We hope you all had a great end to the school year. We know you all have been waiting anxiously to receive information on the upcoming 2020 Marching Pride Season. Unfortunately, the information we have for you is not much different than the information we had 10 weeks ago…everything is still tentative and in a holding pattern until more direction is given from the State, School District, and School Administration. This is the information we can share with you as of today.
TENTATIVE Kick-Off Meeting: Our Kick-Off Meeting is our opening to meeting to marching band season. This is the meeting where parents and students will turn in required forms, pay band fees, order band attire, and receive information on what to expect with band camp and marching band season. Please note that auxiliary students will have a separate meeting from band students. As of right now, we have NOT been given permission to hold our Kick-Off Meeting, but IF we are allowed to have Kick-Off, these are the days and times we have scheduled:
Kick-Off Meeting for New Band Members – Saturday, July 25th, 12:00-2:00pm
Kick-Off Meeting for Returning Band Members – Saturday, July 25th, 2:00-4:00pm
Kick-Off Meeting for All Auxiliary Members – Saturday, July 25th, 3:00-5:00pm
TENTATIVE Band Camp Dates: As of right now, we have NOT been given permission to have band camp. IF we are allowed to have band camp, these are the days and times we have scheduled:
Band Camp Week #1 July 27 – July 31 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Band Camp Week #2 August 3 & 4 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
August 5 – August 7 (1:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Please note: IF we are allowed to hold band camp, we will be sure to follow all guidelines and requirements as mandated by the State, CCPS, and PRHS Administration.
TENTATIVE Auxiliary Placement Auditions: As of right now, we have NOT been given permission to have these auditions. IF we are allowed to have these auditions, these are the days and times we have scheduled: July 14-16, 10:00am-12:30pm. Students will be placed on to dance, weapon line, or flag during these auditions.
TENTATIVE Percussion Placement Auditions: As of right now, we have NOT been given permission to have these auditions. IF we are allowed to have these auditions, these are the days and times we have scheduled: July 20-23, 8:00-10:30am. Students will be placed on snare, bass drum, tenor drums, field cymbals, or front ensemble during these auditions.
TENTATIVE Band & Auxiliary Fees: As of right now, we have NOT confirmed band fees for our upcoming season. Please note: IF the season shortened in anyway, band fees will be lowered and adjusted accordingly. These fees will be collected at the Kick-Off Meeting. The amount will not go up. Please do not send any payments to the school prior to the Kick-Off Meeting.
What does the band fee cover? Uniform cleaning and maintenance, two marching band t-shirts, a pair of marching shorts, a pair of marching gloves, all home game meals, competition fees, music, field drill, additional band staff, transportation, and other costs that are needed throughout the season.
What school owned instruments are available for rental? We can only provide the following instruments: oboe, bassoon, tenor sax, bari sax, bass clarinet, French horn/mellophone, euphonium/baritone, and tuba/sousaphone. We have been told that the District is making plans to provide all CCPS band programs with enough instruments to prevent students from having to share instruments. Further information on whether or not this is happening is still pending.
Why is there a percussion fee? This percussion fee helps to cover the cost of marching sticks, drumheads, mallets, and all percussion equipment.
What does the auxiliary fee cover? Auxiliary shoes, two band t-shirts, pre-game uniform, one pair of tights, one pair of earrings, all home game meals, competition fees, music, field drill, additional band staff, transportation, and other costs that are needed throughout the season.
What is the attendance policy? Students are expected to attend all of band camp, all rehearsals, sectionals, and performances. These events are all graded. Obviously due to the circumstances, Mrs. Robinson will try to be as accommodating as possible, but please know that there will be limits to what she can and cannot excuse. All conflicts will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
What happens if I am not able to attend the placement auditions, band camp, and/or the Kick-Off Meeting? Notify Mrs. Robinson so that she is aware of your conflict. She will provide you with more information.
Physical Exams: All students must submit a physical evaluation completed by their doctor prior to Band Camp. Physicals are good for the entire school year. We were told that there may be some updates to this form. When the form is available, Mrs. Robinson will notify everyone. If you must complete your physical before this form is available, you may use the form provided by your doctor. Mrs. Robinson will be collecting these forms electronically through Cut Time.
Concert Band Placements: These have not yet been decided. Mrs. Robinson may still choose to re-evaluate all students when school resumes.
Updated Roster of Registered Students: An updated roster of all of the students who are currently registered for the 2020-2021 Marching Pride Season was sent out via email. If you know of anyone who is not listed who is interested in joining us, please have them contact Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com. Thank you for your help!
Where can I see all other dates for games, rehearsals, and performances? All of our tentative dates are posted on our band calendar, which is available on our band website: www.prhsbands.org. Instructions on how to sync our calendar with your phone are also provided on the calendar page.
For the latest information, visit these social media platforms:
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That is all of the information we have as of now. Please remember that everything is still PENDING and TENTATIVE. We have not yet been given the “okay” for band camp. We are still waiting for more guidance by the State and School District. All information will be given as it is received. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
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Palmetto Ridge High School
1655 Victory Lane Naples, FL 34120
Director of Bands: Annabelle Robinson
Band Office: (239) 377-4745
Fax Number: (239) 377-2401