Last week we had State Auxiliary MPA hosted at Palmetto Ridge. Thank you to all of our parent and student volunteers who worked to run the event. Lyrical Dance, Contemporary Dance, JV Guard, and Varsity Guard all earned Superior ratings! Thais Chan, Taylor Williams, Yasmine Corral, Lyzbeth Bautista, Alys Torres, Gaby Portu, Jillian Paquette, Melanie Moreno, Samantha Mugavero, Vivienne Briley, Hannah Orsini, Anai Cortinas, Isabella Viquez, Mailuby Figueredo, Tatiana Hernandez, Alexandra Sepesi, Isabella Martinez, and Daniela Cadavid all earned Excellent ratings on their solos. Damara Georges, Samantha Mugavero, Haylie Nguyen, Gianna Klenk, Natalie Silguero, Yulizay Figueredo, Serenity Watson, Leslie Torres, Thaliana Chavez-Vidal, Monika Ataman, Mia Dixon, and Daniela Rives all earned Superior ratings on their solos. Congratulations to all our students! We are so proud of all of you!
Thank you to all of our parents and students who volunteered to work the at the Winn Dixie Fundraiser this past Saturday and Sunday. The volunteers did a great job this weekend. The Band Boosters will be at the Winn Dixie again this Saturday and Sunday. Please consider helping out by working a two-hour shift. The sign up sheet for students is in the band room.
Last week we were invited to play at the Sabal Palm Elementary FSA Pep Rally and we also visited the 8th grade band, orchestra, and choir students at Cypress Palm Middle School. This week we will be performing at Palmetto Elementary on Monday, and we will visit the 8th grade band students at Corkscrew on Tuesday.
Please don’t forget that we have a Chipotle Spirit Night on Tuesday, April 5th from 4:00-8:00pm. In order for the fundraiser to work, you have to show the attached flyer when you go to pay. Please help spread the word. Chipotle will donate 33% of sales, but only if you mention the attached flyer.
There will be no more practices for our Indoor Percussion Ensemble. We sincerely apologize to the students, parents, and staff who were fulfilling their commitment to the group. We would like to thank Mr. Dang, Mr. Martinez, Ms. Blocker, and Mr. Claro for all their hard work, patience, and time in trying to lead the group. Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any further questions.
Here’s what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
Graduation Band Agreement Form (Past Due): CCPS has move the 2022 PRHS Graduation Ceremony to Saturday, May 28th. All non-graduating band students are required to perform at the Graduation Ceremony. All woodwind and brass students were given a Graduation Band Agreement Form in class last week. This form was due on Thursday, March 31st. Please turn in your forms this week if you have not already done so. Percussion students will be selected based on age and ability level. Mrs. Robinson will discuss requirements for percussion students in class this week.
Winn Dixie Fundraiser (Sat. 4/9, Sun. 4/10): Our Band Boosters are holding a fundraiser at the Mission Hills Winn Dixie this weekend. We are looking for student and parent volunteers work two hour shifts this Saturday and Sunday anywhere from 10:00am-6:00pm. The student volunteer sheet is posted in the band room. The first weekend was a huge success, we hope to get some new volunteers for this weekend. These funds will help to cover expenses for our State Competitions and Band Awards Banquet.
Dancing Cubs Fundraiser: Our Auxiliary Team is holding their Annual Dancing Cubs Fundraiser. Every year we invite students to come and perform with our Auxiliary Team. This year participants will be performing at The Rhythm of the Pride Recital on Tuesday, April 26th. Participating students will learn a routine at the assigned rehearsals and perform with the team at the recital. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Performers typically range from grades K-8.
2022-2023 Marching Pride Information Meeting (Mon. 4/11): Our information meeting for the next Marching Pride season will be on Monday, April 11th in the auditorium. Check-in will begin at 6:00pm and the meeting will begin at 6:30pm. This meeting is for all new and returning members for the 2022-2023 season. Please help to spread the word and save the date! The flyers is attached.
Daileen Alfonso Scholarship Application (Due Thurs. 5/5): The online application for the Daileen Alfonso Scholarship is now open on the band website. This scholarship is annually awarded to one graduating senior from the Marching Pride. Please visit www.prhsbands.org and click on the “Students” tab for more information.
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.