Last night, the Marching Pride competed at the Riverview Tampa Bay Fall Music Games Competition. Our students had another great performance. The Marching Pride placed 1st in Class 5A and won Grand Champion! They won Best Music, Visual, General Effect, Percussion, and Auxiliary in Class 5A and Best Overall Music and Visual. Our Percussion and Auxiliary Team both placed 3rd Overall. Our students are making a lot of progress and we’re very proud. Congratulations Marching Pride!
We want to thank all of our band staff and parent volunteers who came out to support the Marching Pride at Saturday’s competition. We were so thankful to have so many parents help out with truck crew and chaperoning. We’d like to especially thank 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 for supporting our students and the Marching Pride!
We have one of our most important events of the season this weekend—District Marching MPA! We will be traveling all the way to Barron Collier High School on Saturday, October 29th. Tickets are on sale for $10 at https://teachtix.com/fba22. Please come out to support your Marching Pride and our fellow CCPS High School Marching Bands. The middle schools will also be there to perform the National Anthem. The event will start at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of the week. Honorable Mentions: Amanda Moraga, Ryan McElhinney, Nehemiah Garza (woodwinds), Hunter Scott, Bodin Rice (brass), Christian Alvarez (percussion), Mei Kinsland, Daniela Rives, Mackenzie Summers, Mia Dixon (auxiliary), Daniel Ramirez-Santiago (officer). Marchers of the Week: Jackson Imbus (woodwinds), Malia Hubbell (brass), Johnny Leveck (percussion), Samantha Mugavero (auxiliary), and Haylie Nguyen (officer). The Section of the Week was the Saxophone Section led by Section Leaders Brandon Lopez and Shaun Anderson! Congratulations!
Here's what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
*PLEASE READ* State Marching Band Championships (Sat. 11/19): Last week, students were given a contract to state whether they plan on attending State Marching Band Championships. This contract included rehearsal dates after 11/5. This is the last call for all State Marching Band Agreement Forms. Mrs. Robinson must turn in the total number of performing students AND the total number of senior students. FMBC will recognize all seniors at State Championships, and they will be presented with a senior pin at the Semi-Finals Award Ceremony. Please turn in your agreement forms by tomorrow, Monday, October 24th. The form was sent via email. Mrs. Robinson is accepting the forms electronically at email@example.com.
District 22 Marching MPA (Sat. 10/29): Call time is 10:00am. We will rehearse from 10:00am-2:00pm before leaving for MPA. Band students will wear their full marching band uniform and auxiliary will wear their show uniform. Underneath their uniform, all band students will wear this year’s black Mad World shirt, this year’s black marching band shorts, tall black crew socks, and marching band shoes. Auxiliary students will wear their show uniform, tights, tan shoes, earrings, and full hair and makeup. Please remember to eat breakfast before 10:00am call and bring your jug of water! Students will break for lunch at 12:00pm and dinner will be at Barron Collier High School Concessions. Students will need to bring money to buy dinner at concessions. More details will be sent out in a separate email.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser (Due Fri. 10/28): Orders are due by this Friday, 10/28. Students who are going to Texas will have the opportunity to earn fundraise towards their trip. This will also be a general fundraiser for our program, so we’re asking all students to participate. Students who are not going to Texas will help raise money for marching band season expenses. Please contact Band Booster Vice President, Mrs. Sandra Llorca at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MBI Program Ads (Due by Sun. 10/30): The Band Boosters are selling program ads for our upcoming Marching Band Invitational (MBI). PRHS has hosted this competition for the past 18 years. Local bands from South/Southwest Florida will come to compete with their drumlines and marching bands. Placing an ad can help promote your local business. Parents also like to purchase these ads to with their student good luck and congratulations. The order form was sent via email. All ads must be submitted by Sunday, October 30th.
Marching Pride Jackets (Due by Mon. 10/31): Marching Pride Jackets are now on sale. This is a required purchase for all new auxiliary members and an optional purchase for all other students and parents. All orders and payments are due by Monday, October 31st. The order form was sent via email.
Jazz/Dance/Guard Green Wind Breakers (Due by Tues. 11/1): Green Wind Breakers are now on sale. These jackets are only available to students in Jazz Band, Dance, or Guard. This is an optional purchase for these students. All orders and payments are due online by Tuesday, November 1st. The order form was sent via email.
Trunk or Treat (Tues. 11/1): Our Annual Trunk or Treat is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1st. All students who drive to rehearsal are reminded to park in the Student Parking Lot. The event will take place in the Faculty Parking Lot from 8:00-8:45pm. We’re looking for parents to participate by decorating their cars and passing out treats to the students. Please avoid passing out candy with peanuts. We know that this might be a small inconvenience, but it’s very important for the safety of our students. Thank you for your understanding and compliance. If you would like more information on this event, please contact our Band Booster President, Mr. Anthony Rowtie at email@example.com.
Senior Night (Fri. 11/4): Our Marching Pride Seniors will be recognized during halftime at the game vs. Golden Gate on Friday, November 4th. Seniors, please start collecting information on who plans to walk you down the field. This information will be due to Mrs. Robinson next week through a Google Form. Seniors will be given a tiara or Marching Pride hat as a gift from our Band Boosters. Students who ordered both, will have to pay $25 for the hat. This payment will be collected when seniors go to receive their hats and/or tiaras at 5:00pm call.
Texas Band Trip Registration Closing on Fri. 10/28: Student registration for our Band Trip to Texas will close on Friday, October 28th. We need a final student head count so that we can open registration for our parent chaperones and truck crew. If you are on the waitlist, please contact Mrs. Robinson so that she can move you through to enter in payment information. If you are marked pending, please complete your payment information by Friday, October 28th. Students who are marked pending who do not complete their payment information by Friday, October 28th will be moved back to the waitlist. All students who are on the waitlist past Monday, November 7th, will be removed from the trip.
Moments that Matter Travel Scholarship Opportunity (Due Fri. 10/28): Only 5 days left! Bob Rogers Travel is offering a $500 scholarship to a participating student in an upcoming tour. Applicants should have a financial need for the scholarship. BRT will only consider the first 5 applicants per traveling group, and they will award 1 scholarship per traveling group. The scholarship competition is now open. Applications are due by 3:00pm on October 28, 2022. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship can find instructions and information at: https://bobrogerstravel.com/moments-that-matter/ Be sure to follow the instructions for "Music Groups." We hope that you'll considering applying. We'd love to see a student of the Marching Pride win the scholarship!
SYTA Youth Foundation Road Scholarship Opportunity (Due Fri. 10/28): Only 5 days left! Student & Youth Travel Association is offering a $750-1,000 scholarship to students who are unable to afford the cost of student group trips. To apply for this scholarship, students need to be nominated by a teacher. Students will be nominated based on academic achievement, music achievement, need, initiative/involvement, service/volunteer efforts, and school/band attendance. If you want to be nominated, please fill out the attached Letter of Recommendation Request Form and return it to Mrs. Robinson by Friday, October 28th. More information can be found here: https://sytayouthfoundation.org/scholarships/road-scholarship
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.