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The Palmetto Ridge High School Band Program is located in Naples, Florida. Performing ensembles include: the Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band 1, Jazz Band 2, PRHS Auxiliary Team, Varsity Guard, JV Guard, and Competitive Dance. In the fall, all of these groups combine to form the Marching Pride.
The Palmetto Ridge Band and Auxiliary is one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus. We take PRIDE in our program, school and community.
We hope you all had a nice weekend. We also hope that the students who attended Prom had a great time.
This will be the last Weekly Update that will include our Graduating Class of 2022. Seniors and Senior Parents, thank you so much for all your dedication and support of the Marching Pride! We are looking forward to seeing you all at Graduation this weekend. Best of luck in the future and remember, Once a Bear, Always a Bear! If you would like to continue to receive our emails and updates, please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.
Here’s what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule: Tuesday (5/24)
Graduation Band Rehearsal, 2:15-3:15pm
Drumline Camp, 5:00-7:00pm
Officer Meeting, 12:00-12:15pm
Graduation Band Rehearsal, 2:15-3:15pm
Early Dismissal Day
2022 PRHS Graduation Ceremony, Call 7:00am, Ceremony starts at 8:30am
2022-2023 Marching Pride Commitment Forms & Fees (Past Due): Please be sure to turn in your commitment forms and fees for next season ASAP. If you have any financial concerns, please contact Mrs. Robinson to discuss the options.
2022 Graduation Band: Please be reminded that all non-graduating band students are required to perform in the 2022 PRHS Graduation Ceremony unless they turned in a commitment form stating their conflict. The Graduation Band will rehearse after school on Tuesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 26th from 2:15-3:15pm. The Graduation Ceremony is on Saturday, May 28th and the call time will be 7:00am. Attire will be this year’s silver Marching Pride band t-shirt and khaki or light-colored shorts—no denim, with gym shoes. Students may wear hats and sunglasses. Sunscreen and water will be required. Students should be done by 11:30am at the latest.
2022-2023 Marching Pride Officer Meeting (Thurs. 5/26): There will be a mandatory Officer Meeting for all 2022-2023 Marching Pride Officers on Thursday, May 26th at 12:00pm in the band room. Please be early so that we can end on time.
Band & Auxiliary Final Exams: Final exams are scheduled for May 31st (Periods 2, 4, and 6), June 1st (Periods 1, 3, and 5), and June 2nd (Period 7) Students will return their school owned instruments and clean out their lockers in class on these days. All school owned instruments and lockers must be returned by no later than June 2nd. Students who are returning to band next year will be allowed to take their school owned instruments home over the summer.
Concert Attire and Marching Band Shoe Donations: If you are not returning to band next year, please consider donating your concert attire and marching band shoes before you leave. These donations will go to future students who might be able to purchase them on their own.
2023 All-State Band Audition Music: The All-State Band Audition Music has been posted on the FBA website: https://fba.flmusiced.org/all-state/audition-requirements/. Mrs. Robinson has most of the concert band books in the band library. Students who are serious about auditioning for All-State can see Mrs. Robinson for more information and copies of the audition music. Auditions are on Saturday, September 24th at Lely High School. Students who wish to audition must take private lessons or pass a pre-audition with Mrs. Robinson by Friday, August 12th.
Instrument Repair & Equipment: Our trusted local vendors are Cadence Music (239) 275-6262 and Christman Music (239) 254-8863. If needed, please be sure to get your instrument fixed and have all your needed supplies.