Welcome back! We hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! These next three weeks will fly by as they are packed with holiday festivities. Before you know it, winter break will be here!
First of all, we’d like to thank our local Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department for sending off the Marching Pride when they left for State on November 19th. We were all so surprised to see our parents, family, and friends sending us off, it was such a great moment for our students, and we are all so thankful for all the support!
The Marching Pride had two amazing performances at State Prelims and Finals. We were so proud when they placed 3rd in Class 5A at STATE! The Marching Pride had an amazing season this year. Thank you to our students for all their hard work and dedication. Thank you especially to our seniors and student officers for all their leadership and perseverance. We want to thank all our band staff and parent volunteers who have helped throughout marching band season. The success of our students is attributed to their hard work and dedication, along with the support they receive from their parents, our school administration, our Band Boosters, and band staff. Thank you, Band Booster Board, Anthony Rowtie, Eileen Fuentes, Miguel Font, Kristian Newton, Dana Rowtie, Bill Strom, Sandra Llorca, and Erika Guerra for their leadership with our Band Boosters and parent volunteers. Thank you, Band Staff, Anthony Claro, Annamarie Magdaleno, Lee Dang, Melissa Sieja, Alina Brito, Carlos Martinez, Shelby Blocker, Eric Perez, Mario Mistretta, and Paige Brokopp for your expertise, creativity, and dedication to our students. Thank you everyone for supporting our students and the Marching Pride!
This week we are starting our after school concert band rehearsals. We also have All-County Honor Band Auditions on Tuesday, Cookie Dough Order Pick-up on Wednesday, a Virtual Learning Day for the students on Thursday, and our Ave Maria Hometown Christmas Parade on Friday.
Here's what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
Make-up Assignments: All missed rehearsals and performances will require a make-up assignment. Instructions on how to request a make-up assignment are posted on Canvas.
Concert Band Rehearsals (Start Week of 11/28): Our concert bands will start their after school rehearsals this week. These after school rehearsals are to help prepare for our Winterfest concerts. Wind Symphony (1st period band) will rehearse on Monday, November 28th from 2:15-3:15pm. Wind Ensemble (3rd period band) will rehearse on Wednesday, November 30th from 2:15-3:15pm. Symphonic Winds (4th period band) will rehearse on Wednesday, November 30th from 3:15-4:15pm.
Ave Maria Hometown Christmas Parade (Fri. 12/2): The Marching Pride and Jazz Bands will be performing at the Ave Maria Hometown Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2nd. We will rehearse from 2:15-3:15pm on that day. Healthy Snack will be served at 3:15pm. The parade starts at 6:00pm. The jazz bands will perform after the parade. We are typically on the corner of Annunciation and Seton across from The Bean. More details will be sent in a separate email. Band students will wear full uniform with the green Marching Pride shirt, marching band shorts, tall crew black socks, and marching band shoes. Instead of our marching band hats, all students are encouraged to wear a Santa hat or any other kind of holiday themed headwear. Auxiliary students will wear their pregame top, black leggings, tights, and black auxiliary shoes. Auxiliary students are also encouraged to wear a Santa hat or any other kind of holiday themed headwear.
All-County Honor Band Auditions (Tues. 11/29): PRHS Bands is hosting this year’s All-County Honor Band Auditions. Students who are auditioning should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to their audition time. Upon arrival, students will check-in in the band room and warm-up in the Media Center. Students who are volunteering should wear a PRHS t-shirt and report to the band room.
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 1, 2022 for our Winterfest Concerts, but the hard deadline is February 15, 2023 for our Mid-Year Band Concert and District Concert Band MPA. Jazz Band students will need their concert attire by February 1, 2023. Concert attire information will be given to students in class on Monday. Information is also posted on the band website under the Students tab. Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.
Winterfest Concerts (Thurs. 12/8 and Fri. 12/9): Winterfest is the PRHS Music Department Holiday Concert. There will be two concerts, one on Thursday, December 8th and one on Friday, December 9th. These concerts will feature the PRHS concert bands, orchestras, choir, jazz bands, auxiliary, percussion, and the Marching Pride! Doors will open at 5:45pm and the concerts will start at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Admission is $5.00. We are accepting cash and checks. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Claro, or Mr. Bigler before school, during lunch, or after school starting on Monday, December 5th. Tickets will also be available at the ticket booth upon arrival on the day of the concerts. When pre-ordering tickets, students will need to specify if they’re purchasing tickets for the Thursday or Friday night concert.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.