Monday (1/8) All County Honor Band Rehearsal 6:00-8:00pm @ GCHS (select students)
Tuesday (1/9) Dance Practice 4:00-8:30pm
JV Guard Practice 4:00-6:00pm
Thursday (1/11) Dance Practice 4:00-8:30pm
JV Guard Practice 4:00-6:00pm Varsity Guard Practice 6:00-8:00pm
Friday (1/12) Basketball Pep Band vs. GGHS, Call 5:30pm
2018 Band & Auxiliary Commitment Forms were due last Friday (1/5): All students received a copy of the 2018 schedule in class before break. Commitment forms are past due and should be turned in ASAP. This will be counted as a graded assignment. If your student misplaced their form, forms are also posted on the band website under “Students-->Forms.” Additional copies will no longer be provided in class.
Basketball Pep Band: Basketball Pep Band will start on Friday, January 12th! Call time is 5:30pm in the band room. Students will receive their Pep Band t-shirts on or before January 12th. Please turn in your $12 if you have not already done so. All games are posted on the band calendar.
Naples MLK Parade: The Naples MLK Parade is on Monday, January 15th. The Marching Pride will be performing and we will be traveling via school bus. Students will report to the band room at the beginning of 2nd period. We are scheduled to return to school before 2:00pm so students can catch the buses going home at the send of the school day. The district is providing students with lunch for attending this performance. Students need to eat a good breakfast before arriving to school. Students who are struggling in other academic classes may lose their privilege to attend this trip.
Band student attire: green band t-shirt, jeans/dark pants, dark athletic shoes
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. Interested students can register by emailing Mrs. Magdaleno at email@example.com.
Chipotle Auxiliary Fundraiser (Monday 1/29): Come out to support the Auxiliary Team at Chipotle at Mercato on Monday, January 29th. If you tell the cashier that you'd like to support the PRHS Auxiliary Team when you make 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:
Chaperones & Truck Crew (Monday 1/15): Please email Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re able to help with the MLK Parade. Parents are asked to report to the school by 8:00am. We will return to the school by 2:00pm.
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:
Varsity Guard will have their first competition on Saturday, January 20th. Call time is 6:00am, the Performance will be at 12:38pm, and ETA back to PRHS is 9:00pm.
District Jazz MPA will be on Monday, February 5th or Tuesday, February 6th at LeHigh Sr. High School.