We have 2 weeks till our 2018 Kick Off Meeting! Mrs. Robinson will be out of town this week and will have very limited access to email. When possible, she will respond to emails at her earliest convenience. Thank you for your patience. If you require immediate assistance, you can contact Mr. Bigler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are a few reminders: Band Camp 2018 Info:Band Camp information has been posted on the band website. This included required forms that are due at the Kick Off Meeting. For more information, please follow this link: http://www.prhsbands.org/band-camp-2018.html. Band Officer Camp:We will have a Band Officer Camp on Wednesday, July 18thfrom 8:00am-5:00pm in the band room. Ivan Wansley is the clinician. All officers need to bring a binder, a pencil and a bagged lunch on Wednesday. Please dress comfortably as you will be doing group activities. Please email Mr. Bigler at email@example.com if you have any questions. School Physicals: Just a reminder, all students must present an updated physical form at the Kick Off Meeting on July 28th. Physical forms can be found at the following link: http://www.prhsbands.org/uploads/1/0/7/8/107847845/physical_form.pdf. Physicals are good for a year, so please bring a copy if your student’s physical is still valid. School Instrument Rental: Just a reminder, the school can only provide the following marching band instruments to students: percussion, tubas/sousaphones, euphoniums/marching baritones, French horn/mellophones, and tenor saxophones. Students who play flute, clarinet, alto saxophone or trumpet will have to provide their own instrument. If you do not own your instrument, can you rent one through Cadence Music or Christman Music. Here is their contact information: Cadence Music 5215 Ramsey Way Suite #2 Fort Myers, FL 33907 (239) 275-6262 www.cadencemusic.com Christman Music 2081 J and C Blvd. Naples, FL 34109 (239) 254-8863 www.christmanmusic.com 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 at www.prhsbands.org. Please note that there is an additional $5.00 charge for online payments. *NEW* Marching Band Music: New music has been added to the band website including updated show music for percussion. Music can be found 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 via email to students and parents. 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. 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. If you did not turn in your shirt or short sizes in time, please email your information to Mrs. Robinson at your earliest convenience. Chicago Band Trip: The Chicago Band Trip is FULL at the moment.You can still contact BRT to register for our trip to Chicago, but you will be placed on a wait list to make sure they can acquire airline and Hamilton tickets. BRT is confident that we’ll be able to accommodate more students, so if you’re interested in going on the trip, please contact our BRT coordinator Kim Mikitka ASAP. Kim can be reached by phone at (800) 373-1423 ext. 243 or via email at email@example.com. 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 28th from 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. A separate email will be sent with more information.
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 visit the band website for more information at: http://www.prhsbands.org/band-camp-2018.html.