This year’s Marching Band Invitational was a HUGE success! Thank you so much to all of our parent volunteers, student volunteers, and staff who helped to run the event—we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you, Eileen Fuentes, Sandra Llorca, Erika Guerra, Daniel Guerra, Bill Strom, Arthur Feria, Tatiana Ryan, Michelle Jones, and Nidia Law, for their leadership with our Band Boosters and parent volunteers. We’d also like to thank the Waligora Family and Frisco’s Catering for providing the meals for our judges. We received numerous compliments from judges and guests. Everyone was impressed with your helpfulness, organization, and hospitality. Great job everyone!
This week we have our FINAL marching band rehearsal on Wednesday! This will be a dress rehearsal for our State Performance. After the rehearsal, we’re holding a Family Night/State Send-Off Performance at 8:30pm. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend!
The Band Boosters will hold their monthly meeting in the band room on Monday. In class all students in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and Percussion will have their playing tests, which will determine their seating for concert band. Wind Ensemble will have their auditions next week. Auxiliary will have their indoor auditions after school on Tuesday. On Saturday, the Marching Pride is traveling to Clearwater High School for their final competition at State!!!
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of Week:
Honorable Mentions: Maximus Bogert, Joshua Walsh (woodwinds), Gabriella Gaspar, Jeremy Walsh, Hunter Scott (brass), Sofia Sandoval, Madisson Ruiz (percussion), Taylor Dixon, Mei Kinsland (auxiliary), and Corey Newell, Santiago Nieto (officer).
Marchers of the Week: Angel Garcia (woodwind), Jack Waligora (brass), Isaiah Perez (percussion), Isa Noyola-Estrada (auxiliary), Ben Llorca (officer).
The Section of the Week was the Auxiliary Section led by captains Daniela Rives and Melanie Moreno-Lopez, and section leaders Jillian Paquette, Yaylin Hernandez Bautista, and Mia Dixon! Congratulations!
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 in Canvas under “Modules.”
Wednesday Rehearsal Attire (Wed. 11/8): For this Wednesday, band students will wear a gray shirt with dark colored shorts. Auxiliary will wear their normal white on black and change into their show uniform for the State Send-Off Performance.
State Send-Off Performance (Wed. 11/8): The Marching Pride will have their final rehearsal on Wednesday, November 8th. We will also have a State Send-Off Performance at 8:30pm for family and friends in Bear Stadium. We hope to see you there!
Alternate Travel Requests (Due by Wed. 11/8): If a parent needs to pick up their student from a band event, they must turn in Alternate Travel Request Form. Alternate Travel Requests are due to Mrs. Robinson THREE DAYS prior to departure and will require administrator approval. This form can be found on the band website: www.prhsbands.org/2023-2024-info.html. As stated in the Band Handbook, Mrs. Robinson will only release students to their parents and legal guardians. More information and instructions are provided on the form.
Saturday Student Drop-off/Pick-up and Parking (Sat. 11/11): For Saturday and please drop-off and pick-up your student in the main loop by the flagpole. Students will park in the Student Parking Lot on Saturday. We will ask the charter buses to pick up in the Faculty Parking Lot. Thank you for your cooperation.
FMBC Marching Band State Championships (Sat. 11/11): Thank Marching Pride is competing at State on Saturday, November 11th. To help cover the cost of transportation, all students will have to pay a fee of $25. This fee will be due by Wednesday, November 8th. Our prelim performance will be at Clearwater High School at 11:02am. Call time will be 4:30am. Complete details were sent via email.
Concert Band Attire: (These uniforms are for all band students.) As marching band season comes to a close, we will start to transition into concert band and indoor season. All band students will need a concert band uniform. It is each band family’s responsibility to order and purchase these uniforms. All uniforms take at least 2 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. Please see the attached form for further instructions.
Concert Band and Indoor Auxiliary After School Rehearsals: Indoor dance and guard practices will start the week of November 14th. Concert bands will have after school rehearsals when we return from Thanksgiving Break. Please refer to the band calendar for specific dates and times. Wind Symphony is 1st period band, Wind Ensemble is 3rd period band, and Symphonic Winds is 4th period band. Percussionists will be placed into a concert band the week of November 14th. All rehearsals are required and graded.
Disney Band Trip Information: Thank you to everyone who registered for the Disney Band Trip. The next trip payment is due on Friday, November 17th. Roommate request forms are also due by Friday, November 17th. Those forms are available in the band room.
Marching Pride Sponsors: We’d like to thank our 2023-2024 Marching Pride Sponsors: First Foundation Bank, Architectural Wood Products, Volkswagen of Naples, Pro Water Systems of Southwest Florida, Hood Distribution, Dakota Hardwoods, the Freedline Family, JW Building Consultant Services, D. Garrett Construction, Goldie’s Restaurant, and Colossians Home Services. More information on our sponsors can be found on the homepage of the band website. Thank you for supporting the Marching Pride!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Annabelle Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.