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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 everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and restful break! Both jazz bands did a great job at Christmas on Third last Monday. Thank you to all who stopped by to watch.
The jazz bands will be playing at Ave Maria’s Hometown Christmas this Friday and the Marching Pride will be marching in the parade. We have rehearsals this week to help prepare the bands for their upcoming parades and Winterfest.
Here’s what you need to know for this week’s events.
This Week’s Schedule: Monday (11/29)
Wind Ensemble (3rd Period Band), 2:15-3:30pm
Wind Symphony (2nd Period Band), 3:30-4:30pm
Virtual Learning Day for students, Professional Learning Day for teachers
Dance Practice, 2:15-3:30pm
Symphonic Winds (4th Period Band), 2:15-3:15pm
Full Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:15-5:00pm
Tri-M Meeting, 2:15-3:00pm
Ave Maria Hometown Parade, Call 4:00pm
Concert Band Attire: It is each band family’s responsibility to order and purchase these uniforms. All uniforms take at least 2-4 weeks to be shipped, please do not wait until the last minute. Concert gowns and pants will need to be hemmed, so please take that into consideration when placing your orders. The suggested deadline for this attire is December 6, 2021 for our Winterfest Concerts, but the hard deadline is February 16, 2022 for our Mid-Year Band Concert and District Concert Band MPA. Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.
Concert Band After School Rehearsals (Tues. 11/30 and Thurs. 12/2): Wind Ensemble will rehearse on Tues. 11/30 from 2:15-3:30pm and Wind Symphony will rehearse on Tues. 11/30 from 3:30-4:30pm. Symphonic Winds will rehearse on Thurs. 12/2 from 2:15-3:15pm. Regular after school rehearsals will begin in January. Please refer to the band calendar for specific dates and times. Each concert band will rehearse after school once a week. All rehearsals are required and graded.
Marching Band Parade After School Rehearsal (Thurs. 12/2): The Marching Pride will have one parade rehearsal on Thursday, December 2nd from 3:15-5:00pm. This rehearsal will prepare the students for their upcoming holiday parades for the community. Students are reminded to wear appropriate attire and to bring water. All rehearsals are required and graded.
Ave Maria Hometown Christmas (Fri. 12/3): The Marching Pride will be performing at the Ave Maria Hometown Christmas Parade on Friday, December 3rd and the jazz bands will be performing by The Bean from 6:00-9:00pm. We have not been given specifics about the parade as of yet. The parade usually starts between 5:30-6:00pm. When the event planners give us more details, we’ll be sure to share them with parents and students. The parade route starts by The Bean, goes around the church, and ends by Tropical Smoothie. Band students will wear this year’s silver Marching Pride shirt, green marching band shorts, tall black socks, and marching band shoes with their marching band uniform. Band students are encouraged to wear Santa hats or other holiday related hats/headbands and decorate their instruments. Band students are encouraged to speak with their band captains and section leaders if they have any questions. Auxiliary students will wear their pregame uniform, black leggings, tights, black outdoor shoes, with full hair and makeup. Auxiliary students are encouraged to wear Santa hats or other holiday related hats/headbands. Auxiliary students are encouraged to speak with their auxiliary captains and section leaders if they have any questions.
Healthy Snack Orders (Due Fri. 12/3): The Marching Pride will be performing in the Naples Christmas parade on Tuesday, December 7th. Call time for students will be 3:00pm. We have to report to the parade area by 5:00pm and will not return to the school until around 10:00pm. Students will have to eat dinner before we leave, so our Boosters are providing a Healthy Snack meal for $7. The meal will include your choice of a ham, turkey, BMT, or veggie 6-inch Subway sandwich, chips, a cookie, and water. Please place your orders and payments to Mrs. Robinson by Friday, December 3rd. If you are paying in cash, please bring the exact amount. Mrs. Robinson will not have any change. Students who do not order a Healthy Snack meal will have to bring their own packed dinner.
Winterfest Concerts: WinterFest is the PRHS Music Department Holiday Concert. There will be two concerts, one on Thursday, December 9th and one on Friday, December 10th. These concerts will feature the PRHS concert bands, orchestras, choir, jazz bands, auxiliary, percussion, and the Marching Pride! Concerts will start at 6:30pm. Admission will be $5. Tickets sales will start on Monday, December 6th. All performances are required and graded.
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. Christman Music visits PRHS on Mondays and Cadence Music comes on Fridays.