there is an additional $5.00 charge for online payments. Marching Band Music:The 2018 marching band show music Reign is posted on the band website at the following link: http://www.prhsbands.org/401/login.php?redirect=/music--drill.html. The part assignments are also posted on the page for flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, and trombone. Since our music is copyrighted, the page is password protected. The password was sent to students and parents via email. Woodwind Feature:There is a woodwind features in measures 186-204 of the show. Woodwind students who are interested in being a part of the feature will need to audition on measures 186-204 via video. Video submissions are due on July 17th. Please email your video auditions to Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum tempo should be quarter note = 120. 2018-2019 Marching Pride T-shirt Designs:We are asking for all t-shirt design submissions by Wednesday, June 20th. Mrs. Robinson will choose the shirt designs from those submitted. Marching Pride Shirt & Short Orders:We are hoping to have this year’s shirts and shorts ready by the Kick Off Meeting on July 28th. We’re still missing some sizes from students. If your name was on the list attached to the email sent, please email Mrs. Robinson your shirt and short sizes at your earliest convenience. Shirt will be in adult unisex sizes. The shorts will be in men’s and women’s sizes. The men’s shorts will have a 9 inch inseam and the women’s shorts will have a 5 inch inseam. Please specify which type of shorts you want to order for your student. Auxiliary Uniform Orders: We ordered all of the pregame and halftime show uniforms for the auxiliary team. If your name was not on the list attached to the email sent, please contact Mrs. Robinson ASAP at email@example.com. Chicago Band Trip: It’s not too late to register for our trip to Chicago. Our BRT trip coordinator is Kim Mikitka. She can be reached by phone at (800) 373-1423 ext. 243 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm (central time). 2019 All County Honor Band Audition Material: The 2019 All County Honor Band audition material is available at the following link: http://www.prhsbands.org/ccps-honor-band.html. All students are encouraged to prepare the material over the summer. Certain students are required to audition in November 2018: Drum Majors, Band Captains, 1st& 2ndLieutenant Section Leaders, and all students in Wind Ensemble. Important Dates to Remember:Please take special note to a few dates on the calendar:
Band Officer Camp:We will have a Band Officer Camp on Wednesday, July 18thfrom 8:00am-5:00pm. We’re bringing in a special clinician for this event. Our second Band Officer Camp will be on Saturday, July 28thfrom 8:00-11:00am. Please save the date for both events.
Kick Off Meeting:Our Band Camp Kick-Off Meeting will be on Saturday, July 28th. This meeting is where students will order their marching band shoes along with other attire. New members will have their meeting at 12:00noon in the auditorium. All returning members will have their meeting at 2:00pm in the auditorium.
Band Camp Dates:Band Camp 2018 will be Monday, July 30th through August 3rd 8:00am-4:00pm and Monday, August 6th and Tuesday, August 7th 8:00am-4:00pm and Wednesday, August 8th through August 10th1:00-8:30pm. Please note that all students are starting on Monday, July 30th!