We were so disappointed that last Friday night’s game was cut short. We were really looking forward to half-time and our post game Drumline performance. Thank you to all who came out to support our school. A very special thank you to parent volunteers and Band Boosters who worked concessions, equipment, and chaperoning. Thank you for your help as we moved the equipment and students to the band room safely and thank you for transporting the food to the band room so our students could eat. We hope to see you all again at Homecoming!
This week we are rehearsing on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm. Thursday’s rehearsal will be in the back practice field since there’s a home JV football game.
Here are last week’s Marchers and Section of Week:
Honorable Mentions: Max Bogert, Leila Rodrigue, Grace Sandlin (woodwinds), Kaylyn Garcia, Brianna Meske, Henry Strom (brass), Christian Alvarez, Trevor Tess (percussion), Mia Dixon (auxiliary), and Kevin Feria, Genesis LaRusso (officer).
Marchers of the Week: Hope Waligora (woodwind), Chloe Springfield (brass), Madisson Ruiz (percussion), Damara Georges (auxiliary), and Alex Bonet (officer).
The Section of the Week was the Trumpet Section led by brass captains Kleber Flores-Hernandez and Jack Waligora, and section leaders John Carvajal, Kevin Feria, and Mathyas Jones. Congratulations!
This Week’s Schedule:
Marching Pride Swag Orders: Thank you to everyone who ordered Marching Pride Swag. Orders are scheduled to be delivered to the school by Homecoming Week (September 12th). We are not accepting any more orders. The Band Boosters will sell Marching Pride Swag at the Band Trip Meeting on Monday, September 18th. Selection and prices may vary.
2023-2024 PRHS Band Handbook & Contract (Past Due): We are still missing a few Band Handbook Contracts. Mrs. Robinson will be speaking with students who still need to turn in this assignment.
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 the Band Handbook and on Canvas under “Modules.” Grades will be updated on Focus every two weeks.
Tri-M Music Honors Society Information Meeting (Wed. 9/6): Tri-M is holding an Information Meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 11:50am in the band room. Tri-M Music Honors Society is a National Association for Music Education (NAfME) program, which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Students must be a junior or senior who is currently enrolled in band, auxiliary, orchestra, or choir. Students must also have completed at least one full year of band, auxiliary, orchestra, or choir with a maintained “A” average grade in their music class in the previous year. There is also a minimum unweighted GPA requirement of a 2.7. Students who are not able to make the meeting can get information from Mrs. Robinson on Thursday.
Thursday Rehearsal Attire (Thurs. 9/7): For this Thursday, band students will wear a black shirt (any shirt that is black) with dark colored shorts. Auxiliary will wear their normal white on black. Thursday’s rehearsal will be in the back practice field. Students need the following items for every rehearsal: a 64 oz. water jug filled with water, instrument/auxiliary equipment, lanyard & coordinate sheets, 1-inch binder with sheet protectors, pencils, proper attire and shoes with socks, and bug spray is recommended.
Band Equipment Check (Fri. 9/8): Mrs. Robinson will hold an equipment check in class on Friday, September 8th. This equipment check will count as a grade in the “Assignments” category. The list of required band equipment per instrument can be found on page 7 of the Band Handbook. Each student must have a quality instrument, mouthpiece for their instrument, and a name tag on their case. In addition to an instrument and mouthpiece, students will need the following items to help maintain their playing ability. Flutes - cleaning swab and tuning rod; Clarinets - ligature, cleaning swab, Vandoren reeds, reed case, and cork grease; Saxophones - ligature, cleaning swab, Vandoren reeds, reed case, cork grease, and neck strap; Trumpet, Mellophone, Euphonium, Tuba - valve oil, tuning slide grease, and a hand towel; Trombone - slide cream or oil, slide grease, and a hand towel; Percussion - concert snare sticks, a practice pad, and ear plugs for marching band season.
Instrument Repair & Equipment: Our trusted local vendors are Cadence Music and Christman Music. Both vendors drop of orders and pick-up instruments for repair at PRHS—but parents must call the vendor to make these types of arrangements. Instruments will not be picked up unless orders for repair are made with the vendor ahead of time. Contact information for Cadence Music and Christman Music can be found on the band website by selecting “Students,” then “Band Instrument Resources.”
Marching Pride Duffel Bag Orders: All auxiliary students who ordered a duffel bag received these in class. We are in the process of ordering more bags. The estimated production time will be 3-5 weeks. Thank you for your patience.
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser (Due Mon. 9/18): Our Band Boosters started their Krispy Kreme Fundraiser last Friday. Order forms were distributed in class. For more information or questions, please reach out to Band Booster Vice President, Mrs. Sandra Llorca at Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Conditioned Air, Hood Distribution, and Dakota Hardwoods. More information on our sponsors can be found on the homepage of the band website. If you know anyone who’d be interested in becoming a Marching Pride Sponsor, please refer to the attached Sponsorship Form below. Thank you for supporting the Marching Pride!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Annabelle Robinson at email@example.com.