We do not have much new information this week.
Auxiliary Placement Audition Results: Thank you to all of the students who turned in an audition video. The results were sent via email. We look forward to working with all of you!
Percussion Placement Audition Results: Thank you to all of the students who turned in their final videos. Some students still have not turned in a second video. Mrs. Robinson will be contacting those students this weekend. We hope to post the results by Monday, August 17th.
Student Social WebEx Meetings: Thank you to all of our students who participated in these meetings. It was nice having the opportunity to meet with you before the start of school. There will be no meetings this week due to the teacher work week.
When is the first marching band rehearsal? Mrs. Robinson will start after school rehearsals in the week of August 31st. We will still begin by only rehearsing sections at a time, once a week after school to allow better social distancing and extra safety precautions. These once a week sectionals will occur until at least early September. This is the projected schedule:
Why are we only rehearsing in sectionals once a week? Mrs. Robinson feels that it’s best to start rehearsing in smaller groups before having all 220+ students combined all at once. These sectional groups will allow Mrs. Robinson and the staff to work with less than 80 students at a time. A smaller amount of students at a time allows Mrs. Robinson and the staff to run rehearsals with better social distancing.
What about football games? A schedule has not yet been released. We will provide a schedule when it is posted. It looks like there may be three home games and three away games this year. As of right now we do not foresee that the band will be allowed to perform at away games, but we do plan on attending all scheduled home games.
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. It is highly recommended that all students and parents synch the band calendar with their phones. Instructions on how to sync our calendar with your phone are also provided on the calendar page.
Kick-Off Meeting: Dates and times are TBD.
What school owned instruments are available for rental? We can only provide the following instruments: piccolo, oboe, bassoon, tenor sax, bari sax, bass clarinet, French horn/mellophone, euphonium/baritone, and tuba/sousaphone. The District has provided all CCPS band programs with enough instruments to prevent students from having to share instruments.
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? One band t-shirt, a pre-game uniform top, black leggings, one pair of tights, music, field drill, additional band staff, and other costs that are needed throughout the season.
Physical Exams & Required Forms: The following forms are required by all students in order to participate in band. Students will not be allowed to participate without submitting the following on AthleticClearance.com. Please complete these forms by Monday, August 31st.
Concert Band Placements: Mrs. Robinson will re-evaluate all students when school resumes.
Questions? Email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.
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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