Mrs. Robinson will be out sick tomorrow and the Marching Pride will not be performing the Naples MLK Parade. I apologize for the inconvenience. I know many of you will be disappointed and many parents rearranged their schedules to help chaperone, but the doctor has advised that I stay home to keep from getting anyone else sick. I hope to be back on Tuesday. After school concert band rehearsals are cancelled for Tuesday, but we will rehearse Wednesday after school with Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony. I’m very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
This Week’s Schedule:
Naples MLK Parade Performance, cancelled.
Symphonic Winds Rehearsal, cancelled
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal, cancelled
Dance Practice, 4:00-8:30pm
Band Booster Meeting, 7:00pm
Symphonic Band Rehearsal, 2:15-3:15pm
Wind Symphony Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30pm
Dance Practice, 4:00-8:30pm
JV Guard Practice, 4:00-6:00pm
Varsity Guard Practice, 6:00-8:00pm
All County Honor Band Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00pm @ GCHS
All County Honor Band Rehearsal, 9:00am-5:00pm @ GCHS
Varsity Guard Premier @ Plant City, Call 6:00am
All County Honor Band Rehearsal, 9:00-11:30am @ GCHS
All County Honor Band Concert, 3:00pm @ GCHS
2018 Band & Auxiliary Commitment Forms were due last Friday (1/5): An event list of all remaining 2018 rehearsals and performances has been attached to this email. All students received a copy of the schedule in class before break. Commitment forms are past due and should be turned in ASAP. This will be counted as a graded assignment.
Varsity Guard: The first competition is this Saturday, January 20th. Call time is 6:00am, the Performance will be at 12:38pm, and ETA back to PRHS is 9:00pm.
1st Semester Midterms: Several students have yet to make-up their 1st semester midterms. These students are responsible for scheduling their make-up exam with Mrs. Robinson by the end of this week. Students who do not reschedule their midterm will receive an incomplete.
Band Booster Meeting: The Band Boosters will have their next meeting this Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00pm in the band room. All parents are encouraged to attend.
District Solo & Ensemble MPA: District Solo & Ensemble MPA will be held at LeHigh Sr. High School on either Friday, February 2nd or Saturday, February 3rd. All students are required to provide their own transportation to and from LeHigh Sr. High School. All woodwind and brass students are also responsible for transporting their own instruments. A schedule will be provided to students in a few weeks. Students who drop out after January 5th will be charged $10 per event!
District Auxiliary MPA: District Auxiliary MPA will be held at LeHigh Sr. High School on Saturday, February 3rd. All auxiliary students will travel to and from LeHigh Sr. via school bus. A schedule will be provided to students in a few weeks. Students who drop out after January 5th will be charged $10 per event!
Reminders for all band students:
All band students must have the required concert band attire by February 1st. Concert attire information can be found at http://www.prhsbands.org/forms--handouts.html. Students who do not have the proper attire will not be allowed to perform with their band on stage. Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you’re experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford to purchase this uniform.
All band students are expected to bring their instruments to class/rehearsal in good working order. If a student’s instrument breaks, it is their responsibility to contact Cadence Music or Christman Music to make arrangements to get it fixed and have a loaner instrument so they can continue to practice. Students are responsible for covering the repair cost of the personal instruments. Students playing on school owned instruments, who have paid the $50 instrument rental fee will not be responsible for covering the repair charge. Students who do not have a working instrument in class will lose daily participation points. Please take care of your instruments and remember to bring them to class!
Please remember that our after school rehearsals will start this month. Concert Band MPA will be here before you know it! Students with excessive absences (excused or unexcused) may risk the opportunity to play with their band at Concert MPA. Students who are not able to perform their music at a sufficient level may also lose the opportunity to play with their band at Concert MPA.
Reminders for all auxiliary students:
Auxiliary students are expected to “dress-out” every day in class. “Dressing out” is part of each student’s daily participation grade. Students who do not dress out in class will be put on probation from upcoming performances.
All auxiliary students are required to perform a solo in class by February 1st. Students are encouraged to perform these solos at MPA, but it is not required. This activity will count as a performance test grade. Students who perform their solos at MPA will qualify to audition for an officer position in the 2018-2019 school year.
Dancing Cubs Auxiliary Fundaiser (Friday 1/26): Our Auxiliary Team is inviting all students from Pre-K through 8th grade to come and perform with them at the home basketball game on Friday, January 26th. Please see the attached flyer for more information! Interested students can register by emailing Mrs. Magdaleno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chipotle Auxiliary Fundraiser (Monday 1/29): Come out to support the Auxiliary Team at Chipotle at Mercato on Monday, January 29th. If you present the attached flyer with your purchase from 5:00-9:00pm, 50% of your bill will go to the PRHS Band Boosters to help our Auxiliary Team!
Parent Volunteers Needed:
Auxiliary Fundraisers (Friday 1/26 and Monday 1/29): Please contact Mrs. Magdaleno at email@example.com if you’d like to help out with these fundraisers.
Dance Competition Chaperones (Sunday 2/3): Please contact Mrs. Magdaleno at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help chaperone.
Important Dates to Remember: Please take special note to a few dates on the calendar:
District Jazz MPA will be on Monday, February 5th or Tuesday, February 6th at LeHigh Sr. High School.