Students will need to eat dinner before arriving for rehearsal. There will not be a dinner break during after school practices. Students still need to bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent, and their lanyards to after school rehearsals.
End of Band Camp Performance: Parents, family and friends are invited to come and see the Marching Pride perform at 8:00pm. This performance will be in the stadium and the band will showcase all that they worked on during band camp.
Wednesday (8/16) First Day of School/Pep Rally
The Marching Pride will perform at the Pep Rally on Wednesday. Students will be dismissed from their 7th period class and report to the band room. Students should wear PRHS attire and/or a band t-shirt for this performance.
Thursday (8/17) Full Rehearsal 5:30-8:30pm
Friday (8/18) Away game at Ida Baker. Call time is 3:30pm
Healthy Snack will be given at 3:00pm
Please bring dinner money for 3rd quarter break. This meal is not included in the band fee.
We should return to PRHS around 10:30pm. Please check our Twitter and Facebook for and updated ETA.
Game Day Attire:
Winds & Percussion: This year’s green band t-shirt, dark shorts (black, dark gray, or dark green), black socks, and athletic shoes. We’re hoping to have this year’s marching band shorts to the students by Friday, but there’s a chance that we will not happen. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Auxiliary: Performance tank top, performance black shorts, tights, and tan auxiliary shoes.
Required Band Forms: If you have not already done so, please turn in your required band forms at your earliest convenience. Students who do not turn in their Emergency Information and/or Travel Authorization will not be allowed to travel with the band this Friday. Please turn in your forms ASAP.
Parent Volunteers Needed:
Show Props: We’re looking for parent volunteers to help out with putting on the final touches to the show props. If you’re able to help out this Monday week at 5:30pm, please email Mr. Buddy Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Snack: We’re looking for parent volunteers to help pass out healthy snack on Friday at 3:00pm. Please email Mr. Buddy Rainey at email@example.com if you’re able to help.
Truck Crew: If you’re interested in helping our truck as we travel to Ida Baker H.S. on Friday, please email Mr. Wilfredo Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaperones: I think we have enough chaperones for this Friday’s game, but if you have any questions on how to chaperone, please email Mrs. Eileen Fuentes at email@example.com.
Important Dates to Remember: Please take special note to a few dates on the calendar:
Open House/Curriculum Night: Palmetto Ridge High School is hosting it’s Open House on Monday, August 28th starting at 6:30pm.
There is Early Dismissal 9/20, along with no school on 9/21, but there is still a required football game performance on 9/22. It’s a home game and it’s also 8th grade night. In following week, we have a required football game performance on a Thursday night (9/28). We will not have Thursday night rehearsal on 9/21 or 9/28—instead, we will have a Saturday rehearsal on 9/23 from 8:00am-4:00pm. This rehearsal is mandatory.
There is no school on 10/16 and 10/17 but the band will still rehearse on Tuesday, 10/17 from 5:30-8:30pm. This rehearsal is required. We could not move it or cancel it because Band Show is that weekend (10/21) and MPA is the following weekend (10/28).
CHARMS: CHARMS Office Assistant is used for student accounts and email communication. Please check your accounts to make sure your contact information is accurate. Instructions on how to access your CHARMS account can be found at the following link: http://www.prhsbands.org/charms.html.
Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser: Don’t forget to sell your Krispy Kreme Donuts! Order forms are due by Friday, August 18th. Each box sells for $8.00. If you need another form, these can be found in the band room on the bookshelf.
Universal Studios Orlando Band Trip: We will hold our first trip meeting on Monday, August 21st at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Please plan to attend if you’d like more information on our upcoming trip.