Thank you and congratulations to all our students who completed their All-County Honor Band Audition! We’re proud to announce that we have 17 students in the All-County Bands this year! These students will rehearse and perform with the All-County Honor Bands in January 2023. Congratulations to: Ellie Carvajal, Jonathan Eysaman, Gabriella Chaviano, Anna Hudson, Amanda Moraga, Santiago Nieto, Marc Robinson, Kevin Milord, Carlos Cazorla Vergel, Carlos Mejia, Brisayda Chavez, Remington Newton, Christopher Alvarez, John Carvajal, Kleber Flores-Hernandez, Corey Newell, Blake Waligora, Daniel Ramirez-Santiago, Justin Luque, Shelby Newransky, Jeremy Walsh, Michael Gordon, Eddie Feliciano, and Matt Ford. We are so proud of all of you!
Congratulations to the Marching Pride, Jazz Bands, and Orchestra on having a great performance at Ave Maria. The Ave Maria Hometown Parade is such a fun event and we love performing there every year! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Marching Pride, Jazz Bands, and Orchestra.
This week we have our Winterfest Dress Rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday, the Naples Christmas Parade on Tuesday, and then our Winterfest Performances on Thursday and Friday. The Naples Christmas Parade is another one of our favorite performances as is our combined Music Department Winterfest. We hope that you all can come out to see our students.
Here's what you need to know for our upcoming events.
This Week’s Schedule:
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 weeks before Thanksgiving. Information is also posted on the band website under the “Students” tab under “2022-2023 Information.”
Naples Christmas Parade (Tues. 12/6): The Marching Pride will be performing at Naples Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 6th. Call time will be 3:30pm. Band students will wear this year’s green Marching Pride shirt, black marching band shorts, tall black socks, and marching band shoes with their marching band uniform. Band students are encouraged to wear Santa hats or other holiday related hats/headbands and decorate their instruments. Auxiliary students will wear their pregame uniform, black leggings, tights, black outdoor shoes, with full hair and makeup. Auxiliary students are encouraged to wear Santa hats or other holiday related hats/headbands. The parade starts at 6:00pm on Broad Street, then it will travel north on Third St. South, continue east on Fifth Ave. South, and then conclude on 8th Street South by the Naples City Hall. Students who ordered a healthy snack meal will receive their meals at 3:00pm in the band room. Students who did not order a healthy snack meal will be required to bring their own dinner. The estimated return to PRHS is approximately 9:30-10:00pm.
Winterfest Dress Rehearsals (Mon. 12/5 and Wed. 12/7): Our Winterfest dress rehearsals are this week Monday and Wednesday from 2:15-5:00pm. Band students do not have to wear their concert attire to these rehearsals. Auxiliary students and students in the “Couples Dance” do have to wear their attire for these rehearsals.
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.
Winterfest Student Attire: Auxiliary students will determine their costume choices in class. Band students will wear their black concert attire, all black dress clothes, or they may wear holiday themed dress clothes. Band students cannot wear holiday themed pajamas. The attire must be dress clothes.
Concert Attire and Marching Band Shoe Donations: We are looking for any gently used marching band shoes or concert attire uniforms. If you or someone you know is no longer using these items, please consider donating them to the Marching Pride. We have some students who are not able to purchase the uniform and/or shoes. You can give the donations to Mrs. Robinson.
Tri-M Toys for Tots: The PRHS Tri-M Music Honor Society is collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots. They are going to collect all toy donations in the auditorium lobby during the Winterfest concerts. Toys should not be wrapped. Please consider helping our Tri-M students and their cause.
Band Booster Silent Auction Donations: The Band Boosters are hosting a Silent Auction during the Winterfest Performances. If you’re able to make any donations, please be sure to turn these into Mrs. Llorca by this Tuesday, December 6th. Donations can also be given to Mrs. Robinson and she’ll leave them in the Band Office for Mrs. Llorca. Please contact Mrs. Llorca at Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Questions? Please email Mrs. Robinson at email@example.com.